Fireplace Fitter Stubbington Hampshire (PO14): A great way to add some charm to any Stubbington property is by installing a new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those chilly winters' evenings can even be more cost effective than some central heating systems, so long as you have a regular source of timber. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of hot water in the process.
Before you begin chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you'll need to do to make certain you can safely install your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed in residential homes in Stubbington must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, chimney breasts, flue linings and hearths. If your property is a listed building you will also have to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work begins.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a competent and enthusiastic DIYer it may be quite possible to renovate an existing bricked-up fireplace, but the chance of running into structural problems in most cases is high. If you are lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you might find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that involves nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. Much more likely you'll come across old brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a blocked flue.
Owing to the severe fire risk and health issues that can be caused by a poorly installed or renovated fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the experience and knowledge of a competent fireplace fitter and builder in Stubbington. A major part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn safely and efficiently. Deadly carbon monoxide can soon build up from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.
To get past this concern a professional Stubbington fireplace fitter will analyse the situation and install vents around the room, or under the floor, to guarantee a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to burn safely and properly. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also have to have air vents installed as they can sometimes trap moist air and cause damp to develop inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause large amounts of soot and dust to enter your house. It's advisable to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from an area where you are going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by grime, soot and dust that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation work. If your fireplace is being installed as part of an overall home renovation project then it should be one of the initial things to be completed once you've brought the room back to bare walls and floors. This stops any staining damage to any refurbished work you've already finished.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you can see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and figure out what can be refurbished. The first job on your to-do list will be to contact a decent chimney sweep. They'll not only ensure your chimney and flue are clean, but they can also determine the state of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance about whether you need to upgrade any part of the flue and chimney.
It could be essential to install a new flue liner to conform to the all important UK Building Regulations, and work might also be required to beef up the existing chimney and breast. A reliable fireplace installer and builder in Stubbington will be needed to perform this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are larger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel should be put in. When your new concrete lintel is safely in place you can now get on with the repair, installation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you will need to raise it to observe the latest building regulations. Ready-made options from concrete, marble or slate are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace builder in Stubbington should be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement the style of your room.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you will find that you have plenty of choice with a wide array of different options open to you. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your chimney and flue and it is wise to accept any advice offered by your installation team with regards to your specific situation.
Whether you go with an open fireplace, a wood burner or a multi-fuel stove will be determined by the all round style that you're trying to develop, your current decor and in some cases, the age of your home. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look striking in this surrounding, and also has the benefit of deflecting heat into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
Even if you do not have a pre-existing chimney breast in your Stubbington home, it's still feasible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney isn't required because the flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an external wall.
ELECTRIC, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of a log fire cannot be surpassed, but what options are available if this type of fireplace isn't possible in your Stubbington property?
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different styles to suit all types of home and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burners. Have to be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe registered (replaced CORGI register in 2009) tradesman.
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become "the in thing" in many homes in Stubbington, and can have modern or classic design to suit your decoration. If coupled with a back boiler these can provide steaming hot water to heat radiators or for use around the house.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Stubbington, can be easily fitted by anyone who is reasonable competent. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. A professionally fitted contemporary open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was blocked up by previous owners, and its warm charm is a welcome addition to any room in Stubbington.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using oil, wood, gas and coal to furnish you with a multipurpose heater for any house in Stubbington. Some designs, such as the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire property.
Fireplace installations are available in Stubbington and also in nearby places like: Hill Head, Fareham, Titchfield, Little Posbrook, Wallington, Park Gate, Catisfield, Hook, Sarisbury, Rowner, Bridgemary, Locks Heath, Cemast, Funtley, Meon, Lee-on-the-Solent, Warsash, and in these postcodes PO14 2PE, PO14 2QP, PO14 2LZ, PO14 2RT, PO14 2LP, PO14 2JN, PO14 2HU, PO14 2HH, PO14 2SJ, PO14 2HY. Locally based Stubbington fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode PO14 and the telephone dialling code 01329.
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Current Hampshire fireplace installation job postings: Mr and Mrs Nuttall recently asked for a quotation for the installation of an open fireplace in a bungalow in Fordingbridge, Hampshire. Ella-Grace Campbell and Isaac Campbell recently enquired about installing a wood burning stove in a bungalow in Sway, Hampshire. Mr and Mrs Metcalfe recently enquired about re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in a cottage in Barton Stacey, Hampshire. Leland and Kelsey Lamb recently enquired about getting a price for installing an electric fireplace in a terraced house in Amport. Everly Stone and Ronan Stone recently enquired about opening up and repairing an old fireplace in a terraced house in Stubbington, Hampshire. Cairo Benjamin and Gracie-Mae Benjamin recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a wood burning stove in Nether Wallop. Rico and Ellie-Mae Robson recently asked for a quote for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in Netley Marsh, Hampshire. Mr and Mrs Haigh recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in a detached house in Colbury, Hampshire.
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