Fireplace Fitter Sunbury-on-Thames Surrey (TW16): A wonderful way to add charm to any Sunbury-on-Thames property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those cold winters' evenings can even prove to be more cost effective than certain central heating systems, as long as you've got a regular source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of steaming hot water at the same time.
Before you start bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to think about to make certain you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any work that's completed on your chimney breast, fireplace, flue lining and hearth must follow the building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the work in renovating a bricked-up fireplace if you have the skills needed, but safety and structural issues are often discovered which need to be resolved by a professional. It might be your good fortune when you remove the covering from a disused fireplace to uncover a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a quick clean and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. What you will more likely discover is a wall of old, crumbling bricks that hides issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a blocked up chimney.
Owing to the serious health and fire risk issues that can be caused by a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace, it's best to draw on the experience and knowledge of a professional fireplace fitter and builder in Sunbury-on-Thames. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure sufficient levels of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. If there's not enough airflow then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
To safely overcome any problems with air flow, vents may be installed around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed because they can trap moist air inside them causing damp to occur inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A huge amount of soot and grime can be released from a bricked up chimney when opening it up for renovation. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your furniture and supply some form of protection, but it's advisable where feasible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before any work begins. If you're engaging in a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up before any plastering or decorating is dealt with. By opening a fireplace first you will stop any chimney soot causing discolouration damage to other phases of your project, such as fresh plasterwork or wallpapered walls.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you're able to see the fireplace opening it is time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and figure out what is fit for refurbishment. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the very first items on your checklist. They'll be able to provide you with professional guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, as to the state of the structure of the chimney and whether it would be advisable to swap the existing flue liner.
It may be vital to put in a new flue lining to conform to the current Building Regulations, and work may also be needed to strengthen the original chimney and chimney breast. These are projects that need to be done by a skilled craftsman with knowledge of the relevant regulations and sound construction skills.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are greater than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel will need to be put in. When your new lintel is in place and secure you can now press on with the repair, upgrade and installation of the fireplace hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into a void in the floor, however to abide by latest building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can find tailor-made options to fit virtually any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a range of common sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will reveal the choices available for the different fireplace designs and styles. Not all fireplaces might be appropriate for your chimney and flue therefore it is wise to accept any help and advice offered by your installation team in relation to your particular situation.
You property's age, and the theme you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you decide upon the design and type of fireplace which is best for you. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look stunning set within it, which also has the benefit of effectively reflecting heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
If your Sunbury-on-Thames property doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This style of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that's channeled through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, WOOD, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be matched, however what are the other options available to install in your lovely new fireplace in Sunbury-on-Thames?
Gas Fireplaces - Available in a range of designs to suit your home and are typically more thermally efficient than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe registered technician must maintain and fit any gas fire in your property.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for any room and can be used with an assortment of solid fuels. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no more the inefficient, draughty and smoky objects that they used to be.
Wood Burning Stoves - An array of styles to suit any type of home in Sunbury-on-Thames, and can even be a free standing feature. If combined with a back boiler can provide hot water to heat radiators or for other use in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement any property in Sunbury-on-Thames, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Contemporary electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to mimic an open fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, (wood, coal, gas, oil) to establish a unique focal point in your house in Sunbury-on-Thames. They can be used not just for heating an individual room, but some types like the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the whole property when plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Fireplace installation is available in Sunbury-on-Thames and also in nearby places like: Hanworth, Molesey, Rydens, Hurst Park, Hersham, Twickenham, Fulwell, Lower Halliford, Shepperton, Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, Feltham, Hampton, Teddington, Ashley Park, and in these postcodes TW16 5EA, TW16 5BP, TW16 5HZ, TW16 5LU, TW16 6AF, TW16 6AD, TW16 5LN, TW16 5BZ, TW16 5LP, TW16 5BU. Local Sunbury-on-Thames fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01932 and the postcode TW16. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your location.
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