Fireplace Fitter Sutton Coldfield West Midlands (B72): Opening up a disused fireplace to install a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an excellent way to add some character and a homely feel to any Sutton Coldfield home. Adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even prove to be cheaper than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a ready source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water at the same time.
There are a few important things to consider before you commence any work, in order to establish an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your home. Any combustible appliance within residential homes in Sutton Coldfield must comply with Part J of the Building Regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is listed.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the work in renovating a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the ability needed, but there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems that need to be resolved professionally. It may be your good fortune when you remove the covering from an old fireplace to find a hidden gem which requires nothing more than a good clean and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. What you'll likely discover is an area of crumbling bricks that conceals problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace specialist in Sutton Coldfield with the knowledge and experience to do the work safely. A major part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. If there's not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
To get past this concern a professional installation team will evaluate the circumstances and install vents in the room, or underneath the floors, to ensure a satisfactory airflow for the fire to combust safely and properly. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents may need to be installed by the installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is amazing how much soot and muck can accumulate inside an old chimney and you won't know exactly what's there until you open it up. A decent Sutton Coldfield fireplace fitter will bring coverings for your furniture and provide some form of protection, but it's wise when possible to remove carpets and furniture from the room before work begins. If you are carrying out a full restoration of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is undertaken. This should help to prevent any harm by dirt and chimney soot to any previously completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the fireplace opening it's time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and see what is fit for restoring. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the first items on the agenda. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing so can inspect the structural condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether you need a new flue lining.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all Building Regulations must be complied with. This type of work needs to be accomplished by a competent craftsman who is familiar with the appropriate building regulations and decent working practices.
In buildings that are older you might find the original fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be required to modify the opening. When your lintel is safely in place you may now press on with the updating, installation and renovation of the fireplace hearth. In past times the hearth would be sunken into the floor, however current building regs require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to choose a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, however there are also a wide variety of ready to fit hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will demonstrate the alternatives available for the different fireplace styles and designs. Not all fireplaces may be appropriate for your chimney and flue and it is sensible to accept any guidance and advice offered by your fireplace installers in relation to your specific circumstances.
You property's age, and the theme that you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you determine the design and type of fireplace which is most suitable for you. For instance, a wood burner looks wonderful set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room effectively.
If your Sutton Coldfield home hasn't got a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace by installing a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A chimney isn't needed in this instance as the flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and routed through an external wall.
GAS, ELECTRIC, OPEN, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of a log fire can't be surpassed, however what alternatives are available if this type of fireplace isn't possible in your Sutton Coldfield home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with different fuels, such as gas, wood, coal or oil, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Sutton Coldfield. Some designs, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole house.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all property types and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burners. Must be professionally fitted and maintained by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) technician.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are designs that are appropriate for almost any room and type of house in Sutton Coldfield. Even if your house has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a genuine fire with an authentic flame effect.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of different styles to suit any kind of house in Sutton Coldfield, and can even be freestanding. A version with a back boiler can deliver additional heating by connecting the hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your house.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can make use of different fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other flammable materials. In the old days an open fire may have had the associations with being draughty, inefficient and smoky, but a skillfully fitted contemporary fireplace is wonderful to watch while lounging in the warm glow it provides.
Fireplace installations are available in Sutton Coldfield and also in nearby places like: Canwell, Little Aston, Mere Green, New Oscott, Maney, Reddicap Heath, Short Heath, Boldmere, Aldridge, Erdington, Wylde Green, Whitehouse Common, Castle Vale, Four Oaks, Doe Bank, and in these postcodes B72 1AW, B72 1JJ, B23 5TD, B72 1LW, B72 1AN, B72 1HT, B72 1DX, B72 1JD, B72 1JS, B23 5LF. Locally based Sutton Coldfield fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode B72 and the telephone code 0121. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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Searching Online For Fireplace Installation
These days the vast majority of people in Sutton Coldfield who are trying to find tradesmen and services of any kind are likely to "Google it", in other words do a search for them on the internet. Actually, you very likely used Ask, Google, Bing or Yahoo to access the web page you're viewing at this point. From time to time the first page listings provided are not actually what you were anticipating when using these search engines. When trying to identify fireplace installers in Sutton Coldfield most folks will key in "fireplace installation in Sutton Coldfield", "fireplace installation Sutton Coldfield", "Sutton Coldfield fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation near me", and go through the listings.
Nevertheless, you will subsequently come to discover that a lot of the consequential page one listings on the various search engines will either be listings from corporate lead generating sites such as My Builder, Bidvine, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Checkatrade or Rated People, internet directories like Yelp, Yell, Free Index or ThreeBestRated, or PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising that Google or whoever has automatically placed there. If you wish to contact fireplace installers in Sutton Coldfield direct, you will need to look further down the search engine results pages, probably page two or three.
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Around Sutton Coldfield
Over the past twelve months fireplaces had been fitted in the following Sutton Coldfield streets: Dunton Close, Church House Drive, Crecy Close, The Falcons, Trident Close, The Greenway, Buckton Close, Cattock Hurst Drive, Sheffield Road, Duke Street, The Grove, Donegal Road, Beaconsfield Road, Bridlewood, Dugdale Crescent, Darell Croft, Sutton Oak Corner, Chelsea Drive, Balmoral Road, Cottage Lane, Carlton Croft, Shooters Hill, Byron Croft, Deeplow Close, Arun Way, Bradgate Drive, Chater Drive, Digby Road, Arthur Gunby Close, and in these West Midlands postcodes: B72 1AW, B72 1JJ, B23 5TD, B72 1LW, B72 1AN, B72 1HT, B72 1DX, B72 1JD, B72 1JS, B23 5LF.
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