Fireplace Fitter Telford Shropshire (TF1): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a good way to add a homely feel and some charm to your Telford home. If you opt to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove during the nippy winter evenings, you will also be supplied with plentiful steaming hot water.
Before you go prising away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to consider to make certain you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of hearths, flue linings, fireplaces and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. If you own a listed building you'll also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work is started.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the work in restoring a pre-existing fireplace if you have the skills needed, however there is always a problem in finding structural and safety issues which need to be resolved professionally. If you are lucky when you open up a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that involves nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What's more common however is a jumble of old brickwork that hides a stopped up flue, and needs some form of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.
Owing to the severe fire risk and health problems that can be caused by an incorrectly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is preferable to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a competent fireplace installer in Telford. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is so. Lethal carbon monoxide can develop from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
To overcome this issue a professional fireplace installation team will analyse the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or beneath the flooring, to ensure a sufficient airflow for the fire to burn effectively and safely. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also have to have air vents fitted since they can often trap moist air causing damp to occur inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Having a fireplace opened up can create huge amounts of grime and soot. It is sensible to remove any rugs, furniture and carpets from an area where you are going to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them being affected by soot, dust and grime that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation work. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full restoration project then it ought to be one of the initial tasks to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This will help to avoid any damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that remains. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the first things on your checklist. They'll not only make sure your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can also look at the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice if you need to replace any area of the chimney and flue.
Following a chimney sweeps assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue liner in accordance with Part J of the Building Regulations. A competent fireplace installer and builder in Telford will be needed to accomplish this work, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all building regulations.
If it is necessary to adjust the size of opening of your exposed fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a supporting lintel should be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now possible to repair or update the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been set into the floor, however to be in accordance with latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. You can find tailor-made solutions to fit virtually any style and size of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of common sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult when faced with the various styles that are available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. It is quite possible that because of your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces may not be appropriate, and it pays to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace installer in this respect.
The age of your property, and the style that you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you to decide on the design and type of fireplace which is best for you. By way of example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks great set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room effectively.
A wood burner is also a good choice if you don't have a chimney breast in your Telford home. As long as you have an external wall through which a flue from the stove can be passed, you don't need to have an existing chimney in place to be able to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fireplace on a cold evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more efficient when compared to open fires, there are a wide array of styles to suit any type of Telford home. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe registered technician.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for any room and can be used with a number of different solid fuels. In earlier times an open fire may have had the associations with being inefficient, smoky and draughty, however a well installed modern fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst basking in the warmth it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as gas, smokeless coal, oil or wood, and become an attractive focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Telford. Some styles, such as the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole house.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in a lot of properties in Telford, and can have classic or modern styling to complement your home's decor. A version with a back boiler can provide supplementary heating by transferring the hot water to radiators in cold spots in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit any property in Telford, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to replicate a real fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Fireplace installation is available in Telford and also nearby in: Ketley, Ironbridge, Oakengates, Kemberton, Stirchley, Nedge Hill, Coalbrookdale, Brookside, Woodside, Madeley, Little Dawley, Snedshill, Sutton Hill, Horsehay, and in these postcodes TF1 1AA, TF1 1HT, TF1 1JZ, TF1 1LU, TF1 1RS, TF1 1HB, TF1 1DS, TF1 1NL, TF1 1LN, TF1 1NW. Local Telford fireplace specialists will likely have the telephone code 01952 and the postcode TF1.
Shropshire Fireplace Enquiries
Current Shropshire fireplace installation customer enquiries: Alana and Bryn Purcell recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in a terraced house in Ford, Shropshire. Cillian Broughton and Elissa Broughton recently enquired about opening up and repairing an old fireplace in Shifnal, Shropshire. Liberty Harden and Mathew Harden recently requested a quotation for fitting a gas fireplace in Clun, Shropshire. Mr and Mrs Simms recently requested a quotation for the installation of a multi fuel fireplace in Gobowen, Shropshire. River and Athena Farmer recently asked for an estimate for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in Berrington, Shropshire. Mr and Mrs Patterson recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in a detached house in Much Wenlock. Zoe and Francesco Lambert recently enquired about re-opening and restoring an old stone fireplace in a detached house in Bitterley, Shropshire. Caroline and Lucca Bone recently asked for a quote for installing a wood burning stove in Stoke Upon Tern, Shropshire.
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Some Telford roads where fireplace installation work has recently been done - Buildwas Road, Bromley Way, Calcutts Road, Chiswick Court, Chirbury, Bayley Road, Stanwyck, St Michaels Walk, Catterick Close, Carmarthen Green, Charles Street, Cleveland Avenue, Turnpike Court, Station Fields, Southwater, Stoney Hill, Deepfield Road, Shop Lane, The Close, Darby Road, St Marks Close, Castle Road, Brookdale, Baden Terrace, The Rovings, Tweedale Court Industrial Estate, Donnerville Close, Aintree Close, Burcot Gate, School Lane, as well as these local Telford postcodes: TF1 1AA, TF1 1HT, TF1 1JZ, TF1 1LU, TF1 1RS, TF1 1HB, TF1 1DS, TF1 1NL, TF1 1LN, TF1 1NW.
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Of course, whenever you are doing fireplace installation in Telford, Shropshire, you are likely to need all kinds of different tradesmen and as well as a fireplace installer in Telford, Shropshire, you could also need a tiler in Telford, an electrician in Telford, a plasterer in Telford, a roofer in Telford, a stonemason in Telford, waste removal in Telford, a blacksmith in Telford, a bricklayer in Telford, skip hire in Telford, a handyman in Telford, metalworkers in Telford, a carpenter and joiner in Telford, a chimney sweep in Telford, a general builder in Telford, a painter and decorator in Telford, a plumber in Telford, and other different Telford tradesmen.
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