Fireplace Fitter Tewkesbury Gloucestershire (GL20): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a good way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any Tewkesbury home. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those cold winters' evenings can even prove more economical than certain central heating systems, providing that you've got a ready source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of hot water at the same time.
However before you start bashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind if you are to end up with a safe and efficient fireplace. All work carried out must observe Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of flue linings, hearths, fireplaces and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with the local authorities to find out if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic remodel of an existing fireplace can be achieved by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, however if any construction work is needed there is a possibility of encountering structural problems which have to be addressed professionally. It could be that so as to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once again you need little more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What's more commonplace however is an area of old, crumbling brickwork covering a blocked flue, and also requires some form of structural modification before it can be safely used.
Because of the severe fire risk and health problems that can result from an incorrectly fitted or restored fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the experience and knowledge of a professional fireplace fitter and builder in Tewkesbury. Airflow must be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. If the airflow is not good enough then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be deadly.
To successfully get over any problems with air flow, vents may need to be installed in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. They might also have to fit vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can create large amounts of soot and dirt. Even with coverings for your home furnishings, the risk of impairment from dust and soot is still possible and it's advisable to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace renovation work starts. If you are engaging in a complete renovation of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. By opening up a fireplace first you'll prevent any chimney soot causing staining damage to other parts of your project, such as fresh plasterwork or wallpapered walls.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace open, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth an intensive clean. You should now get hold of your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They'll not only make certain that your chimney and flue are clean, but they can additionally investigate the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer advice if you need to upgrade any section of the chimney structure and flue.
It might be essential to put in a new flue liner to conform to the current Building Regulations, and construction might also be required to strengthen the original chimney and breast. This sort of work must be completed by a competent person with experience of the building regulations and good working practices.
If it is necessary to modify the width of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. Once this has been done the next step of your Tewkesbury fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was set into the floor, but the current building regs require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to purchase a made to measure hearth, however there are also a whole host of pre-made hearths in concrete, marble or slate.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be tricky amongst the many styles and designs available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. Every fireplace may not be suitable for your existing flue and chimney and it is sensible to accept any advice from your fireplace installers in relation to your particular situation.
Whether you go with an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will depend on the overall look you are trying to create, your current decor and perhaps, your property's age. By way of example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks fantastic set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and deflecting the heat back into the room effectively.
A wood burner is also a good option if your home does not have a chimney breast. As long as you have an external wall through which a flue from the stove can be channeled, you don't need to have a pre-existing chimney structure in place to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, ELECTRIC, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be beaten, but what else is available to put into in your brand new fireplace in Tewkesbury?
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent person and there are designs that are suitable for almost any room and type of home in Tewkesbury. Contemporary electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Tewkesbury can be improved by the installation of a wood burner, which are available in a range of designs, and can even be installed freestanding. A model with a back boiler will deliver extra heating capabilities by transferring the hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your property.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using gas, wood, oil and coal to deliver a versatile stove for any house in Tewkesbury. They can be utilised not merely for heating a single room, but some types like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole property when plumbed into a radiator system.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with various fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, briquettes and other combustible materials. An open fire is lovely to see and contemporary fireplaces are no more the draughty, smoky and inefficient items they were in the past.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a wide range of styles to suit any home and are usually more efficient (thermally) than wood burners. Gas fires can only be installed and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Fireplace installation is available in Tewkesbury and also nearby in: Aston Cross, Ashchurch, The Mythe, Bushley, Mitton, Northway, Pamington, Aston on Carrant, Newtown, Kemerton, Bredon, Twyning, Shuthonger, Priors Park, Walton Cardiff, Teddington, and in these postcodes GL20 5EY, GL20 5LF, GL20 5HD, GL20 5PE, GL20 5GE, GL20 5LX, GL20 5AT, GL20 5LD, GL20 5AB, GL20 5HP. Local Tewkesbury fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode GL20 and the telephone dialling code 01684. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
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Fireplace Enquiries Gloucestershire
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