Fireplace Fitter Thornaby North Yorkshire (TS17): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is a good way to add some character and a homely feel to any Thornaby property. Cold winters' evenings can become enjoyable as you sit in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even enjoy free hot water too.
Before you begin bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you'll need to do to make sure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. All work carried out must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the construction and installation of hearths, flue linings, chimney breasts and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be needed before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a keen and competent DIYer it might be possible to renovate an existing blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of running into structural issues in many cases is unfortunately high. It might be the case that when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to find a hidden gem that needs little more than a quick clean and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. However, what you'll most likely discover is a wall of crumbling bricks that hides problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not only a risk of fire to your home, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is better to bring in a professional Thornaby installation team for fireplaces. A key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for a fire to burn properly and efficiently. Insufficient oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to receive ample oxygen to burn safely and properly at all times. They may have to fit vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It's surprising just how much muck and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and you won't know precisely what's there until you proceed to open it up. Even with covers and other dust protection for your home furnishings, the likelihood of damage from soot and grime is still possible and it is advised to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning starts. If you are installing a fireplace as part of an overall home renovation project then it ought to be one of the first things to be worked on once you've got the room back to its bare walls and floors. This avoids any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you've already completed.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace opened up, it is time to see what needs to be renovated and give the hearth and chimney an intensive cleaning. The first thing on your checklist will be to contact a proper chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing this will be able to inspect the condition of the chimney and offer you guidance on whether a new flue liner is required.
If you need to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all current Building Regulations must be followed. This type of work should be tackled by a qualified person who is acquainted with the current building regulations and good working practices.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are larger than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel should be put in. When your concrete lintel is safely in place you may now proceed with the renovation, upgrade and installation of the fireplace hearth. In past times the hearth was normally sunken into a hole in the floor, but the current building regulations demand that it is raised above floor level. There are made to measure options to fit pretty much any style and size of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be difficult amongst the many styles and designs available from an online retailer or fireplace showroom. It is quite possible that because of your existing flue and chimney, that some fireplaces may not be appropriate, therefore it's a good idea to follow the advice of your fireplace company with respect to this.
Certain rooms and homes will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop to a classic cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its character and deflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you don't have a chimney breast in your Thornaby home, it is still possible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. As long as you have an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be passed, you don't need a pre-existing chimney structure in place to be able to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fire on a cold winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what are the other available options?
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all home types and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burners. A Gas Safe certified technician must fit and maintain any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in a lot of households in Thornaby, and can have modern or classic design to complement your decoration. If fitted with a back boiler they can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for other use around the home.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as wood, gas, oil or coal, and become an attractive focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Thornaby. Some designs, such as the AGA range, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole property.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Thornaby, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish one from the genuine thing.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. A professionally fitted open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by past owners, and its glowing elegance is a welcome addition to any property in Thornaby.
Fireplace installations are available in Thornaby and also nearby in: Maltby, Stockton-on-Tees, Linthorpe, Acklam, Kirklevington, Redmarshall, Sedgefield, Marton-in-Cleveland, Yarm, Norton, Hemlington, Egglescliffe, Stainton, Middleton St George, Ingleby Barwick, Long Newton, and in these postcodes TS17 0LP, TS17 0LT, TS17 0JH, TS17 0PL, TS17 0FX, TS17 0DJ, TS17 0PF, TS17 0NB, TS17 0DP, TS17 0HH. Local Thornaby fireplace specialists will likely have the telephone code 01642 and the postcode TS17.
North Yorkshire Fireplace Enquiries
Current North Yorkshire fireplace enquiries: Mariella and Jac Knight recently enquired about opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new gas fireplace in a terraced house in Colburn. Seth Kell and Teigan Kell recently asked for an estimate for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burning stove in Malton. Aniya and Arran Borland recently requested a price quote for installing an electric fire in a bungalow in Barlby. Chace and Rae Allan recently requested an estimate for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel stove in a bungalow in Nawton. Kelsie and Reggie Philip recently requested a price quote for re-opening and repairing an old fireplace in a terraced house in Wistow. Kourtney and Calvin Prescott recently requested an estimate for fitting a multifuel stove in Dunnington. Issac and Ebony Boland recently asked for a quotation for re-opening and repairing an old stone fireplace in Nawton, North Yorkshire. Katrina and Conor Bower recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a wood burner in a detached house in Hipswell, North Yorkshire.
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Homeowners who live in the following streets have recently requested fireplace installation - Richardson Road, Bamford Road, Beechwood Road, Shackleton Close, Station Street, Sandown Way, Stannage Grove, Chancery Rise, Balmoral Avenue, Dawley Close, Walker Street, Gilpin Road, Middleway, Havelock Street, Halifax Road, Weddell Court, Avon Close, Yeadon Grove, Elgin Road, Ayton Road, Belvedere Road, Acklam Road, Martinet Road, Langley Avenue, Tipton Close, Teesgate, Brighton Close, Valiant Way, St Paul's Road, as well as the following local Thornaby postcodes: TS17 0LP, TS17 0LT, TS17 0JH, TS17 0PL, TS17 0FX, TS17 0DJ, TS17 0PF, TS17 0NB, TS17 0DP, TS17 0HH.
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