Fireplace Fitter Todmorden West Yorkshire (OL14): Re-opening a disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is an effective way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any Todmorden property. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove to be more economical than some central heating systems, so long as you have a good source of fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of hot water at the same time.
Before you begin prising away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you'll need to think about to make sure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance in the home must follow Part J of the Building Regulations, and this covers chimney breasts, hearths, flue linings and fireplaces. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is listed.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward remodel of a pre-existing fireplace can generally be achieved by a keen DIY person, however if any building work is required there is the possibility of encountering structural issues which will need to be resolved professionally. If you're fortunate when you expose a stopped up fireplace you might find a decent chimney breast, lintel and hearth that requires nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What's more commonplace however is a swathe of old, crumbling brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and also requires some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there is not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it's best to hire a certified Todmorden installation team for fireplaces. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. Not enough oxygen means the fire won't burn well, and carbon monoxide could accumulate, which can cause breathing problems or even death.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to get adequate oxygen to burn safely and efficiently at all times. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents may have to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause large amounts of grime and soot to enter your house. It is advisable to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you're planning to uncover an old fireplace, to avoid them from being affected by grime, dust and soot that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If you are fortunate enough to be working on a full home renovation project then it should be one of the first tasks to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you will prevent any chimney soot causing staining damage to other stages of your project, such as fresh plasterwork or wallpapered walls.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and give the hearth and chimney a thorough cleaning. You now need to speak to your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing so can inspect the condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether a new flue liner is needed.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all UK Building Regulations must be adhered to. This type of work should be done by a skilled tradesperson with experience of the current building regulations and good construction practices.
If the size of the original fireplace is bigger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel will need to be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a lintel it is now possible to repair or upgrade the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been set into a void in the floor, but to conform to latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from concrete, marble or slate are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Todmorden might be able to offer a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with your room style.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be tricky when faced with the various shapes, styles and sizes that are available from a fireplace showroom or online outlet. It is entirely possible that because of your current flue and chimney, that some fireplaces may not be suitable, and it's advisable to follow the recommendations from the fireplace company with respect to this.
You home's age, and the style you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you determine the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop to a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its charm and reflects the heat into the room.
A wood-burning stove is also a good option if your Todmorden property doesn't have a chimney breast. Provided that you've got an external wall through which a flue from the back or top of the stove can be routed, you do not need a pre-existing chimney structure to be able to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the crackling of an open fireplace on a cold evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what alternatives are on offer?
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any competent person and there are styles and varieties that are appropriate for almost any room and type of home in Todmorden. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with dancing flames.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become extremely popular in a lot of households in Todmorden, and can have modern or classic styling to suit your furnishings. If combined with a back boiler they can provide hot water for radiators or for other use in your home.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more efficient than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a wide array of designs to suit any Todmorden property. Must be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe certified engineer.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, including oil, wood, gas or coal, to generate a focal point in your house in Todmorden. They can be used not only for heating a single room, but some styles such as the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete home if they are plumbed into a radiator system.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can use different fuels such as coal, wood, briquettes and other burnable materials. In the old days an open fire may have had a reputation of being smoky, draughty and inefficient, however a skillfully installed modern fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and laze in the warmth it provides.
Fireplace installation is available in Todmorden and also in nearby places like: Blackshaw Head, Wier, Whitworth, Burnley, Shawforth, Lydgate, Hebden Bridge, Hawks Stones, Bacup, Littleborough, Wardle, Oxenhope, Cornholme, Sandbed, Cragg Vale, Sowerby Bridge, and in these postcodes OL14 5QN, OL14 5RS, OL14 5HA, OL14 5JZ, OL14 5NP, OL14 5LE, OL14 5SQ, OL14 5NT, OL14 5BZ, OL14 5ST. Local Todmorden fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode OL14 and the dialling code 01706.
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