Fireplace Fitter Totton Hampshire (SO40): Installing a brand new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Totton property is an effective way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any room. If you choose to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire during the chilly winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with lots of steaming hot water.
But before you start smashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind if you are to finish up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that's performed on your flue lining, chimney breast, hearth and fireplace must adhere to the building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and keen DIYer it is possible to restore an existing bricked-up fireplace, but the likelihood of encountering structural problems in the majority of cases is high. If you are lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you may find a decent chimney breast, lintel and hearth that needs little more than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. However, what you will more likely discover is a wall of old, crumbling bricks that hides issues 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 company in Totton with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. A key part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for a fire to burn efficiently and safely. Inadequate oxygen means the fire will not burn properly, and carbon monoxide could accumulate, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.
To get past this concern a fireplace specialist in Totton will assess the situation and fit vents around the room, or underneath the floor, to guarantee a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to burn effectively and safely. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted as they can trap moist air within them causing damp to occur inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can create large amounts of soot and dirt. A fireplace installer will bring covers for your home furnishings and supply a bit of protection, but it's wise when possible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before work begins. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a full renovation project then it should be one of the first tasks to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This stops any discolouration damage to any renovated work you might have already completed.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean 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 to-do-list. They will be able to provide you with professional advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, as to the situation with the chimney and whether you need to replace the existing flue lining.
After a chimney sweep's assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. These are tasks that need to be done by a capable craftsman with a knowledge of the pertinent regulations and sound construction skills.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel should be put in. Once this is complete the next phase of your Totton fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was set into the floor, however the latest building regs demand that it is raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a made to measure hearth, however there are a whole host of ready to fit hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the range of different options available to you. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue therefore it's sensible to accept any advice from your installation team in relation to your specific situation.
Certain houses and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look stunning in this surrounding, and also has the benefit of effectively deflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
If your Totton home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by installing a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This form of fireplace can be installed with its own flue that is channeled through an outside wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
GAS, OPEN, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the glow and warmth of an open fireplace on a cold winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not allow for this, what are the other available options?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using wood, coal, oil and gas to furnish you with a multipurpose heater for any home in Totton. They can be used not only for heating an individual room, but some types such as the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the entire property if they're plumbed into a radiator system.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in a wide range of styles to suit your home and are usually more efficient than wood burners. A Gas Safe certified contractor must install and maintain any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a wide choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Totton properties without a chimney. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that seems almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of different fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, briquettes and other burnable materials. An expertly fitted open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was boarded up by previous owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any room in Totton.
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become "the in thing" in many properties in Totton, and can have modern or classic styling to match your home's decor. A version with a back boiler can supply supplementary heating by transferring the piping hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your home.
Fireplace installations are available in Totton and also in: Newbridge, Ashurst Bridge, Copythorne, Calmore, Eling, Hammonds Green, West Totton, Winsor, Millbrook, Minstead, London Minstead, Netley Marsh, Bartley, Hillyfields, Marchwood, Cadnam, Hounsdown, Woodlands, Colbury, Testwood, Redbridge, Hill Street, Pooksgreen, and in these postcodes SO40 3GP, SO40 3AP, SO40 3AF, SO40 0EU, SO40 0FH, SO40 3GB, SO40 0BS, SO40 2GQ, SO40 3BN, SO40 3GY. Locally based Totton fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode SO40 and the telephone code 023.
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Hampshire Fireplace Enquiries
The latest Hampshire fireplace projects: Lacie and Maksim Stenhouse recently asked for a quotation for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fire in a semi-detached house in South Wonston. Macsen Symes and Juliette Symes recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in a bungalow in North Warnborough. Mr and Mrs Stephens recently asked for a quote for installing a multi-fuel fireplace in Four Marks. Simran Rowe and Toby Rowe recently enquired about fitting a gas fire in Oakley. Frederick and Aria Barry recently requested a price quote for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in Totton and Eling. Mr and Mrs Watkins recently asked for a price quote for fitting a wood burning stove in a semi-detached house in Whitehill, Hampshire. Mr and Mrs Lawlor recently enquired about getting a price for installing an electric fire in a detached house in Medstead, Hampshire. Harvey and Caitlyn Raeburn recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in Ropley.
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Households in Briardene Court, Totton By-pass, Bury Lane, Buckland Gardens, Myrtle Avenue, Spruce Drive, Hamtun Crescent, Hammonds Way, Montgomery Avenue, Bowater Close, Ashwood Gardens, Beaumont Road, Thomas Close, The Retreat, Orchard Close, Deerhurst Close, Belstone Road, Selbourne Road, School Road, Roseleigh Drive, The Bramblings, Oatfield Gardens, Nutwood Way, Pickwick Close, Burley Close, Gregory Gardens, Loperwood, Rockleigh Drive, Ethelred Gardens, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also completed in the following Totton area postcodes: SO40 3GP, SO40 3AP, SO40 3AF, SO40 0EU, SO40 0FH, SO40 3GB, SO40 0BS, SO40 2GQ, SO40 3BN, SO40 3GY.
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