Fireplace Fitter Tring Hertfordshire (HP23): Fitting a new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Tring property is an effective way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any room. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those chilly winter evenings can even prove to be less expensive than some central heating systems, providing that you have a good source of timber. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water at the same time.
Before you start prising away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to think about to ensure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. All work must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of flue linings, chimney breasts, hearths and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work can commence.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward restoration of an existing fireplace can probably be achieved by a keen DIY person, but if any construction work is required there's a possibility of encountering structural issues that need to be dealt with by a professional. You might be fortunate when exposing your old fireplace and find that you need nothing more than a good chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth to get a fire roaring once more. Much more likely you will discover a stopped up flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace specialist in Tring with the experience and knowledge to do the job effectively. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate amounts of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. If the airflow is not good enough then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fireplace to receive ample oxygen to burn properly and safely at all times. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents may need to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to introduce more airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A large amount of soot and other muck can be released from a bricked up chimney when opening it up for restoration. A decent Tring fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply a bit of protection, but it's wise where feasible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before work commences. If you are installing a fireplace as part of a larger restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be worked on after you have taken the room back to bare walls and floors. By opening a fireplace first you'll avoid any soot from the chimney causing discolouration damage to other parts of your renovation project, such as fresh plaster or paint on walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace opened up, it's time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth a thorough clean. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the first things on your to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing so can check the structural condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be complied with. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Tring will be needed to carry out this task, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
If you need to change the size of opening of your exposed fireplace to something more suitable for your new design, a lintel support will have to be put in. When your new concrete lintel is safely in place you can now get on with the updating, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to observe the latest building regulations. You can get bespoke options to fit pretty much any design and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with a wide array of different choices available to you. It is possible that owing to your existing chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs might not be suitable, and it's a good idea to follow the advice of the fireplace installer with respect to this.
You home's age, and the theme you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you decide upon the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable for you. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look stunning set inside it, and also has the benefit of reflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if your Tring home doesn't have a chimney you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This type of fireplace can be installed with its own flue that's routed through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be safely installed.
OPEN, WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fireplace on a cool evening, however if your situation doesn't allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with a range of fuels, (gas, oil, wood, coal) to create a focal point in your house in Tring. They can be utilised not just for heating an individual room, but some styles like the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole house when plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a wide choice of designs make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Tring homes that don't have a chimney. Modern electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to mimic a real open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become very popular in many households in Tring, and can have classic or modern styling to match your furnishings. If fitted with a back boiler can provide hot water to heat radiators or for other use in your home.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all types of property and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burning stoves. Have to be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) tradesman.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn virtually any solid fuel available on the market. A skillfully fitted contemporary open fire is far from the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by earlier owners, and its glowing elegance is a welcome addition to any room in Tring.
Fireplace installation is available in Tring and also nearby in: Cow Roast, Aldbury, Wigginton, Aston Clinton, Drayton Beauchamp, Pitstone, New Mill, Church End, Chivery, Dancers End, Tringford, Bulbourne, Marsworth, Northfield, and in these postcodes HP23 4JH, HP23 5EW, HP23 4TP, HP23 5EU, HP23 5BH, HP23 5DU, HP23 4AR, HP23 5AJ, HP23 5BU, HP23 4AW. Local Tring fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode HP23 and the telephone code 01442.
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Searching On the Web
When you are searching for services or tradesmen in Tring, you'll most probably hook up to the internet for starters to discover what is currently available. Immediate and applicable results are the reward of using Google, Yahoo, Bing or Ask, which were created for this precise motive. However, the search engines named above often display the 1st page results which are not the most on-topic. When trying to find fireplace installers, most householders in Tring, will enter "fireplace installation near me", "Tring fireplace installation", "fireplace installation in Tring" or "fireplace installation Tring" into a search engine like Google and wait to see what shows up.
The first page results that you will see however, will mainly be PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising, web directories like Thomson Local, 3 Best Rated, Yell or Yelp, or entries from large lead generating sites such as TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Checkatrade, Local Heroes, Rated People or My Builder. If you look on page two or three of the search results you will perhaps be more likely to find the websites of genuine fireplace installers nearby. Consequently you must dig deeper to locate them. Approved tradesmen websites such as Rated People or Checkatrade are still handy though, and you can employ their valuable offerings to study reviews, obtain free quotations and check out client feedback, since there are fireplace fitters on there that do not even have their own website.
Hertfordshire Fireplace Enquiries
Current Hertfordshire fireplace job requests: Lillia Sissons and Caleb Sissons recently enquired about the possibility of installing a multi-fuel stove in Colney Heath, Hertfordshire. Mr and Mrs Riches recently requested a price quote for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new gas fireplace in a cottage in Tewin, Hertfordshire. Delilah and Aubrey Withers recently asked for an estimate for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new electric fireplace in Radlett. Mr and Mrs Hancock recently asked for a quote for fitting a gas fireplace in a detached house in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Eloise Hammond and Eben Hammond recently enquired about fitting an open fireplace in Aldenham. Zachariah Caton and Harley Caton recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a wood burning stove in Shenley, Hertfordshire. Bronte Peters and Andre Peters recently asked for a quote for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in a terraced house in Ashwell. Abdullahi Hepburn and Meghan Hepburn recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a wood burning stove in a detached house in Thundridge.
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In London Road, Sutton Close, Gwynne Close, Whytingham Road, Ridge View, Treehanger Close, Sandon Close, Cholesbury Road, The Beeches, Faversham Close, Mentmore View, Icknield Green, Parsonage Close, Shire Lane, Chiltern Way, Okeford Close, Carrington Place, Hollyfield, Carpenters Yard, Longfield Gardens, Blaine Close, Albert Street, Drummond Ride, The Limes, Hastoe Hill, Longfield Road, The Greenway, Bunyan Close, Longbridge Close, as well as these Tring area postcodes: HP23 4JH, HP23 5EW, HP23 4TP, HP23 5EU, HP23 5BH, HP23 5DU, HP23 4AR, HP23 5AJ, HP23 5BU, HP23 4AW. property owners have recently needed fireplace installation.
Tring Hertfordshire: A civil parish and small market town located in the county of Hertfordshire in the East of England, Tring has a population of around 11,730 and has been settled since prehistoric times. Situated approximately 9 miles from Aylesbury and 11 miles from Hemel Hempstead, Tring has the postcode HP23 and the telephone dialling code 01442. Tring is perhaps best known for its Natural History Museum. (Tags: Tring Hertfordshire, Tring Herts, Tring England, Tring UK)
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