Fireplace Fitter Truro Cornwall (TR1): A splendid way to add some character to any Truro property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those cold winters' evenings can even prove to be cheaper than certain central heating systems, providing that you have a good source of wood. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful hot water at the same time.
There are a few vital considerations to make before you commence any work, if you are going to create an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your home. All work must abide by Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of flue linings, hearths, fireplaces and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. If your home is a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work is started.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic restoration of a current fireplace can perhaps be completed by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, but if any building work is required there is a possibility of running into structural problems which will have to be addressed by a professional. If you are fortunate when you expose a stopped up fireplace you might find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. However, what you will more likely discover is a patch of crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a stopped up chimney.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace installer in Truro with the experience and knowledge to do the work safely. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where there is a fireplace to guarantee sufficient levels of oxygen allow the fire to burn properly. Insufficient oxygen means that the fire won't burn properly, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can lead to death.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to get adequate oxygen to burn safely and effectively at all times. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents might need to be fitted by the installation team to increase the airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is astonishing just how much soot and dust can accumulate inside an old chimney and you will not know precisely what's there until you uncover it. It is advisable to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from an area where you are planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by dirt, dust and soot that will be stirred up during the fireplace installation work. If you're conducting a full restoration of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up before any plastering or decorating is tackled. This should help to avoid any damage by soot and dirt to any completed work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that remains in place. The very first item on your to-do list should be to bring in a decent chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and while doing this will be able to inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide you with advice on whether you need a new flue lining.
It might be vital to put in a new flue lining to comply with the all important UK Building Regulations, and work might also be needed to beef up the original chimney and breast. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Truro will be required to perform this task, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
In older buildings you might find that the revealed fireplace is too big for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When your lintel is safely in place you may now press on with the installation, upgrade and repair of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is set into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to observe the latest regulations. You can get bespoke options to fit virtually any size and style of fireplace, or you can select from a range of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with a wide array of different choices available to you. It is entirely possible that owing to your existing flue and chimney, that certain fireplaces might not be suitable, and it's advisable to follow the advice of the fireplace installation company in this respect.
The age of your home, and the style you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you to decide on the design and type of fireplace which is most suitable. For example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks amazing set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and deflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.
A wood-burning stove is also an effective option if you do not have a chimney breast in your Truro home. This type of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that's taken through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed safely.
OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a cool winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Truro can be improved by the fitting of a wood burner, which come in a variety of styles, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. A back boiler is an added benefit and can provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any property in Truro, can be easily fitted by anybody who's reasonable competent. Contemporary electric fires can deliver real look flames and even the sound of crackling wood to mimic a real open fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be fired up with with various fuels, such as oil, gas, wood or coal, and become a focal point in any kitchen or living room in Truro. The AGA range for instance is well known as being capable of providing heating for an entire home, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one useful appliance.
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and being more efficient when compared with open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a wide range of designs and styles to suit any period of property. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe certified tradesperson.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for a room and can use an assortment of solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no more the draughty, inefficient and smoky things they once were.
Fireplace installation is available in Truro and also in: Ladock, Carnon Downs, Kea, Treliske, Calenick, Newham, Moresk, Kenwyn Hill, Tregony, Malpas, Chasewater, Bodrean, Highertown, Trelander, St Erme, St Clement, Probus, Kenwyn, Threemilestone, and in these postcodes TR1 1BA, TR1 1LU, TR1 1JA, TR1 1NH, TR1 1LZ, TR1 1NA, TR1 1JE, TR1 1LQ, TR1 1EF, TR1 1PP. Local Truro fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode TR1 and the dialling code 01872. Click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of fireplace installation in your location.
Cornwall Fireplace Enquiries
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Property owners who live in the following areas and streets have recently inquired about fireplace installation - St Aubyns Vean, The Crescent, Trelander Vean, Arch Hill, Avondale Road, Sunny Corner, Baynards Close, Sea View Road, Chapel Street, Tregolls, Agar Meadows, Trevallion Park, St Clement Street, The Vineyard, Duke Street, Bodmin Road, Beechwood Gardens, Bonecellars Row, Dereham Terrace, Deeble Close, Creekside View, St Clement Vean, St Austell Road, Devoran Lane, Trewarthenick, Carn, Treviglas Rise, Springfield Way, Cornish Crescent, as well as these local Truro postcodes: TR1 1BA, TR1 1LU, TR1 1JA, TR1 1NH, TR1 1LZ, TR1 1NA, TR1 1JE, TR1 1LQ, TR1 1EF, TR1 1PP.
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