Fireplace Fitter Warrington Cheshire (WA1): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to install a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an excellent way to add some character and a homely feel to any Warrington property. Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those chilly winters' evenings can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems, providing that you have a regular source of timber or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.
There are some crucial considerations to make before you commence any work, if you are going to create a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your home. All work carried out must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If your home is a listed building you will also have to find out if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the restoration work to a blocked up fireplace if you've got the ability to do so, however there is always a problem in finding safety and structural issues which need to be resolved professionally. It may be your good fortune when you pull back the covering from an old fireplace to find a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a quick clear out and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. It's much more likely that you'll discover old brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a blocked flue.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there is not only a fire risk to your home, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is better to employ a competent Warrington installation team for a fireplace. There always has to be airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. Lethal carbon monoxide can soon build up from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated room.
To overcome this issue a fireplace specialist in Warrington will evaluate the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or under the flooring, to guarantee a sufficient air flow for the fire to combust efficiently and safely. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and creating staining and damp spots, vents may need to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A huge amount of soot and other dust can be discharged from a blocked up chimney when reopening it for renovation. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and provide some form of protection, however it's sensible when possible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before work starts in earnest. If you're engaging in a full restoration of a room or house, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. By opening a fireplace first you'll stop any chimney soot causing damage to other stages of your restoration project, such as fresh plasterwork or wallpapered walls.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace now open, it is time to see what needs to be restored and give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive clean. You should now speak to your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They will not only ensure your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can additionally look at the condition of the chimney and flue liner and offer advice about whether you need to replace any area of the flue and chimney.
After a chimney sweeps examination it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as demanded by Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This work must be completed by a skilled tradesperson who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and decent construction practices.
If it is necessary to modify the width of opening of your exposed fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a concrete supporting lintel must be installed. When this has been done the next step for your Warrington fireplace installation will be to update the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to choose a tailor-made hearth, however there are also a wide range of pre-made hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be tricky when faced with the many styles and designs that are available from a fireplace showroom or online retailer. It's possible that because of your existing flue, chimney and airflow to the room, 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.
Whether you go with a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will hinge on the look that you are trying to develop, your current decor and perhaps even, your property's age. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you do not have an existing chimney in your Warrington property, it is still feasible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. Provided that you've got an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be passed, you don't need to have an existing chimney structure to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fire on a cool winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what alternatives are available?
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a wide choice of styles make electric fires the obvious choice for Warrington homes without a chimney. Even if your room has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a genuine fire with multi-coloured flames.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in many properties in Warrington, and can have classic or modern styling to match your home's decor. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be used with different fuels, such as oil, gas, smokeless coal or wood, and become a focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Warrington. They can be utilised not only for heating a single room, but some types like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole property when plumbed into a radiator network.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and being more efficient when compared with open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a whole host of styles to suit any type of Warrington home. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and installed by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace which can make use of different fuels such as coal, briquettes, wood and other flammable materials. A professionally fitted contemporary open fire is far from the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by former owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any home in Warrington.
Fireplace installations are available in Warrington and also nearby in: Latchford, Bewsey, Fearnhead, Old Hall, Stretton, Great Sankey, Walton, Paddington, Thelwall, Lymm, Grappenhall, Statham, Hatton, Westbrook, Appleton, Higher Walton, Padgate, and in these postcodes WA1 2DJ, WA1 2DT, WA1 1RY, WA1 2DN, WA1 1QZ, WA1 1JX, WA1 1BB, WA1 1JL, WA1 2ED, WA1 2EU. Local Warrington fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode WA1 and the telephone dialling code 01925.
Searching On the Internet
Just "Googling it" tends to be the way in which most people in Warrington hunt for all kinds of services and tradesmen these days. With well known search engines such as Google, Ask, Bing or Yahoo, it is easy to see a number of instantaneous results. Occasionally the first page listings displayed aren't actually what you were expecting when making use of these particular search engines. When trying to track down fireplace installers in Warrington, you will very likely type "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation Warrington", "fireplace installation in Warrington" or "Warrington fireplace installation" into the search engine and see what listings this brings up.
Just to inform you, you will normally find that the top and bottom four listings will be some type of "pay per click" advertisements, whilst most of the rest will likely be online directories such as Cyclex, Yelp, Three Best Rated or Yell, or listings from major lead creation websites like TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, Bidvine, Rated People, My Builder or Quotatis, which might or might not be helpful. If you would rather contact fireplace installers in Warrington directly, you'll need to look lower down the results pages, possibly page 2 or 3. It's not every fireplace fitter that actually has a proper website, so it is still wise to use a trade portal like Rated People or Trustatrader to discover precisely who is currently operating in your area.
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