Fireplace Fitter Warwick Warwickshire (CV34): A fantastic way to add charm to any Warwick home is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those chilly winter evenings can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a ready source of timber. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of hot water in the process.
Before you start bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to consider to ensure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. All work must comply with Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of hearths, chimney breasts, fireplaces and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If you live in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with local authorities to see if planning permission is necessary for a fireplace installation in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a competent and keen do-it-yourselfer it might be quite possible to renovate a blocked up fireplace, but the chances of running into structural issues in many cases is high. You could be fortunate when you reveal the old fireplace and find that you need little more than a decent chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth to get a fire roaring once more. What you'll more likely discover is a patch of old bricks that hides problems such as a lintel that needs replacing or a stopped up chimney.
Because of the serious fire risk and health issues that can be caused by an improperly fitted or restored fireplace, it is better to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a skilled fireplace fitter in Warwick. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for a fire to burn efficiently and safely. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can soon accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated space.
To get past this issue a fireplace specialist in Warwick will assess the situation and fit vents around the room, or underneath the floors, to guarantee an adequate airflow for the fire to burn effectively and safely. They might have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is astonishing how much soot and muck can build up inside an old chimney and fireplace and you won't know what's there until you proceed to open it up. A thoughtful Warwick fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and provide some form of protection, however it's sensible where feasible to remove carpets and furniture from the area before work starts. If you're conducting a full renovation of a property or room, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. This should help to prevent any impairment by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean any sections of hearth that remains. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the initial things on your to-do-list. They will be willing to provide you with professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the situation with the chimney and whether you need to upgrade the existing liner.
After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as set out in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. An experienced fireplace installer in Warwick will be required to perform this task, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
In older buildings you may find the existing fireplace is too large for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. Once this is complete the next step of your fireplace installation in Warwick will be to modernise the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was sunken into the floor, but current building regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to choose a bespoke, custom-built hearth, however there are also a wide variety of ready to fit hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the array of different choices available to you. It's quite possible that because of your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that certain fireplace designs may not be appropriate, and it's advisable to follow the the advice and recommendations of the fireplace installer with respect to this.
Whether you go for a wood burner, an open fireplace or a multi-fuel stove will be based on the all round look that you are trying to create, your existing decor and in some cases, the age of your home. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look amazing set within it, and also has the benefit of reflecting heat into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
Even if you do not have an existing chimney breast in your Warwick home, it's still feasible to put in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed in this instance since a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and channeled through an external wall.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, WOOD, ELECTRIC OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fire on a cold winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what other options are available?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, including oil, wood, gas or coal, to establish a focal point in your home in Warwick. Some types, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire property.
Gas Fireplaces - There are many styles to suit all property types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burning stoves or open fireplaces. Gas fires can only be maintained and installed by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (previously CORGI registered).
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for a room and can use an assortment of solid fuels. A skillfully installed open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by former owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any property in Warwick.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit any property in Warwick, can easily be fitted by any reasonable competent individual. Even if your property has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of styles to suit any period of property in Warwick, and can even be a freestanding feature. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Fireplace installation is available in Warwick and also in: Budbrooke, Whitnash, Leek Wootton, Milverton, Old Milverton, Blackdown, Packmores, Royal Leamington Spa, Bridge End, Hatton, Littleworth, Longbridge, Guys Cliffe, Woodloes Park, Heathcote, Sherbourne, and in these postcodes CV34 4TR, CV34 4XP, CV34 4PS, CV34 4DD, CV34 4TF, CV34 4PD, CV34 4JN, CV34 4JU, CV34 4AE, CV34 4UF. Locally based Warwick fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01926 and the postcode CV34.
Searching On the Internet For Fireplace Installation in Warwick
In this day and age almost all property owners in Warwick who are hunting for services of any kind are inclined to "Google it", in other words search for them on the internet. With well used search engines such as Google, Bing, Ask or Yahoo, it is possible to receive lots of immediate results. Sifting through such listings can be a bit troublesome and it may not all be what it appears at first. When looking around for fireplace installers in Warwick most property owners will key in "fireplace installation Warwick", "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation in Warwick" or "Warwick fireplace installation", and browse through the results.
It is good to keep in mind that the four top results are very often "paid for" advertising and many of the remaining results on page one are going to be directories like 3 Best Rated, Yelp, Yell or Thomson Local, or listings for large trade portals such as Checkatrade, Quotatis, Local Heroes, My Hammer, TrustaTrader or Rated People. You'll more likely discover the websites of real fireplace installers largely unseen on page two or three of the search engine listings, forced down by the richer businesses who can better afford SEO.
Advice and Guidance
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Some Warwick roads and areas where fireplace installation has recently been undertaken - Dorsington Close, Seymour Grove, Basant Close, Church Field Cottages, Saltisford, Barracks Lane, Shennington Road, Theatre Court, Cornwall Close, Bettridge Place, Delphi Close, Dene Close, Beaufell Close, Dickins Road, Curlieu Close, The Meadows, St Nicholas Park, Boswell Grove, Antrobus Close, Sandy Way, Bridge Street, Dennett Close, Dodd Avenue, Corbison Close, Shaws Lane, Beech Road, Shortacres, as well as these local Warwick postcodes: CV34 4TR, CV34 4XP, CV34 4PS, CV34 4DD, CV34 4TF, CV34 4PD, CV34 4JN, CV34 4JU, CV34 4AE, CV34 4UF.
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