Fireplace Fitter Weybridge Surrey (KT13): Installing a new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Weybridge home is a wonderful way to add character and a homely feel to any room. Nippy winter evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit beside your fireplace surrounded by the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also benefit from cheap hot water too.
There are a few vital considerations to make before you begin any work, if you are to create a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your property. Any work that's undertaken on your hearth, chimney breast, fireplace and flue lining must comply with the United Kingdom's Part J Building Regulations for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple renovation of an existing fireplace can probably be executed by a competent DIY enthusiast, but if any construction work is needed there is the possibility of running into structural issues which need to be resolved by a professional. You may be fortunate when uncovering your old fireplace and find that you need little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth to get your fire roaring. What's more common however is a swathe of old brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and also requires some degree of structural modification before it can be safely used.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there is not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it is advisable to hire a competent Weybridge installation team for fireplaces. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure sufficient quantities of oxygen enable the fire to burn safely. If there's not enough airflow then it's possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to get adequate oxygen to burn efficiently and safely at all times. They may also have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and result in staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can create huge amounts of grime and soot. A decent Weybridge fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and supply a bit of protection, but it's wise when possible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before work begins. If you're conducting a complete renovation of a room or property, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This helps to prevent any staining damage to any renovated work you've already done.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth an intensive cleaning. The very first item on your checklist will be to call in a professional chimney sweep. They will be able to offer you expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the condition of the structure of the chimney and if it would be advisable to upgrade the existing flue liner.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant UK Building Regulations must be complied with. A good fireplace installer in Weybridge will be required to carry out this task, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be installed. When you have successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now time to renovate or upgrade the hearth. If the current hearth is set into the floor you will need to raise it to conform to the latest building regulations. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to purchase a tailor-made hearth, however there are a wide variety of pre-made hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be tricky amongst the many designs and styles available from an online outlet or fireplace showroom. Every fireplace will not be appropriate for your flue and chimney and it is sensible to accept any help and advice offered by your installation team with regards to your particular situation.
Whether you decide on a wood burner, a multi-fuel stove or an open fireplace will be based on the overall style that you are trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your home. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Weybridge home hasn't got a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. Provided that you've got an external wall through which a flue from the stove can be routed, you don't need to have an existing chimney structure to be able to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the crackling of an open fireplace on a dark evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other available options?
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more efficient when compared with open fireplaces, there are a wide variety of styles and designs to suit any period of property. Have to be professionally installed and maintained by a Gas Safe certified tradesman.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as coal, wood, oil or gas, and become a focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Weybridge. The AGA range for example is well known as being capable of providing heating for the entire home, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one unit.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of different styles to suit any period of house in Weybridge, and can even be freestanding. A version with an integrated back boiler can deliver additional heating capabilities by transferring the hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your home.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with different fuels such as briquettes, coal, wood and other combustible materials. In the good old days an open fire might have been associated with being draughty, smoky and inefficient, but a professionally installed contemporary fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst basking in the warmth it provides.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of styles make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Weybridge properties without a chimney. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Fireplace installations are available in Weybridge and also in nearby places like: Cobham, Hersham, Byfleet, West Byfleet, Egham Hythe, St Georges Hill, Thorpe, Walton-on-Thames, Addlestone, Oatlands Park, Shepperton, Meadowlands, New Haw, Woodham, Ashford, and in these postcodes KT13 0BJ, KT13 0DP, KT12 4DB, KT13 0BS, KT13 0PJ, KT13 0LB, KT13 0EP, KT12 4DG, KT13 0LZ, KT13 0JX. Local Weybridge fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01932 and the postcode KT13. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
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