Fireplace Fitter Whitefield Greater Manchester (M45): Putting in a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Whitefield home is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any room. Chilly winter evenings can become a joy as you relax beside your fireplace listening to the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also enjoy free hot water too.
But before you begin bashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some crucial considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of hearths, fireplaces, flue linings and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. If you own a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work can commence.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward restoration of a current fireplace can be achieved by a skilled DIY enthusiast, however if any building work is needed there is the chance of running into structural problems that have to be dealt with by a professional. If you're fortunate when you open up a boarded fireplace you may find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that needs little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. However, what you'll more likely discover is a wall of crumbling bricks that conceals problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there's not just a fire risk to your property, but there can be health hazards, which is why it is advisable to bring in a competent Whitefield installation team for a fireplace. A key part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn efficiently and safely. Inadequate oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and a build up of carbon monoxide could occur, which can lead to injury or death.
To effectively get around any problems with air flow, vents might be installed in the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. They might have to install vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and lead to staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A huge amount of soot and dust can be discharged from a blocked up chimney when opening it up for renovation. It is good practice to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from a room where you are planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being damaged by dust, soot and muck that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If you're carrying out a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This avoids any discolouration damage to any restored work you might have already completed.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you're able to see the fireplace opening it's time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and see what can be restored. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the first items on your checklist. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing this will inspect the condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether you need a new flue lining.
Following a chimney sweep's examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as demanded by Part J of the Building Regulations. This type of work needs to be accomplished by a skilled person with experience of the appropriate building regulations and decent construction practices.
In buildings that are older you might find the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. As soon as this is complete the next step of your fireplace installation in Whitefield will be to modernise the hearth. In the past the hearth would be set into the floor, but current regulations demand that it is raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, however there are also a wide range of ready-made hearths in marble, slate or concrete.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices open to you. The suggestions and advice from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that is both perfect for your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your decor.
The age of your home, and the theme you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you decide on the type and design of fireplace which is best for you. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look stunning set within it, which also has the benefit of effectively reflecting heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
Even if your Whitefield home doesn't have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by installing a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. As long as you have an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be passed, you do not need a chimney structure in place to be able to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the glow and warmth of an open fireplace on a cool evening, however if your situation doesn't allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more efficient when compared with open fireplaces, there are a multitude of styles to suit any Whitefield property. Must be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) tradesman.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for any room and can be used with a number of different solid fuels. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no more the inefficient, draughty and smoky objects that they used to be.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by any competent person and there are designs that are appropriate for just about any room and house in Whitefield. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to mimic an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various fuels, such as wood, coal, gas or oil, and become a focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Whitefield. Some types, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole home.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of different styles to suit any type of property in Whitefield, and can even be a free standing feature. A version with an integrated back boiler can provide extra heating by connecting the hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your home.
Fireplace installations are available in Whitefield and also in nearby places like: Hollins, Fishpool, Besses o' th' Barn, Radcliffe, Unsworth, Blackford Bridge, Rainsough, Newtown, Chapel Field, Manchester, Sunny Bank, Clifton, Bury, Prestwich, Stoneclough, and in these postcodes M45 6FB, M45 6TR, M45 6AZ, M45 6UQ, M45 6QW, M45 6TX, M26 1QY, M45 6DH, M45 6EW, M45 6AX. Local Whitefield fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 0161 and the postcode M45.
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Fireplace Enquiries Greater Manchester
Recent Greater Manchester fireplace customer enquiries: Vanessa and Jimmy Rodger recently requested a quotation for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in Little Hulton. Franciszek and Georgia Ohara recently enquired about installing a wood burning stove in Norden. Ivy Mustafa and David Mustafa recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of an electric fire in Lees. Junaid David and Billie David recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in a terraced house in Failsworth, Greater Manchester. Khadijah and Esa Morrow recently enquired about the installation of an open fireplace in Partington, Greater Manchester. Aizah Williams and Talha Williams recently asked for a quotation for re-opening and restoring an old marble fireplace in Aspull, Greater Manchester. Henley and Tillie Mccormick recently enquired about re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in a cottage in Tyldesley, Greater Manchester. Frazer and Celia Mccartney recently enquired about re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in a cottage in Wardle, Greater Manchester.
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