Fireplace Fitter Wigston Leicestershire (LE18): Installing a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Wigston property is a wonderful way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. If you opt to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove during the cold winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
But before you begin knocking down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some essential things to consider if you are to finish up with a safe and efficient fireplace. Any work that's performed on your chimney breast, flue lining, fireplace and hearth must adhere to the UK's Building Regs, Part J for combustible appliances. If your property is a listed building you'll also have to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work begins.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the restoration work to a pre-existing fireplace if you have the ability needed, but there is always a problem in finding structural and safety issues which need to be resolved by a specialist. It may be the case that when you remove the boarding surrounding an old fireplace to find a hidden treasure which requires nothing more than a good clean and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. However, what you will most likely discover is a pile of crumbling bricks that hides issues such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a blocked up chimney.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Wigston with the experience and knowledge to install it safely. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn efficiently and safely. Dangerous carbon monoxide fumes can soon accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated space.
To successfully get over any airflow problems, vents may need to be fitted around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted since they can often trap moist air within them and cause damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It is astonishing how much soot and muck can build up inside an old chimney and fireplace and you'll not know exactly what's there until you uncover it. A decent Wigston fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply a bit of protection, but it is wise where possible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before any work begins. If you are lucky enough to be working on a full room renovation then it should be one of the very first jobs to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This avoids any staining damage to any renovated work you might have already completed.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clear out any parts of hearth that is still in position. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first items on the agenda. They will be able to provide professional advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, concerning the condition of the chimney structure and whether it is advisable to exchange the existing liner.
After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue liner as demanded by Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This sort of work needs to be tackled by a skilled craftsman who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and good working practices.
If it is necessary to modify the width of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel should be put in. When this has been done the next step of your Wigston fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into a floor void, but to conform to current regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a tailor-made hearth, however there are also a wide variety of "off-the-shelf" hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult when faced with the different sizes, shapes and designs available from a fireplace showroom or online outlet. The advice and recommendations from your installation team, which will be based on your specific requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that is both perfect for your chimney and flue, and suited to your decor.
Some rooms and properties will be more suitable for open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its charm and deflects the heat into the room.
Even if you haven't got an existing chimney breast in your Wigston home, it's still possible to put in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. As long as you have an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be passed, you do not need a pre-existing chimney structure to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be beaten, however what are the other available options to fit in your new fireplace in Wigston?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various fuels, such as wood, gas, coal or oil, and become an attractive focal point in any living room or kitchen in Wigston. Some styles, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire home.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Wigston, can be easily fitted by anyone who's reasonable competent. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flames and even the crackling sound of wood to replicate an open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel that is available. In the past an open fire might have had the associations with being smoky, draughty and inefficient, however a professionally fitted fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst reclining in the warm glow it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become very popular in many homes in Wigston, and can have classic or modern design to suit your furnishings. If combined with a back boiler can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for other use in your house.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a wide range of styles to suit any property and are generally more efficient (thermally) than wood burners. Gas fires must only be installed and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).
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