Fireplace Fitter Wokingham Berkshire (RG40): Fitting a new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Wokingham home is an excellent way to add character and a homely feel to any room. If you combine your fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire during the chilly winters' evenings, you'll also be supplied with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
Before you start bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you will need to do to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. All work must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the construction and installation of hearths, fireplaces, flue linings and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. If you live in a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple renovation of an existing fireplace can perhaps be achieved by a skilled DIY enthusiast, but if any building work is required there is a possibility of running into structural issues which will need to be resolved professionally. If you're lucky when you open up a boarded fireplace you might find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that needs little more than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. However, what you will more likely find is an area of crumbling, old bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace installer in Wokingham with the experience and knowledge to do the job safely. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure adequate levels of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Not enough oxygen means the fire won't burn effectively, and a build up of carbon monoxide could occur, which can lead to death.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to receive sufficient oxygen to burn safely and properly all the time. They might also have to fit vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and result in staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A huge amount of soot and dust can be released from a blocked up chimney when opening it up for renovation. It is wise to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from a room where you're going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being affected by dust, soot and grime that may be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If you are lucky enough to be working on a complete renovation project then it ought to be one of the initial jobs to work on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This should help to prevent any impairment by soot and dirt to any completed renovation work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you have exposed your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean up any parts of hearth that remains. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the first things on the agenda. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing so can inspect the condition of the chimney and provide you with advice on whether you need a new flue liner.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all UK Building Regulations must be followed. This work should be tackled by a qualified person with experience of the relevant building regulations and good construction practices.
In older buildings you may discover the existing fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When your new concrete lintel is safely in position you can now proceed with the installation, upgrade and repair of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to observe the latest building regulations. Pre-made options from slate, concrete or marble are available to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Wokingham should be able to offer you a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to match the design of your room.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be tricky amongst the various sizes, shapes and designs that are available from an online outlet or fireplace showroom. Every fireplace might not be appropriate for your flue and chimney and it is wise to accept any advice from your fireplace installers regarding your particular situation.
Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will depend on the overall style that you are trying to create, your current decor and perhaps even, your home's age. For example, a wood burning stove looks amazing set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
A wood-burning stove is also a splendid option if you don't have a chimney breast in your Wokingham home. A chimney is not needed in this instance since a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an external wall.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fireplace on a cold evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what alternatives are available?
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more efficient when compared with open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a whole host of designs to suit any type of Wokingham property. A Gas Safe certified technician must maintain and fit any gas fireplace in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can be used with different fuels such as coal, briquettes, wood and other flammable materials. In the good old days an open fire may have been associated with being smoky, inefficient and draughty, however a well installed contemporary fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst basking in the warm glow it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a range of fuels, including wood, coal, gas or oil, to create a focal point in your house in Wokingham. Some designs, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire house.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become extremely popular in many homes in Wokingham, and can have classic or modern design to match your furnishings. If coupled with a back boiler they can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for use in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any home in Wokingham, can easily be fitted by any reasonable competent person. Contemporary electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Fireplace installation is available in Wokingham and also nearby in: Sindlesham, Eversley, Woodley, Arborfield Cross, Wixenford, Eastheath, Farley Hill, Wick Hill, Arborfield Garrison, Whitley, Bracknell, Holme Green, The Ridge, Finchampstead, Woosehill, Binfield, Arborfield, Barkham, Amen Corner, Popeswood, Swallowfield, Winnersh, Gardeners Green, and in these postcodes RG40, RG40 1GP, RG40 1TP, RG40 1EJ, RG40 1AW, RG40 1PA, RG40 1BA, RG40 1ER, RG40 1DN, RG12 8TD. Locally based Wokingham fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode RG40 and the dialling code 0118. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
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Berkshire Fireplace Enquiries
Latest Berkshire fireplace installation enquiries: Trystan Bowden and Dorothy Bowden recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in a semi-detached house in Streatley. Mr and Mrs Childs recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and repairing an old brick fireplace in a semi-detached house in Cranbourne. Amani and Tyrese Bithell recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of an open fireplace in Charvil. Jac Coates and Arianna Coates recently requested a quote for fitting a wood burning stove in Datchet, Berkshire. Mr and Mrs Fox recently requested a price quote for the installation of a multifuel stove in Wraysbury. Alistair and Lilianna Smythe recently enquired about fitting a gas fire in a bungalow in Stratfield Mortimer, Berkshire. Sumayyah and Aayan Stannard recently asked for an estimate for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in a cottage in Woolhampton. Mr and Mrs Glen recently asked for an estimate for fitting a wood burner in a bungalow in Upper Bucklebury, Berkshire.
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