Fireplace Fitter Wombourne Staffordshire (WV5): Fitting a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Wombourne property is an excellent way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those cold winter evenings can even prove to be cheaper than certain central heating systems, so long as you've got a good source of timber. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of steaming hot water in the process.
There are some vital considerations to make before you commence any work, if you are going to create an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your home. All work carried out must observe Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of chimney breasts, fireplaces, flue linings and hearths of any combustible appliance. If you live in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with the local council if planning permission is needed for installing a fireplace in your home.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it might be possible to renovate an existing blocked up fireplace, however the likelihood of experiencing structural problems in the majority of cases is high. It could be that in order to get a fire burning in your fireplace once more you need little more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. It's much more likely that you'll discover a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that needs structural modifications.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace specialist in Wombourne with the knowledge and experience to do the work safely. There must always be airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to guarantee adequate amounts of oxygen allow the fire to burn effectively. Toxic carbon monoxide can soon accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated room.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fire to receive adequate oxygen to burn properly and safely at all times. They may have to fit vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It is surprising just how much soot and dirt can build up inside an old chimney and fireplace and you won't know what is there until you uncover it. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the risk of damage from dirt and soot is still possible and it's advisable to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning commences. If your fireplace is being installed as part of an overall restoration project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be completed after you have brought the room back to bare walls and floors. By opening a fireplace first you'll prevent any soot from the chimney causing damage to other stages of your project, such as fresh plasterwork or wallpapered walls.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and identify what is fit for refurbishment. The first thing on your checklist will be to contact a competent chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing so will be able to inspect the condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether a new flue liner is required.
It may be vital to fit a new flue lining to conform to the UK Building Regulations, and construction work may also be needed to reinforce the original chimney and chimney breast. These are jobs that require a skilled builder with knowledge of the applicable building regs and quality construction skills.
If it is necessary to change the size of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting lintel will have to be put in. When your new lintel is safely in place you can now press on with the installation, repair and updating of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest regulations. Pre-made solutions from marble, slate or concrete are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace fitter in Wombourne may be able to offer you a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with your room style.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices available to you. It's entirely possible that owing to your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that some fireplaces might not be appropriate, and it's a good idea to follow the recommendations from your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
You home's age, and the theme you're trying to create for your room, should all help you to decide on the type and design of fireplace that is most suitable for you. For instance, an inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop for a classic cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its charm and deflects the heat into the room.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney breast in your Wombourne property, it's still possible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. An existing chimney isn't needed because the flue is taken directly from the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an external wall.
ELECTRIC, WOOD, OPEN, GAS OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of an open fireplace can't be surpassed, but what alternatives are out there if this form of fireplace is not possible within your Wombourne property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, (gas, coal, oil, wood) to establish an attractive focal point in your property in Wombourne. Some types, like the AGA range, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire house.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all types of property and their efficiency to warm a room is better than open fireplaces. Must be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe certified tradesman.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a diverse choice of styles make electric fires the obvious choice for Wombourne properties without a chimney. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Wombourne can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which are available in an array of styles, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. A model with an integrated back boiler can deliver additional heating by transferring the piping hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your property.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for your room and can be used with a number of different solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, smoky and draughty things they used to be.
Fireplace installations are available in Wombourne and also in: Gornalwood, Stirchley, Claverley, Kingswinford, Pattingham, Castlecroft, Sedgley, Swindon, Trysull, Upper Gornal, Penn, Bobbington, Smestow, Wall Heath, Perton, Himley, Blakeley, and in these postcodes DY3, WV5 0AU, WV4 5LS, WV4 5LU, WV5 0DU, WV5 0HF, DY3 4LW, WV5 0HT, WV5 0JH, WV5 0BB. Local Wombourne fireplace specialists will likely have the dialling code 01902 and the postcode WV5. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
Searching Online For Fireplace Installation in Wombourne
The first thought for most home owners when looking for a tradesman or service in Wombourne, is to hook up to the internet with their mobile or tablet. On the spot and specific results are the advantage of searching with Bing, Google, Yahoo or Ask, which were created for this precise purpose. What you'll soon discover is that those principal search engines churn out listings that can be rather obscure. Entering "fireplace installation in Wombourne", "Wombourne fireplace installation", "fireplace installation Wombourne" or "fireplace installation near me" will generally be the course of action to use when looking to find fireplace installers in Wombourne.
Just to enlighten you, you'll normally realise that the upper and lower four listings will be some kind of PPC adverts, while a large percentage of the remainder will often be business directories such as Yell, Cyclex, Gumtree or Yelp, or listings from major trade portals like My Builder, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Checkatrade, Rated People or Local Heroes, which might or might not be of any use. The sites relating to real fireplace installers in Wombourne are going to be hidden on page 2 or 3 of the listing results, so you will have to dig much deeper if you wish to get in touch with fireplace installers directly.
Wombourne Fireplace Related Tasks
There are a number of different tasks that can be accomplished by your local Wombourne fireplace company including fireplace removal, fireplace replacement Wombourne, fireplace restoration in Wombourne, fireplace design, fireplace services in Wombourne, fireplace installation Wombourne, wood burning fireplaces, chimney repairs in Wombourne, electric fire baskets, chimney lining, inglenook fireplace, fireplace hearths in Wombourne, Victorian fireplaces in Wombourne, brick fireplaces, fake fireplaces, fireplace mantels, gas fireplace installations, marble fireplaces, fireplace repairs, made-to-measure fireplaces in Wombourne, marble fireplace installations in Wombourne, fireplace surrounds, chimney sweeping, freestanding stoves Wombourne, fireplace packages, brick fireplace installation Wombourne, and lots more.
Staffordshire Fireplace Installation
Around Staffordshire you'll also find: Perton fireplaces, Brown Edge fireplaces, Hammerwich fireplace installations, Fradley fireplaces, Bilbrook fireplace installers, Leigh fireplace fitters, Lapley fireplace installation, Hopwas fireplace installations, Kingsley fireplace installers, Perton fireplace fitters, Fulford fireplace installations, Fulford fireplaces, Biddulph fireplaces, Stone fireplace fitters, Alrewas fireplace installation, Essington fireplaces, Wimblebury fireplace installers, Uttoxeter fireplace installation, Ipstones fireplace installations, Swynnerton fireplace installations, Cheslyn Hay fireplace fitters, Alsagers Bank fireplace installers, Barlaston fireplace installations, High Offley fireplace installers, Hill Ridware fireplace installations, Keele fireplaces, Eccleshall fireplaces, Drayton Bassett fireplace installations.
Fireplace Installers Near Wombourne
Also: Wall Heath fireplace installation, Castlecroft fireplace installation, Gornalwood fireplace installation, Kingswinford fireplace installation, Smestow fireplace installation, Upper Gornal fireplace installation, Perton fireplace installation, Bobbington fireplace installation, Pattingham fireplace installation, Sedgley fireplace installation, Stirchley fireplace installation, Himley fireplace installation, Penn fireplace installation, Trysull fireplace installation, Claverley fireplace installation, Blakeley fireplace installation, Swindon and more.
- Wombourne Fireplace Fitters
- Wombourne Victorian Fireplaces
- Wombourne Fireplaces
- Wombourne Fireplace Installation
- Wombourne Stone Fireplaces
- Wombourne Fireplace Installation Services
- Wombourne Brick Fireplaces
- Wombourne Fireplace Repair
- Wombourne Fireplace Mantels
- Wombourne Wood Burning Fireplaces
- Wombourne Gas Fireplaces
- Wombourne Electric Fireplaces
- Wombourne Cast Iron Fireplaces
- Wombourne Fireplace Surrounds
Homeowners who live in the following streets and roads have just recently enquired about fireplace installation - Wood Hill Drive, Waterdale, Pool House Road, Cygnet Court, Church Road, Penn Common Road, Blakeley Heath Drive, The Heathlands, Rees Drive, Van Diemans Road, Monks Close, Cedars Avenue, Brickbridge Lane, Rosebury Grove, Bratch Park, Clap Gate Road, Heath Mill Close, Pinewood Close, Gilbert Lane, Tollhouse Way, Ladywell Close, Rushford Avenue, Brindley Close, Stoney Brook Leys, The Longlands, Moises Hall Road, Chartwell Drive, Woodlands Road, The Water Gardens, as well as these Wombourne area postcodes: DY3, WV5 0AU, WV4 5LS, WV4 5LU, WV5 0DU, WV5 0HF, DY3 4LW, WV5 0HT, WV5 0JH, WV5 0BB.
To get local information on Wombourne, Staffordshire check here
More Leek, Fenton, Biddulph, Hednesford, Hanley, Burton-upon-Trent, Stafford, Wombourne, Rugeley, Stoke-on-Trent, Stone, Lichfield, Burntwood, Tamworth, Longton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Heath Hayes, Cannock, Burslem, Kidsgrove and Uttoxeter.:
Fireplace installation in WV5 area, 01902.