Fireplace Fitter Wombwell South Yorkshire (S73): A good way to add a bit of charm to any Wombwell property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. Nippy winters' evenings can become enjoyable as you sit in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy plentiful hot water too.
Before you begin bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to do to make certain you can safely install and use your new fireplace. All work must observe Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a listed building you'll also need to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work is started.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the restoration work to an existing fireplace if you've got the ability needed, however there is always a problem in finding structural and safety issues which need to be resolved professionally. It might be that in order to get a fire burning in your fireplace once again you'll need little more than a good clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. It's much more likely that you'll come across old brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a stopped up flue.
An incorrectly fitted fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Wombwell with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is so. Not enough oxygen means that the fire won't burn effectively, and carbon monoxide fumes could build up, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.
To safely get over any problems with air flow, vents might be fitted around the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. They might have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and cause staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A huge amount of grime and soot can be released from a blocked up fireplace when opening it up for renovation. Even with coverings for your home furnishings, the risk of damage from grime and soot is still possible and it's advisable to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning begins. If you're fortunate enough to be carrying out a complete renovation project then it ought to be one of the first jobs to concentrate on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This should help to prevent any harm by soot and dirt to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace open, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and give the hearth and chimney an intensive clean. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the initial items on the checklist. Not only will they make certain your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can also assess the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer guidance about whether you need to upgrade any part of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.
After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This kind of work must be completed by a skilled tradesman who is familiar with the relevant building regulations and good working practices.
In buildings that are older you might find that the original fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When your concrete lintel is in place and secure you can now press on with the renovation, installation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll have to raise it to conform to the latest building regulations. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to purchase a made to measure hearth, but there are a wide variety of ready-made hearths in slate, concrete or marble.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be challenging amongst the various shapes, designs and sizes available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. It's entirely possible that due to your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces may not be appropriate, therefore it's advisable to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace company in this respect.
Whether you opt for an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be based on the all round look that you are trying to establish, your existing decor and in some cases, the age of your home. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look spectacular set inside it, and also has the benefit of deflecting the heat into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
Even if you haven't got a pre-existing chimney breast in your Wombwell property, it's still feasible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney isn't required because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and routed through an external wall.
GAS, WOOD, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a dark evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any property in Wombwell, can be easily fitted by any competent individual. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to replicate a real fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, (coal, gas, wood, oil) to generate a focal point in your property in Wombwell. Some styles, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole house.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a focal point for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that you can purchase. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no more the smoky, draughty and inefficient objects that they used to be.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different styles to suit all types of house and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe registered technician must maintain and install any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Wombwell can be improved by the installment of a wood burning stove, which come in an array of styles, and can even be installed as a free standing feature. A version with an integrated back boiler can provide extra heating by connecting the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your property.
Fireplace installation is available in Wombwell and also in nearby places like: Darfield, Brampton, Ardsley, Stairfoot, Hemingfield, Low Valley, Swaithe, Elsecar, Broomhill, Thurnscoe, Hoyland, West Melton, Wentworth, Smithley, Blacker Hill, Jump, Lundwood, and in these postcodes S73 0DL, S73 0NL, S73 0LW, S73 0DW, S73 0LX, S73 0UX, S73 0NG, S73 0JR, S73 0FD, S73 0BQ. Locally based Wombwell fireplace specialists will likely have the phone code 01226 and the postcode S73. Simply click the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
Doing a Search On the Internet
These days most householders in Wombwell who are looking for services and tradesmen of any sort are inclined to "Google it", or put simply, search for them on the web. With renowned search engines like Bing, Ask, Google or Yahoo, it is easy to receive some immediate results. However, the search engines already mentioned frequently produce the opening page listings that aren't the most useful. When trying to locate fireplace installers in Wombwell most home owners will type in "fireplace installation Wombwell", "Wombwell fireplace installation", "fireplace installation in Wombwell" or "fireplace installation near me", and study the resulting listings.
Just to enlighten you, you will typically realise that the upper and lower four listings are going to be some type of paid adverts, while a lot of the rest will usually be directories such as Yelp, 3 Best Rated, Free Index or Yell, or listings for major lead generating sites like Quotatis, Rated People, Checkatrade, My Builder, TrustaTrader or Bidvine, which may or may not be helpful. So as to uncover the websites of real life fireplace installers, you will need to scroll to page two and three or perhaps even lower down the search engine results. It's not every fireplace fitter that actually has a business web site, therefore it's still appropriate to try out a trade portal like Rated People or Local Heroes to ascertain exactly who is available in the Wombwell area.
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Over the last twelve months fireplaces were professionally fitted in these Wombwell streets: Smithley Lane, Sadlers Gate, Hadfield Street, Stubbs Road, Broomhead Road, Croft Close, Dovecliffe Road, Bondfield Close, Eastwell Grove, John Street, Mont Walk, Gower Street, Medway Place, Everill Gate Lane, Great Stubbing, Simons Way, Leyfield Place, Bellscroft, Blythe Street, Wright Crescent, Colewell Close, Ash Cottages, St. Marys Road, Almond Croft, Cross Street, Hall Cross Avenue, Prospect Terrace, Teal Close, Wainwright Avenue, and in these South Yorkshire postcodes: S73 0DL, S73 0NL, S73 0LW, S73 0DW, S73 0LX, S73 0UX, S73 0NG, S73 0JR, S73 0FD, S73 0BQ.
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