Fireplace Fitter Worthing West Sussex (BN11): A wonderful way to add some character to any Worthing home is by installing a brand new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those cold winters' evenings can even be cheaper than certain central heating systems, so long as you have a good source of fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of hot water at the same time.
There are some crucial considerations to make before you commence any work, if you are going to establish a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your house. Any work that is performed on your hearth, fireplace, chimney breast and flue lining must comply with the Part J building regs for combustible appliances. If your home is a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work can commence.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple remodeling of a current fireplace can probably be executed by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, but if any building work is needed there's a possibility of encountering structural problems which will need to be addressed by a professional. It could be that in order to get a fire burning in your fireplace once again you will need little more than a good clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What's more typical however is an area of crumbling, old brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and needs some form of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.
An improperly fitted fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace company in Worthing with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure adequate amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can soon accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.
To successfully overcome any problems with air flow, vents may need to be installed around the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. They may have to fit vents into unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is surprising how much grime and soot can accumulate inside an old chimney and you'll not know precisely what's there until you open it up. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the likelihood of damage from muck and soot is still likely and it's advisable to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning begins. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a full home restoration project then it ought to be one of the very first jobs to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This prevents any staining damage to any refurbished work you may have already finished.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and to give the hearth and chimney a comprehensive clean. You now need to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and look at the old chimney and fireplace. They will not only make certain that your flue and chimney are clean, but they can also check the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice about whether you need to replace any area of the chimney structure and flue.
After a chimney sweep assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as demanded by Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are tasks that should be done by a skilled tradesman with knowledge of the applicable regulations and reliable construction skills.
In older buildings you may discover the revealed fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be required to modify the opening. As soon as this is complete the next step of your fireplace installation in Worthing will be to upgrade the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it to observe the latest regulations. There are custom-made solutions to fit virtually any style and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you will find that you have plenty of choice with the array of different choices open to you. The advice and suggestions from your fireplace installers, which will be in accordance with your specific requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace that's both appropriate for your flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.
The age of your house, and the style that you are trying to create for your room, should all help you decide on the type and design of fireplace that's best for you. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
A wood-burning stove is also a splendid choice if your home hasn't got a chimney breast. Provided that you've got an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be channeled, you do not need a chimney structure to experience a "real" fire.
ELECTRIC, GAS, OPEN, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a log fire cannot be matched, but what options are available if this kind of fireplace isn't possible in your Worthing home?
Wood Burning Stoves - An array of different styles to suit any type of property in Worthing, and can even be free standing. If fitted with a back boiler these can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for other use in your home.
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 longer the inefficient, draughty and smoky objects that they used to be.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are varieties that are suitable for any room and property in Worthing. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate a real 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 coal, wood, gas or oil, and become an attractive focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Worthing. Some types, like the AGA range, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire property.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a multitude of designs to suit any property and are usually more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves. Must be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) tradesperson.
Fireplace installations are available in Worthing and also nearby in: Sompting, Littlehampton, Broadwater, Upper Beeding, North Lancing, Coombes, Findon, Botolphs, Goring by Sea, Steyning, Washington, Bramber, Shoreham-by-Sea, South Lancing, Wiston, Lancing, and in these postcodes BN11 1RB, BN11 1EE, BN11 1TQ, BN11 1UP, BN11 1HA, BN11 1DL, BN11 1QP, BN11 1XH, BN11 1DP, BN11 1PY. Local Worthing fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01903 and the postcode BN11. Click the "quote" banner or form to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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In the previous year fireplaces were professionally installed in the following Worthing streets: Samphire Drive, Singleton Close, Bruce Way, Birches Close, Alfred Place, Bernard Road, Ash Grove, Turner Road, Ambrose Place, Twyford Gardens, Cross Lane, Benedict Close, Bishops Close, Beckworth Close, Tarring Gate, Belsize Close, Athelstan Road, Dart Close, Cranmer Road, The Glen, Ash Close, Denton Close, St Helier Road, The Greenway, Sefton Close, Stone Lane, Chappell Croft, Thakeham Drive, St Thomas's Road, and in these West Sussex postcodes: BN11 1RB, BN11 1EE, BN11 1TQ, BN11 1UP, BN11 1HA, BN11 1DL, BN11 1QP, BN11 1XH, BN11 1DP, BN11 1PY.
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