Fireplace Fitter Yarm North Yorkshire (TS15): Re-opening a disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is an excellent way to add some character and a homely feel to your Yarm home. Chilly winter evenings can become a joy as you relax beside your fireplace listening to the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water as well.
Before you go chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you'll need to think about to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any work which is executed on your flue lining, hearth, chimney breast and fireplace must conform to the United Kingdom's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you reside in a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work commences.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the renovation work on an existing fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but there is always a problem in finding safety and structural issues which need to be resolved by a specialist. It might be that in order to get a fire burning once more you'll need little more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What is more typical however is an area of old, crumbling brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and needs some form of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace company in Yarm with the experience and knowledge to do the job safely. A major part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn efficiently and safely. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can build up from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated space.
To safely get over any airflow issues, vents might be installed in the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents may have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause large amounts of grime and soot to enter your house. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the likelihood of impairment from grime and soot is still possible and it's advisable to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning commences. If you're conducting a complete renovation of a property or room, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is undertaken. This stops any staining damage to any refurbished work you have already done.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've opened up your old fireplace you will have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clean up any hearth that is still in position. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the first things on the to-do-list. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and while doing this will check the condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether a new flue liner is required.
Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue liner in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are tasks that require a skilled tradesman with a good understanding of the appropriate regulations and reliable construction skills.
In older buildings you might find the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be needed to adapt the opening. When your new concrete lintel is in position and secure you may now press on with the repair, installation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. You may find your existing hearth has been set into the floor, but to abide by current building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. There are made to measure solutions to fit pretty much any size and design of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of common sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be tricky amongst the many styles and designs available from a fireplace showroom or online shop. It is possible that due to your current flue and chimney, that certain fireplaces may not be suitable, therefore it's advisable to follow the advice of your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Certain houses and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
A wood-burning stove is also a great option if your Yarm property does not have a chimney breast. This kind of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that's channeled through an outside wall and does not require a chimney, to be safely installed.
WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that cannot be matched, but what other options are available to put into in your new fireplace in Yarm?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using coal, oil, gas and wood to furnish you with a multipurpose heater for any home in Yarm. The AGA range for instance is renowned as being capable of providing heating for the entire home, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one unit.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more thermally efficient when compared to wood burning stoves or open fireplaces, there are a whole host of styles to suit any type of Yarm property. Gas fireplaces can only be installed and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Yarm can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a variety of designs, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. A model with an integrated back boiler can provide additional heating by connecting the piping hot water to radiators in cold spots in your house.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can make use of different fuels such as briquettes, coal, wood and other combustible materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no longer the smoky, inefficient and draughty items they were in the past.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by anyone who is reasonable competent and there are designs that are suitable for any room and house in Yarm. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to replicate a real fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Fireplace installation is available in Yarm and also in: Maltby, Seamer, Newby, Egglescliffe, Middleton St George, Eaglescliffe, Hutton Rudby, Crathorne, Appleton Wiske, Neasham, Kirklevington, Ingleby Barwick, Thornaby-on-Tees, Long Newton, and in these postcodes TS15 9QG, TS15 9SU, TS15 9SD, TS15 9RR, TS15 9HA, TS15 9QP, TS15 9EU, TS15 9DY, TS15 9QZ, TS15 9GH. Local Yarm fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode TS15 and the telephone code 01642. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
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Searching For Fireplace Installation Online
Searching online is the way that most householders in Yarm hunt for any kind of tradesmen and services nowadays. You can obtain instant results through the use of Bing, Ask, Yahoo or Google, and naturally that's the great thing about search engines. What you'll very quickly discover is that those major league search engines crank out results which are somewhat diverse. Coming up with the appropriate search phrase is vital when trying to track down a specific service, and in this situation it could be something like "fireplace installation in Yarm", "fireplace installation Yarm", "Yarm fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation near me".
All the same, you will soon realise that most of the consequential page 1 listings on the major search engines will either be entries from large trade portals such as Checkatrade, Quotatis, Rated People, My Builder, Bidvine or TrustaTrader, directories like Yell, Gumtree, Yelp or Thomson Local, or "pay per click" adverts that the search engine has for profit inserted there. You will most likely find the websites of bona fide fireplace installers buried on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the search results, held back by the richer corporations who can well afford search engine optimization. It's not every fireplace fitter that actually has a business web site, therefore it is still wise to use a tradesman vetting portal such as Rated People or My Hammer to determine exactly who is available in the Yarm area.
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