Fireplace Fitter Yateley Hampshire (GU46): Re-opening a disused fireplace to install an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is an effective way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to your Yateley property. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those frosty winter evenings can even prove to be more economical than some central heating systems, so long as you have a good source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of hot water at the same time.
Before you start chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to think about to make certain you can safely install and use your new fireplace. All work carried out must abide by Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with the local authorities to see if planning permission is necessary for installing a fireplace in your property.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the restoration work on a pre-existing fireplace if you've got 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 could be that so as to get a fire roaring once more you need nothing more than a good clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. What's more commonplace however is an area of crumbling, old brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and also requires some form of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.
Because of the severe fire risk and health problems that can be caused by a poorly fitted or restored fireplace, it is advisable to draw on the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace fitter and builder in Yateley. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is the case. Lethal carbon monoxide fumes can soon build up from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated room.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to get adequate oxygen to burn safely and properly at all times. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted as they can trap moist air and cause damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
An enormous amount of muck and soot can be released from a blocked up chimney upon opening it up for renovation. A thoughtful Yateley fireplace installer will bring coverings for your furniture and supply a bit of protection, however it is advisable where possible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the room before work starts in earnest. If you are carrying out a complete renovation of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This helps to prevent any discolouring damage to any restored work you may have already finished.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean any hearth that is still in position. You should now contact your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They will be able to provide you with expert guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the state of the chimney structure and if it is advisable to exchange the existing flue lining.
It might be vital to put in a new flue liner to observe the current UK Building Regulations, and construction may also be needed to strengthen the existing chimney and breast. This type of work should be accomplished by a skilled craftsman who is familiar with the building regulations and good working practices.
If it is necessary to modify the width of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a concrete supporting lintel must be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a new lintel it will then be time to update or renovate the hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been set into a floor void, however to be in accordance with current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to choose a made to measure hearth, but there are also a wide range of pre-made hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options available to you. It's possible that due to your current flue and chimney, that certain fireplaces might not be suitable, therefore it pays to follow the recommendations from your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
You home's age, and the style that you are trying to establish for your room, should all help you to decide on the design and type of fireplace which is best for you. If you have an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look spectacular set inside it, and has the added benefit of effectively reflecting 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 Yateley property, it's still entirely possible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. Providing that you have an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be passed, you don't need a chimney structure in place to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the crackling of a natural fireplace on a cool evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with options to use oil, gas, coal and wood to deliver a multi-purpose heater for any property in Yateley. They can be utilised not merely for heating an individual room, but some designs like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete house if plumbed into a radiator network.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Yateley can be improved by the installment of a wood burner, which can be found in an array of styles, and can even be fitted freestanding. A version with a back boiler will provide supplementary heating by connecting the heated water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as wood, coal, briquettes and other burnable materials. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no more the smoky, draughty and inefficient objects they once were.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent person and there are styles and varieties which are appropriate for almost any room and type of house in Yateley. Modern electric fires can provide real look flames and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to mimic a real open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and being more thermally efficient than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a wide variety of styles and designs to suit any Yateley home. Gas fires must only be installed and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
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