Fireplace Fitter Ashington Northumberland (NE63): Installing a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Ashington property is an effective way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any room. Cold winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you sit back beside your fireplace surrounded by the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy plentiful hot water too.
Before you go chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to consider to make certain you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance within domestic homes in Ashington must conform to Part J of the Building Regs, and this applies to fireplaces, chimney breasts, hearths and flue linings. Planning permission may also be needed before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in renovating a blocked up fireplace if you have the skills needed, but structural and safety problems are often found that need to be resolved by a professional tradesperson. It might be that so as to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once again you will need little more than a good clean of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. It's much more likely that you will come across old brickwork that needs structural modifications and a blocked flue.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace company in Ashington with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. There must always be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to guarantee sufficient amounts of oxygen enable the fire to burn properly. Lethal carbon monoxide can build up from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated room.
It may be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fireplace to receive enough oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents installed as they can often trap moist air and cause damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It's astonishing how much soot and grime can build up inside an old chimney and fireplace and you'll not know precisely what's there until you uncover it. A fireplace installer will bring covers for your home furnishings and supply a bit of protection, however it is sensible where feasible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before work starts. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a complete room renovation then it should be one of the first jobs to work on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This should help to avoid any impairment by dirt and chimney soot to any previously completed restoration work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clean any sections of hearth that may have been left in place. The first job on your checklist will be to contact a proper chimney sweep. They'll be able to offer expert guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, concerning the condition of the structure of the chimney and whether you need to upgrade the existing flue lining.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all relevant UK Building Regulations must be complied with. A reliable fireplace installer in Ashington will be required to perform this work, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all building regulations.
In buildings that are older you might discover the revealed fireplace is too large for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. Once this has been completed the next phase of your Ashington fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been set into the floor, however to conform to current building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to purchase a custom-built hearth, but there are a whole host of ready to fit hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with a wide array of different choices open to you. Not all fireplaces might be suitable for your existing flue and chimney therefore it is sensible to accept any advice and guidance from your installation team in relation to your specific situation.
Whether you decide on a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will hinge on the look that you're trying to develop, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your home. For instance, a wood burning stove looks great set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if you haven't got a chimney breast in your Ashington property, it's still feasible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. Provided that you have an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be channeled, you do not need a pre-existing chimney in place to experience a "real" fire.
GAS, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold evening creates a charm and ambience that can't be beaten, but what are the other options available to install in your new fireplace in Ashington?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any house in Ashington, can be easily fitted by anyone who is reasonable competent. Modern electric fires can provide authentic looking flames and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to mimic an open fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of styles to suit any kind of property in Ashington, and can even be a freestanding feature. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide piping hot water for use around the home, or for heating in another area via a radiator.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can make use of different fuels such as coal, wood, briquettes and other flammable materials. In the old days an open fire may have had the associations with being inefficient, smoky and draughty, but a skillfully fitted fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst basking in the warm glow it provides.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in a variety of styles to suit any property and are usually more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified technician must maintain and install any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be used with various fuels, such as gas, wood, smokeless coal or oil, and become an attractive focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Ashington. They can be used not simply for heating a room, but some styles 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.
Fireplace installations are available in Ashington and also in nearby places like: Woodhorn, Pegswood, Longhirst, Ellington, Morpeth, Scotland Gate, Cambois, Lynemouth, Newbiggin by the Sea, Cresswell, Widdrington, West Sleekburn, Choppington, Guide Post, Blyth, North Seaton, and in these postcodes NE63 0JS, NE62 5JG, NE63 0NB, NE63 0HF, NE63 0EQ, NE63 0DD, NE63 0RY, NE63 0HU, NE61 3HX, NE63 0QL. Locally based Ashington fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode NE63 and the dialling code 01670. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
Northumberland Fireplace Enquiries
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in these Ashington roads and areas - Tosson Place, Summerhouse, Acacia Terrace, Campion Way, Cavendish Terrace, Alexandra Road, Suffolk Close, St Pauls Close, Sidlaw Court, Celandine Court, Ancroft Place, Cedar Terrace, Seymour Court, Darnley Road, Byron Place, Back High Market, Duke Street, Simonburn Lane, South Side, Blackdene, Brecon Close, Burnet Court, Cotswold Drive, as well as the following Ashington area postcodes: NE63 0JS, NE62 5JG, NE63 0NB, NE63 0HF, NE63 0EQ, NE63 0DD, NE63 0RY, NE63 0HU, NE61 3HX, NE63 0QL.
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