Fireplace Fitter Baildon West Yorkshire (BD17): Putting in a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Baildon property is an excellent way to add character and a homely feel to any room. If you combine your fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove on those nippy winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with plentiful hot water.
Before you go bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to consider to make sure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any combustible appliance installed within the home must adhere to Part J of the building regs, and this covers chimney breasts, fireplaces, hearths and flue linings. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with local authorities to see if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in remodeling a pre-existing fireplace if you've got the skills needed, however safety and structural problems are often found which need to be resolved professionally. It might be your good fortune when you remove the boarding surrounding a disused fireplace to find a hidden treasure which requires nothing more than a quick clean up and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. However, what you will more likely find is an area of crumbling bricks that conceals problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be fitted by a specialist fireplace installer in Baildon with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure sufficient levels of oxygen enable the fire to burn safely. Deadly carbon monoxide can build up from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated room.
To overcome this problem a professional fireplace installation team will analyse the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or underneath the floor, to guarantee a satisfactory airflow for the fire to combust efficiently and safely. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and creating staining and damp spots, vents may need to be installed by the fireplace installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A substantial amount of soot and dirt can be discharged from a blocked up chimney upon reopening it for renovation. A thoughtful Baildon fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and provide a bit of protection, but it's advisable when possible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the area before work starts in earnest. If you are lucky enough to be working on a complete restoration project then it should be one of the initial tasks to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing damage to other phases of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plaster.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what can be renovated and give the chimney and hearth a thorough clean. You now need to contact your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. They'll be able to offer you expert guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the state of the chimney and if it is advisable to switch the existing flue liner.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all UK Building Regulations must be followed. This kind of work needs to be completed by a competent craftsman who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and decent construction practices.
If you need to adjust the width of opening of your exposed fireplace to something more suitable for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. As soon as this is complete the next step for your Baildon fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to observe the latest building regs. You can get custom-made options to fit virtually any size and style of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of common sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the range of different options open to you. The advice and suggestions from your fireplace installers, which will hinge on your particular requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that's both appropriate for your existing flue and chimney, as well as for your decor.
Certain rooms and properties will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. By way of example, a wood burner looks wonderful set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
A wood-burning stove is also a splendid option if your home does not have a chimney breast. This style of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue which is routed through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
GAS, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, ELECTRIC OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a cold winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what alternatives are available?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement any home in Baildon, can be easily fitted by any reasonable competent person. Can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine thing.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as wood, oil, gas or smokeless coal, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Baildon. They can be utilised not only for heating a single room, but some types such as the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire house if they are plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can use various fuels such as briquettes, wood, smokeless coal and other flammable materials. In the past an open fire may have had the associations with being smoky, draughty and inefficient, however a professionally fitted contemporary fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and bask in the warm glow it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become extremely popular in many homes in Baildon, and can have modern or classic design to match your decor. If combined with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for use around the house.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces can only be installed and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).
Fireplace installation is available in Baildon and also in nearby places like: Burley Woodhead, Bingley, Sandbeds, Idle Moor, Tong Park, Hawksworth, High Eldwick, Menston, Thackley, Saltaire, Charlestown, Shipley, Gilstead, Esholt, Cottingley, Southlands, Harden, and in these postcodes BD17 5JX, BD17 5NH, BD17 5QX, BD17 5JF, BD17 5RR, BD17 5AF, BD17 5HP, BD17 5DJ, BD17 5AN, BD17 5AW. Locally based Baildon fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode BD17 and the dialling code 01274. Click the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
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In the previous twelve months fireplaces were fitted in the following Baildon streets: Green Acre Close, Lens Drive, Maude Avenue, Browgate, Kirkfields, Bransdale Close, Fyfe Lane, Dewhirst Close, Moorgate, The Rowans, Greenwood Road, Upper Fyfe Lane, Oakroyd Terrace, Westmoor Close, Jenny Lane, Elmfield, Highmoor, West Garth Mews, Acre Rise, Westleigh Road, Buck Lane, Mayfield Grove, Menin Drive, Rowantree Avenue, Somerset Avenue, West Grove, Hinchliffe Avenue, Butler Lane, Lucy Hall Drive, Carlton Drive, and in these West Yorkshire postcodes: BD17 5JX, BD17 5NH, BD17 5QX, BD17 5JF, BD17 5RR, BD17 5AF, BD17 5HP, BD17 5DJ, BD17 5AN, BD17 5AW.
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