Fireplace Fitter Barrow upon Soar Leicestershire (LE12): A splendid way to add charm to any Barrow upon Soar property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. Adding a wood burning stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even be more cost effective than some central heating systems, providing that you have a regular source of wood or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of steaming hot water at the same time.
There are some important considerations to make before you start any work, in order to establish an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your property. All work carried out must observe Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the construction and installation of hearths, fireplaces, chimney breasts and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If your property is a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work commences.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward remodeling of an existing fireplace can generally be accomplished by a competent DIYer, but if any construction work is necessary there's a chance of encountering structural problems which need to be addressed by a professional. It might be your good fortune when you remove the covering from an old fireplace to find a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a good clear out and a check from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. What's more typical however is a patch of crumbling brickwork that hides a blocked flue, and needs some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there's not only a fire risk to your home, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it's best to employ a competent Barrow upon Soar installation team for a fireplace. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is the case. If the airflow is not sufficient then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive adequate oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. They might have to install air vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and cause staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A substantial amount of soot and dirt can be discharged from a blocked up chimney upon opening it up for renovation. It is wise to remove any rugs, furniture and carpets from a room where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them from being affected by dust, dirt and soot that may be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you are performing a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This helps prevent any staining damage to any refurbished work you might have already finished.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace revealed, it's time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth a thorough cleaning. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the first things on your checklist. Not only will they make sure that your chimney and flue are clean, but they can also determine the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance about whether you need to upgrade any area of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.
It may be essential to install a new flue liner to observe the all important Building Regulations, and construction may also be required to strengthen the original chimney and chimney breast. These are projects that need to be done by a competent craftsman with a good understanding of the pertinent building regs and quality construction skills.
If the size of the original fireplace is greater than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When your concrete lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the renovation, installation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it to observe the latest regulations. Off-the-shelf solutions from concrete, marble or slate are available to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Barrow upon Soar might be able to provide you with a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to fit in with the design of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with the wide range of different options available to you. The advice and suggestions from your installation team, which will be based on your particular requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace that's both perfect for your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your decor.
Whether you go with a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will depend on the overall look you're trying to establish, your current decor and in some cases, your property's age. If you have an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look stunning set within it, and has the added benefit of deflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if your Barrow upon Soar property doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This type of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue which is channeled through an external wall and does not require a chimney, to be installed safely.
MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a "real" fire can't be matched, but what options are available if this style of fireplace is not possible within your Barrow upon Soar home?
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more thermally efficient when compared to wood burning stoves, there are a wide array of designs to suit any type of Barrow upon Soar property. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can be used with various fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other combustible materials. A professionally fitted open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was blocked up by earlier owners, and its warm elegance is a welcome addition to any property in Barrow upon Soar.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with different fuels, such as coal, wood, gas or oil, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Barrow upon Soar. Some types, such as the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire property.
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become extremely popular in many households in Barrow upon Soar, and can have modern or classic styling to suit your furnishings. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide piping hot water for use around the home, or for heating in other rooms via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any property in Barrow upon Soar, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Fireplace installations are available in Barrow upon Soar and also in: Loughborough, Six Hills, Cotes, Hoby, Stanford on Soar, Prestwold, Quorn, Burton on the Wolds, Hoton, Walton on the Wolds, North End, Thrussington, Ragdale, Seagrave, Woodhouse, Sileby, and in these postcodes LE12 8GP, LE12 8PZ, LE12 8QQ, LE12 8HX, LE12 8BN, LE12 8PG, LE12 8GG, LE12 8PT, LE12 8PA, LE12 8FB. Local Barrow upon Soar fireplace specialists will likely have the telephone code 01509 and the postcode LE12. Checking this out should make sure that you're accessing locally based tradespeople installing fireplaces. Barrow upon Soar home and business owners can utilise these and lots of other related services.
A flue or chimney liner is a crucial part of the chimney structure on your property, allowing it to perform a lot more efficiently and improving the overall safety of your chimney. Installed inside chimneys to transport toxic fumes outside, flue liners are conduits made of ceramic material, metal or clay. Some older chimneys in Barrow upon Soar might not even be fitted with a flue lining, or if the existing lining is damaged, might have to be re-lined.
Dangerous gases and fumes are created by burning fires and these could eat away at the flue of your fireplace. Make certain your fireplace specialist inspects the flue for damage and potential issues. Instead of venting those dangerous gases outdoors, a broken flue lining can enable them to seep into your home's interior. Extreme heat may also be permitted to penetrate the structure of the chimney, generating the potential for fires.
Leicestershire Fireplace Enquiries
Current Leicestershire fireplace installation enquiries: Paddy Isherwood and Alexia Isherwood recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and restoring an old stone fireplace in a terraced house in Fleckney. Ronnie and Cassie Goodman recently enquired about the possibility of installing a multi fuel stove in Old Dalby, Leicestershire. Isaac Morrow and Ezmae Morrow recently enquired about opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new wood burner in Castle Donington, Leicestershire. Kendrick Lynch in Kibworth Harcourt was looking for someone to fit an outdoor fireplace in his property. Zainab Cummings and Robbie Cummings recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new electric fire in Broughton Astley. Kieran Blake and Nikita Blake recently enquired about fitting an electric fireplace in Gilmorton. Noor Buchanan and Charles Buchanan recently enquired about opening up and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in Kirby Muxloe. Michael and Lacey Snowden recently requested a quote for fitting a gas fire in Littlethorpe, Leicestershire.
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Skip Hire Barrow upon Soar
When you are undertaking any sort of home renovations or improvements in Barrow upon Soar, there is likely to be quite a bit of waste generated. Your specific fireplace installations may produce very little waste, and there again it might produce a lot. Now some tradesmen will be happy to take away this waste for you, and recycle it in an environmentally friendly way, while others will just leave you to dispose of it on your own.
If this task is being left for you to do, you could look at hiring a skip. Coming in a wide variety of sizes, skips can be booked to match the amount of waste that you are likely to produce. Skips come in the following forms: skip bags (1-1.5 yards), mini-skips (2-3 yards), midi-skips (4-5 yards), builders skips (6-8 yards), roll-on roll-off skips (20-25 yards).
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Help and Advice
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