Fireplace Fitter Basingstoke Hampshire (RG21): Fitting a new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Basingstoke home is a great way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those frosty winter evenings can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a good source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water at the same time.
However before you start knocking down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some important things to consider to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance in the home must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to flue linings, chimney breasts, hearths and fireplaces. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the remodeling work to a blocked up fireplace if you've got the ability to do so, but safety and structural issues are often discovered that need to be resolved professionally. It might be your good fortune when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to discover a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a quick clean and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. What's more typical however is a jumble of old brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and needs some form of structural modification before it can be used safely.
An incorrectly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace specialist in Basingstoke with the experience and knowledge to install it effectively. A key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn properly and efficiently. Insufficient oxygen means the fire won't burn well, and a build up of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to death.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to get enough oxygen to burn effectively and safely at all times. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted as they can trap moist air within them and cause damp to develop inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is astonishing just how much soot and grime can accumulate inside an old chimney and fireplace and you'll not know precisely what's there until you uncover it. A fireplace installer will bring coverings for your furniture and provide some form of protection, however it is advisable when possible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before any work begins. If you are engaging in a full restoration of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. By opening up a fireplace first you'll avoid any soot from the chimney causing discolouring damage to other stages of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace now open, it is time to see what can be renovated and to give the chimney and hearth an intensive cleaning. The first job on your agenda will be to contact a competent chimney sweep. They will be able to offer professional advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the state of the chimney structure and whether it is advisable to upgrade the existing liner.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. This sort of work must be completed by a competent tradesman who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and good working practices.
If the size of the existing fireplace is bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be put in. Once this is complete the next phase for your Basingstoke fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it to conform to the latest regulations. Ready-made options from concrete, marble or slate are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace builder in Basingstoke may be able to offer you a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to fit in with the style of your room.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the range of different choices open to you. The recommendations and advice from your sales and installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that's both appropriate for your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your decor.
Whether you opt for an open fireplace, a wood burner or a multi-fuel stove will depend on the overall look you are trying to create, your existing decor and maybe, your property's age. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look striking set inside it, and has the added benefit of deflecting heat into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
Even if your Basingstoke home does not have a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by installing a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney is not required since a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an exterior wall.
GAS, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, ELECTRIC OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be beaten, but what are the other available options to install in your lovely new fireplace in Basingstoke?
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more thermally efficient when compared to wood burners, there are a multitude of designs to suit any period of property. Must be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) tradesperson.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by anybody who's reasonable competent and there are designs and styles that are suitable for just about any room and home in Basingstoke. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Basingstoke can be improved by the installment of a wood burner, which are available in a range of designs, and can even be installed freestanding. A version with a back boiler will provide additional heating capabilities by connecting the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your property.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of different fuels such as wood, coal, briquettes and other combustible materials. In the good old days an open fire may have been associated with being inefficient, draughty and smoky, however a professionally installed fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warmth it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as coal, oil, wood or gas, and become an attractive focal point in any kitchen or living room in Basingstoke. The AGA range is renowned as being able to provide heating for the entire home, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one unit.
Fireplace installation is available in Basingstoke and also in: East Oakley, Oakridge Village, Ramsdell, Old Basing, South View, Lychpit, Wootton St Lawrence, Cliddesden, Hatch Warren, Chineham, Hatch, Newnham, Kempshott, Houndmills, Worting, and in these postcodes RG21 4AG, RG21 3UT, RG21 3JA, RG21 3DZ, RG21 4AW, RG21 3DD, RG21 3NX, RG21 3DY, RG21 3LE, RG21 4AZ. Locally based Basingstoke fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01256 and the postcode RG21.
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Fireplace Installers Near Basingstoke
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Over the past year fireplaces had been installed in these Basingstoke streets: Copland Close, Sidlaw Close, Tintagel Close, St Christophers Close, Silk Mill Lane, Sycamore Way, Bible Fields, Cranesfield, St Davids Road, St Johns Road, Church Lane, Sainfoin Lane, Cairngorm Close, Binfields Close, Curlew Close, St Nicholas Court, Tiverton Road, Camfield Close, Turnpike Cottages, Dewpond Walk, Cambrian Way, Britten Road, Cranes Road, Trinidad Close, The Mead, Bilton Road, Brighton Hill Parade, Southington Close, Solbys Road, Duddon Way, and in these Hampshire postcodes: RG21 4AG, RG21 3UT, RG21 3JA, RG21 3DZ, RG21 4AW, RG21 3DD, RG21 3NX, RG21 3DY, RG21 3LE, RG21 4AZ.
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Of course, when you are doing fireplace installations in Basingstoke, Hampshire, you'll probably be in need of all kinds of different craftsmen and apart from a fireplace installer in Basingstoke, Hampshire, you may also need a chimney sweep in Basingstoke, skip hire in Basingstoke, a carpenter in Basingstoke, a stonemason in Basingstoke, an electrician in Basingstoke, a cleaner in Basingstoke, a building contractor in Basingstoke, a heating engineer in Basingstoke, a roofer in Basingstoke, waste removal in Basingstoke, a plasterer in Basingstoke, a bricklayer in Basingstoke, a floor fitter in Basingstoke, a painter and decorator in Basingstoke, a tiler in Basingstoke, a handyman in Basingstoke, and other different Basingstoke tradesmen.
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