Fireplace Fitter Beccles Suffolk (NR34): Re-opening a disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and some charm to any Beccles home. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those chilly winters' evenings can even be cheaper than certain central heating systems, providing that you've got a good source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plentiful hot water at the same time.
There are a few important things you must think about before you start any work, in order to establish an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your house. Any work that is completed on your flue lining, hearth, chimney breast and fireplace must comply with the UK's Part J building regulations for combustible appliances. If you are living in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with local authorities if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are an enthusiastic and competent DIYer it is quite possible to refurbish an existing blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chances of experiencing structural issues in most cases is high. If you are fortunate when you open up a boarded fireplace you might find a decent chimney breast, hearth and lintel that involves nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. However, what you'll most likely discover is a wall of old bricks that hides problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Beccles with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. There always has to be airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee adequate quantities of oxygen allow the fire to burn properly. Insufficient oxygen means the fire will not burn effectively, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause breathing problems or even death.
To get past this concern a professional Beccles fireplace fitter will analyse the circumstances and install vents around the room, or underneath the floor, to guarantee a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to combust properly and safely. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents may have to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause large amounts of dust and soot to enter your room. It is advisable to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from an area where you are going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by dust, soot and muck that may be whipped up during the fireplace installation works. If you are conducting a complete restoration of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. This will help to avoid any impairment by soot and dirt to any completed work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace opened up, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth a good clean. You should now speak to your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They'll not only make certain your chimney and flue are clean, but they can also look at the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice about whether you need to upgrade any part of the flue and chimney.
If you need to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all current UK Building Regulations must be followed. An experienced fireplace installer and builder in Beccles will be required to complete this work, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are greater than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When you have supported your fireplace with a new lintel it will then be possible to repair or upgrade the hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been set into a floor void, however to conform to latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. You can get custom-made options to fit pretty much any style and size of fireplace, or you can choose from a range of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will illustrate the alternatives that are available for the different fireplace styles and designs. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue therefore it's wise to accept any advice from your sales and installation team regarding your particular situation.
Whether you opt for a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be based on the all round style that you are trying to create, your current decor and perhaps, the age of your property. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its character and deflects the heat into the room.
If your Beccles property doesn't have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by installing a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that's channeled through an outside wall and does not require a chimney, to be installed safely.
OPEN, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, GAS OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of an open fireplace cannot be matched, but what alternatives are out there if this type of fireplace isn't possible within your Beccles property?
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a unique focal point for any room and it has the capability to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. A professionally fitted modern open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was bricked up by previous owners, and its warm elegance is a welcome addition to any home in Beccles.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a variety of designs to suit your home and are typically more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. Gas fires must only be installed and maintained by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by anyone who is reasonable competent and there are styles and varieties which are suitable for any room and property in Beccles. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a genuine fire with multi-coloured flames.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, such as smokeless coal, oil, wood or gas, and become a focal point in any living room or kitchen in Beccles. They can be used not just for heating a single room, but some types such as the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete property if plumbed into a radiator system.
Wood Burning Stoves - An array of different styles to suit any kind of property in Beccles, and can even be free standing. A model with a back boiler can deliver additional heating capabilities by connecting the piping hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your house.
Fireplace installation is available in Beccles and also in: Carlton Colville, Mutford, Barsham Hill, Barsham, Somerleyton, Burgh St Peter, Toft Monks, Aldeby, Henstead, Worlingham, Ellough, Geldeston, Blyburgate, Ringsfield, Raveningham, Gillingham, and in these postcodes NR34 9ND, NR34 9EL, NR34 9ES, NR34 9HA, NR34 9HR, NR34 9AE, NR34 9EP, NR34 9NJ, NR34 9BN, NR34 9NL. Local Beccles fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode NR34 and the phone code 01502. Click the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
Searching For Fireplace Installation On the Web
When trying to find any sort of services or tradesmen nowadays, the vast majority of people in Beccles are inclined to head straight online to "Google it". Ask, Yahoo, Bing or Google will provide instant results that will to some degree be applicable to the words you searched for. It isn't necessarily the case that all of the results shown on page 1 of the search engines are useful to you. When looking for fireplace installers in Beccles, you'll very likely type "Beccles fireplace installation", "fireplace installation Beccles", "fireplace installation near me" or "fireplace installation in Beccles" into a search engine and see what results this displays.
If you analyze the 1st page of listings, you will probably notice that the top and bottom 4 results will usually be some type of PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising, while a large percentage of the rest are often for corporate lead generating websites such as Rated People, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, Checkatrade, My Builder or Local Heroes or directories like Yell, 3 Best Rated, Scoot or Yelp. The websites belonging to real life fireplace installers in Beccles will likely be abandoned on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the search engine results, so you'll need to delve much deeper if you want to contact fireplace installers direct. It is not every fireplace fitter that's actually got a web site, so it is still prudent to make use of a trade vetting portal such as Rated People or Checkatrade to determine exactly who is available in the Beccles area.
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Suffolk Fireplace Enquiries
Current Suffolk fireplace installation requirements: Roman Forrest and Anika Forrest recently asked for a quote for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new gas fire in a detached house in Stowupland. Matteo and Aurelia Donovan recently requested a quote for installing an electric fireplace in Ufford, Suffolk. Kaya Dalton and Gruffydd Dalton recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a wood burning stove in Boxford, Suffolk. Mr and Mrs Marr recently enquired about re-opening and repairing an old marble fireplace in Bures St Mary, Suffolk. Patrik Hyde and Sylvie Hyde recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in Great Bricett. Hiba Kelly and Jake Kelly recently asked for a price quote for opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new electric fireplace in a terraced house in Chelmondiston, Suffolk. Maiya and Kurtis Hilton recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a gas fire in a semi-detached house in Witnesham. Tegan Waterman and Martin Waterman recently enquired about the possibility of installing a multifuel fireplace in Great Whelnetham, Suffolk.
Fireplace Installation Information, Help and Social Media
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Fireplace Installation has recently been required in these Beccles roads - St Benet's Drive, Dorothy Hodgkin Court, New Road, Sir John Leman Road, Will Rede Close, Gresham Road, Homefield Paddock, Peddars Lane, Croft Close, Brick Kiln Avenue, High Leas Close, Annandale Drive, Northgate, Temperance Place, John Lawrence Close, Denmark Road, Field View Gardens, Fairfax Court, Fen Lane, Bramley Rise, Primrose Lane, Black Boy Meadow, Kingston Drive, Forbes Drive, Caxton Mews, Bridge Street, St Matthew's Avenue, Petit Couronne Way, Glebe View, as well as the following Beccles area postcodes: NR34 9ND, NR34 9EL, NR34 9ES, NR34 9HA, NR34 9HR, NR34 9AE, NR34 9EP, NR34 9NJ, NR34 9BN, NR34 9NL.
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