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Fireplace Fitter Berkhamsted Hertfordshire (HP4): A fantastic way to add some character to any Berkhamsted home is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. If you decide to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire on those chilly winter evenings, you will also be supplied with a plentiful supply of piping hot water.

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If you are going to create an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your house in Berkhamsted, there are some important considerations you must think of before any work commences. To start with, Part J of the UK's Building Regulations will have to be adhered to with regards to the installation and construction of any flue linings, hearths, fireplaces and chimney breasts which are an integral part of a combustible appliance in your dwelling in Berkhamsted. For the installation of a fireplace in a listed building, or one that sits in a designated conservation area, you will need to check with you local planning office if planning permission is necessary.

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PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION OR DIY?

If any construction work is necessary in your fireplace installation project, both safety and structural issues may arise that will need resolving by a professional tradesman, although a skilled do-it-yourselfer might be able to take a shot at a simple restoration of a pre-existing fireplace. When you uncover the old fireplace, you could be lucky and find that in order to get a roaring fire once again, it needs little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth. It's a lot more likely however, that you'll reveal a blocked flue and an area of crumbling brickwork that needs to be structural reinforcement to make it safe.

An incorrectly installed fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace installer in Berkhamsted with the experience and knowledge to install it safely. Airflow must be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is the case. An inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated area can cause a build-up of toxic carbon monoxide fumes.

To guarantee an adequate air flow for the fire to burn safely and properly, an experienced fireplace installation team will analyse the situation at hand and place vents in locations around the room, or under the floor, thus solving this issue. They might also have to install air vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

A large amount of soot and other grime can be released from a blocked up chimney upon opening it up for renovation. So that the furniture, rugs and carpets inside a room do not get adversely affected by the soot and grime that is expelled during work by a fireplace installer, it's strongly recommended that you remove them beforehand. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a complete restoration project then it ought to be one of the first tasks to work on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This will help to avoid damage to other phases of your renovation project (i.e. plaster or freshly painted walls), by soot and other chimney related dust that is emitted.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

Once the old fireplace has been opened up, you will have a clearer picture of the renovation work that needs to be undertaken. You can also then proceed to sweep the chimney and clean any repairable elements of the hearth and back panel. If you have not already done so, you should now contact the local Berkhamsted chimney sweep. They will be able to provide you with professional advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the condition of the chimney and if you need to swap the existing flue liner.

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All the appropriate UK Building Regulations should be followed, if it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney structure. This type of work should be accomplished by a qualified tradesman who is familiar with the current Building Regulations and good working practices.

It's by no means a given that the dimensions of the old fireplace will tally up with the layout that you've got planned, in which case it might be necessary to fit a steel or concrete lintel. When this is complete the next step of your Berkhamsted fireplace installation should be to upgrade the hearth. If the current hearth is set into the floor you will need to raise it to comply with the current UK Building Regulations. You could ask your Berkhamsted fireplace builder about a made to measure, bespoke hearth that will fit in with the style and design of your property, or if you have a standard sized fireplace, there is a wide array of ready-made options in granite, marble and concrete.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will show the options that are available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. It's entirely possible that due to your current flue and chimney, that certain fireplaces might not be appropriate, and it's advisable to follow the advice of your fireplace installation company in this respect.

A wood burner or multi fuel stove will be appropriate for some rooms and homes in Berkhamsted, whilst an open fireplace will be more appropriate for others. For instance, the perfect backdrop to a cast iron wood-burner stove is an inglenook fireplace, which not only emphasises its character and charm but is also effective in deflecting any heat that is produced back into the room.

For houses in Berkhamsted that don't have an existing chimney, a wood burning or multi fuel stove is a good solution. As a stainless steel flue can be taken through an exterior wall and does not require a chimney structure, it is still feasible to put in this style of fireplace.

WOOD, ELECTRIC, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR OPEN FIREPLACE?

A roaring fire on a dark evening delivers an ambience and charm that simply cannot be matched, but what other options are available to fit in your new fireplace in Berkhamsted?

Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can make use of different fuels such as smokeless coal, briquettes, wood and other burnable products. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, smoky and draughty things that they were in the past.

Electric Fireplaces - Anyone who is reasonably competent can safely and quickly put in one of these electric fires, and the wide selection of models make these the obvious choice for homeowners in Berkhamsted. Even if your home has a regular fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are superior to wood burners or multi-fuel stoves when it comes to thermal efficiency, and you will find an assortment of sizes and styles to complement any home in Berkhamsted. You'll need a Gas Safe approved tradesperson to fit one these fires in your property in Berkhamsted.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as smokeless coal, gas, oil or wood, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Berkhamsted. One of the most widely regarded brands of multi-fuel stoves is the AGA range, and these products can provide not only affordable heat for your entire home, but also hot water and cooking.

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Wood Burning Stoves - These stoves can have classic or modern styling to match the decor of your property, and they have become "the in thing" in many Berkhamsted households. A model with a back boiler can supply supplementary heating by connecting the hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your house.

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Fireplace installation services can be found in Cow Roast, Little Gaddesdon, Little Heath, Whelpley Hill, Asheridge, Northchurch, Hawridge, Frithsden, Pednor, Water End, Tring, Ashley Green, Bourne End, Bovingdon, Potten End, in the following postcodes: HP4 2AG, HP4 1BL, HP4 1EG, HP4 2DU, HP4 1AB, HP4 2DG, HP4 1EU, HP4 1BW, HP4 1AG, HP4 1JF, as well as in Berkhamsted itself. Two hints which indicate that a fireplace company operates in Berkhamsted area is if they've got the telephone dialling code 01442 and the postcode HP4. You'll want to verify this if you favour using a local fireplace company. Berkhamsted residents have the use of these fireplace services at any time they need them.

Chimney Sweeping Berkhamsted

If you have an open fire or a stove in your home, it is advisable to get your chimney swept regularly. To keep your chimney in safe working condition, it should be swept at least once each year.

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It's always better to call in a qualified Berkhamsted chimney sweep if you want to get this work done properly. While you are getting your chimney cleaned, the chimney sweep will also keep an eye out for any problems or safety issues that there might be with your chimney.

The build-up of ash, creosote and soot that results from failing to sweep a chimney in Berkhamsted, could easily result in a chimney fire. Apart from fires there are other dangerous situations that can be caused by a badly maintained chimney, one example is that of carbon monoxide fumes flowing back into your house.

Ensure your chosen Berkhamsted chimney sweep is experienced and is also covered by adequate public liability insurance. To get a price for chimney cleaning in Berkhamsted CLICK HERE.

Chimney Cowl Installation Berkhamsted

A chimney cowl is a hood-shaped cover that fits over the chimney to improve the draft and stop smoke from backing up your chimney. It is purpose is to stop the wind from blowing smoke down the chimney, and is generally crafted from galvanised iron. This should be an integral part of any fireplace in Berkhamsted. To enjoy the many benefits of a fireplace, it is recommended that you add a cowl to your chimney.

A chimney cowl can also help protect your home and keep you safe. There are several types of chimney cowls available on the market, each designed to address different issues. Before you purchase one, consider a few aspects to ensure you get one that will help protect your home. Once you know what you need, you can then choose a chimney cowl based on your budget and needs.

You can also find chimney cowls made from everyday objects, like a stainless steel colander or steel bucket. Chicken wire can also be used to make a cowl. Clay flower pots also make good chimney cowls. These covers can be purchased at a local hardware store or online.

One of the most common types of chimney cowls is the H-style. This style is the most effective at stabilizing the draft and allows your fireplace to function more efficiently. It is made from a series of H-shaped pipes that isolate the combustion gases from down drafts. It originally served marine applications but has become popular among homeowners due to its energy-saving functionality.

Another type is the Aerodyne cowl. It works by drawing air into the chimney cowl and reducing downdraught. It is available in a variety of colours. Its venturi shape draws air into the chimney cowl, creating a drop in air pressure that draws air upward from the stove.

Chimney cowls are a simple way to prevent birds from nesting in your chimney in Berkhamsted. They are inexpensive and easy to install. You should make sure you have easy access to the area above the chimney to install one. It can also prevent debris from accumulating inside the chimney. (Tags: Chimney Cowl Installation Berkhamsted, Spinning Chimney Cowls Berkhamsted, Chimney Pot Cowls Berkhamsted, Chimney Cowls Berkhamsted).

Flue Liners

A flue or chimney lining is an important part of the chimney structure on your home, enabling it to perform far more efficiently and improving the overall safety of your chimney. Installed inside chimneys to transport smoke and fumes to the outside, flue liners are conduits made from ceramic material, metal or clay. Some older chimneys in Berkhamsted may not even be fitted with a liner, or if the existing lining is compromised, might have to be relined.

The harmful fumes and gases which are generated when you burn a fire can eat away at your fireplace's flue. The perfect time to check for damage is while your chimney is being swept - so you should ask your sweep to do this. You need to stop those dangerous gases from seeping into your living area, which is what can occur when a flue is faulty. There is furthermore the risk of fires inside the home because a damaged flue liner can let intense heat penetrate the chimney's structure.

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Recently posted Hertfordshire fireplace customer job requests: Sinead and Sam Garbett recently asked for an estimate for fitting a wood burner in a detached house in Stanstead Abbots. Lorna Franklin and Jak Franklin recently asked for an estimate for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in Great Amwell. Kendall Neale was looking for somebody who can fit a log burner fireplace in Barkway, Hertfordshire. Aishah and Henry Hawkes recently asked for a quote for installing a multi fuel stove in Weston. Mr and Mrs Mcintyre recently enquired about fitting a wood burning stove in a terraced house in Colney Heath. Cordelia Oneill and Jago Oneill recently requested a quotation for re-opening and repairing an old fireplace in a bungalow in Watton At Stone, Hertfordshire. Jonty Head in Brookmans Park asked "are there any professional fireplace fitters near me?". Mr and Mrs Knott recently requested a quotation for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in Turnford, Hertfordshire.

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