Fireplace Fitter Biddulph Staffordshire (ST8): Opening up an old disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a great way to add charm and a homely feel to any Biddulph home. Nippy winter evenings can become a pleasure as you relax in front of your fireplace listening to the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water as well.
Before you start bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to consider to make sure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance installed within residential homes in Biddulph must adhere to Part J of the Building Regs, and this covers fireplaces, hearths, flue linings and chimney breasts. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the remodeling work to a bricked-up fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but there is always a problem in finding structural and safety issues which need to be resolved by a professional tradesman. It might be the case that when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to discover a hidden gem which requires little more than a good clear out and a check from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. However, what you'll most likely discover is an area of crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Biddulph with the knowledge and experience to do the work safely. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure sufficient levels of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Deadly carbon monoxide can accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated room.
To overcome this concern a professional fireplace installation team will assess the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or under the flooring, to guarantee a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to burn safely and effectively. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted as they can trap moist air inside them and cause damp to develop inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
An enormous amount of muck and soot can be released from a bricked up chimney upon reopening it for renovation. Even with covers and other dust protection for your home furnishings, the risk of damage from muck and soot is still likely and it's advisable to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning commences. If you're installing a fireplace as part of an overall renovation project then it ought to be one of the first things to be worked on after you have got the room back to bare floors and walls. By opening a fireplace first you'll prevent any chimney soot causing discolouring damage to other stages of your restoration project, such as fresh plasterwork or paint on walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what needs to be renovated and give the hearth and chimney a good clean. The very first item on your to-do list will be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They'll be able to offer expert guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the state of the structure of the chimney and if you need to exchange the existing lining.
After a chimney sweep's examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as set out in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This work must be tackled by a competent person who is acquainted with the building regulations and good working practices.
In older buildings you might find that the original fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be needed to adapt the opening. When you've supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be necessary to update or renovate the hearth. In past times the hearth was sunken into a hole in the floor, however the current building regs require it to be raised above floor level. Pre-made options from marble, slate or concrete are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace builder in Biddulph might be able to offer you a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match the style of your room.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be challenging when faced with the different designs and styles that are available from a fireplace showroom or online dealer. Every fireplace might not be suitable for your chimney and flue and it is wise to accept any advice and guidance from your sales and installation team with regards to your particular situation.
The age of your home, and the theme you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you decide upon the type and design of fireplace that is most suitable. As an example, a cast iron wood burner looks fantastic set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character and charm of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if you haven't got an existing chimney in your Biddulph property, it's still possible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This kind of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that's routed through an outside wall and does not require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the crackling of a natural fireplace on a dark evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other available options?
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of styles to suit any type of property in Biddulph, and can even be a free standing feature. If coupled with a back boiler they can provide steaming hot water to heat radiators or for other use in your home.
Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and more efficient (thermally) when compared to open fireplaces, there are a wide range of styles to suit any Biddulph property. Gas fireplaces can only be installed and maintained by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use different fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other combustive materials. A professionally fitted contemporary open fire is a far cry from the smoky old fireplace that was boarded up by former owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any house in Biddulph.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using coal, wood, oil and gas to furnish you with a multi-purpose stove for any house in Biddulph. Some designs, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole home.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any competent individual and there are varieties and styles which are suitable for just about any room and home in Biddulph. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Fireplace installations are available in Biddulph and also in: Leek, Church Lawton, Knypersley, Gillow Heath, Astbury, Kidsgrove, Biddulph Moor, Rushton Spencer, Scholar Green, Horton, Harriseahead, Brown Edge, Rudyard, Packmoor, Brown Lees, Mow Cop, and in these postcodes ST8 6EU, ST8 6AA, ST8 6DT, ST8, ST8 6LL, ST8 6SP, ST8 6QR, ST8 6UR, ST8 6TG, ST8 6BD. Locally based Biddulph fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01782 and the postcode ST8. Click the "quote" banner or form to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
Searching For Fireplace Installation On the Web
Just "Googling it" appears to be the way that almost all folks in Biddulph try to find all sorts of tradesmen and services in this day and age. In fact, you more than likely used Google, Ask, Yahoo or Bing to access the webpage you are scanning at this moment. In reality the listings shown on page one of the prominent search engines might not be the exact results that you were expecting. Most people, when looking to find fireplace installers in Biddulph will type "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation Biddulph", "fireplace installation in Biddulph" or "Biddulph fireplace installation" into a search engine and review the results.
You ought to know that the 4 top results are generally PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising (which might or might not be on-topic), and a lot of the other page one listings will be from the top trade portals like Local Heroes, Rated People, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, Quotatis or My Hammer or web directories such as Yelp, Three Best Rated, Hotfrog or Yell. The actual websites of fireplace installers in Biddulph (when they have one), is likely to be buried on the second or third pages of the search engine listings. So you will have to explore further. Rated People, Trustatrader and other trader review portals are still worth using on occasion, because there's no such thing as too much information, their customer appraisals, free price quotes and reviews can come in handy.
Fireplace Enquiries Staffordshire
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Some Biddulph streets where fireplace installation has recently been undertaken - Moor Close, Linden Grove, Cambridge Close, Pooles Road, Moorfield Avenue, Colliers Way, Marsh Grove, Bailey's Bank, Denbigh Close, Mansfield Drive, Cole Street, Redwing Drive, Albert Street, Pennine Way, Menai Drive, Long Valley Road, Stanley Street, Farnham Drive, Gilbern Drive, St Johns Place, Blackbird Way, Healey Avenue, Silver Close, Brook Street, Grange Park Drive, Marshgreen Road, Mow Cop Road, Alders Road, as well as these Biddulph area postcodes: ST8 6EU, ST8 6AA, ST8 6DT, ST8, ST8 6LL, ST8 6SP, ST8 6QR, ST8 6UR, ST8 6TG, ST8 6BD.
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