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Fireplace Fitter Biggleswade Bedfordshire (SG18): A wonderful way to add a bit of charm to any Biggleswade property is by installing a brand new fireplace, or restoring an existing one. Cold winter evenings can become a pleasure as you sit beside your fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even benefit from free hot water as well.

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But before you start knocking down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind if you are to end up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed within domestic homes in Biggleswade must follow Part J of the Building Regulations, and this covers fireplaces, hearths, flue linings and chimney breasts. If your property is a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work is started.

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You might be able to do some of the remodeling work to a pre-existing fireplace if you have the ability needed, however structural and safety problems are often discovered that need to be resolved professionally. It may be the case that when you remove the covering from a disused fireplace to uncover a hidden gem which requires little more than a quick clean and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. However, what you will likely find is a wall of crumbling, old bricks that hides issues such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a blocked up chimney.

If a fireplace is installed improperly there is not only a risk of fire to your home, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is advisable to hire a certified Biggleswade installation company for fireplaces. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; and it is a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. If there's not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.

To get past this issue a professional Biggleswade fireplace installer will assess the situation and install vents in the room, or under the flooring, to ensure a sufficient air flow for the fire to combust effectively and safely. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also need to have air vents installed because they can trap moist air within them causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.

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A huge amount of soot and grime can be discharged from a bricked up chimney when opening it up for restoration. Even with coverings for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from soot and dirt is still possible and it is advised to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace restoration work starts. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be done after you have brought the room back to bare floors and walls. This should help to avoid any harm by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed work.


With the fireplace revealed, it is time to see what can be renovated or replaced and to give the chimney and hearth a good cleaning. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the first items on the to-do-list. They will not only ensure that your flue and chimney are clean, but they can also check the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide advice about whether you need to upgrade any part of the flue and chimney.

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Following a chimney sweep's examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue liner in accordance with Part J of the Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer in Biggleswade will be required to carry out this work, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.

If the size of the existing fireplace is greater than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel will need to be put in. When your lintel is safely in place you may now press on with the updating, renovation and installation of the fireplace hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been sunken into a void in the floor, but to conform to current building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can get custom-made solutions to fit pretty much any design and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a range of common size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.

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A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will show the alternatives that are available for the different fireplace styles and designs. Not all fireplaces may be suitable for your flue and chimney therefore it is wise to accept any advice and help offered by your fireplace installers with regards to your particular situation.

Certain homes and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. As an example, a wood burner looks marvelous set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room effectively.

Even if your Biggleswade home doesn't have a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by putting in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This type of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue that is routed through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed safely.


Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a dark winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not allow for this, what other options are available?

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Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become extremely popular in many households in Biggleswade, and can have classic or modern styling to complement your furnishings. An integrated back boiler is an added benefit and could provide hot water for use around the home, or for heating in another area via a radiator.

Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any property in Biggleswade, can be easily fitted by any competent individual. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to imitate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.

Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and being more thermally efficient when compared to wood burning stoves or open fireplaces, there are a multitude of styles and designs to suit any Biggleswade property. Gas fires must only be maintained and fitted by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can use different fuels such as briquettes, coal, wood and other combustive materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no longer the draughty, inefficient and smoky objects that they used to be.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be used with various fuels, such as coal, wood, oil or gas, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Biggleswade. The AGA range for instance is well known as being capable of providing heating for an entire home, a constant supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one useful appliance.

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Fireplace installers can be found in the Biggleswade area, as well as in: Broom, Dunton, Wrestlingworth, Ickwell, Upper Caldecote, Northill, Old Warden, Langford, Lower Caldecote, Southill, Moggerhanger, Hinxworth, Clifton, in addition to places with postcodes like: SG18 0DB, SG18 0DT, SG18 0FL, SG18 0EE, SG18 0QE, SG18 0FQ, SG18 0EQ, SG18 0LL, SG18 0HT, and SG18 0DU. If a fireplace fitter has the postcode SG18 and the telephone dialling code 01767, it is very likely that they work in the Biggleswade area. This is just something that you can confirm if you wish to ensure you hire a local fireplace company. Biggleswade residents are able to utilise these and lots of other similar services.

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There's a great deal information about fireplace installation on the web nowadays, and to discover more about elegant fireplace ideas head here. Pop along to Wikipedia to get more facts about fireplaces. To keep up to date with the most current fireplace developments on social media websites, check this out. Fireplace Installation guidance and advice is readily obtainable from online forums, therefore to make the most of this you need to pop along to the Buildhub Forum (HERE), discussion topics include pellet stoves and boilers, understanding building regulations, wood burning stoves, stove vents, widening a fireplace and chimney design. By watching You Tube videos like this it is possible to find out how to install a recessed electric fireplace.

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One of the key drawbacks of doing home refurbishments or improvements in Biggleswade is the sheer amount of waste that's created. Some fireplace installations will generate very little waste, whilst others could result in quite a bit - it will be determined by the individual circumstances of your specific project. When you get your quotes you will need to ask if the removal of waste has been included, otherwise you'll have to make your own arrangements.

If this job is left for you to do, you could look at hiring a skip. To suit your precise needs, you can choose from a multitude of skip sizes. The volumes of the popular skip options are skip bags 1-1.5 cubic yards, mini-skips 2-3 cubic yards, midi-skips 4-5 cubic yards, and builders skips 6-8 cubic yards.

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Also find: Hinxworth fireplace installers, Ickwell fireplace installers, Dunton fireplace installers, Old Warden fireplace installers, Clifton fireplace installers, Wrestlingworth fireplace installers, Moggerhanger fireplace installers, Lower Caldecote fireplace installers, Langford fireplace installers, Northill fireplace installers, Upper Caldecote fireplace installers, Southill fireplace installers, Broom fireplace installers and more. There are companies who fit fireplaces in all these towns and localities. The adept installation of a fireplace in your home is well within the capabilities of these professional tradesmen, given their experience and know-how. Residents can enjoy the comfort, ambiance and warmth that a fireplace brings to their living areas with the assistance and help of these dedicated professionals. By simply clicking here, local home and property owners can get fireplace installation estimates. Does your home need a fireplace? Why not get a quote today?

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Biggleswade Bedfordshire England: The town of Biggleswade can be found in the county of Bedfordshire in the Eastern area of the United Kingdom. Biggleswade is about 4 miles from Sandy and 12 miles from Bedford, nearby places include Moggerhanger, Langford, Ickwell, Dunton, Northill, Southill and Sutton. Biggleswade has the dialling code 01767, is in the postcode district SG18 and has a population of about 17,000. The town is located by the River Ivel alongside the busy A1, it developed mainly due to its good transport links. For the best local Biggleswade info take a look here. (Tags: Biggleswade England, Biggleswade Beds, Biggleswade UK, Biggleswade Bedfordshire)

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