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Fireplace Fitter Biggleswade Bedfordshire (SG18): Opening up a disused fireplace to install an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a great way to add character and a homely feel to your Biggleswade property. Cold winter evenings can become a pleasure as you sit back beside your new fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water too.

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Before you begin chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you will need to think about to make sure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any combustible appliance in the home must conform to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to hearths, fireplaces, chimney breasts and flue linings. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with the local authorities if planning permission is necessary for installing a fireplace in your property.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

A straightforward restoration of an existing fireplace can be completed by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, however if any construction work is needed there is the possibility of encountering structural issues which will have to be handled by a professional. It might be your good fortune when you remove the covering from a disused fireplace to uncover a hidden gem that needs little more than a good clear out and a call to a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. What is more commonplace however is an area of crumbling brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and also requires some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.

An incorrectly fitted fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Biggleswade with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; and it is a requirement in the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. Dangerous carbon monoxide can soon accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.

It may be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive adequate oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents may need to be fitted by the installation team to introduce more airflow.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

It is amazing how much dust and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and chimney and you will not know what's there until you proceed to open it up. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the chance of impairment from dust and soot is still possible and it is advised to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning commences. If you are installing a fireplace as part of an overall renovation then it ought to be one of the first things to be completed once you have got the room back to its bare floors and walls. By opening up a fireplace first you will prevent any soot from the chimney causing damage to other parts of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plaster.

STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK

Once you've exposed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clean any sections of hearth that is still in position. You now need to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and look at the old chimney and fireplace. They will not only make sure your flue and chimney are nice and 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.

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It might be essential to fit a new flue liner to comply with the all important Building Regulations, and construction might also be required to strengthen the existing chimney and chimney breast. These are projects that should be done by an experienced builder with a good understanding of the appropriate building regs and sound construction skills.

If you need to modify the size of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be installed. When you've successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now possible to renovate or update the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it to comply with the latest building regs. You can find bespoke solutions to fit virtually any size and style of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.

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STYLE OF FIREPLACE

A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will illustrate the options available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. Not all fireplaces may be suitable for your chimney and flue and it's wise to accept any help and advice offered by your fireplace installers regarding your specific circumstances.

Some houses and rooms will be more suited to an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. As an example, a wood burner looks fantastic set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character and charm of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room to good effect.

A cast iron wood burner is also an effective choice if you don't have a chimney breast in your Biggleswade home. A chimney isn't needed in this instance as a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and channeled through an exterior wall.

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

Who does not enjoy the crackling of a natural fire on a cold evening, however if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other available options?

Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more thermally efficient than wood burners, there are a multitude of styles to suit any Biggleswade property. A Gas Safe certified contractor must maintain and fit any gas fireplace in your home.

Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by anyone who is reasonable competent and there are designs that are appropriate for virtually any room and home in Biggleswade. Can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish from the genuine thing.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, (coal, oil, gas, wood) to establish a focal point in your house in Biggleswade. They can be utilised not merely for heating a room, but some designs such as the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole home when plumbed into an existing radiator network.

Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for a room and can use a range of solid fuels. A professionally installed modern open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by former owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any property in Biggleswade.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Biggleswade can benefit from the installation of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a variety of designs, and can even be fitted as a freestanding feature. A model with a back boiler will provide extra heating capabilities by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your house.

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Fireplace installation is available in Biggleswade and also in nearby places like: Clifton, Sutton, Wrestlingworth, Sandy, Old Warden, Southill, Potton, Moggerhanger, Dunton, Upper Caldecote, Shefford, Langford, Lower Caldecote, Hinxworth, Broom, Ickwell, Northill, Beeston, and in these postcodes SG18 0JE, SG18 0EQ, SG18 0AG, SG18 0EH, SG18 0HW, SG18 0LJ, SG18 0PN, SG18 0DT, SG18 0HE, SG18 0BX. Locally based Biggleswade fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode SG18 and the telephone dialling code 01767. Checking this out will make sure that you access local tradespeople installing fireplaces. Biggleswade property owners will be able to benefit from these and lots of other similar services. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.

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Having the chimney swept is one thing that home owners often forget or put off, but it's essential to get this done frequently if you have an open fire or a wood burner in your Biggleswade property. Chimney sweeping and cleaning should typically be carried out at least once annually.

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It is always better to call in a professional Biggleswade chimney sweep if you want to get this job done correctly. If there are any safety issues or problems with your chimney, your chimney sweep will be in a position to spot them and let you know about them.

A chimney fire could easily be brought on by a build-up of ash, soot and creosote if this is not removed by sweeping. As well as stopping fires, you'll also want to prevent the chance of poisoning by carbon monoxide fumes. When a chimney becomes blocked this noxious substance can flow back into your house with terrible consequences.

This all adds up to the fact that you should always hire a professional Biggleswade chimney sweep, and one who has good public liability cover in case of any accidents or damage. To check the current chimney sweeping prices in Biggleswade CLICK HERE. You should also be able to obtain chimney sweeping services in Clifton, Sutton, Wrestlingworth, Sandy, Old Warden, Southill, Potton, Moggerhanger, Dunton, Upper Caldecote, Shefford, Langford, Lower Caldecote, Hinxworth, Broom, Ickwell, Northill, Beeston, and and of course in Biggleswade. (Tags: Chimney Sweeping Biggleswade, Chimney Sweeps Biggleswade, Chimney Sweep Biggleswade).

Flue Linings

Allowing your chimney to perform a great deal more efficiently, a flue lining is an important part of your chimney structure. Flue liners are conduits fabricated from clay, ceramic material or metal that are installed inside chimneys to transport fumes outside. Subject to their age and condition, older chimneys in Biggleswade may need to be relined, or may not have a flue lining at all.

The hazardous gases which are formed when burning a fire can eat away at your chimney's flue lining. Make sure that your fireplace specialist assesses the flue lining for potential issues and damage. If there is damage, those toxic gases might possibly seep into your home rather than being properly expelled outside. There's additionally the risk of fires inside the home as a compromised flue can permit intense heat to penetrate the chimney structure. (Tags: Flue Liners Biggleswade, Flue Lining Biggleswade, Chimney Liners Biggleswade).

How To Preserve Your Fireplace And Reduce Your Heating Bills

With all of the current environmental problems, the traditional fireplace has lost a little of its allure, but it's still a favourite feature for many in Biggleswade. There's nothing quite like feeling the warmth of a fireplace on a freezing winter evening. The fireplace provides many benefits for your property, but there are several major downsides that need to be fixed. With the cost of energy rising year after year, your fireplace needs to give out heat in a very cost-effective way. When you have a fire roaring in the fireplace, it can actually take away warm air out from the room, making your heat source work harder. The chimney damper is expected to keep cold air from entering your home when you don't have a fire going in the fireplace. Unfortunately, dampers sometimes have an inefficient seal, so cool air can get in, and warm air will go out.

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Plenty of people in Biggleswade who have a fireplace don't understand how it can affect the cost of heating their home. Instead of heating a house naturally, a fireplace can in fact add 100s of pounds to the cost of your heating. However, there are a number of techniques that you can do that will be able to turn your budget smashing fireplace into something a touch more efficient. All you need to do is just four simple things improve the performance of your fireplace. These will certainly make your fireplace a lot more effective, and lower your energy bills.

The first suggestion is to replace your existing fireplace damper with a top sealing damper. A top sealing damper is installed at the top end of your chimney that also behaves the same as a storm door. The top sealing damper helps to keep the air in your home from getting away and works effectively in both hot and cold weather. It does not take lots of time to install and you can find one online. Another thing which can be done is to fit a fire-back at the back of your fireplace. It is produced from cast iron and it is used to help the appearance of your fireplace while at the same time protecting the back wall from heat damage. The fire-back actually heats up from the fire and sends the heat back into the room, thus boosting the efficiency of the fireplace.

Another cost saver is a fireplace heater, which heats the area by pulling the air into a heat chamber and recycling the air back into the room. These heaters don't produce any smoke and can be very successful in keeping your family home warm and cosy. And finally, installing glass doors, although a bit on the pricey side, can be beneficial in making your fireplace cost efficient. If you do your homework, you can find glass doors at a decent price and install them yourself. These glass doors create a barrier between your living space and the fireplace, not only making the area less for the fire to heat, but also offering protection.

Every one of these ideas are simple to do, and the products can easily be sourced on the internet. Get the best from your fireplace and see your energy costs drop.

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The latest Bedfordshire fireplace postings: Rubie and Gabriel Strange recently enquired about opening up and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in a terraced house in Wymington, Bedfordshire. Mr and Mrs Duke recently enquired about re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in Elstow. Rhys and Marta Morris recently requested a quotation for fitting an electric fireplace in a detached house in Oakley. Fern and Parker Bouvet recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in Beeston. Mr and Mrs Raeburn recently requested a quotation for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in a semi-detached house in Renhold. Norah Gregory and Coen Gregory recently requested a quote for fitting a wood burner in Shefford. Mr and Mrs Garrett recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a terraced house in Clifton, Bedfordshire. Josh Copley and Carolina Copley recently enquired about opening up and repairing an old marble fireplace in Billington.

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Also find: Upper Caldecote fireplaces, Langford fireplaces, Old Warden fireplaces, Beeston fireplaces, Potton fireplaces, Shefford fireplaces, Wrestlingworth fireplaces, Sutton fireplaces, Dunton fireplaces, Ickwell fireplaces, Broom fireplaces, Northill fireplaces, Hinxworth fireplaces, Lower Caldecote fireplaces, Southill fireplaces, Moggerhanger fireplaces, Clifton fireplaces, Sandy fireplace services and more. All these villages and towns are covered by tradesmen fitting fireplaces. Biggleswade home and business owners can get quotations by going here.

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Fireplaces Around Biggleswade: Households in Snowdrop Walk, Dene Way, Colemoreham Court, Chaucer Drive, Anne Street, Sand Lane, The Rowlands, School Lane, Sandy View, Birch Close, Auckland Road, Blunham Road, Chapel Fields, Sun Street, Teal Road, St Johns Street, Stanford Road, Saffron Road, The Butts, Brunts Lane, Sheep Walk, The Fields, Cambridge Road, Back Street, Tennyson Avenue, Bedford Road, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace restoration was also undertaken in the following Biggleswade area postcodes: SG18 0JE, SG18 0EQ, SG18 0AG, SG18 0EH, SG18 0HW, SG18 0LJ, SG18 0PN, SG18 0DT, SG18 0HE, SG18 0BX. Work was executed in these places by local installers of fireplaces. Biggleswade home and business owners were given dependable and top notch fireplace services.

Biggleswade Bedfordshire: The town of Biggleswade is situated in the county of Bedfordshire in the Eastern district of the UK. Biggleswade is around 4 miles from Sandy and 12 miles from Bedford, nearby villages and towns include Upper Caldecote, Shefford, Ickwell, Sandy, Broom, Old Warden, Moggerhanger and Clifton. Biggleswade has the telephone dial code 01767, has a population of approximately 17,000 and is in the postcode district SG18. Biggleswade is located beside the River Ivel next to the A1 road, it developed largely due to its fine transport links. To read local information on Biggleswade, Bedfordshire click here. (Tags: Biggleswade Beds, Biggleswade United Kingdom, Biggleswade England, Biggleswade Bedfordshire)

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