Fireplace Fitter Blackrod Greater Manchester (BL6): Opening up a disused to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an effective way to add a homely feel and some character to your Blackrod home. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove more economical than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a ready source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.
Before you start prising away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to consider to ensure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of hearths, chimney breasts, fireplaces and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If your home is a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is required from the local council before any work can begin.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and enthusiastic DIYer it may be quite possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up fireplace, however the chances of experiencing structural issues in most cases is regrettably high. You may be lucky when revealing your old fireplace and discover that you need little more than a decent chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth in order to get your fire roaring. Much more likely you'll come across old brickwork that needs structural reinforcement and a stopped up flue.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there is not only a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is better to hire a competent Blackrod installation company for. Airflow must be sufficient in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is so. Deadly carbon monoxide can develop from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated space.
To get past this concern a professional fireplace installation team will evaluate the situation and install vents in the room, or under the flooring, to ensure an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to burn properly and safely. They may have to install air vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A substantial amount of soot and muck can be released from a bricked up fireplace when reopening it for renovation. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the chance of damage from dirt and soot is still possible and it is advised to remove your carpets and furniture before any fireplace restoration work commences. If you are lucky enough to be working on a full restoration project then it should be one of the first jobs to concentrate on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This will help to avoid any harm by soot and dirt to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace open, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and give the hearth and chimney a good cleaning. The very first thing on your agenda should be to call in a competent chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing so will inspect the structural condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
It may be vital to install a new flue liner to observe the Building Regulations, and work may also be required to strengthen the original chimney and chimney breast. An experienced fireplace installer in Blackrod will be needed to complete this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all building regulations.
If it is necessary to modify the width of opening of your existing fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a supporting concrete lintel should be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a lintel it is now necessary to update or renovate the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been sunken into the floor, however to be in accordance with latest regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can find made to measure solutions to fit pretty much any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a variety of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be challenging amongst the various styles that are available from an online outlet or fireplace showroom. Every fireplace may not be suitable for your flue and chimney and it's wise to accept any advice from your fireplace installers in relation to your specific situation.
Whether you opt for an open fireplace, a wood burner or a multi-fuel stove will hinge on the overall look that you are trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your home. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look gorgeous in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of effectively reflecting the heat into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
Even if you don't have an existing chimney breast in your Blackrod property, it's still feasible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A chimney is not required because the flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an exterior wall.
GAS, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fire on a cold evening, but if your circumstances do not allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Blackrod can benefit from the fitting of a wood burner, which can be found in an array of styles, and can even be installed free standing. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a multitude of styles to suit your home and are typically more efficient (thermally) than open fireplaces. Gas fires can only be installed and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various different fuels, including wood, oil, coal or gas, to generate an attractive focal point in your home in Blackrod. The AGA style is renowned as being able to provide heating for the entire home, a constant hot water supply and a hob and oven all in one unit.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit any property in Blackrod, can be easily fitted by any competent individual. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the ability to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. A skillfully installed open fire is far from the old style smoky fireplace that was boarded up by former owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any house in Blackrod.
Fireplace installation is available in Blackrod and also in nearby places like: Anderton, Rivington, Chorley, Bottom o the Moor, Cooper Turning, Adlington, Lostock, Westhoughton, Barrow Bridge, Grimeford Village, Middlebrook, Deane, Horwich, Limbrick, Haigh, Bolton, Aspull, and in these postcodes BL6 5JQ, BL6 5SS, BL6 5SG, BL6 5SE, BL6 5AR, BL6 5TZ, BL6 5DE, BL6 5AL, BL6 5BQ, BL6 5JJ. Local Blackrod fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode BL6 and the telephone dialling code 01942. Checking this can guarantee that you access local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Blackrod home and business owners will be able to utilise these and numerous other fireplace related services. Click the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
Chimney Cowls Blackrod
A chimney cowl is a hood-shaped covering for your chimney pot that adds draft and prevents backflow. It is usually made of galvanized iron and fits over the chimney pot to keep the wind from blowing smoke back down. It is an essential component for any chimney in Blackrod. It can be bought online or in a hardware store. Whether you choose to purchase a new one or make an existing one work better, a cowl will keep your fireplace or stove working efficiently.
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.
Chimney cowls are a simple way to prevent birds from nesting in your chimney in Blackrod. 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.
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Fireplace Enquiries Greater Manchester
The latest Greater Manchester fireplace job requests: Polly and Jimmy Lawson recently asked for a quotation for installing a wood burning stove in Hollingworth. Mila Mcdermott in Hale was searching for someone who can renovate a designer fireplace in her cottage. Zayne Harris in Saddleworth was looking for someone to install an outdoor fireplace in his property. Michaela Langton and Ianis Langton recently asked for a quote for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new wood burner in a semi-detached house in Winstanley. Juan and Talia Marlow recently asked for a quote for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in a bungalow in Greenfield. Florrie and Huey Addison recently enquired about installing a gas fireplace in Prestwich. Grayson Stanford and Aniya Stanford recently enquired about the installation of an open fireplace in a terraced house in Shaw and Crompton. Mr and Mrs Lees recently enquired about installing a wood burning stove in a detached house in Hollinwood, Greater Manchester.
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