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Fireplace Fitter Blacon Cheshire (CH1): Re-opening a disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a wonderful way to add character and a homely feel to your Blacon property. Cold winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you relax in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even benefit from free hot water too.

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However before you begin bashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some essential considerations you must bear in mind if you are to wind up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed in domestic homes in Blacon must adhere to Part J of the Building Regs, and this applies to flue linings, fireplaces, chimney breasts and hearths. Planning permission may also be needed before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you're a competent and keen DIYer it may be quite possible to refurbish an existing blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the likelihood of encountering structural problems in most cases is unfortunately high. It might be the case that when you pull back the boarding surrounding an old fireplace to find a hidden treasure which requires little more than a good clean up and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. What is more commonplace however is a patch of old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and needs some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.

If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it is advisable to employ a certified Blacon installation team for a fireplace. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; and it's a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. Not enough oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and a build up of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause death.

To effectively overcome any problems with air flow, vents could be installed around the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also have to have air vents installed because they can often trap moist air inside them and cause damp to develop inside the chimney.

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BEFORE WORK COMMENCES

It is surprising just how much muck and soot can build up inside an old chimney and you'll not know what is there until you uncover it. It is good practice to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from an area where you're going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by soot, dust and grime that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If you're carrying out a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is undertaken. This helps to prevent any discolouration damage to any renovated work you may have already completed.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

With your fireplace open, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and give the hearth and chimney a thorough cleaning. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the initial items on the to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing so can check the structural condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether you need a new flue lining.

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Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as laid down in Part J of the Building Regulations. These are projects that require an experienced tradesman with a good understanding of the relevant regulations and sound construction skills.

If the size of the existing fireplace is greater than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel must be put in. When you have successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be necessary to renovate or upgrade the hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been sunken into the floor, but to be in accordance with latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. Ready-made solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace fitter in Blacon may be able to offer you a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to complement the style of your room.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

If you go to a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options open to you. The recommendations and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be in keeping with your specific requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that is both perfect for your flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.

You home's age, and the style that you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you decide upon the type and design of fireplace that is best for you. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop to a classic cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its charm and deflects the heat into the room.

A wood-burning stove is also a great choice if you don't have a chimney breast in your Blacon home. A chimney isn't required as a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.

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

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

Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any home in Blacon, can be easily fitted by anybody who is reasonable competent. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.

Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for your room and can utilise an assortment of solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the draughty, inefficient and smoky objects that they were in the past.

Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of styles to suit all types of property and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Gas fires can only be maintained and installed by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Blacon can be improved by the installment of a wood burner, which can be found in a variety of styles, and can even be installed as a free standing feature. A back boiler is an extra benefit and could provide hot water for personal use, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, including oil, coal, gas or wood, to create a unique focal point in your house in Blacon. Some types, such as the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire home.

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Fireplace installation is available in Blacon and also nearby in: Broughton, Capenhurst, Mollington, Backford, Newton, Upton, Saltney Ferry, Queensferry, Saltney, Guilden Sutton, Bretton, Mickle Trafford, Chester, Shotton, Saughall, Sealand, Sandycroft, and in these postcodes CH1 5BJ, CH1 5LP, CH1 5QT, CH1 5JE, CH1 5BQ, CH1 5AA, CH1 5JU, CH1 5PH, CH1 5EW, CH1 5AS. Local Blacon fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01244 and the postcode CH1. Checking this out will confirm that you are accessing local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Blacon property owners can utilise these and numerous other similar services. Simply click the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.

Improve the Efficiency of Your Open Fireplace in Blacon

With all of the current concerns about the environment, the fireplace has lost some of its glamour, but it's still a favourite feature for many in Blacon. Sitting in front of the warmth of a fireplace, brings back many cherished memories for lots of people. Having a fireplace has its benefits but there are a few drawbacks that could affect its usefulness. Because of power costs elevating so rapidly these days, your fireplace should be a good source of heat, not one of inefficiency. When you have a fire going in the fireplace, it can in fact remove warm air away from the room, making your heat source work harder. The hearth damper is supposed to stop cold air from entering your home when you don't have a fire going in the fireplace. Unfortunately, fireplace dampers are renowned for being inefficient in keeping warm air in the house and cold air out.

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What most folks in Blacon tend not to know about their fireplace is that it doesn't necessarily do what they think it is doing. Instead of warming a residence naturally, a fireplace can actually add 100s of pounds to your heating bills. You will find there's a way to take your inefficient fireplace, and turn it into a heat generating system that will more closely fit your budget. There tend to be 4 simple steps that you can take to turn your fireplace into a cost-effective heat resource. You will recognize that these guidelines will help to make your fireplace generate quality heat and your energy bill a bit smaller.

The first tip is to change your existing fireplace damper with a top sealing damper. This form of damper is located near the top of your chimney and helps to stop rain and snow from entering. The top sealing damper helps to keep the air in your home from getting away and will work effectively in cold and warm weather. This will not take much time to install and you can acquire one online. Next, you ought to have a fire-back in the rear section of your hearth. This is a cast iron plate which is created to add to the room decor, while saving the back wall from being damaged by the fire. The fire-back gets warmed up by the flames and reflects the heat back into the room, thus enhancing the fireplace's efficiency.

Another approach is to obtain a fireplace heater, which draws in air in a room and warms it up. These heating devices are closed systems, therefore no smoke is released, and they really can make a difference in the temperature of your home. Lastly, it is possible to put in glass doors which will likely be the costliest. If you do your homework, you can definitely get a good deal on glass doors and they are not that hard to install yourself. These glass doors help to stop the heat from escaping and additionally it keeps children and pets from being burnt.

Every one of these tips are easy to do, and the required products can easily be found on the internet. Try your very best to ensure your fireplace is efficient and notice your heating bills plummet.

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Also find: Sandycroft fireplaces, Mollington fireplaces, Broughton fireplaces, Bretton fireplaces, Guilden Sutton fireplaces, Backford fireplaces, Saltney fireplaces, Saltney Ferry fireplaces, Sealand fireplaces, Newton fireplaces, Saughall fireplaces, Capenhurst fireplaces, Shotton fireplaces, Chester fireplaces, Queensferry fireplaces, Upton fireplaces, Mickle Trafford fireplace services and more. Most of these villages and towns are served by tradesmen fitting fireplaces. Blacon home and business owners can get fireplace quotations by clicking here.

Fireplaces Around Blacon: Households in Maitland Way, Belvedere Drive, Cairns Crescent, The Parade, Aragon Green, Wordsworth Mews, Blacon Avenue, Canterbury Road, Saxon Way, Highfield Road, Imperial Avenue, Beaumaris Grove, Jonathans Way, Auckland Road, Darwin Road, Denbigh Grove, Venables Road, Exeter Place, Boleyn Close, Melverley Drive, Brisbane Road, Dinas Close, Virginia Drive, Ludlow Road, Fowler Road, Cadnant Close, Cotes Place, Mayfield Road, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace restoration was also undertaken in these local Blacon postcodes: CH1 5BJ, CH1 5LP, CH1 5QT, CH1 5JE, CH1 5BQ, CH1 5AA, CH1 5JU, CH1 5PH, CH1 5EW, CH1 5AS. Work was accomplished in these locations by installers of fireplaces. Blacon residents were given competent and professional fireplace services in all cases.

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