Fireplace Fitter Bourne Lincolnshire (PE10): Opening up a disused fireplace to install an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a good way to add charm and a homely feel to any Bourne home. Nippy winter evenings can become a joy as you sit beside your new fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy cheap hot water too.
Before you start bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to consider to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance installed in domestic homes in Bourne must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this covers hearths, flue linings, fireplaces and chimney breasts. If your home is a listed building you'll also need to find out if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work is started.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple remodeling of a pre-existing fireplace can be achieved by a competent DIYer, however if any building work is required there is a possibility of encountering structural problems which will need to be dealt with professionally. If you're lucky when you open up a boarded fireplace you may find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that requires nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. What's more common however is a jumble of crumbling brickwork that hides a blocked flue, and also requires some form of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there is not only a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is best to hire a certified Bourne installation company for a fireplace. There always has to be airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure adequate amounts of oxygen enable the fire to burn effectively. If there's not enough airflow then it is quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
To overcome this issue a fireplace specialist in Bourne will consider the situation and install vents around the room, or beneath the floors, to ensure a satisfactory airflow for the fire to combust effectively and safely. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents installed since they can sometimes trap moist air within them causing damp to develop inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause large amounts of soot and grime to enter your room. It is sensible to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from an area where you're going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by dust, soot and muck that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be worked on once you've brought the room back to bare floors and walls. This should help to avoid any staining damage by dirt and chimney soot to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what can be restored and to give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive clean. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the initial items on the checklist. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and while doing this can inspect the structural condition of the chimney and offer you advice on whether a new flue liner is necessary.
It might be essential to put in a new flue lining to observe the current UK Building Regulations, and construction work might also be needed to beef up the existing chimney and breast. These are jobs that need to be done by a capable tradesman with a good understanding of the applicable building regs and sound construction skills.
If you need to adjust the size of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. When your concrete lintel is safely in position you can now press on with the upgrade, renovation and installation of the fireplace hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been sunken into a floor void, however to be in accordance with latest regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. There are custom-made solutions to fit pretty much any style and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of common size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the range of different options available to you. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your chimney and flue therefore it's wise to accept any guidance and advice from your sales and installation team with regards to your specific circumstances.
Certain rooms and properties will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. If you have an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look gorgeous set within it, and has the added benefit of effectively deflecting heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
If your Bourne home doesn't have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. Provided that you have an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be channeled, you do not need a chimney in place to experience a real fire.
GAS, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of an open fireplace can't be surpassed, but what alternatives are available if this kind of fireplace is not possible in your Bourne home?
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for a room and can use a range of solid fuels. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, smoky and draughty objects that they were in the past.
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become "the in thing" in a lot of properties in Bourne, and can have classic or modern design to complement your home's decor. If coupled with a back boiler these can provide steaming hot water to heat radiators or for use in your home.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, including coal, gas, wood or oil, to create a focal point in your property in Bourne. The AGA range for instance 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 - Basic installation and a diverse choice of styles make electric fires a popular choice for Bourne properties that don't have a chimney breast. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when inset into a conventional fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in an array of designs to suit your home and are usually more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces must only be maintained and fitted by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Fireplace installation is available in Bourne and also in nearby places like: Little Bytham, Hanthorpe, Dyke, Eastgate, Haconby, Langtoft, Carlby, Baston, Rippingale, Swinstead, Edenham, Pode Hole, West Pinchbeck, Thurlby, Deeping St Nicholas, Morton, Kirkby Underwood, and in these postcodes PE10 0XY, PE10 9BA, PE10 0YX, PE10 0YH, PE10 0FJ, PE10 0DF, PE10 0BP, PE10 0GJ, PE10 0DL, PE10 0AT. Locally based Bourne fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01778 and the postcode PE10. Checking this can guarantee you are accessing local tradespeople installing fireplaces. Bourne householders can benefit from these and numerous other related services. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your area.
A vital addition to your chimney set-up, a flue liner or chimney liner improves the safety of your chimney whilst allowing it to perform more efficiently than it would if it didn't have one. Flue liners are conduits made from clay, metal or ceramic material that are fitted to the inside of chimneys to transport fumes outside. Chimneys on older structures in Bourne might not have flue liners at all, or will need to be re-lined based on their age and condition.
Your chimney flue can, over time, be weakened by the dangerous fumes and gases that are generated by the burning of a fire. Your flue should be frequently checked for potential issues and damage each time it is being cleaned. Instead of expelling those toxic gases outside, a busted flue lining can enable them to leak into your home. There's also the risk of fires in the home because a compromised flue liner can allow intense heat to penetrate the chimney's structure.
Fireplace Enquiries Lincolnshire
Recent Lincolnshire fireplace installation customer enquiries: Laura Dibble and Rufus Dibble recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in Swineshead. Amaya and Ayden Neale recently enquired about fitting an open fireplace in Lea. Mr and Mrs Baker recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and repairing an old, boarded up fireplace in a bungalow in Surfleet. Bradley Gale from Scotter was looking for somebody who can install an elm fireplace in his house. Emilee Winstanley from North Somercotes was searching for someone who can renovate a Regency style fireplace in her house. Mr and Mrs Southgate recently enquired about the possibility of fitting an electric fireplace in Spalding, Lincolnshire. Mr and Mrs Richardson recently requested a quote for fitting a wood burning stove in Stallingborough, Lincolnshire. Johnny Robson and Aleena Robson recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in a bungalow in Dunston.
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Around Lincolnshire you will likewise find: Mablethorpe fireplace installers, Market Rasen fireplace installers, Baston fireplace installations, Ulceby fireplace installation, Skellingthorpe fireplace installations, Caistor fireplace installation, Dunholme fireplaces, Woodhall Spa fireplaces, Scawby fireplace fitters, Hogsthorpe fireplace installers, Skellingthorpe fireplace installers, Tetney fireplace installers, Wainfleet All Saints fireplace installation, Manby fireplace installations, Skegness fireplace installation, Claypole fireplace installation, Winterton fireplace installation, Heighington fireplaces, Wrangle fireplace installers, Waddington fireplace installations, Bracebridge Heath fireplace installers, Colsterworth fireplace installers, Gosberton fireplace installation, Bicker fireplace installations, Haxey fireplace fitters, Skegness fireplaces, Bardney fireplaces, Friskney fireplace installations, Coningsby fireplace installation, Hogsthorpe fireplace installation. In every part of Lincolnshire it should be possible to track down fireplace installers who will offer quality services for your fireplace requirements. If you cannot identify the rightin Bourne itself then you will surely be able to find a decent one someplace nearby.
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Bourne Skip Hire Services
When you are carrying out any sort of renovation work on your house or garden in Bourne, there's almost certain to be a certain amount of waste created which will need to be taken away. Your specific fireplace installations may create hardly any waste, and then again it could produce a lot. If the tradesman you use doesn't deal with waste removal, and it hasn't been included on your quotation, this is something that you are going to have to deal with.
The easiest way to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. Skips come in an array of different sizes, so you should be able to get one that's suitable for you. Almost all skip hire companies in Bourne will supply you with skip bags, mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and even roll-on roll-off skips for different residential and commercial applications.
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Fireplaces Around Bourne: Some Bourne roads and areas where fireplace installation work has recently been done - Linden Rise, Arnhem Way, Gilpin Close, Periwinkle Way, South Street, Bishops Close, Falcon Way, Birchnell Gardens, Thurstan Close, Orchard Close, Rowan Way, Rangoon Way, North Road, Pegasus Grove, Brock Crescent, Merlin Close, North Drove, Kohima Close, Manning Road, Harvey Close, Hereward Street, Stephenson Way, Burghley Court, Southfields, The Spindles, Redmile Close, Hazelwood Drive, Edinburgh Crescent, as well as the following Bourne area postcodes: PE10 0XY, PE10 9BA, PE10 0YX, PE10 0YH, PE10 0FJ, PE10 0DF, PE10 0BP, PE10 0GJ, PE10 0DL, PE10 0AT. These areas recently saw activity by installers of fireplaces. Bourne business and home owners were given trusted and dependable fireplace services on every occasion.
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Fireplace installation in PE10 area, phone code 01778.