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Bradford Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Bradford West Yorkshire (BD1): Fitting a new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Bradford home is a wonderful way to add character and a homely feel to any room. Adding a wood burning stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems, so long as you have a good source of fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of hot water at the same time.

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There are a few vital things you must think about before you commence any work, if you are going to create an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your property. Any work that's performed on your hearth, flue lining, chimney breast and fireplace must follow the UK's Building Regs, Part J for combustible appliances. If you own a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work begins.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

You may be capable of doing some of the work in restoring a blocked up fireplace if you've got the skills needed, however there is always a problem in finding structural and safety problems which need to be resolved by a specialist. You could be fortunate when uncovering your old fireplace and find you need nothing more than a thorough clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney in order to get your fire roaring. What is more typical however is a patch of crumbling, old brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and needs some form of structural modification before it can be used safely.

If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there is not only a fire risk to your property, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it is advisable to bring in a certified Bradford installation team for fireplaces. A major factor of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for a fire to burn efficiently and properly. If there is not enough airflow then it's quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.

To effectively get around any airflow problems, vents may need to be installed in the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. They may also have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

Having a fireplace opened up can create huge amounts of soot and muck. A fireplace installer will bring covers for your home furnishings and provide some form of protection, however it's advisable where feasible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before any work begins. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger restoration project then it should be one of the first things to be done once you've taken the room back to its bare walls and floors. This helps prevent any discolouring damage to any renovated work you might have already done.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

With your fireplace open, it's time to see what needs to be restored and give the chimney and hearth an intensive clean. The first item on your checklist will be to contact a decent chimney sweep. They will be able to offer professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the state of the structure of the chimney and whether you need to swap the existing liner.

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If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant UK Building Regulations must be followed. These are jobs that need to be done by a capable craftsman with a good understanding of the pertinent building regs and reliable construction skills.

If it is necessary to change the width of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting lintel must be installed. When this has been done the next step of your Bradford fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest regulations. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you might have to purchase a custom-built hearth, but there are a wide range of "off-the-shelf" hearths in concrete, marble or slate.

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STYLE OF FIREPLACE

A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will reveal the options that are available for the different fireplace designs and styles. The advice and recommendations from your installation team, which will be in line with your specific requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace which is both suitable for your chimney and flue, and suited to your home's decor.

Whether you go with an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be determined by the all round look that you're trying to establish, your existing decor and in some situations, the age of your house. By way of example, a wood burner looks great set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character of the stove and reflecting the heat into the room to good effect.

If your Bradford home doesn't have a chimney breast you still have options for a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. So long as you've got an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be passed, you do not need a pre-existing chimney structure to be able to benefit from that "real" fire experience.

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

Who does not enjoy the warmth and glow of an open fireplace on a dark evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what alternatives are on offer?

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Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of different styles to suit any period of house in Bradford, and can even be free standing. A back boiler is an extra benefit and could provide hot water for personal use, or for heating in other rooms via radiators.

Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more efficient than wood burning stoves or open fireplaces, there are a wide array of styles and designs to suit any Bradford home. Gas fires can only be maintained and installed by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (previously CORGI registered).

Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that you can buy. A skillfully fitted open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by earlier owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any property in Bradford.

Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any home in Bradford, can easily be fitted by anyone who's reasonable competent. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to mimic an open fire when set into into an old fashioned fireplace.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with a variety of fuels, (wood, oil, gas, coal) to generate a focal point in your property in Bradford. The AGA range for example is well known as being capable of providing heating for an entire house, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven for cooking all in one useful appliance.

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Fireplace installation is available in Bradford and also in nearby places like: Manningham, Holme Wood, Little Germany, Listerhills, Laisterdyke, West Bowling, Bankfoot, Tyersal, Undercliffe, Brown Royd, Lidget Green, Little Horton, Eccleshill, Thornbury, White Abbey, and in these postcodes BD1 2RU, BD1 2RY, BD1 1QA, BD1 1UA, BD1 1JE, BD1 2JX, BD1 1RD, BD1 1YY, BD1 1QB, BD1 1QX. Locally based Bradford fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01274 and the postcode BD1. Checking this out can make sure that you access locally based tradespeople installing fireplaces. Bradford homeowners are able to utilise these and lots of other comparable services. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get information on fireplace installation in your area.

Flue Liners

Allowing your chimney to perform a great deal more effectively, a chimney or flue lining is a vital element of the chimney set-up on your home. Fitted to the inside of chimneys to carry smoke and fumes to the outside, flue liners are ducts fabricated from clay, metal or ceramic material. Older chimneys in Bradford might not be fitted with liners at all, or will need to be re-lined based on their condition and age.

Your fireplace flue can easily be weakened by the hazardous gases which are created by the burning of a fire. Whilst it is being cleaned, get the sweep or fireplace specialist to examine your flue lining for any impairment or prospects of it malfunctioning in the foreseeable future. If it is impaired, those harmful gases may be able to seep into your home rather than being properly expelled outdoors. Excessive heat can also be permitted to penetrate the structure of the chimney, creating the potential for fires.

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Having the chimney swept is one thing that householders often put off or forget, but it is essential to get this done frequently if you have an open fire or a log burning stove in your Bradford home. To be fully safe, it's wise to sweep your chimney twice each year, especially if you're burning wood or bituminous coal.

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It's invariably best to call in a qualified Bradford chimney sweep if you want to get this done correctly. Hiring a chimney sweep not only keeps your chimney clean and tidy but also highlights any problems that there may be with your chimney.

Chimney fires can easily be the result of an accumulation of soot and creosote if you don't sweep your chimney. Carbon monoxide fumes can also flow back into your house if you allow your chimney to become badly maintained.

Make sure your chosen Bradford chimney sweep is qualified and is also covered by ample public liability insurance. For chimney sweeps prices in Bradford CLICK HERE. You should also be able to get chimney sweeping done in Manningham, Holme Wood, Little Germany, Listerhills, Laisterdyke, West Bowling, Bankfoot, Tyersal, Undercliffe, Brown Royd, Lidget Green, Little Horton, Eccleshill, Thornbury, White Abbey, and and of course in Bradford. (Tags: Chimney Sweep Bradford, Chimney Sweeping Bradford, Chimney Sweeps Bradford).

Tips To Take Care Of Your Fireplace And Lower Your Heating Expenses

With all the current concerns about the environment, the fireplace has lost some of its glamour, but it's still a favourite feature for many in Bradford. The natural warmth of a fireplace triggers very special recollections for those who've got them. Having a fireplace has its benefits but there are a handful of downsides that could affect its usefulness. As power costs rise, you'll want to make certain that your fireplace is producing heat efficiently. While having a fire alight in a fireplace keeps the people close to it warm, it actually removes warm air from the rest of the space, causing your heat source to work harder. The chimney damper is supposed to keep cold air from entering your home when you don't have a fire in the fireplace. Unfortunately, fireplace dampers can often be inefficient in keeping cold air out, and warm air in.

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What the majority of folks in Bradford usually do not realise about their fireplace is that it doesn't necessarily do what they imagine it is doing. Instead of conserving resources, and heating costs, it's generally adding 100s of pounds of energy expense. You will find there's a way to take your ineffective fireplace, and turn it into a heat producing system that will more closely fit your budget. There are 4 simple things that you could do to turn your fireplace into a cost-effective heat resource. You will appreciate that these suggestions will help to make your fireplace produce quality heat and your current heating bill smaller.

The first thing that has to be done is to replace the current damper with a new top sealing damper. This kind of damper is positioned at the top of your chimney and helps to stop rain and snow from coming in. It will keep the internal air from getting out, and the outside air from entering, and functions in hot weather or cold. It is not that tricky to fit and can be easily bought online. An additional thing you're able to do would be to position a fire-back at the rear of your fireplace. A fire-back is made of cast iron and it really is meant to shield the back wall from fire damage, whilst making your fireplace look classy. The fire-back gets warmed up by the fire and reflects the heat back into the room, thus enhancing the efficiency of the fireplace.

Another means to cut down on fuel bills is to use a fireplace heater, which heats the room by pulling the air into a heat chamber and blowing the air back into the room. These devices don't release any smoke and should be extremely efficient in keeping your home warm and toasty. And finally, putting in glass doors, although a bit on the expensive side, can be effective in making your open fire economical to run. Searching around, you will be able to locate a great deal, and with an instruction manual, you could possibly put them in on your own. These doors help to prevent the heat from leaking out and also it keeps pets and youngsters from being burnt.

The advice we've just given is not that tricky to put into action, and most of the required products can be purchased online. Retain your fireplace and decrease heating bills by increasing it's efficiency.

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Whenever you're doing any kind of home improvements or renovations in Bradford, there is likely to be a lot of waste created. Varying amounts of waste will be created by fireplace installations, subject to your individual circumstances. If the removal of waste isn't included in the quote, you will need to organise this yourself, as some tradespeople do not have the facility to do this.

Whether you're left with doing this job yourself, or the tradesperson is dealing with it, a skip will usually be required. Coming in an array of sizes, skips can be booked to accommodate the quantity of waste that you are likely to generate. Generally mini-skips accommodate around 2 cubic yds of rubbish, midi-skips will accommodate around 4 cubic yds of rubbish, builders skips will accommodate around 6 cubic yds of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips will accommodate around 20 cubic yds of rubbish. Skip bags typically accommodate 1-1.5 cubic yds of rubbish.

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Also find: Laisterdyke fireplace installers, White Abbey fireplace installers, Manningham fireplace installers, Little Horton fireplace installers, Brown Royd fireplace installers, Undercliffe fireplace installers, Little Germany fireplace installers, Listerhills fireplace installers, Eccleshill fireplace installers, Thornbury fireplace installers, Holme Wood fireplace installers, Bankfoot fireplace installers, Tyersal fireplace installers, West Bowling fireplace installers, Lidget Green fireplace services and more. All of these towns and villages are serviced by tradesmen installing fireplaces. Bradford property owners can get quotes by going here.

Fireplaces Around Bradford: Over the past twelve months fireplaces were professionally installed in these Bradford streets: Saxon Court, Ashdown Close, Denbrook Crescent, Carr Bottom Road, Appleton Court, Ascot Parade, Dene Mount, Caldene Avenue, Baslow Grove, Birkby Street, Sherwood Place, Dene Hill, Chislehurst Place, Ashbourne Gardens, Tannery Court, Tetley Street, Baring Avenue, Clement Street, Clayton Lane, Todwell Lane, Derwent Place, Beresford Road, Airedale College Terrace, Tranter Grove, Salisbury Road, Dracup Road, Thackley View, Tamar Street, Addi Street, and in these West Yorkshire postcodes: BD1 2RU, BD1 2RY, BD1 1QA, BD1 1UA, BD1 1JE, BD1 2JX, BD1 1RD, BD1 1YY, BD1 1QB, BD1 1QX. These areas recently saw activity by local installers of fireplaces. Bradford home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of reliable and top notch fireplace services.

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