Fireplaces Braintree

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Fireplace Fitter Braintree Essex (CM7): A good way to add character to any Braintree property is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those cold winters' evenings can even prove to be cheaper than certain central heating systems, providing that you have a regular source of wood. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.

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Before you go bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you will need to do to make sure you can safely install your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance within residential homes in Braintree must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this covers fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

A simple restoration of a pre-existing fireplace can be achieved by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, but if any construction work is needed there is a chance of running into structural problems which will need to be addressed professionally. If you are fortunate when you expose a boarded fireplace you may find a decent chimney breast, hearth and lintel that needs nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. It's much more likely that you will come across crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a stopped up flue.

Using a certified fireplace fitter in Braintree is generally advised, since a fireplace that's incorrectly installed can can cause a fire risk and respiratory health issues. There always has to be airflow into a room or space where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate levels of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Deadly carbon monoxide can soon accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated space.

To successfully get over any airflow issues, vents might be fitted around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also have to have air vents fitted because they can often trap moist air causing damp to build up inside the chimney.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

Having a fireplace opened up can create large amounts of grime and soot. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the chance of damage from soot and dust is still possible and it's advisable to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace restoration work commences. If you're fortunate enough to be working on a complete renovation project then it ought to be one of the first tasks to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any soot from the chimney causing discolouring damage to other parts of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.

STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

Once you've revealed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean any hearth that can be re-used. You now ought to contact your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and look at the old chimney and fireplace. They'll not only ensure your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can additionally assess the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer guidance about whether you need to replace any section of the chimney and flu, such as the flue liner.

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Following a chimney sweep's examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue lining as set out in Part J of the Building Regulations. This kind of work should be accomplished by a skilled tradesman with experience of the building regulations and decent construction practices.

In older buildings you might discover the existing fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When your lintel is in place and secure you may now proceed with the upgrade, installation and repair of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it to comply with the latest building regulations. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to purchase a tailor-made hearth, however there are also a wide range of ready-made hearths in concrete, marble or slate.

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DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE

A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will reveal the alternatives available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. It's possible that owing to your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs might not be appropriate, therefore it's a good idea to follow the the advice and recommendations of your fireplace company with respect to this.

You home's age, and the theme that you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you decide upon the design and type of fireplace that is best for you. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look spectacular in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of deflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.

Even if you haven't got a chimney breast in your Braintree home, it is still entirely possible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. As long as you have an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be routed, you don't need to have an existing chimney structure to experience a real fire.

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

The feel and ambience of a log fire can't be surpassed, but what alternatives are available if this kind of fireplace isn't possible within your Braintree home?

Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can utilise a variety of solid fuels. A professionally installed modern open fire is a far cry from the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by past owners, and its glowing elegance is a delightful addition to any home in Braintree.

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Wood Burning Stoves - A wide range of different styles to suit any period of property in Braintree, and can even be a freestanding feature. A model with an integrated back boiler can supply additional heating capabilities by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your home.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using wood, oil, coal and gas to deliver a multi-purpose stove for any home in Braintree. Some styles, such as the AGA range, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire house.

Gas Fireplaces - Available in a multitude of designs to suit your home and are generally more efficient than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe certified technician must maintain and fit any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).

Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a wide choice of designs make electric fires a popular choice for Braintree properties that don't have a chimney breast. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish one from the genuine thing.

Fireplace installers are available in Braintree itself, in these nearby postcodes: CM7 1DT, CM6 9BX, CM7 0EU, CM7 1AJ, CM7 0AW, CM7 0EY, CM7 1DL, CM7 1AW, CM7 0SF, and CM7 1AD, as well as in surrounding places like Great Leighs, Black Notley, Gosfield, Bocking, Silver End, Rayne, Panfield, Finchingfield, Cressing, Stisted. If they've got the telephone dialling code 01376 and the postcode CM7, it's probable that they work in Braintree or somewhere nearby. Braintree property owners are spoiled for choice when searching for fireplace fitters. If you just click on the "quote" form or banner, you'll get details on the installation of fireplaces in your region.

Chimney Repair

Fireplaces and heating systems rely on effective chimney repair to maintain safety and efficiency. With the passage of time, chimneys can suffer from wear and tear, leading to problems such as leaks, blockages or cracks. Prompt repairs are a necessity to avert potential threats like fire and exposure to carbon monoxide. These problems can be resolved by chimney repair professionals in Braintree, ensuring the chimney functions optimally and adheres to the appropriate safety standards. The chimney's lifespan is prolonged, and the requirement for expensive future repairs is lessened, offering home and property owners peace of mind and a dependable heating source through regular inspections and repairs. (39607 - Chimney Repairs Braintree)

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Information and Advice

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A forum is an excellent place to learn useful information on fireplace installation, so why not visit the popular Buildhub Forum, threads include things like stove vents, widening a fireplace, wood burning stoves, chimney designs, pellet boilers and stoves and understanding building regulations. Learn how to install a log burning fireplace on You Tube here. To see what's happening regarding fireplaces on social websites, check this out. To find out more regarding the different types of fireplace, electric fireplaces, the heating efficiency of fireplaces, the health effects of fireplaces, how fireplaces affect the environment and the history of the fireplace, pay a visit to Wikipedia. If you're interested in reading up on ideas for fireplaces click here.

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Also find: Stisted fireplace installers, Black Notley fireplace installers, Gosfield fireplace installers, Panfield fireplace installers, Cressing fireplace installers, Rayne fireplace installers, Silver End fireplace installers, Finchingfield fireplace installers, Great Leighs fireplace installers, Bocking fireplace installers and more. There are companies who install fireplaces in the majority of these localities. These versatile tradespeople have the experience and knowledge necessary to adeptly install fireplaces in your property. These dedicated experts can assist residents in experiencing the comfort, atmosphere and warmth that a fireplace brings to their homes. Local property owners can get fireplace installation price quotes by going here. Would your property benefit from the installation of a fireplace? Get a quote today!

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(This fireplaces Braintree article was written on 20-06-2024)