Fireplaces Bredbury

Bredbury Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Bredbury Greater Manchester (SK6): A marvelous way to add a bit of charm to any Bredbury home is by installing a new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. Cold evenings in winter can become a joy 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 enjoy free hot water as well.

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If you are to create an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your home in Bredbury, there are some crucial things to consider before any work begins. Any heat producing appliance within residential homes in Bredbury must conform to Part J of the building regs, and this applies to flue linings, chimney breasts, fireplaces and hearths. If you are in a listed building, or a property that's within a conservation, you'll need to find out from the council if you need to get planning permission for a fireplace installation.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you're an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it might be possible to refurbish a bricked-up or blocked fireplace, but the likelihood of running into structural issues in most cases is unfortunately high. When you uncover the old fireplace, you might be lucky and discover that in order to get a fire roaring once again, it needs nothing more than a good clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. It's far more likely however, that you will find a flue that is blocked and an area of old brickwork that will need structural reinforcement to ensure that it's safe.

Due to the acute health and fire risk problems that can result from a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is best to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of an experienced fireplace fitter in Bredbury. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure sufficient quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. Carbon monoxide fumes (which are poisonous can accumulate in an inadequately ventilated room where a fire that is burning inefficiently is installed.

To overcome this concern a fireplace specialist in Bredbury will evaluate the situation and fit vents around the room, or under the floor, to guarantee a sufficient airflow for the fire to combust efficiently and safely. To improve air circulation in blocked chimney flues, the fireplace installation company may need to install some flue vents to stop moist, condensed air being trapped and producing damp areas and stains.

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BEFORE WORK COMMENCES

Having a fireplace opened up can cause huge amounts of dust and soot to enter your home. So that any furniture, carpets and rugs inside an area don't get affected by the dirt and soot that is expelled during work by a fireplace installer, it's always a good idea to remove them beforehand. The opening up of a fireplace should be one of the first tasks that you do, when it's merely a part of a more substantial refurbishment project. If other refurbishment work has already been completed, this could be affected by soot and dirt.

STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

Now that you can see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and work out what can be repaired. The first thing on your checklist should be to bring in a competent Bredbury chimney sweep. Apart from cleaning and sweeping your chimney and flue, they will also consider the condition of the chimney and flu liner and inform you whether any aspect of the flue and chimney structure needs replacing.

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Construction work might be required to beef up the existing chimney and breast, and a new flue lining might also have to be fitted. All this renovation work will need to adhere to the latest Building Regulations which are there for your safety. These are projects that need to be done by a skilled craftsman with a knowledge of the relevant building regs and sound construction skills.

It is quite possible that a concrete or steel lintel will need to be installed, if the measurements of the revealed fireplace is wider than your needs. When your lintel is safely in place you may now proceed with the upgrade, renovation and installation of the fireplace's hearth. The latest Building Regulations for the UK state that the hearth must be set at least 12.5mm above floor level, although in days past it would have been sunk into a void in the floor. To accomplish this, there are ready to fit options made from stone, marble or concrete, or you might choose a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with the design of your room, which your Bredbury fireplace builder should be happy to help with.

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FIREPLACE DESIGNS

A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will illustrate the options that are available for the different fireplace styles and designs. To help you choose a fireplace that is suited to your existing chimney and flue, as well as for your decor, it's recommended that you seek the advice of the installation and sales team, which will be focused around your needs.

The age of your home, and the theme that you are trying to create for your room, will all help you to decide on the type and design of fireplace that is best for you. A cast iron wood burning stove for example, will look wonderful when positioned in an inglenook fireplace, which redirects the heat back into the room and emphasises its charm and character.

You still have possibilities for a fireplace feature by by having a wood burning or multi fuel stove installed, even if your Bredbury property hasn't got a chimney. Your fireplace specialist can take a stainless steel flue straight from the back or top of the stove and out through an external wall, therefore a chimney is not necessary.

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

A roaring fire on a winter's evening delivers an ambience and charm that simply can't be beaten, but what else is available to fit in your new fireplace in Bredbury?

Electric Fireplaces - Just about any capable person can safely and easily put in one of these electric fireplaces, and the wide selection of models make these a popular choice for property owners in Bredbury. Today's electric fires can be installed in your dwelling, even if you have a traditional fireplace, and many of them look pretty much like an authentic fire with crackling sound effects and dancing flames.

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

Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use different fuels such as briquettes, wood, smokeless coal and other combustible materials. Being a far cry from the smoky fireplaces of days gone by, a modern, expertly installed open fire can provide a warm and cosy environment in any Bredbury home.

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Wood Burning Stoves - These stoves can have modern or classic styling to complement your decoration, and they have become "the in thing" in many Bredbury homes. A version with an integrated back boiler can deliver additional heating capabilities by transferring the hot water to radiators in cold spots in your house.

Gas Fireplaces - There are a wide variety of designs to suit any house in Bredbury, and as they provide instant heat, they are more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves in general. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) tradesman.

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Fireplace installation companies are accessible in Bredbury itself, in these nearby postcodes: SK6 1EJ, SK6 1ES, SK6 1BL, SK6 2BD, SK6 1DH, SK6 2HG, SK6 1AL, SK6 1BH, SK6 2HE, SK6 2AY, and in close by places like Heaton Chapel, Compstall, Reddish, Haughton Green, Brinnington, Heaton Moor, Offerton, Lower Bredbury, Greave, Broadbottom, Chadkirk. If they have the phone code 0161 and the postcode SK6, it's most likely that they come from Bredbury or somewhere close by. Bredbury residents have access to these fireplace services anytime necessary. Clicking the "quote" form or banner will allow you to acquire the installation of fireplaces information for your area.

Chimney Sweeping

If you have a wood burning stove or an open fire in your house, it is imperative that you get your chimney swept frequently. To keep your chimney in safe working condition, it should be swept at least once per year.

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It is invariably better to call in a specialist Bredbury chimney sweep if you want to get this done properly. Calling in a chimney sweep doesn't only keep your chimney nice and clean but also highlights any issues that there may be with your chimney.

Failing to sweep your chimney in Bredbury could result in a build-up of soot, ash and creosote which can cause chimney fires. Along with the risk of a fire, you'll want to avoid any possibility of odourless carbon monoxide gas seeping back into your house, another common result of blocked or poorly maintained chimneys.

In the unlikely event that any damages or accidents occur while you're having your chimney swept, ensure your chosen Bredbury chimney sweep has public liability cover. To find a price for chimney sweeping in Bredbury CLICK HERE.

Chimney Cowl Installation Bredbury

A chimney cowl is a hood-shaped covering for your chimney that increases draft and stops back-up. It's usually crafted from galvanised iron and fits over the chimney to keep the wind from blowing smoke back down. Chimney cowls can be found in a builder's merchants or on the web. A chimney cowl will keep your stove or fireplace working effectively, whether you choose to invest in a brand new one or improve the performance of your current one.

There are several types of chimney cowls on the market. There are pot hanging cowls that can be installed without the need to remove the chimney pot. They hook up with the flue liner by means of 3 straps, which secure the cowl in position. Another form of cowl is a weathering cap, which is attached to the end of the flue system. It is bigger than the chimney pot, which makes sure that it stays in place.

You can also find chimney cowls made from everyday objects, like a steel bucket or stainless steel colander. Chicken wire can also be used to make a fairly effective cowl. Clay flower pots also make decent chimney cowls. These covers can be purchased at your local hardware store or on the internet.

Chimney cowls are an effective way to prevent birds building nests in your chimney and blocking the whole thing up. They are reasonably priced and simple to install. You should make certain that you have easy access to the area above the chimney to fit one effectively. It can also stop dirt and debris from accumulating inside the chimney. Ask your local fireplace installer in Bredbury if they can fit a suitable chimney cowl for you. READ MORE HERE

Flues

A chimney liner or flu liner is a vital part of your chimney set-up, enabling it to perform far more efficiently than it would without one, and improving the overall safety of your home. Fitted to the inside of chimneys to carry fumes to the outside, flue liners are conduits made of ceramic material, clay or metal. There's a reasonable chance that if your Bredbury property is really old, the chimney might not even be fitted with a liner, and even if it is it will almost certainly need a replacement.

While a fire is burning in your grate, some toxic fumes and gases are the result, and the flue of your chimney can be damaged and eaten away by these gases. You can either ask the chimney sweep to examine it for damage as your chimney is being swept, or alternatively you could ask your fireplace fitter to look it over. The toxic gases which are produced by a fire, could penetrate into your home if a flue is defective. There is an added threat with busted flue liners, in that they can enable intense heat to penetrate the chimney's structure, which can result in fires. (Tags: Flue Liners Bredbury, Flue Lining Bredbury, Chimney Liner Bredbury).

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It is pretty rare that you'll carry out a home refurbishment project or a garden makeover without generating a fair amount of waste that will need to be removed and disposed of. Some fireplace installations will create very little waste, whilst others could result in quite a lot - it just depends on the individual circumstances of your specific project. Depending on who you hire to do the job, some tradespeople will include waste removal in the job quote and will be happy to take it away for you.

The most popular technique that property owners in Bredbury use to get rid of such waste is to rent a skip from a nearby skip hire company. You'll need to choose the right size skip, since there are a number of different sizes on offer. Most skip hire providers in Bredbury offer skip bags, mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and even roll-on roll-off skips for different domestic and commercial projects.

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More Help and Guidance

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To see the latest on social media, check this out. Find out how to install a log burning fireplace on You Tube here. If you need to discover more information on about fireplace designs head here. Wikipedia is as good a spot as any to head if you want to learn more about fireplaces, their page discusses the history of the fireplace, the different types of fireplaces, the heating efficiency of fireplaces, the health effects of fireplaces, coal burning fireplaces and how fireplaces affect the environment. To join the world of fireplace installation head to the Buildhub Forum, topics include things like widening a fireplace, chimney design, pellet boilers and stoves, log burning stoves, stove vents and understanding building regulations.

Friends & Family

It is always really useful when you are searching for a professional contractor for your fireplace project to ask if friends and family have any recommendations. It's widely acknowledged, that word of mouth references are a good solution when it comes to choosing someone who's ideal for your requirements, and can also help in pointing a finger at contractors who aren't up to the task, or Greater Manchester companies with less than complimentary track records.

Friends and Family

Getting the advice of a friend or family member also means that you can get an insight into the punctuality and reliability of the contractor, and if anything went awry, what the contractor's attitude was like and how quickly were any problems rectified. They'll also be in a position to give you details about the quote process and how close the initial estimate was in comparison with the eventual price charged by the company.

Seeing as your friends and family are people you know and can depend on in relation to their advice, they ought to be your first point of reference. You may notice that they will be unwilling to talk about them, if they have had a poor experience in dealing with a particular contractor or fireplace fitter. And, rather than 'slagging off' a poor contractor, many people may even offer some alternative company, because in general most people will be more than willing to discuss a good contractor and less likely to discuss a lousy one.

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Fireplace Related Tasks Bredbury

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Also find: Heaton Moor fireplace installers, Reddish fireplace installers, Broadbottom fireplace installers, Lower Bredbury fireplace installers, Heaton Chapel fireplace installers, Haughton Green fireplace installers, Brinnington fireplace installers, Compstall fireplace installers, Greave fireplace installers, Chadkirk fireplace installers, Offerton fireplace installers and more. People who install fireplaces can be found in all of these locations. With the requisite experience and know-how, these seasoned tradesmen are adept at adeptly installing fireplaces in your property. Residents can experience the warmth, comfort and atmosphere that a fireplace brings to their living areas with the assistance and help of these dedicated experts. Local home and property owners can get fireplace installation quotations by simply clicking here. Why not start your fireplace installation right away?

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