Fireplace Fitter Bristol UK (BS1): Installing a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Bristol home is a splendid way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any room. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those cold winters' evenings can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a regular source of wood. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of hot water at the same time.
Before you begin prising away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you will need to think about to make sure you can safely install your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed within domestic homes in Bristol must comply with Part J of the UK's buildings regs, and this covers hearths, fireplaces, flue linings and chimney breasts. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it might be possible to refurbish a blocked up fireplace, however the chance of running into structural issues in most cases is high. It may be that in order to get a fire burning in your fireplace once more you will need nothing more than a quick clean of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. It is much more likely that you'll come across crumbling brickwork that needs structural modifications and a blocked flue.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there is not just a fire risk to your property, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is advisable to employ a specialist Bristol installation company for fireplaces. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; and it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is so. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be deadly.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to get adequate oxygen to burn safely and properly at all times. They might also have to fit vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause huge amounts of dust and soot to enter your house. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the chance of impairment from soot and muck is still likely and it's advisable to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace restoration work commences. If you're conducting a full restoration of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. By opening a fireplace first you'll stop any soot from the chimney causing discolouration damage to other parts of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you are able to see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and identify what can be repaired. The very first item on your agenda will be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They'll not only ensure your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can additionally take a look at the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer guidance about whether you need to replace any area of the chimney and flue.
After a chimney sweep examination it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as set out in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This work needs to be accomplished by a skilled tradesman who is acquainted with the relevant building regulations and good construction practices.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are greater than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When this is complete the next phase for your Bristol fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. In past times the hearth was set into the floor, however the latest building regs require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a custom-built hearth, but there are a wide range of ready to fit hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have lots of choice with the wide range of different options open to you. The advice and recommendations from your sales and installation team, which will be in accordance with your specific requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace which is both perfect for your flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.
Whether you go for a wood burner, a multi-fuel stove or an open fireplace will hinge on the all round style that you are trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps even, your home's age. For example, a wood burning stove looks amazing set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.
A wood-burning stove is also a splendid option if your Bristol property does not have a chimney breast. So long as you have an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be passed, you don't need to have a pre-existing chimney structure to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply cannot be matched, but what are the other available options to install in your new fireplace in Bristol?
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of different styles to suit any kind of house in Bristol, and can even be freestanding. A back boiler is an added benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or for heating in other rooms via radiators.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, (oil, coal, wood, gas) to generate an attractive focal point in your house in Bristol. The AGA style is well known as being capable of providing heating for an entire home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob all in one unit.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared to open fires, there are a wide range of designs to suit any period of property. Gas fires must only be installed and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (previously CORGI registered).
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for a room and can use an assortment of solid fuels. A skillfully fitted open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was blocked up by earlier owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any home in Bristol.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any home in Bristol, can be easily fitted by anyone who's reasonable competent. Even if your house has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Fireplace installations are available in Bristol and also nearby in: Totterdown, St Andrews, Patchway, Redcliffe, Broadmead, Clifton, Temple Meads, Hotwells, Bedminster, Downend, Kingswood, St Philips, Keynsham, College Green, Lawrence Hill, Cotham, Barton Hill, and in these postcodes BS1 1NR, BS1 1HT, BS1 2NP, BS1 2AX, BS1 3HB, BS1 2AF, BS1 1DD, BS1 2HL, BS1 2AD, BS1 2DJ. Locally based Bristol fireplace specialists will likely have the telephone dialling code 0117 and the postcode BS1. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
UK Fireplace Enquiries
Current UK fireplace installation customer enquiries: Hasnain and Viktoria Hagan recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a multifuel stove in Kilmarnock, UK. Raja and Adeline Crowe recently requested a quotation for fitting a wood burning stove in a detached house in Durham, UK. Lia Fallows and Jax Fallows recently enquired about the installation of a wood burning stove in a detached house in Brighton, UK. Dulcie and Cian Bland recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in a bungalow in Morpeth, UK. Mr and Mrs Frazer recently requested an estimate for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in Ipswich, UK. Dawud and Soraya Kirk recently requested an estimate for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new gas fireplace in a semi-detached house in Salisbury. Huw and Abbie Robins recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in a semi-detached house in Chichester. Tabitha Henry and Alec Henry recently enquired about fitting an open fireplace in a semi-detached house in Llandrindod Wells, UK.
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Doing a Search Online
In these days of high-tech gadgets, the first reaction when looking for services or tradesmen in Bristol is to grab a mobile and do a quick search online. Instant and useful results are the main advantage of using Yahoo, Ask, Bing or Google, which exist for this particular intention. At times the first page results displayed are not actually what you were anticipating when using these kinds of search engines. When trying to locate fireplace installers in Bristol most folks will key in "fireplace installation in Bristol", "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation Bristol" or "Bristol fireplace installation", and review the listing results.
Internet directories such as Yell, Hotfrog, Yelp or Three Best Rated, or listings from large lead creation websites like Rated People, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, Quotatis, Bidvine or My Builder will more than likely feature highly on the page one results, as will strictly "pay per click" advertisements. For those fireplace installers in Bristol who have got a website, the chances are they'll be abandoned on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the results, and you will need to look past the first page alone.
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Households in Sherbourne Street, Deering Close, Beaufort Heights, Dominion Road, Denbigh Street, Samuel Street, Albion Close, Canowie Road, Shortwood View, Sandbach Road, Albermarle Row, Shortwood Walk, Shaldon Road, Seville Road, Denston Drive, The Keep, Downsway, Tapsters, Chantry Lane, Tabernacle Road, Celestine Road, Catchpot Lane, Doone Road, Daubeny Close, Beech Court, Baglyn Avenue, Argyle Drive, Caine Road, Battle Lane, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also completed in these Bristol area postcodes: BS1 1NR, BS1 1HT, BS1 2NP, BS1 2AX, BS1 3HB, BS1 2AF, BS1 1DD, BS1 2HL, BS1 2AD, BS1 2DJ.
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