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Fireplace Fitter Broadstairs Kent (CT10): Fitting a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Broadstairs home is a good way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. Nippy winter evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit back beside your new fireplace surrounded by the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even benefit from free hot water too.

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There are a few vital considerations to make before you start any work, in order to create an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your home. Any work that is performed on your chimney breast, flue lining, hearth and fireplace must follow the UK's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you own a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work can commence.

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If you're a competent and keen DIYer it might be quite possible to restore an existing bricked-up fireplace, however the probability of experiencing structural problems in most cases is high. If you're lucky when you expose a blocked up fireplace you may find a decent chimney breast, hearth and lintel that involves little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. It's much more likely that you will discover a blocked flue and old brickwork that needs structural modifications.

A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace company in Broadstairs with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. There must always be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure adequate levels of oxygen allow the fire to burn properly. If there is 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.

It may be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fireplace to get sufficient oxygen to burn safely and properly at all times. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents might have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.

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It is surprising just how much dirt and soot can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you won't know precisely what is there until you proceed to open it up. Even with coverings for your home furnishings, the risk of impairment from dirt and soot is still likely and it's advisable to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace restoration work starts. If you're fortunate enough to be carrying out a full renovation project then it ought to be one of the initial tasks to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This should help to prevent any harm by soot and dirt to any completed work.


With the fireplace now open, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and to give the chimney and hearth a thorough cleaning. Bringing in a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the first things on your checklist. They will be able to offer professional guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, as to the situation with the chimney and whether you need to exchange the existing flue lining.

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It may be essential to fit a new flue lining to observe the all important UK Building Regulations, and construction work might also be required to beef up the original chimney and chimney breast. These are tasks that should be done by a capable tradesman with a good understanding of the applicable building regs and quality construction skills.

If the size of the original fireplace is bigger than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be put in. When this has been completed the next step for your fireplace installation in Broadstairs will be to modernise the hearth. You may find your existing hearth has been sunken into a void in the floor, however to be in accordance with latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from marble, concrete or slate are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace fitter in Broadstairs may be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match the design of your room.

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If you visit a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the range of different options open to you. Not all fireplaces will be appropriate for your chimney and flue and it's wise to accept any help and advice offered by your installation team in relation to your particular situation.

Certain properties and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.

A wood-burning stove is also a good option if you don't have a chimney breast in your Broadstairs property. A pre-existing chimney isn't required as a stainless steel flue is taken directly from the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an external wall.


A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that simply can't be beaten, however what else is available to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Broadstairs?

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Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of styles to suit any kind of house in Broadstairs, and can even be free standing. A version with an integrated back boiler will deliver additional heating by connecting the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your house.

Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with various fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, briquettes and other combustive materials. An expertly fitted contemporary open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by previous owners, and its glowing elegance is a delightful addition to any property in Broadstairs.

Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burning stoves. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) technician.

Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Broadstairs homes that don't have a chimney. Even if your property has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with a variety of fuels, including gas, coal, wood or oil, to create an attractive focal point in your house in Broadstairs. The AGA range for instance is well known as being capable of providing heating for the entire home, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven for cooking all in one useful appliance.

You should have no problem uncovering fireplace installers in Broadstairs, and adjacent places like: St Lawrence, Woodchurch, Birchington, Cliftonville, Manston, Minster, Pegwell Bay, St Peters, Northdown, Cliffs End, Westwood, Monkton, Haine. Postcode areas like CT10 1PA, CT10 1FD, CT10 1LG, CT10 1AS, CT10 1NL, CT10 1HE, CT10 1DA, CT10 1AB, CT10 1EU, and CT10 1PX are also covered. If a fireplace fitter has the postcode CT10 and the telephone dialling code 01843, you can be fairly certain that they hail from the Broadstairs area.

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Also find: Northdown fireplace installers, Minster fireplace installers, Cliftonville fireplace installers, Woodchurch fireplace installers, Monkton fireplace installers, Birchington fireplace installers, Manston fireplace installers, Pegwell Bay fireplace installers, St Peters fireplace installers, St Lawrence fireplace installers, Haine fireplace installers, Westwood fireplace installers, Cliffs End fireplace installers and more. Companies who fit fireplaces can be found in pretty much all of these villages and towns. These tradespeople, with their expertise and know-how, are well-equipped to perform precise fireplace installations in your home. Dedicated professionals facilitate residents in enjoying the comfort, warmth and ambiance that come with having a fireplace in their living areas. If you're a local home or business owner looking to obtain competitive and accurate fireplace installation quotes tailored to your particular needs, simply click here.

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