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Fireplace Fitter Buckingham Buckinghamshire (MK18): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to install a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and some character to any Buckingham home. Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove to be cheaper than some central heating systems, so long as you've got a ready source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of hot water at the same time.

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However before you begin knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some essential things to consider if you are to end up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that is undertaken on your hearth, fireplace, chimney breast and flue lining must adhere to the UK's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you live in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with local authorities if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your home.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

You might be able to do some of the work in remodeling a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the ability needed, however there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems that need to be resolved by a specialist. It may be that in order to get a fire burning once more you need little more than a good clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What is more typical however is a swathe of crumbling, old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and also requires some form of structural modification before it can be used safely.

An improperly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Buckingham with the knowledge and experience to do the work effectively. A major factor of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for a fire to burn properly and efficiently. A deficiency of oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and carbon monoxide fumes could build up, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.

To get past this issue a fireplace specialist in Buckingham will assess the circumstances and install vents in the room, or underneath the floors, to ensure a satisfactory air flow for the fire to combust properly and safely. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and causing damp spots and staining, vents may need to be installed by the fireplace installation team to increase the airflow.

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BEFORE WORK COMMENCES

A large amount of soot and other dirt can be discharged from an old fireplace upon opening it up for renovation. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the likelihood of damage from soot and dirt is still likely and it is advised to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning starts. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full renovation project then it should be one of the very first jobs to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will avoid any soot from the chimney causing damage to other stages of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plasterwork.

STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

Once you have opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clean any hearth that remains in place. The very first thing on your to-do list should be to call in a proper chimney sweep. They'll be willing to offer you expert advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the condition of the chimney structure and whether you need to replace the existing flue liner.

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It might be essential to fit a new flue lining to observe the UK Building Regulations, and construction work might also be required to beef up the original chimney and chimney breast. This type of work should be tackled by a competent tradesperson with experience of the appropriate building regulations and decent working practices.

If the dimensions of the original fireplace are bigger than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. When your new lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the upgrade, installation and repair of the fireplace hearth. In the old days the hearth was generally sunken into a hole in the floor, however the latest building regulations demand that it is raised above floor level. There are bespoke options to fit any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a variety of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.

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DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will show the alternatives that are available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. The advice and recommendations from your sales and installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that's both suited to your chimney and flue, as well as for your decor.

Certain properties and rooms will be more suited to open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its charm and reflects the heat into the room.

If your Buckingham property hasn't got a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace by installing a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This type of fireplace can be installed with its own flue that's routed through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.

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

A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be matched, but what other options are available to put into in your new fireplace in Buckingham?

Gas Fireplaces - There are many styles to suit all types of property and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to open fireplaces. Gas fires can only be fitted and maintained by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

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Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any kind of home in Buckingham, and can even be freestanding. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as smokeless coal, oil, gas or wood, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Buckingham. The AGA range for instance is well known as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and a cooker all in one useful appliance.

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are styles and designs that are appropriate for virtually any room and type of home in Buckingham. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a real fire with dancing flames.

Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with various fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other combustive materials. An open fire is lovely to see and contemporary fireplaces are no more the smoky, draughty and inefficient objects that they used to be.

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Fireplace installations are available in Buckingham and also nearby in: Lillingstone Dayrell, Akeley, Deanshanger, Bletchley, Beachampton, Adstock, Old Stratford, Gawcott, Stowe, Bourton, Radclive, Maids Moreton, Steeple Claydon, Padbury, Wicken, and in these postcodes MK18 1EJ, MK18 1AQ, MK18 1JH, MK18 1ED, MK18 1BN, MK18 1JS, MK18 1LH, MK18 1LL, MK18 1EU, MK18 1FA. Locally based Buckingham fireplace specialists will likely have the dialling code 01280 and the postcode MK18. Checking this can confirm you are accessing locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Buckingham householders can utilise these and countless other related services.

The Best Way To Preserve Your Open Fireplace And Lower Your Heating Bills

The classic open fireplace seems to have lost a certain amount of of its glamour as a result of worries about the environment but it's still loved by many in Buckingham. Sitting in front of the heat of a fireplace, brings back many cherished memories for a lot of folks. Having a fireplace has its perks but there are a couple of issues that could affect its usefulness. Because of power costs elevating so quickly these days, your fireplace should be a source of heat, not one of inefficiency. When a fire is burning, it may possibly provide warmth for people standing close to it, but it can in fact pull warm air out of the room, making your heat source work even more. The hearth damper is expected to prevent cold air from coming in to your home when you don't have a fire in the fireplace. Unfortunately, fireplace dampers are renowned for being inefficient in keeping warm air in the dwelling and cold air out.

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Many house owners that possess a fireplace in their property in Buckingham don't understand how the fireplace can cause their energy bills to skyrocket. Rather than keeping the cost of heating down, it may actually do the exact opposite if one is not careful. But it is not all bad news seeing that there are techniques for making your fireplace very cost-efficient. Pretty much all you need to do is basically four fundamental things enhance the performance of your fireplace. Each of these is going to make your fireplace very cost effective and very efficient.

The first tip is to replace your existing fireplace damper with a top sealing damper. A top sealing damper is fitted at the top of your chimney which also doubles as a storm door. The top sealing damper will keep the air in your home from leaking out and works effectively in cold and hot weather. This is not going to take a lot of time to install and you can order one online. Another thing you can do is fit a fire-back in the back of your fireplace. It's produced from cast iron and it is used to help the appearance of your fireplace while protecting the back wall from heat damage. The fire-back absorbs the heat from a fire, and sends it back towards the room, enhancing the efficiency of the fireplace.

Another cost saver is a fireplace heater, which heats the space by drawing the air into a heat chamber and returning the air back into the room. These heaters do not release any smoke and can be extremely successful in keeping your home warm and cosy. The last thing that can be done is to fit glass doors, which could be the most expensive option. If you do a bit of research, you can find glass doors at a decent price and fit them on your own. These doors help to stop the heat from leaking out and also it keeps children and pets from getting burned.

The guidance we've just given is not difficult to implement, and all of the required products can be readily purchased online, or from your local stockist. Keep your fireplace and decrease heating costs by increasing it's efficiency.

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If your property in Buckingham has an open fire or a wood burner, it is imperative that you get the chimney swept on a regular basis. It is typically advised that at least once per year your chimney should be cleaned and swept.

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So as to get the work done correctly and without any mess, the preferred course of action is to contact a qualified Buckingham chimney sweep, who will be glad to help you. This not only means that you chimney is kept nice and clean, the chimney sweep will be able to spot any safety issues with you chimney.

Regular sweeping helps prevent a build-up of ash, soot and wood tar, a common cause of chimney fires. Along with the risk of fires, you'll want to avoid any possibility of deadly carbon monoxide gas flowing back into your property, another common result of blocked chimneys.

Make sure your chosen Buckingham chimney sweep is experienced and is also covered by adequate public liability insurance. CLICK HERE to get a chimney sweeps quote in Buckingham.

Flues

A flue liner is an essential part of your chimney system, allowing it to perform more efficiently than it otherwise would, and improving the overall safety of your property. Fitted to the inside of chimneys to transport toxic fumes to the outside, flue liners are conduits made from ceramic material, clay or metal. A chimney on an older building in Buckingham may not have a flue lining at all, or will need to be relined subject to it's condition and age.

Your fireplace flue can easily be compromised by the dangerous gases that are generated by burning a fire. While it's being cleaned, get the chimney sweep or fireplace specialist to examine your flue for any impairment or prospects of it deteriorating in the near future. You need to prevent those hazardous gases from seeping into your living area, which is exactly what can occur when a flue is impaired. There's an additional hazard with defective flues, in that they can enable extreme heat to pass into the structure of the chimney, which may result in fires.

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Recent Buckinghamshire fireplace customer projects: Ivor and Inayah Muir recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in a terraced house in Wolverton, Buckinghamshire. Amber-Rose and Hugo Palmer recently asked for a price quote for fitting an electric fire in Little Kingshill. Niall Harrington and Winnie Harrington recently requested a quote for the installation of a multifuel stove in Halton. Niall Oliver and Lilly-Mae Oliver recently enquired about installing a wood burning stove in Denham. Mr and Mrs Purvis recently enquired about the installation of an open fireplace in a bungalow in Loughton. Ayla and Ivor Close recently requested a quotation for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new wood burning stove in Little Kingshill, Buckinghamshire. Aurora Sisson and Sydney Sisson recently enquired about re-opening and repairing an old brick fireplace in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. Ian and Arla Farmer recently requested a quote for the installation of a gas fire in a cottage in Prestwood, Buckinghamshire.

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Also find: Lillingstone Dayrell fireplaces, Deanshanger fireplaces, Gawcott fireplaces, Adstock fireplaces, Wicken fireplaces, Maids Moreton fireplaces, Beachampton fireplaces, Steeple Claydon fireplaces, Bourton fireplaces, Stowe fireplaces, Radclive fireplaces, Bletchley fireplaces, Padbury fireplaces, Akeley fireplaces, Old Stratford fireplace services and more. Most of these places are catered for by tradesmen fitting fireplaces. Buckingham property owners can get estimates by going here.

Fireplaces Around Buckingham: Fireplace Installation has recently been required in these Buckingham roads and areas - Bath Lane, Moreton Drive, Sycamore Close, Lenborough Close, Treefields, Willow Drive, Ronaldsay, Whitehead Way, Nortons Place, Lark Close, Candleford Court, The Holt, Fox Way, Catchpin Street, Highlands Road, Balwen, Bodenham Close, Watchcroft Drive, Portfield Close, Middlefield Close, Woodlands Crescent, High Street, Cornwall Place, Eider Close, Moreton Drive, Highland Mews, Tingewick Road, Tingewick Road Industrial Park, Nelson Street, Hare Close, as well as these local Buckingham postcodes: MK18 1EJ, MK18 1AQ, MK18 1JH, MK18 1ED, MK18 1BN, MK18 1JS, MK18 1LH, MK18 1LL, MK18 1EU, MK18 1FA. Work was done in these areas by installers of fireplaces. Buckingham residents enjoyed the benefits of professional and competent fireplace services on each occasion.

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