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Fireplace Fitter Burgess Hill West Sussex (RH15): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a splendid way to add a bit of character and a homely feel to your Burgess Hill home. If you choose to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove on those cold winter evenings, you will also be supplied with plenty of hot water.

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Before you go bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to do to make sure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any work which is undertaken on your chimney breast, fireplace, hearth and flue lining must conform to the UK's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your home is listed or in a conservation area.

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If you're a competent and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer it might be quite possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up or blocked fireplace, however the chances of experiencing structural issues in most cases is unfortunately high. If you are fortunate when you expose a blocked up fireplace you may find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that needs nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What you'll likely discover is an area of crumbling, old bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.

It's normally better to draw on the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace installer in Burgess Hill, because of the severe health and fire risks that can result from a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace. According to Part J of the Building Regulations, a room with a fireplace must have ample oxygen and airflow for the fire to burn efficiently. Carbon monoxide fumes (which are dangerous can build-up in an inadequately ventilated space where a fire that is burning inefficiently is installed.

To get past this concern a fireplace specialist in Burgess Hill will analyse the situation and fit vents around the room, or under the floor, to ensure an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to combust safely and efficiently. They may also have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.

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A huge amount of soot and other grime can be discharged from a blocked up fireplace upon reopening it for restoration. It is good practice to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from a room where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by dirt, soot and dust that will be stirred up during the fireplace installation work. If you're carrying out a full renovation of a room or house, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This should help to prevent any harm by soot and dirt to any completed work.


Once you have opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clear out any hearth that remains in place. Bringing in a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first items on your agenda. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing so will inspect the condition of the chimney and provide you with advice on whether you need a new flue liner.

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It could be necessary to fit a new flue lining to conform to the current Building Regulations, and construction might also be required to beef up the existing chimney and chimney breast. This kind of work needs to be completed by a competent tradesman who is familiar with the current building regulations and decent construction practices.

If the dimensions of the original fireplace are greater than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel must be put in. When your concrete lintel is safely in place you can now proceed with the installation, updating and repair of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you'll have to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. Off-the-shelf solutions from marble, concrete or slate are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace builder in Burgess Hill might be able to offer you a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement the style of your room.

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Choosing your perfect fireplace can be difficult amongst the many sizes, shapes and styles available from an online outlet or fireplace showroom. Not all fireplaces might be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue therefore it is wise to accept any guidance and advice offered by your installation team with regards to your particular circumstances.

The age of your property, and the theme that you are trying to develop for your room, should all help you determine the design and type of fireplace that's most suitable. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look gorgeous set inside it, and also has the benefit of effectively deflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.

Even if you haven't got a chimney in your Burgess Hill home, it is still entirely possible to install a wood burning or multi fuel stove. An existing chimney is not needed in this instance because the flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.


Who can deny that they enjoy the crackling of a natural fire on a cool winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what other options are on offer?

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Wood Burning Stoves - An array of styles to suit any period of home in Burgess Hill, and can even be freestanding. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any competent person and there are styles and varieties which are suitable for almost any room and house in Burgess Hill. Can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can often be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine thing.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be used with different fuels, such as wood, gas, oil or smokeless coal, and become an attractive focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Burgess Hill. The AGA range is renowned as being able to provide heating for an entire house, a supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one unit.

Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared with open fires, there are a wide variety of designs and styles to suit any type of Burgess Hill home. A Gas Safe registered technician must fit and maintain any gas fire in your property.

Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace which can use different fuels such as coal, briquettes, wood and other combustive materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the draughty, inefficient and smoky items that they once were.

You should be able to find fireplace installation companies in Burgess Hill, and adjacent areas such as: Wivelsfield Green, Chailey, Albourne, Hurst Wickham, Ditchling Common, Sayers Common, Goddards Green, Wivelsfield, Plumpton Green, Scaynes Hill. Areas with postcodes like RH15, RH15 0LD, RH15 0BJ, RH15 0JA, RH15 0NE, RH15 0BU, RH15 0EQ, RH15 0AU, RH15 0DS, and RH15 0DX can also be covered. If they've got the postcode RH15 and the dialling code 01444, it's fairly likely that they come from Burgess Hill or someplace close by. Verifying this will make sure that you're accessing a locally based fireplace fitter. Clicking the "QUOTE" banner will enable you to get any aspect of fireplace installation info for your area.

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Also find: Plumpton Green fireplace installers, Sayers Common fireplace installers, Ditchling Common fireplace installers, Albourne fireplace installers, Hurst Wickham fireplace installers, Wivelsfield fireplace installers, Goddards Green fireplace installers, Chailey fireplace installers, Scaynes Hill fireplace installers, Wivelsfield Green fireplace installers and more. Fireplace installers are ready and able to serve people living in just about all of these localities. The adept installation of a fireplace in your home is well within the skillset of these professional tradesmen, given their knowledge and experience. With the assistance of these dedicated experts, residents can enjoy the comfort, warmth and atmosphere that a fireplace brings to their living spaces. Local residents can get fireplace installation estimates by simply going here.

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