Fireplace Fitter Burton-upon-Trent Staffordshire (DE13): Opening up an old disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an excellent way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to your Burton-upon-Trent home. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove less expensive than some central heating systems, providing that you have a ready source of timber. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of hot water in the process.
Before you start chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you'll need to do to make certain you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. All work must abide by Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of chimney breasts, flue linings, fireplaces and hearths of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a competent and enthusiastic DIYer it may be possible to restore a blocked up fireplace, however the probability of encountering structural problems in most cases is high. You could be lucky when you reveal the old fireplace and discover you need little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth in order to get a fire roaring. What you'll likely find is a pile of old bricks that conceals issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a stopped up chimney.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Burton-upon-Trent with the experience and knowledge to do the job effectively. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is so. Not enough oxygen means the fire will not burn well, and carbon monoxide fumes could build up, which can lead to death.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to get sufficient oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and causing damp spots and staining, vents might need to be installed by the installation team to introduce more airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Having a fireplace opened up can create a lot of of dirt and soot. It is wise to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you are going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by dust, muck and soot that may be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If you are conducting a complete renovation of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This should help to avoid any damage by soot and dirt to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace now open, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and to give the hearth and chimney a thorough cleaning. You now ought to contact your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and look at the old chimney and fireplace. They'll be able to provide professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the situation with the chimney structure and whether it is advisable to upgrade the existing flue liner.
Following a chimney sweep examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as demanded by Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This kind of work needs to be tackled by a competent craftsman who is acquainted with the current building regulations and good construction practices.
If you need to adjust the width of opening of your existing fireplace to something more suitable for your new design, a lintel support must be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now time to upgrade or renovate the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been sunken into the floor, however to be in accordance with latest regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can get bespoke solutions to fit any style and size of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of common size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the wide range of different choices available to you. It's entirely possible that owing to your current chimney and flue, that certain fireplaces may not be appropriate, therefore it's advisable to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace installer in this respect.
Whether you go for an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be based on the look you are trying to develop, your existing decor and perhaps even, the age of your home. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop to a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Burton-upon-Trent home does not have a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by installing a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed because the flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an external wall.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be matched, however what else is available to put into in your brand new fireplace in Burton-upon-Trent?
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more thermally efficient when compared to open fires, there are a whole host of styles to suit any Burton-upon-Trent property. Gas fireplaces can only be fitted and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Burton-upon-Trent can benefit from the installation of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a range of styles, and can even be fitted freestanding. A version with a back boiler can deliver supplementary heating by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your home.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by anybody who is reasonable competent and there are varieties and styles that are appropriate for any room and home in Burton-upon-Trent. Contemporary electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate an open fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can use different fuels such as coal, wood, briquettes and other combustible materials. An expertly installed contemporary open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by former owners, and its glowing charm is a welcome addition to any house in Burton-upon-Trent.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates they can be used with various fuels, such as gas, oil, wood or smokeless coal, and become an attractive focal point in any living room or kitchen in Burton-upon-Trent. They can be used not simply for heating a single room, but some types such as the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole property when plumbed into a network of radiators.
Fireplace installations are available in Burton-upon-Trent and also in: Centrum One Hundred, Swadlincote, Egginton, Winshill, Walton-on-Trent, Needwood, Branston, Horninglow, Stretton, Drakelow, Tatenhill, Stapenhill, Newton Solney, Anslow, Bretby, Beam Hill, Tutbury, and in these postcodes DE13 0HP, DE13 0HA, DE13 0FF, DE13 0NX, DE13 0DW, DE13 0NH, DE13 0GH, DE13 0NG, DE13 0JE, DE13 0AP. Local Burton-upon-Trent fireplace specialists will probably have the dialling code 01283 and the postcode DE13. Click the "quote" banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your area.
Fireplace Enquiries Staffordshire
Current Staffordshire fireplace requirements: Lydia and Floyd Howard recently requested a quotation for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fireplace in Waterhouses. Mr and Mrs Davison recently requested an estimate for installing a gas fireplace in a terraced house in Brindley Heath. Mr and Mrs Lane recently requested a price quote for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new wood burner in Stretton, Staffordshire. Daisy-May and Kade Fleming recently requested an estimate for opening up and restoring an old stone fireplace in Weston, Staffordshire. Riley Morley and Amina Morley recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in Penkridge, Staffordshire. Maksim and Mina Rogers recently requested a price quote for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new electric fire in a cottage in Ipstones. Aleena Darby and Kendrick Darby recently enquired about getting a price for installing a wood burning stove in Swynnerton, Staffordshire. Kendrick Wiltshire and Abbie Wiltshire recently requested a quotation for fitting an electric fire in Betley.
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