Fireplace Fitter Calne Wiltshire (SN11): A good way to add some character to any Calne home is by installing a new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. Nippy winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you relax beside your fireplace listening to the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water as well.
However before you start smashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some crucial considerations you must bear in mind if you are to finish up with an efficient and safe fireplace. All work must abide by Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of chimney breasts, fireplaces, hearths and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If you own a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work can begin.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a keen and competent do-it-yourselfer it is possible to restore an existing blocked or bricked-up fireplace, but the chances of encountering structural problems in many cases is high. It could be that so as to get a fire burning once more you will need little more than a good clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. It's much more likely that you'll come across a stopped up flue and old brickwork that requires structural reinforcement.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace specialist in Calne with the knowledge and experience to do the work effectively. A major part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn efficiently and properly. If there is not enough airflow then it's possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fire to receive ample oxygen to burn properly and safely all the time. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed since they can trap moist air and cause damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Having a fireplace opened up can create huge amounts of soot and muck. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your furniture and provide some form of protection, however it's sensible where possible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before work begins. If you are performing a full restoration of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This stops any staining damage to any renovated work you may have already finished.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the opening of your fireplace it is time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and figure out what is fit for refurbishment. The very first job on your to-do list should be to contact a competent chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing so can check the condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether a new flue liner is necessary.
It may be vital to install a new flue lining to comply with the all important UK Building Regulations, and construction may also be required to reinforce the existing chimney and chimney breast. These are projects that need to be done by a skilled builder with a good understanding of the relevant building regs and sound construction skills.
If it is necessary to adjust the width of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a lintel support will have to be put in. When you've successfully supported your fireplace with a lintel it will then be time to update or repair the hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into the floor, but to be in accordance with current regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you might have to choose a custom-built hearth, however there are a whole host of pre-made hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with the wide range of different options available to you. The suggestions and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be in keeping with your particular requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that's both suitable for your existing flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
The age of your house, and the style you're trying to establish for your room, will all help you decide on the type and design of fireplace which is most suitable. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look gorgeous in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of effectively reflecting the heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
A wood burner is also a good option if your home does not have a chimney breast. An existing chimney is not needed in this instance because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an external wall.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that simply can't be beaten, but what else is available to fit in your brand new fireplace in Calne?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be used with a range of fuels, such as oil, coal, wood or gas, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Calne. Some types, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole home.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for your room and can be used with a range of solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no more the draughty, inefficient and smoky things that they once were.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in many properties in Calne, and can have classic or modern styling to match your home's decor. A model with an integrated back boiler will provide extra heating by connecting the piping hot water to radiators in cold spots in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any house in Calne, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to replicate a real open fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of designs to suit all property types and their efficiency to warm a room is superior to open fireplaces. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) engineer.
Fireplace installations are available in Calne and also in: Bremhill, Chippenham, Salisbury, Heddington, Compton Bassett, High Penn, Derry Hill, Christian Malford, Quemerford, Hillmarton, Bowood, Cherhill, Whitley, Calstone, Whetham, and in these postcodes SN11 0QS, SN11 0JY, SN11 0QF, SN11 0UF, SN11 0FH, SN11 0HZ, SN11 0LF, SN11 0GP, SN11 0QY, SN11 0BF. Local Calne fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode SN11 and the phone code 01249.
Fireplace Enquiries Wiltshire
Recently posted Wiltshire fireplace customer projects: Lillian Hampson and Hughie Hampson recently asked for a quotation for opening up an old fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fireplace in a terraced house in Landford, Wiltshire. Ewan Fountain and Klaudia Fountain recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in a semi-detached house in Atworth. Soraya and Wilson Drummond recently requested an estimate for the installation of a wood burning stove in Broad Blunsdon, Wiltshire. Ross and Heather Pilkington recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and restoring an old stone fireplace in a detached house in Codford, Wiltshire. Matas Rigby and Darla Rigby recently asked for an estimate for fitting a gas fire in a semi-detached house in Ramsey, Wiltshire. Millie-Rose Mcintosh and Ayan Mcintosh recently enquired about fitting a wood burning stove in a detached house in Bremhill. Austin Crocker and Gia Crocker recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in a detached house in Southwick, Wiltshire. James Buxton and Alia Buxton recently enquired about the possibility of opening up and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in a bungalow in Lacock, Wiltshire.
More Help and Advice
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