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Fireplace Fitter Cambuslang Scotland (G72): Putting in a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Cambuslang property is an excellent way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those cold winters' evenings can even prove to be more economical than some central heating systems, providing that you have a good source of timber or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of steaming hot water at the same time.

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Before you start bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to think about to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance installed in residential homes in Cambuslang must conform to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this covers hearths, flue linings, fireplaces and chimney breasts. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

You might be capable of doing some of the renovation work to a bricked-up fireplace if you have the ability needed, however there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems which need to be resolved by a professional. It may be the case that when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to discover a hidden gem that needs little more than a good clean up and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. More likely you'll discover a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that needs structural modifications.

Due to the acute health and fire risk problems that can result from an improperly installed or renovated fireplace, it is best to draw on the experience and knowledge of a specialist fireplace fitter and builder in Cambuslang. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; and it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is the case. If there's not enough airflow then it's possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be lethal.

To get past this concern a professional Cambuslang fireplace installer will analyse the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or underneath the floor, to ensure a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to combust effectively and safely. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents might need to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to introduce more airflow.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

Having a fireplace opened up can cause large amounts of muck and soot to enter your room. It is sensible to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you're going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by muck, dust and soot that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full home renovation project then it ought to be one of the very first jobs to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This prevents any discolouring damage to any restored work you may have already completed.

STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

Once you've revealed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to rigorously sweep the chimney and clear out any hearth that remains in place. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the initial things on the to-do-list. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing so will be able to inspect the condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.

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It could be vital to put in a new flue lining to conform to the UK Building Regulations, and construction work might also be required to beef up the existing chimney and breast. This sort of work needs to be accomplished by a skilled tradesperson with experience of the current building regulations and decent construction practices.

If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are bigger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel will need to be installed. When you've successfully supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now time to repair or update the hearth. You may find your existing hearth has been set into the floor, however to abide by current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. There are made to measure solutions to fit any size and style of fireplace, or you can pick from a range of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will demonstrate the alternatives that are available for the different styles and designs of fireplaces. Not all fireplaces may be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney and it's wise to accept any advice and help offered by your installation team regarding your particular circumstances.

The age of your property, and the style you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you to determine the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look stunning in this surrounding, and also has the benefit of effectively reflecting heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.

A wood burner is also an effective choice if you haven't got a chimney breast in your Cambuslang home. This type of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue which is taken through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed safely.

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

A crackling fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be matched, however what other options are available to install in your brand new fireplace in Cambuslang?

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using coal, wood, oil and gas to deliver a versatile stove for any home in Cambuslang. Some designs, such as the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole property.

Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a focal point for any room and it has the ability to burn almost any solid fuel that you can purchase. An expertly fitted open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by previous owners, and its glowing charm is a welcome addition to any house in Cambuslang.

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Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of styles to suit any type of home in Cambuslang, and can even be free standing. If combined with a back boiler can provide piping hot water for radiators or for other use around the house.

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a range of styles to suit your property and are generally more efficient than wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces must only be fitted and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent person and there are styles which are appropriate for almost any room and type of home in Cambuslang. Even if your house has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that looks almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.

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Fireplace installation is available in Cambuslang and also in nearby places like: Bargeddie, Hamilton, Bellshill, Baillieston, Rutherglen, Giffnock, Parkhead, Gorbals, Thorntonhall, Shawlands, Pollockshields, Viewpark, Clarkston, Carmunnock, Uddingston, Dennistoun, Blantyre, and in these postcodes G32 8RG, G72 7JT, G72 7FZ, G72 7JB, G72 6WW, G72 7HG, G72 7FN, G72 7EA, G72 7FQ, G72 7AR. Locally based Cambuslang fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode G72 and the telephone code Dialling code 0141. Checking this will make sure that you are accessing local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Cambuslang property owners are able to utilise these and lots of other related services. Click the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.

Chimney Sweeping Cambuslang

If you have a log burning stove or an open fire in your house, it is important to get your chimney swept regularly. It is usually recommended that at least once per year your chimney should be cleaned and swept.

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You should always call in a qualified Cambuslang chimney sweep, since this is a dirty job. If there are any safety issues or problems with your chimney, the chimney sweep will be able to identify them and advise you accordingly.

Chimney fires can easily be the result of an accumulation of soot and creosote if you forget to sweep your chimney. Another dangerous situation that you want to avoid at all costs is odourless carbon monoxide gas being drawn back into your home, which can also be caused by a blocked or poorly maintained chimney.

The importance of hiring a reliable chimney sweep in Cambuslang, should now be obvious. To get a chimney swept in Cambuslang, CLICK HERE for a quote. (Tags: Chimney Sweeps Cambuslang, Chimney Sweeping Cambuslang, Chimney Sweep Cambuslang).

Ways To Lower Your Heating Bill Plus Keep Your Fireplace In Great Shape

The classic fireplace has lost some of its glamour due to worries about the environment but it is still loved by many in Cambuslang. There is nothing like feeling the natural warmth of a fireplace during a chilly winter's evening. Having a fireplace has its advantages but there are a couple of drawbacks that could affect its usefulness. With energy costs soaring each year, your fireplace needs to give out heat in a cost-effective way. When you've got a fire roaring in the fireplace, it can literally take away warm air away from the room, making your heat source work harder. If there is no fire, a damper ought to manage the airflow. Yet, dampers are usually not terribly efficient seals, consequently a lot of the warm air escapes and enables cold air to come into the home.

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Plenty of householders in Cambuslang with a fireplace don't know how it can impact the cost of heating. As opposed to conserving resources, and heating costs, it's usually adding 100s of pounds of energy expense. You will find there's a way to take your ineffective fireplace, and remake it into a heat producing system that will more closely fit your budget. All you need to do is only 4 basic things to fix your fireplace. All of these is going to make your fireplace very economical and more efficient.

The first suggestion is to replace your existing fireplace damper with a new top sealing damper. A top sealing damper is set up toward the top of your chimney which also doubles as a storm door. It helps prevent the outside air from coming in, and the inside air from escaping, and functions in hot weather or cold. It is not very hard to fit and may also be easily bought on the internet. One more thing you can do is position a fire-back in the back part of your fireplace. This is a cast iron plate that's created to add to the room interior decoration, while saving the back wall from being damaged due to the heat. The fire-back will take the heat from a fire, and radiates the heat back towards the room, improving the efficiency of the fireplace.

The next thing that can help is a fireplace heater/fan, which heats the air which is being circulated through an internal chamber, and sends it back inside the room. These fireplace heaters are set up as closed systems in order that they don't give off any smoke, but are quite effective in keeping your house warm. And finally, installing glass doors, while a bit on the expensive side, can be effective in making your open fire more cost-efficient. If you do some groundwork, you should be able to get a great deal on glass doors and they aren't that challenging to fit yourself. These glass doors create a barrier between the hearth and living space, not only stopping the air in the room from escaping up the flue, but also affording some protection.

The guidance we've just given isn't difficult to implement, and most of the products can be purchased online. Preserve your existing fireplace and reduce heating costs by increasing it's efficiency.

Flues

A flue liner or chimney liner is a vital part of the chimney system on your property, enabling it to perform far more effectively than it otherwise would, and improving the overall safety of your home. With the purpose of carrying toxic fumes to the outside of a property, flue liners are ducts fabricated from metal, ceramic material or clay which are installed inside chimneys. A chimney on an older home in Cambuslang may not be fitted with a flue lining at all, or will need relining subject to it's age and condition.

The hazardous gases that are created when you burn a fire can eat away at your chimney's flue. Your flue lining needs to be routinely checked for possible issues and damage every time it's being cleaned. You must stop those toxic gases from seeping into your home, which is what can take place when a flue is faulty. There is also the danger of fires inside the property because an impaired flue can let extreme heat penetrate the chimney's structure. (Tags: Flue Lining Cambuslang, Flue Liners Cambuslang, Chimney Lining Cambuslang).

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Also find: Parkhead fireplace installers, Carmunnock fireplace installers, Viewpark fireplace installers, Uddingston fireplace installers, Dennistoun fireplace installers, Thorntonhall fireplace installers, Bargeddie fireplace installers, Rutherglen fireplace installers, Baillieston fireplace installers, Bellshill fireplace installers, Clarkston fireplace installers, Shawlands fireplace installers, Gorbals fireplace installers, Hamilton fireplace installers, Blantyre fireplace installers, Pollockshields fireplace installers, Giffnock fireplace services and more. All of these areas are covered by tradesmen fitting fireplaces. Cambuslang homeowners can get price quotes by going here.

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Fireplaces Around Cambuslang: Fireplace installation was recently completed for people living in Robert Templeton Drive, Myrtle Walk, Vicars Walk, Allison Drive, Christie Place, Kirkburn Avenue, Bank Street, Tabernacle Street, Hamilton Road, King's Crescent, North Avenue, Colebrooke Street, Glasgow Road, Mansefield Avenue, Howieshill Avenue, Croft Road, Cairns Avenue, Newpark Crescent, Elm Drive, Central Avenue, Burncleuch Avenue, Freeneuk Lane, Johnson Drive, Whitefield Avenue, Greenlees Park and these Cambuslang postcodes: G32 8RG, G72 7JT, G72 7FZ, G72 7JB, G72 6WW, G72 7HG, G72 7FN, G72 7EA, G72 7FQ, G72 7AR. These places recently saw activity by installers of fireplaces. Cambuslang home and business owners were given professional and dependable fireplace services on each occasion.

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