Fireplaces Chalfont St Giles

Chalfont St Giles Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Chalfont St Giles Buckinghamshire (HP8): Opening up a disused fireplace to install an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a splendid way to add charm and a homely feel to your Chalfont St Giles home. If you choose to combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove during the nippy winter evenings, you will also be provided with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water.

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Before you start bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to think about to ensure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. All work must observe Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of hearths, fireplaces, flue linings and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with local authorities to see if planning permission is needed for installing a fireplace in your home.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you are a keen and competent do-it-yourselfer it may be possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up or closed-off fireplace, however the chance of experiencing structural problems in many cases is regrettably high. It might be the case that when you pull back the boarding surrounding a disused fireplace to uncover a hidden gem which requires nothing more than a quick clean up and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. Much more likely you'll come across old brickwork that requires structural modifications and a blocked flue.

An improperly fitted fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Chalfont St Giles with the experience and knowledge to do the job effectively. A key part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for the fire to burn efficiently and properly. Not enough oxygen means that the fire won't burn properly, and carbon monoxide could accumulate, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.

It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to get sufficient oxygen to burn properly and safely all the time. They may also have to fit air vents in unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and lead to staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK COMMENCES

A large amount of soot and other grime can be released from a blocked up fireplace when opening it up for restoration. A decent Chalfont St Giles fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and supply a bit of protection, however it's wise where feasible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before work commences. If you are carrying out a full renovation of a property or room, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This avoids any discolouration damage to any refurbished work you may have already done.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

With the fireplace revealed, it is time to see what can be renovated and give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive cleaning. The very first thing on your checklist will be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They'll be able to provide expert advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, concerning the situation with the chimney and whether you need to swap the existing lining.

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It might be necessary to put in a new flue lining to conform to the Building Regulations, and work might also be required to beef up the original chimney and breast. These are tasks that should be done by a capable craftsman with knowledge of the pertinent building regs and sound construction skills.

In older buildings you may find that the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be needed to modify the opening. When you have supported your fireplace with a lintel it is now time to upgrade or repair the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to observe the latest regulations. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to choose a custom-built hearth, but there are a wide range of ready-made hearths in concrete, marble or slate.

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DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE

If you pop along to a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with a wide array of different choices available to you. Every fireplace will not be suitable for your existing flue and chimney therefore it is sensible to accept any help and advice from your sales and installation team regarding your specific situation.

The age of your house, and the theme that you are trying to develop for your room, will all help you determine the type and design of fireplace which is most suitable for you. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look gorgeous in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of deflecting heat into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.

If your Chalfont St Giles home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by putting in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a flue which is channeled through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed safely.

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

The feel and ambience of a log fire cannot be beaten, but what alternatives are out there if this type of fireplace is not possible within your Chalfont St Giles home?

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as wood, smokeless coal, oil or gas, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Chalfont St Giles. They can be used not only for heating a room, but some designs such as the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire house if plumbed into an existing radiator system.

Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by anyone who is reasonable competent and there are styles and varieties that are suitable for virtually any room and home in Chalfont St Giles. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Chalfont St Giles can be improved by the installation of a wood burner, which come in a range of styles, and can even be installed free standing. If combined with a back boiler can provide hot water to heat radiators or for use around the home.

Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more efficient than open fireplaces, there are a wide selection of styles and designs to suit any Chalfont St Giles home. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by a Gas Safe certified tradesman.

Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the ability to burn virtually any solid fuel available on the market. A skillfully fitted open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by former owners, and its warm elegance is a welcome addition to any room in Chalfont St Giles.

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Fireplace installations are available in Chalfont St Giles and also in: Chorleywood, Maple Cross, Gravel Hill, Winchmore Hill, Dibden Hill, Little Chalfont, Jordans, Butlers Cross, Chalfont Common, Seer Green, Coleshill, Chalfont St Peter, Amersham, Gerrards Cross, and in these postcodes HP8 4JS, HP8 4DT, HP8 4DH, HP8 4NS, HP8 4DF, HP8 4DW, HP8 4JW, HP8 4PF, HP8 4JT, HP8 4LS. Local Chalfont St Giles fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode HP8 and the dialling code 01494. Checking this out will ensure that you access locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Chalfont St Giles homeowners can utilise these and various other comparable services. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.

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Current Buckinghamshire fireplace installation enquiries: Amina Humphreys and Ianis Humphreys recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a gas fireplace in Padbury. Estelle Clayton from Great Kimble was searching for someone who can install a designer fireplace in her cottage. Mr and Mrs Henry recently requested a price quote for opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new gas fireplace in a bungalow in Great Brickhill. Princess Horner and Dale Horner recently asked for a quote for the installation of a wood burning stove in Hanslope. Maci Holloway from Chartridge, Buckinghamshire was looking for somebody to fit a designer fireplace in her house. Dewi and Zara Cove recently asked for a quote for the installation of an electric fireplace in a detached house in Edgcott, Buckinghamshire. Gemma and Kieron Sloan recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a wood burning stove in Iver. Elwood and Everly Chambers recently requested a price quote for the installation of an open fireplace in a cottage in Stokenchurch.

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Fireplace Related Tasks Chalfont St Giles

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One of the key drawbacks of carrying out home refurbishments or improvements in Chalfont St Giles is the quantity of waste that is produced. Depending on your particular circumstances, fireplace installations will result in different levels of waste. Depending on who you hire to do the task, some tradespeople will include waste removal in the job quote and will be glad to dispose of it for you.

Hiring a skip is the simplest way to get rid of this waste. Different skip sizes are available to suit the volume of waste that you've got. For smaller projects you can choose skip bags and mini-skips, for larger home renovations and garden clearances there are midi-skips and standard builders skips, and for commercial and industrial use or really massive projects, roll-on roll-off skips are the best solution.

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Fireplaces Around Chalfont St Giles: Households in Ashwells Way, New Road, Farm Lane, Fleetwood Close, Bottrells Lane, Jordans Lane, Mill Lane, Albion Road, The Lagger, Rectory Gardens, Loudhams Wood Lane, Potkiln Lane, Middle Meadow, Sycamore Road, Puers Lane, Deanway, Garden Reach, Copse Lane, Hearne Court, Hillside Close, Town Field Lane, The Brow, Lapraik Grove, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also undertaken in these Chalfont St Giles area postcodes: HP8 4JS, HP8 4DT, HP8 4DH, HP8 4NS, HP8 4DF, HP8 4DW, HP8 4JW, HP8 4PF, HP8 4JT, HP8 4LS. These locations recently saw activity by installers of fireplaces. Chalfont St Giles residents enjoyed the benefits of reliable and top quality fireplace services.

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(This fireplaces Chalfont St Giles article was written by Stephen Locke 07-07-2022)