Fireplace Fitter Cheddar Somerset (BS27): A good way to add a bit of character to any Cheddar home is by installing a new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. Chilly winters' evenings can become enjoyable as you relax in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even benefit from a plentiful supply of hot water as well.
Before you go chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to think about to ensure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. All work must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of flue linings, hearths, chimney breasts and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If your property is a listed building you'll also have to find out if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the remodeling work on a blocked up fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but structural and safety problems are often found which need to be resolved professionally. If you are lucky when you open up a blocked up fireplace you might find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that needs nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. What you'll likely find is a patch of old, crumbling bricks that hides problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Cheddar with the knowledge and experience to install it safely. Airflow must be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is the case. Dangerous carbon monoxide can build up from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated room.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive ample oxygen to burn properly and safely at all times. They might have to install air vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and result in staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A huge amount of dirt and soot can be discharged from a blocked up chimney when reopening it for restoration. Even with covers and other dust protection for your home furnishings, the likelihood of damage from grime and soot is still possible and it is advised to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning starts. If you're performing a complete restoration of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. By opening up a fireplace first you'll stop any soot from the chimney causing damage to other stages of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plaster.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace revealed, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and to give the hearth and chimney a thorough clean. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the initial things on the agenda. They'll not only make certain that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can additionally take a look at the state of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance if you need to upgrade any part of the flue and chimney.
After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as set out in Part J of the Building Regulations. These are jobs that should be done by a skilled builder with a knowledge of the pertinent building regs and sound construction skills.
In older buildings you may find that the existing fireplace is too large for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When your new lintel is safely in position you can now get on with the installation, repair and updating of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it to observe the latest building regs. You can find tailor-made solutions to fit pretty much any size and design of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of common size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be difficult amongst the various sizes, designs and shapes available from an online outlet or fireplace showroom. The advice and suggestions from your installation team, which will be in keeping with your particular requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that is both suitable for your flue and chimney, and suited to your home's decor.
Certain homes and rooms will be more suitable for an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look gorgeous set within it, and has the added benefit of effectively reflecting the heat back into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney breast in your Cheddar property, it is still feasible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. An existing chimney is not required because the flue is taken directly from the rear or top of the stove and channeled through an exterior wall.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, WOOD, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be beaten, but what are the other available options to fit in your brand new fireplace in Cheddar?
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a wide range of styles to suit any home and are typically more efficient than open fireplaces. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and fitted by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focal point for any room and it has the ability to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can purchase. An open fire is a sight to behold and modern fireplaces are no more the draughty, inefficient and smoky things that they once were.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Cheddar can benefit from the fitting of a wood burner, which come in a range of designs, and can even be fitted as a free standing feature. If combined with a back boiler these can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for other use in your house.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any house in Cheddar, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with a range of fuels, (gas, oil, wood, coal) to create a unique focal point in your home in Cheddar. Some types, such as the AGA range, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole home.
Fireplace installation is available in Cheddar and also in nearby places like: Weare, Axbridge, Wells, Bradley Cross, Westbury-sub-Mendip, Rowberrow, Blagdon, Winscombe, Theale, Draycott, Easton, Brinscombe, Yoxter, Crickham, Wookey, Wedmore, Priddy, Rodney Stoke, and in these postcodes BS27 3AS, BS27 3HE, BS27 3LT, BS27 3LF, BS27 3DJ, BS27 3BL, BS27 3NJ, BS27 3DB, BS27 3PS, BS27 3PH. Locally based Cheddar fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode BS27 and the phone code 01934. Checking this can confirm you access local tradespeople installing fireplaces. Cheddar householders are able to utilise these and countless other fireplace related services. Click the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
A vital part of your chimney set-up, a flue liner improves the safety of your chimney while at the same time allowing it to function more effectively than it would otherwise. Flue liners are ducts fabricated from ceramic material, metal or clay that are installed inside chimneys to carry smoke and fumes outside. An older chimney in Cheddar may not be fitted with a flue liner at all, or will need to be relined in accordance with it's condition and age.
Your chimney flue can easily be affected by the dangerous fumes and gases that are produced by burning a fire. Whilst it's being cleaned, get the fireplace specialist to examine your flue for any damage or prospects of it malfunctioning in the future. If it is damaged, those toxic gases may be able to seep into your home rather than being safely vented outside. Intense heat may also be allowed to pass into the structure of the chimney, generating the potential for fires.
Chimney Sweeping Cheddar
You ought to have the chimney swept regularly, regardless of whether you have an open fire or a wood burning stove. Chimney sweeping should typically be done at least once annually.
So as to get this work done correctly you should always bring in a professional Cheddar chimney sweep. Not only does this mean that you chimney is kept nice and clean, the chimney sweep will also be able to highlight any problems with you chimney.
Failure to sweep your chimney in Cheddar could result in an accumulation of soot and creosote which can lead to chimney fires. Another dangerous situation that you want to avoid is carbon monoxide gas being drawn back into your house, which can also be caused by a poorly maintained chimney.
Check that your chosen chimney sweep in Cheddar is adequately covered by public liability insurance, and is knowledgeable in this field. To get a chimney swept in Cheddar, CLICK HERE for a quote. You can also obtain chimney sweeping services in Weare, Axbridge, Wells, Bradley Cross, Westbury-sub-Mendip, Rowberrow, Blagdon, Winscombe, Theale, Draycott, Easton, Brinscombe, Yoxter, Crickham, Wookey, Wedmore, Priddy, Rodney Stoke, and in Cheddar itself.
Cheddar Fireplace Related Tasks
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Fireplace Enquiries Somerset
Recently posted Somerset fireplace postings: Celia Bland in Holcombe, Somerset was looking for somebody to renovate a Regency style fireplace in her home. Mr and Mrs Nichols recently requested a quote for opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in a terraced house in Portishead. Kaira and Herbert Waterhouse recently requested an estimate for fitting a wood burning stove in Saltford, Somerset. Mr and Mrs Mair recently asked for an estimate for re-opening and restoring an old marble fireplace in a detached house in Berrow, Somerset. Aairah and Montgomery Goulding recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a gas fireplace in Bruton. Hollie Lilley and Theodor Lilley recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of an open fireplace in a cottage in Tickenham. Mr and Mrs Robb recently requested a price quote for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in Dundry. Kenzie Nott and May Nott recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in a cottage in Misterton.
Cheddar Skip Hire
With most home refurbishments or improvements in Cheddar, a fair amount of waste will be created, and therefore you'll need to make provision for this during the planning stage. Even though fireplace installations is not one of those jobs that normally produces a lot of waste, that's not always the case, and the amount will depend on the size and scale of your installation. In many cases the tradesperson you are employing will gladly remove the waste that is generated during the course of the project, but beware - some of them certainly don't!
The simplest way to get rid of this waste is to hire a skip. Different skip sizes are available to accommodate the amount of waste that you have. The capacities of the popular skip options are skip bags 1-1.5 yd³, mini-skips 2-3 yd³, midi-skips 4-5 yd³, and builders skips 6-8 yd³.
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Searching For Fireplace Installation On the Web
When looking for any kind of tradesmen nowadays, almost all people in Cheddar are inclined to head immediately for the internet to "Google it". As you're looking at this page as we speak, you almost certainly uncovered it by typing your keywords into Yahoo, Bing, Google or Ask. Nonetheless, the page 1 results which are shown on the prominent search engines are certainly not always the best ones for you personally. When you are trying to track down fireplace installers for example, you will browse to a search engine and key in "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation Cheddar", "fireplace installation in Cheddar" or "Cheddar fireplace installation".
It is best to bear in mind that the top 4 results are all too often paid adverts and many of the remaining listings on the 1st page will likely be online directories like Three Best Rated, Yell, Cyclex or Yelp, or entries for multi-million pound companies such as My Builder, Rated People, Checkatrade, Quotatis, Local Heroes or TrustaTrader. Fireplace installers in Cheddar don't normally have big budgets to push their websites to the top of the rankings, therefore you are likely to locate these out-of-the-way further down the listings perhaps on the second or third pages. If you aren't able to find anybody suitable in the search listings, it is perfectly fine to make use of one of the many trade portals like Rated People or Trustatrader, where you'll be able to examine customer appraisals, obtain free estimates and read reviews.
Fireplace Installers Near Cheddar
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Fireplaces Around Cheddar: Some Cheddar streets where fireplace installation has recently been undertaken - Hill Lea Gardens, Hopwoods Corner, Middle Moor Lane, Annaly Road, The Link, Cheddar Fields, Silver Street, Hannah More Close, Norville Lane, Springfield Road, Union Street, Back Lane, Parsons Pen, The Bays, Fairlands Way, Barrows Croft, Birch Close, Sharpham Road, Dunstan Way, Barrows Road, Norville Close, Perry's Close, Hannay Road, Plummer's Lane, Symons Way, Cheddar Moor Drove, Shipham Road, as well as these Cheddar area postcodes: BS27 3AS, BS27 3HE, BS27 3LT, BS27 3LF, BS27 3DJ, BS27 3BL, BS27 3NJ, BS27 3DB, BS27 3PS, BS27 3PH. These locations recently saw activity by installers of fireplaces. Cheddar home and property owners enjoyed dependable and high quality fireplace services on every occasion.
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