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Fireplace Fitter Chorleywood Hertfordshire (WD3): Installing a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Chorleywood home is a good way to add a homely feel and some character to any room. Adding a wood burning stove or open fire for those frosty winter evenings can even prove to be more cost effective than some central heating systems, as long as you have a good source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful steaming hot water at the same time.

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Before you start bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you'll need to think about to make sure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any work that's performed on your flue lining, hearth, chimney breast and fireplace must adhere to the UK's Part J Building Regs for combustible appliances. If your property is a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work commences.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

A straightforward remodel of a current fireplace can generally be achieved by a competent DIY enthusiast, however if any building work is needed there's the possibility of running into structural issues that need to be handled professionally. It might be the case that when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to find a hidden gem that needs little more than a quick clean and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. What's more commonplace however is a jumble of old, crumbling brickwork covering a blocked flue, and also requires some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.

Owing to the serious fire risk and health problems that can result from a poorly installed or renovated fireplace, it is better to draw on the experience and knowledge of a specialist fireplace installer in Chorleywood. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure sufficient amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. Toxic carbon monoxide can develop from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.

It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fire to receive ample oxygen to burn safely and effectively at all times. They might have to fit air vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

A huge amount of soot and other muck can be discharged from an old chimney upon reopening it for restoration. It is wise to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from an area where you're going to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them from being affected by soot, dirt and dust that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger renovation then it should be one of the first things to be done after you've got the room back to bare floors and walls. This will help to prevent any impairment by soot and dirt to any previously completed work.

STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

With the fireplace opened up, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated and give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive clean. Bringing in a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the initial items on the agenda. Not only will they make sure that your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can also look at the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance about whether you need to replace any area of the chimney structure and flue.

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After a chimney sweeps examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as set out in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are projects that require a competent craftsman with knowledge of the relevant building regs and sound construction skills.

If you need to modify the width of opening of your original fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a lintel support must be installed. Once this is complete the next phase for your Chorleywood fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into the floor, however to conform to latest building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you might have to purchase a tailor-made hearth, however there are also a whole host of ready to fit hearths in concrete, marble or slate.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be tricky amongst the many designs, shapes and sizes that are available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. The recommendations and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be based on your specific requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace that is both perfect for your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your home's decor.

Certain houses and rooms will be more suited to an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its charm and deflects the heat into the room.

Even if your Chorleywood property hasn't got a chimney you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This type of fireplace can be installed with its own flue which is taken through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be safely installed.

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

A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that can't be matched, but what are the other available options to fit in your lovely new fireplace in Chorleywood?

Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for your room and can utilise a range of solid fuels. In past times an open fire might have been associated with being inefficient, draughty and smoky, but a professionally fitted contemporary fireplace is wonderful to watch while lounging in the warm glow it provides.

Gas Fireplaces - Available in an assortment of styles to suit your home and are usually more efficient than wood burners. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and fitted by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any property in Chorleywood, can be easily fitted by any competent individual. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, (gas, coal, oil, wood) to create a focal point in your house in Chorleywood. Some types, such as the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole property.

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Wood Burning Stoves - A wide range of different styles to suit any type of home in Chorleywood, and can even be a freestanding feature. If coupled with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water for radiators or for use around the home.

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Fireplace installations are available in Chorleywood and also in: Rickmansworth, Little Chalfont, Belsize, The Swillett, Latimer, Sarratt, Heronsgate, Croxley Green, Mill End, Chorleywood Bottom, Chandlers Cross, Bucks Hill, Micklefield Green, and in these postcodes WD3 5EU, WD3 5HS, WD3 5LW, WD3 5EN, WD3 5RG, WD3 5JR, WD3 5GN, WD3 5PZ, WD3 5LY, WD3 5EF. Locally based Chorleywood fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01923 01927 and the postcode WD3. Checking this can make sure that you access local tradespeople installing fireplaces. Chorleywood homeowners are able to utilise these and numerous other similar services.

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It's easy to put off a routine household chore like sweeping the chimney, but if you have a wood burning stove or an open fire, it is important that this is done regularly. Chimney cleaning and sweeping should generally be done at least once yearly.

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In order to get the work done properly and without any mess, the best approach is to contact a qualified Chorleywood chimney sweep, who will be glad to help you. Calling in a chimney sweep doesn't only keep your chimney clean and tidy but also highlights any issues that there might be with your chimney.

Failing to sweep your chimney in Chorleywood could result in a build-up of soot, ash and wood tar which can lead to chimney fires. Badly maintained chimneys can also cause another dangerous situation by drawing carbon monoxide gas back into your property.

This all adds up to the fact that you should always employ a trustworthy Chorleywood chimney sweep, and one who has good public liability cover in case of any accidents. GO HERE to get a chimney sweeps quote in Chorleywood.

Flue Liners

A flue liner or chimney liner is a vital part of your chimney structure, allowing it to perform far more efficiently than it would otherwise, and improving it's overall safety. Fitted to the inside of chimneys to carry toxic fumes outside, flue liners are ducts fabricated from clay, metal or ceramic material. Subject to their condition and age, older chimneys in Chorleywood might have to be relined, or might not be fitted with a liner at all.

The harmful gases and fumes that are created when burning a fire can eat away at your chimney's flue. Your flue lining must be frequently assessed for damage and potential problems whenever it is being cleaned. If it is damaged, those hazardous gases may be able to seep into your living area rather than being safely expelled outside. There is an added hazard with damaged flue liners, in that they can permit extreme heat to penetrate into the structure of the chimney, which can lead to fires.

Improve the Efficiency of Your Fireplace in Chorleywood

The traditional fireplace seems to have lost a little bit of of its glamour due to environmental worries but it's still loved by many in Chorleywood. Sitting in front of the heat of a fireplace, brings back many treasured memories for lots of people. The fireplace provides a lot of benefits for your property, but there are several important negative aspects that might need to be monitored. Due to power costs elevating so rapidly these days, your fireplace should be a reliable source of heat, not one of inefficiency. When a fire is burning, it may warm up those who are standing right in front of it, but it can in fact pull warm air out of your room, making your heater work even more. If you don't have a fire, the damper is designed to keep heat in. Regrettably, dampers have a very ineffective seal, so chilly air gets in, and warm air can get out.

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Plenty of people in Chorleywood who have fireplaces don't know how it can affect the cost of heating their home. As opposed to preserving resources, and heating costs, it can often be adding 100s of pounds of energy expense. Just consider that it's not all bad news because there are options for making your fireplace very economical. There happen to be four simple things that you could do to change your fireplace into a cost-effective heat resource. Each of these should make your fireplace very cost effective and more efficient.

Step one is to remove your current damper and replace it with a new top sealing damper. A top sealing damper is set up at the top end of your chimney which in turn also doubles as a storm door. It helps prevent the outside air from coming in, and the internal air from escaping, and works in hot weather or cold. The product is simple to fit, and can be purchased online. Next, you will need to have a fire-back in the rear area of your hearth. This is a cast iron plate that is created to enhance the room decor, while protecting the back wall from being damaged by the fire. The fire-back absorbs the heat from a fire, and radiates it back inside the room, increasing the overall efficiency of the fireplace.

Another way to save money is by using a fireplace fan/heater, which heats the area by pulling the air into a chamber and recycling the air back into the room. These heaters are closed systems, hence no smoke is discharged, and they can really make a difference in the temperature of your property. The fourth thing you're able to do is to fix glass doors, which could be a bit on the expensive side. If you do your groundwork, you can get a good price on glass doors and install them on your own. These glass doors create a screen between the fireplace and living space, not only stopping the heat from escaping, but also offering protection.

The advice we've just given isn't that hard to implement, and most of the items you need can be readily purchased online, or from your local stockist. Look after your fireplace and see your energy costs fall.

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Also find: Little Chalfont fireplace installers, Bucks Hill fireplace installers, Mill End fireplace installers, Rickmansworth fireplace installers, The Swillett fireplace installers, Croxley Green fireplace installers, Latimer fireplace installers, Sarratt fireplace installers, Micklefield Green fireplace installers, Chorleywood Bottom fireplace installers, Belsize fireplace installers, Heronsgate fireplace installers, Chandlers Cross fireplace services and more. All of these towns and villages are catered for by tradesmen installing fireplaces. Chorleywood home and property owners can get fireplace estimates by going here.

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