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Claygate Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Claygate Surrey (KT10): If you're fed up with rising energy prices and want to find an alternative solution for heating your home in Claygate, why don't you open up a disused fireplace and put in a budget friendly multi-fuel, open or wood burner fire? Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove to be more cost effective than some central heating systems, so long as you've got a regular source of wood. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful hot water in the process.

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Before any serious work commences, for example smashing down the walls of a boarded up fireplace or prising away at a blocked chimney, there are some vital things you need to consider. All work carried out must comply with Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of flue linings, fireplaces, hearths and chimney breasts of any heating appliance. If your property is a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work can begin.

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PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION OR DIY?

If you are a competent and keen DIY'er it may be possible to restore a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of running into structural problems in most cases is high. It could be that so as to get a fire roaring once more you'll need little more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What is more typical however is a jumble of crumbling brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and also requires some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.

An incorrectly installed fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be fitted by a specialist fireplace installer in Claygate with the experience and knowledge to do the work effectively. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. A build-up of poisonous carbon monoxide can be the result in a room where there is insufficient airflow, and even death is possible when a fire does not burn effectively.

To guarantee adequate levels of oxygen reach the fire at all times, and to safely get around any problems with air flow, vents will be installed around the room during the installation of a fireplace. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents fitted as they can sometimes trap moist air within them and cause damp to occur inside the chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

It's surprising just how much dust and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and you'll not know what's there until you uncover it. To make sure that your stuff does not get ruined by the dust, dirt and soot that's released during works by a fireplace installer, removing any rugs, furniture and carpets beforehand is strongly recommended. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a complete renovation then it ought to be one of the very first jobs to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This prevents any staining damage to any renovated work you might have already done.

CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK

You will be able to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and figure out what can and cannot be refurbished, once the opening up of the fireplace has been accomplished. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the very first items on your to-do-list. They'll be able to offer professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the situation with the chimney and if it is advisable to swap the existing flue liner.

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It might be necessary to fit a new flue lining to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and construction may also be required to strengthen the original chimney and chimney breast. Experience in good construction practices and an extensive knowledge of the Building Regulations will be needed by anybody who does this sort of construction work, so what you really want is a skilled builder and shouldn't try to do this yourself.

If you need to adjust the size of opening of your existing fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a lintel support must be put in. When you have successfully supported your fireplace with a lintel it will then be necessary to upgrade or repair the hearth. In past times the hearth would be set into the floor, however current building regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Claygate should be able to offer you a bespoke, made to measure hearth to fit in with the style of your room.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the array of different choices open to you. Not all fireplaces will be suitable for your existing chimney and flue therefore it is wise to accept any guidance and advice from your sales and installation team in relation to your specific situation.

Whether you decide on a wood burner, an open fireplace or a multi-fuel stove will depend on the look that you are trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps, your property's age. As an example, a wood burning stove looks fantastic set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character and charm of the stove and also reflects the heat into the room effectively.

Even if you do not have an existing chimney in your Claygate property, it's still possible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A chimney is not needed in this instance since the flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an exterior wall.

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

Who doesn't enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fireplace on a cool winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other alternatives?

Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a diverse choice of styles make electric fires a popular choice for Claygate houses without a chimney breast. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish one from the real thing.

Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that you can buy. In earlier times an open fire might have been associated with being draughty, inefficient and smoky, however a professionally installed modern fireplace is a joy to behold while basking in the warm glow it provides.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as gas, coal, oil or wood, and become a focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Claygate. They can be utilised not simply for heating a single room, but some styles like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete house when plumbed into an existing radiator system.

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a multitude of styles to suit your home and are more thermally efficient than open fireplaces. Must be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) tradesperson.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Claygate can be improved by the fitting of a wood burner, which can be found in a range of designs, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. If fitted with a back boiler these can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for other use around the house.

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Fireplace installation is available in Claygate and also nearby in: Long Ditton, Leatherhead, Molesey, Oxshott, Claremont Park, Lower Ashtead, Hinchley Wood, Esher, Ditton Hill, Maldon Rushett, Thames Ditton, Chessington, Weston Green, and in these postcodes KT10 0HQ, KT10 0DY, KT10 0PW, KT10 9DD, KT10 0LA, KT10 0NS, KT9 1NN, KT10 0JW, KT10 0LX, KT10 0TY. Local Claygate fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode KT10 and the telephone dialling code 01372 020 (small part). Checking this should ensure that you access locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Claygate property owners can utilise these and countless other related services. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get information on fireplace installation in your location.

Chimney Sweeping Claygate

If you've got an open fire or a wood burning stove in your house in Claygate, the regular sweeping of your chimney is crucial. Chimneys ought to be swept and cleaned at least once yearly to keep them in a safe state.

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You could sweep your own chimney, if you have the right equipment, but this is an unpleasant job and is best left to a qualified Claygate chimney sweep if you want it to be done cleanly and correctly. If there are any problems with your chimney, your chimney sweep will be able to spot them and advise you accordingly.

A build-up of ash, soot and wood tar can result in chimney fires if you neglect to sweep your chimney. Odourless carbon monoxide fumes can also flow back into your house if you allow your chimney to become badly maintained.

The importance of hiring an experienced chimney sweep in Claygate, should now be clear. CLICK HERE to get chimney sweeping quotes for the Claygate area.

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Fireplace Related Tasks Claygate

There are a number of different tasks that can be undertaken by your local Claygate fireplace installer including open fireplaces, chimney lining in Claygate, gas fireplaces, fire grate conversions, wood burning fireplaces, double-sided stove installations, electric fireplace installations, fireplaces, fireplace replacement, fireplace hearths, built-in electric fires in Claygate, modern fireplace installation, fireplace fitting, flue lining, carbon monoxide detector installation, limestone fireplaces, oak beam fireplaces, marble fireplaces, three-sided fireplaces, elm fireplaces, fireplace design, Victorian fireplace installations, wood burning fireplace installation in Claygate, fake fireplaces, inglenook fireplace installation, cast fireplaces, gas fireplace installations in Claygate, the installation of modern fireplaces, outdoor fireplaces, fireplace suites, and more. This is by no means an extensive list of what's on offer from the local fireplace fitter. Claygate companies operating in the local area will inform you of the entire range of fireplace sevices that are on offer. If you have fireplace requirements in Claygate, that you do not see here, you should go HERE and submit our quote form.

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Fireplace Installers Near Claygate

Also find: Weston Green fireplace installers, Stoke D'Abernon fireplace installers, Claremont Park fireplace installers, Oakhill fireplace installers, Fairmile fireplace installers, Thames Ditton fireplace installers, Ditton Hill fireplace installers, Hinchley Wood fireplace installers, Malden Rushett fireplace installers, Lower Green fireplace installers, Rydens fireplace installers, Long Ditton fireplace installers and more. There are people who fit fireplaces in just about all of these villages and towns. In your home, these seasoned tradesmen can put their expertise and knowledge to use for adeptly installing fireplaces. With these dedicated experts at their service, residents can bask in the warmth and comforting atmosphere a fireplace brings to their living areas. Local property owners can get fireplace installation quotations by clicking here. Why not start your fireplace installation right away?

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More Claygate Tradespeople: When your Claygate home is in need of improvements or refurbishing, a number of different tradespeople might be required to finish the project, and even though your current search is for fireplace specialists in Claygate, Surrey, you may also need the skills of a chimney sweep in Claygate, a roofer in Claygate, waste removal in Claygate, a stonemason in Claygate, an electrician in Claygate, metalworkers in Claygate, a tiler in Claygate, a painter and decorator in Claygate, a plasterer in Claygate, a carpenter and joiner in Claygate, a bricklayer in Claygate, a plumber in Claygate, a handyman in Claygate, SKIP HIRE in Claygate, a carpet fitter in Claygate, a builder in Claygate, and quite possibly others.

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Fireplace installation in KT10 area, and dialling code 01372 020 (small part).

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