Fireplace Fitter Coatbridge Scotland (ML5): Opening up a disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and some character to any Coatbridge property. Nippy winters' evenings can become a joy as you relax in front of your fireplace listening to the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also benefit from free hot water too.
However before you start knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some important considerations you must bear in mind if you are to finish up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that's carried out on your chimney breast, hearth, fireplace and flue lining must follow the Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work begins if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent do-it-yourselfer it may be possible to restore a bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of experiencing structural problems in the majority of cases is high. If you're lucky when you expose a blocked up fireplace you might find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. What you will more likely discover is a patch of old bricks that hides issues such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a blocked up chimney.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not just a fire risk to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is better to hire an experienced Coatbridge installation company for a fireplace. There always has to be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate levels of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. Not enough oxygen means the fire will not burn properly, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.
To overcome this concern a professional Coatbridge fireplace fitter will assess the situation and fit vents around the room, or beneath the floors, to ensure a satisfactory airflow for the fire to burn safely and effectively. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted since they can often trap moist air and cause damp to occur inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A substantial amount of soot and muck can be released from a bricked up chimney when opening it up for restoration. It is sensible to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them from being affected by grime, soot and dust that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall renovation project then it should be one of the first things to be completed once you have brought the room back to bare walls and floors. This helps prevent any discolouration damage to any refurbished work you might have already finished.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With the fireplace open, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated and give the chimney and hearth a thorough clean. You now need to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. They will not only ensure your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can also check the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice if you need to upgrade any part of the chimney and flu, such as the flue liner.
Following a chimney sweep's 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. A reliable fireplace installer and builder in Coatbridge will be required to carry out this work, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If it is necessary to adjust the width of opening of your original fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be installed. When your new concrete lintel is safely in place you may now get on with the installation, renovation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. In past times the hearth would be sunken into the floor, but the current building regulations require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to choose a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, however there are a whole host of "off-the-shelf" hearths in slate, concrete or marble.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you're spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options open to you. It's possible that due to your current flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs might not be suitable, and it pays to follow the recommendations from your fireplace installation company in this respect.
Some rooms and homes will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For instance, a wood burner looks splendid set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if you don't have an existing chimney in your Coatbridge property, it is still feasible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. An existing chimney is not needed because a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the rear or top of the stove and routed through an external wall.
ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD, OPEN OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fire on a cool winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are available?
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as coal, wood, briquettes and other combustive materials. A skillfully installed open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was boarded up by earlier owners, and its glowing elegance is a welcome addition to any property in Coatbridge.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent individual and there are styles and varieties which are suitable for any room and house in Coatbridge. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a genuine fire with dancing flames.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become very popular in a lot of homes in Coatbridge, and can have modern or classic design to complement your furnishings. If combined with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water for radiators or for other use in your house.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in an array of designs to suit any home and are usually more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified contractor must maintain and install any gas fireplace in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be used with various fuels, such as smokeless coal, gas, oil or wood, and become a focal point in any living room or kitchen in Coatbridge. Some styles, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire property.
Fireplace installations are available in Coatbridge and also in nearby places like: Glenboig, Newhouse, Viewpark, Holytown, Salsburgh, Airdrie, Gartcosh, Bargeddie, Stepps, Wattson, Muirhead, Calderbank, Chapelhall, Chryston, Baillieston, Bellshill, Uddingston, Plains, and in these postcodes ML5 2BS, ML5 2BZ, ML5 1PT, ML5 2BQ, ML5 1RZ, ML5 2DF, ML5 1HN, ML5 1JQ, ML5 1RB, ML5 1DF. Locally based Coatbridge fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode ML5 and the phone code 01236.
Scotland Fireplace Installation
In the Scotland area you can likewise get: Alford fireplace installations, Linwood fireplace installations, Dunning fireplaces, Peterculter fireplaces, Darvel fireplaces, Clarkston fireplace installations, Smithton fireplace installations, Elderslie fireplaces, Inchture fireplace installations, Blairgowrie fireplace installers, Girvan fireplace installers, Uddingston fireplaces, Dalmellington fireplace installation, West Kilbride fireplace installations, Kirkcudbright fireplaces, Earlston fireplace installation, Dunbar fireplace installation, Cockenzie fireplace installations, Ceres fireplaces, Largs fireplace installations, Netherlee fireplace installations, Forth fireplace fitters, Johnstone fireplaces, Banchory fireplace fitters, Kingswells fireplace installation, Lochgelly fireplace fitters, Dunkeld fireplace installation, Dingwall fireplace installers, Stanley fireplace installers, Lamlash fireplace fitters.
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Searching On the Web
Doing a search on the internet is the way that almost all home owners in Coatbridge hunt for any sort of tradesmen and services nowadays. Ask, Bing, Google or Yahoo will supply instantaneous results which will to a certain extent be applicable to your search. However, the search engines already mentioned very often provide page 1 results which are not the most pertinent. The majority of home owners in Coatbridge, when trying to track down fireplace installers will head to Google or bing and type in "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation Coatbridge", "fireplace installation in Coatbridge" or "Coatbridge fireplace installation".
Multi-million pound companies like TrustaTrader, Local Heroes, My Hammer, Checkatrade, Rated People or Quotatis, and business directories such as ThreeBestRated, Yell, Thomson Local or Yelp will feature highly on the 1st page of results, as will strictly PPC advertisements (generally the top four listings). If you navigate to the second or third pages of the search engine results you may perhaps stand a better chance of finding websites belonging to actual fireplace installers in your area. Therefore you will need to navigate further to discover them. It's not every fireplace fitter that actually has a dedicated website, so it's still advisable to use a tradesman vetting portal such as Rated People or My Hammer to ascertain who is currently operating in your area.
Fireplace Enquiries Scotland
Current Scotland fireplace job posts: Paris and Rory Childs recently asked for an estimate for fitting an electric fire in a detached house in Kirknewton. Joshua and Emilija Simms recently asked for an estimate for the installation of a wood burning stove in a cottage in North Queensferry, Scotland. Alia and Kabir Donald recently enquired about opening up and restoring an old stone fireplace in Kinross. Jia and Ben Peters recently asked for a quotation for fitting a gas fire in a cottage in Kinglassie. Alessio and Elinor Heaton recently requested a price quote for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in Portknockie, Scotland. Preston and Iyla Mccormack recently asked for a quotation for re-opening and restoring an old, boarded up fireplace in a terraced house in Crieff, Scotland. Sufyan Whitehouse and Maliha Whitehouse recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burning stove in Methven, Scotland. Avi Rogers and Bailey Rogers recently asked for a quote for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in Skelmorlie, Scotland.
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Householders living in the following roads have just recently requested fireplace installation - Merkland Road, Dunbeth Road, Gilmour Place, Crown Street, Red Bridge Court, Mauchline Drive, Calderview Avenue, Craig Street, Rothesay Place, Allan Street, Tantallon Drive, Coulter Avenue, Dunkeld Place, Lees Court, Bankhead Avenue, Bank Street, Greenside Street, Mayfield Place, Lefroy Street, Higherness Way, Deveron Street, Davaar Drive, Eglinton Street, Beauly Place, Selby Place, Mosspark Road, Forgehill Crescent, Dixon Street, Berwick Place, Appin Way, as well as the following local Coatbridge postcodes: ML5 2BS, ML5 2BZ, ML5 1PT, ML5 2BQ, ML5 1RZ, ML5 2DF, ML5 1HN, ML5 1JQ, ML5 1RB, ML5 1DF.
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