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Cottingham Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Cottingham East Yorkshire (HU16): Installing a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Cottingham home is a splendid way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any room. Nippy winters' evenings can become enjoyable as you sit in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also benefit from plentiful hot water as well.

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Before you begin prising away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to think about to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any work which is performed on your chimney breast, hearth, fireplace and flue lining must conform to the Part J building regs for combustible appliances. If your property is a listed building you'll also need to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work begins.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

You might be able to do some of the work in renovating an existing fireplace if you've got the skills needed, but structural and safety issues are often discovered that need to be resolved by a specialist. You might be fortunate when you uncover the old fireplace and find out that you need nothing more than a good clean out of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney to get a fire roaring. Much more likely you will discover crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a blocked flue.

If a fireplace is installed in your home in Cottingham and it is not fitted correctly, there isn't just a serious risk of fire, but also of respiratory health problems. So, using a certified fireplace fitter is generally recommended in most cases. According to the Building Regulations (Part J), a room that has a fireplace installed in it must have ample airflow and oxygen for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. Carbon monoxide fumes (which are dangerous can build-up and become a problem in a poorly ventilated space where an inefficently burning fire is installed.

It could be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to get adequate oxygen to burn safely and effectively all the time. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted because they can often trap moist air and cause damp to develop inside the chimney.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

It's astonishing how much dust and soot can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you'll not know exactly what is there until you uncover it. Even with coverings for your home furnishings, the chance of damage from soot and grime is still likely and it's advisable to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace restoration work begins. If you're fortunate enough to be carrying out a full renovation then it ought to be one of the initial jobs to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This helps to prevent any discolouration damage to any restored work you may have already finished.

STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK

Once you've opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clear out any hearth that remains in place. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first items on your agenda. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing this will be able to inspect the condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether you need a new flue liner.

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If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all Building Regulations must be adhered to. This type of work needs to be accomplished by a skilled tradesman with experience of the current building regulations and decent construction practices.

If it is necessary to adjust the width of opening of your original fireplace to something more suitable for your new design, a concrete supporting lintel must be installed. When your new concrete lintel is safely in place you may now get on with the repair, upgrade and installation of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it to comply with the latest building regs. You can find custom-made solutions to fit any design and size of fireplace, or you can select from a variety of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

Choosing your ideal fireplace can be challenging when faced with the various styles that are available from an online store or fireplace showroom. The advice and suggestions from your fireplace installers, which will be in accordance with your particular requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that's both perfect for your flue and chimney, and suited to your home's decor.

You property's age, and the style you're trying to create for your room, should all help you to decide upon the type and design of fireplace which is most suitable for you. For instance, a cast iron wood burner looks fantastic set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.

A wood-burning stove is also an excellent option if your home hasn't got a chimney breast. A chimney isn't required since the flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an external wall.

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

The charm and look of a "real" fire can't be beaten, however what options are out there if this kind of fireplace is not possible in your Cottingham home?

Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by anyone who's reasonable competent and there are designs which are suitable for any room and house in Cottingham. They can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish them from the genuine article.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various different fuels, (oil, coal, wood, gas) to establish an attractive focal point in your house in Cottingham. They can be utilised not only for heating a room, but some styles such as the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the complete house if plumbed into a system of radiators.

Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of styles to suit all types of house and their efficiency to warm a room is superior to wood burning stoves or open fireplaces. Must be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) tradesman.

Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is an attractive focal point for any room and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel available on the market. A skillfully fitted open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by earlier owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any home in Cottingham.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become extremely popular in a lot of properties in Cottingham, and can have modern or classic styling to complement your home's decor. If coupled with a back boiler they can provide hot water to heat radiators or for use in your house.

It is not only in Cottingham that you're able to hire fireplace installers - surrounding areas like: Skidby, Melton, High Hunsley, Walkington, North Newbold, Bransholme, Dunswell, South Newbald, Risby, Raywell, Wawne, Thearne, Eppleworth, Riplingham, Tickton, Inglemire, Swanland are also covered. If they've got the telephone dialling code 01482 and the postcode HU16, it's probable that they operate in Cottingham or somewhere nearby. Cottingham homeowners can enjoy the benefits of these fireplace services.

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To ensure household safety, it is vital to install carbon monoxide detectors near fireplaces. Though they offer warmth and comfort, fireplaces can emit carbon monoxide if they are not correctly ventilated. By placing a detector in the same room as the fireplace, occupants can be alerted to the presence of this colourless, odourless gas, which can be deadly.

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Although relatively straightforward, the installation process for carbon monoxide detectors needs to be done correctly. Manufacturer's instructions suggest mounting detectors on the ceiling or wall, ideally at least 15 feet from the fireplace, to prevent false alarms. To guarantee your detector's functionality, testing and yearly battery replacements are essential.

By ensuring the device is fully operational and correctly positioned, the professional installation of carbon monoxide detectors provides peace of mind. Taking this precaution allows Cottingham homeowners to protect their families and improve the safety of their living spaces, significantly reducing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. The key to continuous protection lies in regular servicing of both the detector and the fireplace. (Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Cottingham)

Chimney Repair

The efficiency and safety of fireplaces and heating systems hinge on proper chimney repair. Issues such as leaks, cracks or blockages may arise in chimneys due to wear and deterioration over time. To prevent potential threats like fire and exposure to carbon monoxide, repairs must be carried out in a timely fashion. The optimal functioning and adherence to safety standards of the chimney are assured by professional chimney repair specialists in Cottingham. Regular inspections and repairs also prolong the chimney's lifespan and reduce the need for costly repairs later on, offering property owners peace of mind and a reliable heating source. (93852 - Chimney Repairs Cottingham)

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Also find: Skidby fireplace installers, Melton fireplace installers, Eppleworth fireplace installers, Thearne fireplace installers, Wawne fireplace installers, Inglemire fireplace installers, North Newbold fireplace installers, Bransholme fireplace installers, High Hunsley fireplace installers, Dunswell fireplace installers, Swanland fireplace installers, Raywell fireplace installers, Risby fireplace installers, Riplingham fireplace installers, Tickton fireplace installers, South Newbald fireplace installers, Walkington fireplace installers and more. Most of these towns and areas are serviced by people who install fireplaces. With the requisite knowledge and experience, these seasoned tradesmen are adept at successfully installing fireplaces in your home. Residents can enjoy the warmth, atmosphere and comfort that a fireplace brings to their living areas with the assistance and help of these dedicated experts. By clicking here, fireplace installation quotes are readily available to local home and property owners.

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