Fireplace Fitter Crowborough East Sussex (TN6): Installing a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Crowborough home is a wonderful way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Chilly winter evenings can become a joy as you relax in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy cheap hot water as well.
But before you start knocking down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some important considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work which is performed on your hearth, flue lining, fireplace and chimney breast must conform to the UK's building regs, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and keen DIY'er it is possible to refurbish an existing blocked up fireplace, but the likelihood of experiencing structural problems in most cases is unfortunately high. You may be fortunate when you reveal the old fireplace and discover you need nothing more than a decent clean out of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney to get your fire roaring once more. What's more common however is a swathe of old, crumbling brickwork that hides a blocked flue, and needs some form of structural modification before it can be safely used.
If a fireplace is installed improperly there's not only a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is advisable to hire a specialist Crowborough installation team for fireplaces. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. A deficiency of oxygen means the fire won't burn well, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can cause death.
It may be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to get enough oxygen to burn safely and effectively all the time. They might also have to fit vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
An enormous amount of dust and soot can be released from a bricked up fireplace upon reopening it for renovation. Even with coverings for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from soot and dust is still possible and it is advised to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning starts. If you're installing a fireplace as part of an overall restoration project then it should be one of the first things to be done once you've brought the room back to bare walls and floors. By opening a fireplace first you will stop any soot from the chimney causing damage to other phases of your restoration project, such as paint on walls or fresh plasterwork.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace open, it is time to see what can be restored and to give the hearth and chimney an intensive clean. You should now speak to your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They will be able to offer you professional advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the state of the chimney and if it is advisable to switch the existing liner.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all relevant UK Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. This sort of work must be completed by a qualified tradesman who is acquainted with the relevant building regulations and decent construction practices.
If it is necessary to modify the width of opening of your existing fireplace to something more suitable for your new design, a lintel support should be installed. When your new concrete lintel is safely in place you may now proceed with the updating, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regs. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, but there are a wide range of ready-made hearths in marble, slate or concrete.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be tricky when faced with the various styles and designs that are available from a fireplace showroom or online shop. It's possible that due to your current flue and chimney, that some fireplaces might not be appropriate, and it's a good idea to follow the the recommendations and advice of your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Whether you opt for a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will be determined by the overall style you are trying to create, your current decor and perhaps, your home's age. By way of example, a wood burner looks splendid set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.
If your Crowborough home hasn't got a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by putting in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This type of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that's channeled through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be safely installed.
MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, OPEN, ELECTRIC OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold, dark evening creates a charm and ambience that simply can't be matched, however what other options are available to install in your lovely new fireplace in Crowborough?
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other combustive materials. In the past an open fire might have had the associations with being inefficient, smoky and draughty, however a well fitted contemporary fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and recline in the warmth it provides.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Crowborough can be improved by the installation of a wood burning stove, which are available in a range of designs, and can even be installed freestanding. If fitted with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for other use around the home.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Crowborough homes that don't have a chimney. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a variety of designs to suit your home and are usually more thermally efficient than wood burners. Gas fires must only be fitted and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with options to use oil, wood, gas and coal to deliver a multipurpose heater for any home in Crowborough. The AGA range is well known as being able to provide heating for an entire house, a constant hot water supply and a hob and oven all in one useful appliance.
Fireplace installation is available in Crowborough and also nearby in: Mark Cross, Mayfield, Rotherfield, Hartfield, High Hurstwood, Jarvis Brook, Colemans Hatch, Upper Hartfield, Eridge Green, Nutley, Withyham, Poundfield, St Johns, Steel Cross, Crowborough Warren, and in these postcodes TN6 1BP, TN6 1RE, TN6 1EQ, TN6 1HH, TN6 1EL, TN6 1BY, TN6 1NW, TN6 1DT, TN6 1JP, TN6 1QS. Locally based Crowborough fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01892 and the postcode TN6. Click the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
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