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Cupar Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Cupar Scotland (KY14): An excellent way to add character to any Cupar home is by installing a brand new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those chilly winters' evenings can even prove to be less expensive than certain central heating systems, as long as you've got a regular source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of hot water at the same time.

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There are some vital considerations you must think of before you start any work, in order to create an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your home. Any combustible appliance installed in residential homes in Cupar must conform to Part J of the Building Regulations, and this covers fireplaces, flue linings, hearths and chimney breasts. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with the local authorities to find out if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your house.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you're a competent and keen DIYer it is quite possible to renovate a bricked-up fireplace, but the chances of experiencing structural problems in many cases is high. It might be that so as to get a fire burning once more you need little more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. It is much more likely that you will discover a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural modifications.

Owing to the serious fire risk and health problems that can result from an incorrectly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is better to draw on the experience and knowledge of a specialist fireplace fitter in Cupar. There always has to be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate levels of oxygen enable the fire to burn properly. Deadly carbon monoxide can soon build up from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.

To safely overcome any airflow problems, vents could be fitted around the room during a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents installed since they can trap moist air inside them and cause damp to develop inside the chimney.

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BEFORE WORK COMMENCES

Opening up an old fireplace can create huge amounts of soot and dust. It is advisable to remove any rugs, furniture and carpets from a room where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by soot, dust and muck that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If you're engaging in a full restoration of a room or house, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This should help to avoid any damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any previously completed restoration work.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

With the fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what can be renovated or replaced and to give the chimney and hearth a good cleaning. You should now get hold of your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing this can check the structural condition of the chimney and offer you guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.

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After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue lining in accordance with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This kind of work should be tackled by a competent tradesperson who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and good working practices.

If the size of the original fireplace is larger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When your new concrete lintel is in place and secure you can now press on with the repair, installation and updating of the fireplace hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been set into a void in the floor, but to conform to latest regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can find made to measure options to fit virtually any design and size of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will show the alternatives that are available for the different fireplace styles and designs. Not all fireplaces may be suitable for your flue and chimney therefore it's sensible to accept any help and advice offered by your fireplace installers in relation to your particular circumstances.

Some rooms and houses will be more suitable for open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For instance, a cast iron wood burning stove looks splendid set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and deflecting the heat back into the room effectively.

A cast iron wood burner is also an effective choice if your Cupar home does not have a chimney breast. A chimney is not needed in this instance as the flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and routed through an outside wall.

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

A flickering fire on a dark evening creates a charm and ambience that can't be beaten, but what are the other options available to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Cupar?

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a wide range of designs to suit any home and are typically more efficient than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified contractor must install and maintain any gas fire in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Cupar can be improved by the installment of a wood burning stove, which come in an array of styles, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. If coupled with a back boiler can provide hot water for radiators or for use around the home.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use coal, wood, gas and oil to furnish you with a versatile heater for any home in Cupar. The AGA range is renowned as being able to provide heating for the whole home, a constant supply of hot water and a cooker all in one unit.

Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, briquettes and other combustible materials. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no longer the draughty, smoky and inefficient items they were in the past.

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are designs and styles which are suitable for any room and property in Cupar. Even if your property has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a "real" fire with an authentic flame effect.

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Fireplace installation is available in Cupar and also in nearby places like: Kingskettle, Falkland, Foodieash, Balmullo, Ladybank, Cairney Lodge, Springfield, Dairsie, Ceres, Newburgh, Bow of Fife, Strathkinness, Largoward, Over Rankeilour, Auchtermuchty, Letham, and in these postcodes KY15 5AG, KY15 5AN, KY15 4TA, KY15 4BL, KY15 5BA, KY15 4BN, KY15 4BT, KY15 4DD, KY15 4TH, KY15 4HZ. Local Cupar fireplace specialists will likely have the telephone code Dialling code 01334 and the postcode KY14. Checking this should make sure that you're accessing local tradespeople installing fireplaces. Cupar householders will be able to benefit from these and many other related services.

Flue Linings

An important addition to the chimney structure on your house, a flue liner or chimney liner improves the overall safety of your chimney while enabling it to perform more effectively than it would if it didn't have one. Made out of clay, metal or ceramic material, flue liners are conduits which are installed inside chimneys to transport toxic fumes to the outside. Some older chimneys in Cupar may not even be fitted with a flue lining, or if the current lining is defective, might need to be re-lined.

The harmful fumes and gases that are generated when burning a fire can impair your fireplace's flue lining. Make sure that your fireplace installer examines the flue lining for damage and potential problems. You must stop those toxic gases from seeping into your home's living space, which is what can take place when a flue is impaired. There's additionally the risk of fires in the property as a broken flue lining can let extreme heat penetrate the chimney structure.

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Sparked by worries about the environment, the classic fireplace has lost some of its charm, although it is still a favourite for many folks in Cupar. There's nothing quite like feeling the warmth of a fireplace during a chilly winter evening. Having a fireplace has its perks but there are a couple of issues that could affect its usefulness. As power costs go up, you need to make certain that your fireplace is giving you heat in an efficient way. When you have a fire going in the fireplace, it can in fact take away warm air out of the room, making your heater work harder. Anytime there is no fire, a damper is supposed to control the airflow. Unfortunately, fireplace dampers are generally very inefficient in keeping warm air in the home and cold air out.

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What the majority of folks in Cupar don't understand about their fireplace is that it doesn't do what they think it's doing. As opposed to saving resources, and heating costs, it's typically adding hundreds of pounds of energy expense. You will find there's a way to take your inefficient fireplace, and make it into a heat creating system that your budget will love. Pretty much all you need to do is basically 4 basic things boost the performance of your fireplace. You will appreciate that these hints will help make your fireplace produce quality heat and your energy bill a bit smaller.

The first step is to take out your existing damper and replace it with a new top sealing damper. This type of damper is placed towards the top of your chimney and helps to stop rain from entering. It stops the outside air from coming in, and the inside air from getting out, and functions in hot weather or cold. Its not very difficult to fit and can be easily bought online. Another thing you're able to do would be to fit a fire-back at the rear of your fireplace. A fire-back consists of cast iron and it is meant to protect the wall behind from fire damage, while making your fireplace look elegant. The fire-back also takes up heat from the fire and redirects it back inside, making your fireplace more effective.

Another means to cut down on fuel bills is to use a fireplace heater, which heats the room by pulling the air into a chamber and returning the air back into the room. These gadgets are put in place as closed systems to make sure they don't give off any smoke, but they're effective at keeping your house warm. Finally, you can fit glass doors which will likely be the costliest. If you do your homework, you can actually get a good deal on glass doors and they're not too hard to install yourself. Such glass doors create a screen between your living space and the hearth, not only stopping the heat from escaping, but also offering protection.

All of these ideas are straightforward to implement, and the products can be easily sourced on the internet. Get the best from your fireplace and observe your energy costs drop.

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If you have a wood burning stove or an open fire in your property, it is advisable to have your chimney swept regularly. Chimneys need to be cleaned and swept at least once every twelve months to keep them in a safe state.

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To be confident that the work is being conducted properly, it's always a wise idea to call in a professional Cupar chimney sweep. If there are any problems or safety issues with your chimney, the chimney sweep will be able to identify them and let you know about them.

Routine sweeping prevents a build-up of soot and ash, a common cause of chimney fires. Apart from the risk of fires there are other hazardous situations that can be caused by a blocked chimney, one example is that of toxic carbon monoxide gas being drawn back into your home.

Check that your chosen chimney sweep in Cupar is adequately covered by public liability insurance, and is qualified in this field. CLICK HERE and enter your details to get Cupar chimney sweeps quotes.

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Also find: Newburgh fireplace installers, Cairney Lodge fireplace installers, Dairsie fireplace installers, Over Rankeilour fireplace installers, Foodieash fireplace installers, Ceres fireplace installers, Springfield fireplace installers, Ladybank fireplace installers, Letham fireplace installers, Strathkinness fireplace installers, Auchtermuchty fireplace installers, Kingskettle fireplace installers, Largoward fireplace installers, Bow of Fife fireplace installers, Falkland fireplace installers, Balmullo fireplace services and more. Most of these locations are serviced by tradesmen fitting fireplaces. Cupar homeowners can get quotes by clicking here.

Fireplaces Around Cupar: In the last 12 months fireplaces were professionally fitted in the following Cupar streets: Landale Gardens, Railway Place, Rumgally Flat, Hospital Mill Crossing, Ladeddie, Bank Street, Crossgate, Wester Balgarvie, Castlebank Gardens, Hill Of Tarvit Mansion House, Hill Street, Hillview Wester Kinsleith, Stirton Mill, Provost Wynd, Rankeilour Mansion House, Millgate, Feus House, Craigview Brunton, Ferryfield, Orchardgate, Rumgally North Lodge, Netherfoodie Vantage, Oak Vale, Curling Pond Court, Balass Den, Montrave Avenue, Hilton Of Carslogie, Beechwood Middle Foodie, Cults Mill Granary, Parbroath Office, and in these Scotland postcodes: KY15 5AG, KY15 5AN, KY15 4TA, KY15 4BL, KY15 5BA, KY15 4BN, KY15 4BT, KY15 4DD, KY15 4TH, KY15 4HZ. These places recently saw activity by local installers of fireplaces. Cupar homeowners enjoyed professional and competent fireplace services in every case.

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