Fireplace Fitter Dereham Norfolk (NR19): Putting in a new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Dereham property is a good way to add character and a homely feel to any room. Cold winters' evenings can become a joy as you sit in front of your fireplace listening to the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy free hot water too.
Before you begin bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you'll need to think about to make certain you can safely install your new fireplace. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of hearths, chimney breasts, flue linings and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with the local council to find out if planning permission is necessary for a fireplace installation in your property.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it may be possible to restore a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, but the chance of experiencing structural problems in the majority of cases is unfortunately high. It could be that so as to get a fire burning once more you will need little more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. Much more likely you will come across a stopped up flue and old brickwork that needs structural modifications.
Because of the severe health and fire risk issues that can result from an improperly fitted or restored fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace fitter in Dereham. A major part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for a fire to burn properly and efficiently. Not enough oxygen means the fire will not burn well, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to injury or death.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to receive sufficient oxygen to burn properly and safely all the time. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also have to have air vents fitted since they can often trap moist air causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause a lot of of soot and grime to enter your home. It's advisable to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from an area where you're going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by soot, grime and dust that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation work. If your fireplace is being installed as part of a larger home restoration project then it ought to be one of the first things to be done after you have brought the room back to its bare walls and floors. By opening up a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing damage to other phases of your project, such as fresh plasterwork or wallpapered walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you can see the fireplace opening it's time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and figure out what is fit for restoring. You should now 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'll be willing to offer you expert advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, as to the situation with the structure of the chimney and if it is advisable to replace the existing flue lining.
It might be essential to put in a new flue liner to comply with the all important Building Regulations, and work may also be required to strengthen the original chimney and chimney breast. These are jobs that should be done by a skilled builder with a knowledge of the appropriate regulations and reliable construction skills.
If it is necessary to adjust the width of opening of your existing fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a supporting lintel should be installed. As soon as this has been done the next step for your Dereham fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was set into the floor, but the current regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. There are custom-made options to fit any style and size of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be challenging amongst the different styles and designs available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. It is possible that because of your existing chimney and flue, that some fireplace designs might not be appropriate, therefore it pays to follow the advice of your fireplace company with respect to this.
You property's age, and the style you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you to decide on the design and type of fireplace which is most suitable for you. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you do not have a chimney breast in your Dereham home, it's still possible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. So long as you have an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be passed, you do not need a pre-existing chimney in place to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of an open fire cannot be surpassed, however what options are out there if this kind of fireplace is not possible within your Dereham home?
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a wide range of designs to suit any home and are typically more efficient than wood burners. A Gas Safe registered engineer must maintain and install any gas fire in your property.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any type of house in Dereham, and can even be a free standing feature. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide steaming hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for your room and can use an assortment of solid fuels. A professionally fitted open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was blocked up by earlier owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any room in Dereham.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any competent person and there are varieties and styles which are appropriate for virtually any room and house in Dereham. Even if your house has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, including coal, oil, gas or wood, to create an attractive focal point in your home in Dereham. They can be used not just for heating an individual room, but some designs like the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the complete property if plumbed into a radiator system.
Fireplace installation is available in Dereham and also in: Mattishall, Great Fransham, Longham, Dillington, Yaxham, Gressenhall, Swanton Morley, Toftwood, Beetley, Clint Green, Northall Green, Westfield, Beeston, North Tuddenham, Scarning, and in these postcodes NR19 1JF, NR19 1PY, NR19 1PD, NR19 1LB, NR19 1LP, NR19 1LG, NR19 1HG, NR19 1HE, NR19 1DP, NR19 1JR. Local Dereham fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode NR19 and the telephone code 01362. Click the "quote" banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
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Fireplace Enquiries Norfolk
The latest Norfolk fireplace installation customer enquiries: Thomas and Tahlia Blackburn recently requested an estimate for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in a terraced house in Beeston Regis, Norfolk. Kayleigh Mcghee and Che Mcghee recently asked for a quote for re-opening and repairing an old marble fireplace in a bungalow in Walsoken. Aasiyah Chamberlain and Jett Chamberlain recently requested a quotation for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new gas fire in a detached house in Foulsham, Norfolk. Mr and Mrs Coates recently asked for a price quote for the installation of a gas fire in Old Catton. Gabriel and Xanthe Saunders recently enquired about the installation of an open fireplace in a semi-detached house in Worstead, Norfolk. Florrie and Mohammad John recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in a semi-detached house in Poringland. Harper-Rose Lynch and Hector Lynch recently enquired about the possibility of installing a wood burning stove in a bungalow in Potter Heigham, Norfolk. Bridget Houghton and Ethan Houghton recently enquired about re-opening and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in a detached house in Northwold.
Doing a Search On the Web
When you're searching for services in Dereham, you will most probably hook up to the internet first of all to discover what is out there. With well used search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Ask or Bing, you can easily receive lots of instant results. The reality is that the listings displayed on the opening page of the foremost search engines might not be the exact results you were after. When you are hunting for fireplace installers for example, you will bring up a search engine like Google and enter "fireplace installation Dereham", "fireplace installation near me", "Dereham fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation in Dereham".
It's best if you remember that the top 4 results are sometimes "pay per click" advertisements and a lot of the other results on the first page will be business directories like Cyclex, Yelp, Yell or Three Best Rated, or listings from the top trade portals such as My Builder, TrustaTrader, Local Heroes, Quotatis, Checkatrade or Rated People. Without having big budgets for SEO in order to push their sites farther up the rankings, the majority of fireplace installers will be abandoned on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the search engine listings.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in the following Dereham streets and areas - Clippings Green, Trinity Close, Bluebell Close, Burtontyne Avenue, Church Plain, Soames Place, Swaffham Road, Colleen Close, Cedar Close, Blomfield Mews, County School, Boton Drive, Blacksmiths Close, Brisley Road, Crosskeys Way, Brakefield Green, Cherry Tree Close, Beech Court, Central Drive, Stone Road, The Grove, Tittleshall Road, The Watlings, Crown Place, Church Street, Tebbutt Avenue, Bintree Road, Stocks Hill, as well as the following Dereham area postcodes: NR19 1JF, NR19 1PY, NR19 1PD, NR19 1LB, NR19 1LP, NR19 1LG, NR19 1HG, NR19 1HE, NR19 1DP, NR19 1JR.
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Fireplace installation in NR19 area, telephone code 01362.