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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.

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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.

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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.

If a fireplace is installed in your home in Dereham and it isn't put in correctly, there is not only a risk or fire, but also of respiratory health problems. So, using a professional fireplace fitter is widely recommended in most cases. For a fire to burn efficiently in a room where a fireplace is fitted, there must be ample airflow to ensure a good level of oxygen. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be deadly.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 services can be accessed in the Dereham area, as well as in: Yaxham, Toftwood, Beetley, Great Fransham, Longham, North Tuddenham, Dillington, Gressenhall, Westfield, Clint Green, Northall Green, Scarning, Mattishall, in addition to places with postcodes like: NR19 1DX, NR19 1LW, NR19 1FE, NR19 1JR, NR19 1LQ, NR19 1HX, NR19 1HL, NR19 1AS, NR19 1LS, and NR19 1DQ. Dereham fireplace fitters should have the postcode NR19 and the telephone dialling code 01362. If you click on the "QUOTE" banner, you will get information on fireplaces and fireplace installation in your region.

Chimney Repair

Fireplaces and heating systems rely on effective chimney repair to maintain safety and efficiency. Over the years, wear and deterioration can cause chimneys to develop issues like cracks, blockages or leaks. Preventing potential threats, including exposure to carbon monoxide and fire, necessitates timely repairs. Chimney repair experts in Dereham can tackle these problems, ensuring that the chimney functions optimally and adheres to safety specifications. Regular repairs and inspections also prolong the chimney's life expectancy and reduce the need for costly repairs down the road, offering property owners peace of mind and an efficient heating source. (39607 - Chimney Repairs Dereham)

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