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Fireplace Fitter Earl Shilton Leicestershire (LE9): Opening up a disused fireplace to install an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a wonderful way to add some charm and a homely feel to any Earl Shilton property. If you combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove during the chilly winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water.

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However before you begin bashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind if you are to finish up with a safe and efficient fireplace. Any work which is undertaken on your chimney breast, hearth, fireplace and flue lining must follow the Building Regs, Part J for combustible appliances. If your home is a listed building you will also have to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work can commence.

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If you are an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it is quite possible to renovate an existing bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of encountering structural issues in the majority of cases is regrettably high. It may be the case that when you remove the covering from an old fireplace to uncover a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a good clean up and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. What is more commonplace however is a swathe of crumbling, old brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and needs some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.

If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not just a fire risk to your home, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is better to employ a professional Earl Shilton installation team for a fireplace. There must always be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to guarantee adequate levels of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Deadly carbon monoxide can soon accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.

It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to get enough oxygen to burn safely and effectively at all times. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents installed as they can trap moist air within them causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.

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A huge amount of soot and other muck can be released from an old fireplace when reopening it for renovation. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from muck and soot is still likely and it's advisable to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace renovation work commences. If you're lucky enough to be working on a complete home restoration project then it should be one of the first jobs to work on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This will help to prevent any impairment by soot and other chimney dirt to any previously completed work.


Now that you're able to see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and identify what can be restored. You now ought to speak to your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. They will be willing to provide you with professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the situation with the chimney structure and if it is advisable to replace the existing lining.

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Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue lining as laid down in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A good fireplace installer and builder in Earl Shilton will be required to complete this work, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.

In buildings that are older you may discover that the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be needed to modify the opening. When your lintel is safely in position you can now press on with the repair, installation and updating of the fireplace hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been sunken into a floor void, however to be in accordance with current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. There are tailor-made options to fit any size and style of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of common sized hearths to match your decor.

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Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be challenging amongst the many styles and designs that are available from an online outlet or fireplace showroom. It's possible that owing to your existing chimney and flue, that some fireplace designs may not be suitable, therefore it pays to follow the recommendations from your fireplace installer in this respect.

Certain homes and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop to a classic cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its charm and reflects the heat into the room.

Even if your Earl Shilton property doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This form of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that is channeled through an external wall and does not require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.


Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a dark winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other alternatives?

Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fires the obvious choice for Earl Shilton homes without a chimney breast. Even if your property has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be installed.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Earl Shilton can benefit from the installation of a wood burner, which come in an array of designs, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. An integrated back boiler is an extra benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or for heating in another area via a radiator.

Gas Fireplaces - Come in an array of styles to suit any home and are generally more efficient than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe certified contractor must maintain and install any gas fire in your home.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using coal, gas, oil and wood to furnish you with a multipurpose heater for any home in Earl Shilton. They can be used not only for heating a room, but some designs 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 an existing radiator network.

Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for your room and can utilise a variety of solid fuels. In the good old days an open fire might have had the reputation of being draughty, smoky and inefficient, however a well fitted modern fireplace is wonderful to watch while basking in the warmth it provides.

Fireplace fitters can be located in the Earl Shilton area, and in: Thurlaston, Peckleton, Stapleton, Elmesthorpe, Brascote, Huncote, Littlethorpe, Croft, Potters Marston, Stoke Golding, plus places with postcodes like: LE9 7HG, LE9 7BH, LE9 7JY, LE9 0BE, LE9 7BP, LE9 7BY, LE9 7BJ, LE9 7EF, LE9 7FX, and LE9 0BT. Local Earl Shilton fireplace services will most likely have the postcode LE9 and the telephone dialling code 01455. Verifying this will guarantee you're accessing a locally based fireplace installer. Click the "QUOTE" form or banner to get details about fireplaces and fireplace installation in your area.

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Also find: Thurlaston fireplace installers, Stoke Golding fireplace installers, Potters Marston fireplace installers, Brascote fireplace installers, Stapleton fireplace installers, Littlethorpe fireplace installers, Elmesthorpe fireplace installers, Huncote fireplace installers, Croft fireplace installers, Peckleton fireplace installers and more. The majority of these towns and areas are served by companies who install fireplaces. Possessing the necessary experience and know-how, these skilled tradesmen can successfully install fireplaces in your home. Residents can enjoy the warmth, comfort and atmosphere that a fireplace brings to their living spaces with the help of these dedicated professionals. By clicking here, fireplace installation quotes are readily accessible to local home and property owners. Begin your fireplace installation today, without delay!

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