Fireplace Fitter Eastwood Nottinghamshire (NG16): Re-opening a disused fireplace to install a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is an effective way to add some character and a homely feel to any Eastwood home. Nippy winter evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit in front of your fireplace listening to the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also enjoy cheap hot water too.
There are a few vital considerations to make before you commence any work, if you are going to establish an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your property. Any work that is carried out on your flue lining, hearth, fireplace and chimney breast must conform to the United Kingdom's Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If your property is a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work can begin.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the work in restoring a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the skills to do so, but there is always a problem in finding safety and structural issues which need to be resolved by a specialist. You could be lucky when revealing your old fireplace and find out you need little more than a thorough clean up of the hearth and a chimney sweep to get your fire roaring. More likely you will discover crumbling brickwork that needs structural modifications and a blocked flue.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there is not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is advisable to employ a professional Eastwood installation company for fireplaces. There always has to be airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to guarantee adequate quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. A deficiency of oxygen means that the fire will not burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause injury or death.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fireplace to get adequate oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents may need to be fitted by the installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A substantial amount of soot and other dirt can be discharged from a bricked up chimney when reopening it for restoration. It is good practice to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you are planning to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them from being affected by muck, soot and dust that may be whipped up during the fireplace installation works. If you're conducting a full restoration of a property or room, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is undertaken. By opening a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing staining damage to other parts of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plaster.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace open, it is time to see what needs to be renovated and to give the hearth and chimney a comprehensive cleaning. The very first item on your checklist should be to call in a proper chimney sweep. They'll be able to offer expert guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the condition of the chimney structure and if it would be advisable to replace the existing flue liner.
After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as demanded by Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer in Eastwood will be needed to undertake this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
If the size of the existing fireplace is bigger than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel should be put in. As soon as this has been done the next phase of your fireplace installation in Eastwood will be to modernise the hearth. In the past the hearth would be sunken into the floor, however the latest regulations demand that it is raised above floor level. You can get tailor-made solutions to fit any design and size of fireplace, or you can select from a range of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be difficult amongst the many styles, sizes and shapes that are available from an online outlet or fireplace showroom. The advice and recommendations from your installation team, which will be based on your particular requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that is both suitable for your existing chimney and flue, as well as for your home's decor.
Whether you go with a wood burner, a multi-fuel stove or an open fireplace will be determined by the look that you're trying to create, your existing decor and perhaps, the age of your home. As an example, a wood burner looks great set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character and charm of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.
A wood-burning stove is also a great option if your home hasn't got a chimney breast. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue that is channeled through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
GAS, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the flickering of a natural fire on a dark winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what alternatives are on offer?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Eastwood can be improved by the fitting of a wood burning stove, which come in a range of styles, and can even be fitted free standing. If coupled with a back boiler these can provide piping hot water for radiators or for other use in your home.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. In the past an open fire may have been associated with being smoky, draughty and inefficient, however a professionally installed fireplace is wonderful to watch while lounging in the warm glow it provides.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent individual and there are designs and styles which are suitable for any room and type of house in Eastwood. They can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish one from the genuine thing.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more efficient than wood burners, there are a wide selection of designs and styles to suit any Eastwood property. Gas fires must only be fitted and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, including coal, oil, gas or wood, to create a focal point in your property in Eastwood. Some types, like the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole home.
Fireplace installation is available in Eastwood and also in nearby places like: Langley Hill, Watnall, Bulwell, Hucknall, Newthorpe, Ripley, Nottingham, Awsworth, Westwood, Broxtowe, Shipley, Giltbrook, Brinsley, Nutall, Selston, Ironville, Old Basford, Greasley, Underwood, and in these postcodes NG16 3JZ, NG16 3FL, NG16 3BT, NG16 3ER, NG16 3AJ, NG16 3GD, NG16 3GY, NG16 1WZ, NG16 3JG, NG16 3JX. Local Eastwood fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode NG16 and the telephone dialling code 01773. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in these Eastwood areas and roads - William Avenue, Mansfield Road, Main Street, Barber Street, Dorothy Avenue, Victoria Street, Atherfield Gardens, Wood Street, Walker Street, Rockley Avenue, South Street, Malthouse Close, Cockerhouse Road, Nottingham Road, Lawrence Avenue, Comet Drive, Chewton Street, Fern Crescent, Newmanleys Road, Serlby Road, Edward Road, Dawlish Court, Newmanleys Road (south), Owlston Close, Cross Street, Kirby Close, Whitby Road, Lynncroft, Estwic Avenue, as well as the following Eastwood area postcodes: NG16 3JZ, NG16 3FL, NG16 3BT, NG16 3ER, NG16 3AJ, NG16 3GD, NG16 3GY, NG16 1WZ, NG16 3JG, NG16 3JX.
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