Fireplaces Ellesmere Port

Ellesmere Port Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Ellesmere Port Cheshire (CH65): Putting in a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Ellesmere Port home is an effective way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. If you add a back boiler to your new fire you can even enjoy a plentiful supply of piping hot water as well. Cool winter's days can be an enjoyable experience as you sit beside your fireplace surrounded the crackling of a burning fire.

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There are some crucial considerations you must keep in mind to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace, before you commence smashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace. The UK's building regulations, Part J for heat producing appliances for example, which deals with any work conducted on flue linings, fireplaces, hearths and chimney breasts. If your home is a listed building you'll also have to find out if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work is started.

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PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION OR DIY?

A basic remodel of a pre-existing fireplace can generally be achieved by a skilled DIY enthusiast, however if any construction work is required there is a possibility of running into structural issues which will need to be addressed by a professional. When your boarded fireplace is uncovered you might find a stable chimney breast, lintel and hearth that needs little more than the services of a chimney sweep to get it working once more. What you'll most likely discover is a wall of old bricks that conceals problems such as a lintel that needs replacing or a stopped up chimney.

Hiring a specialist fireplace installer in Ellesmere Port is generally advised, since a fireplace that is incorrectly installed can can cause a fire risk and respiratory problems. Ensuring that sufficient oxygen is available for the fire to burn properly is a key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces. A fire that is burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space can result in a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide.

To successfully get around any problems with air flow, vents may need to be installed around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. Flue vents might also have to be installed in unused or blocked chimney flues which often cause damp areas and staining to to the chimney breast, because of condensed air being trapped.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

Having a fireplace opened up can create huge amounts of soot and muck. Where possible it's advisable to remove furniture and carpets from the room before the commencement of any work, although a thoughtful Ellesmere Port fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for for your home furnishings. Because of the mess involved, if your fireplace installation is merely a part of a more substantial refurbishment project, it should be one of the initial things that you do. This prevents any staining damage to any refurbished work you might have already completed.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

Once you've opened up your fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clear out any hearth that remains in place. The very first item on your checklist will be to contact a professional Ellesmere Port chimney sweep. They'll be able to offer you professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the state of the chimney structure and whether you need to switch the existing lining.

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Construction work could be essential to reinforce the existing breast and chimney, and it may be necessary to install a new flue lining. All of this work will need to abide by the current Building Regulations which are of course there for your own safety. Experience in the right construction techniques and an understanding of the Building Regs will be essential for anybody who attempts this sort of renovation work, so you really need a qualified builder and shouldn't attempt to do this yourself.

And after that process, replacing or upgrading the fireplace hearth should be the next step in your fireplace renovation project in Ellesmere Port. Many old fireplace hearths were sunken into the floor. If that is the scenario with your fireplace, the hearth will have to be raised slightly above floor level if it is to satisfy the Building Regulations as they stand at present. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to choose a tailor-made hearth, but there are also a whole host of "off-the-shelf" hearths in marble, granite or concrete.

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DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE

Browsing on the web or checking out the nearest fireplace showroom will give you an indication of the vast array of different styles and designs of fireplace for you to pick from. It's vital to seek the professional advice of the fireplace installation team, because all of the available fireplaces will not be suited to your specific chimney, flue and airflow situation.

Certain rooms and properties will be more suited to open fireplaces than a multi-fuel or wood burning stove and vice versa. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its charm and deflects the heat into the room.

You still have options for a fireplace feature by installing a wood burning or multi fuel stove, even if your Ellesmere Port property doesn't have a chimney. It is possible to take a flue directly from the top or rear of the wood burner and out through an external wall, therefore a chimney breast isn't necessary.

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

If this kind of fireplace isn't appropriate for your Ellesmere Port home, what other choices are there?

Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a wide choice of designs make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Ellesmere Port houses that don't have a chimney breast. Modern electric fires can provide real look flames and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to mimic an open fire when inset into a conventional fireplace.

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Wood Burning Stoves - These stoves can have classic or cutting-edge styling to suit the decor of your property, and they've become extremely popular in many Ellesmere Port households. A back boiler is an extra benefit and could provide hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fires are much better than wood burning stoves when it comes to their thermal efficiency, and you will find a wide array of sizes and styles to suit any property in Ellesmere Port. You'll need a Gas Safe heating technician to install one these fires in your house in Ellesmere Port.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, including wood, coal, gas or oil, to create an eye-catching focal point in your home in Ellesmere Port. The AGA style is renowned as being able to provide heating for an entire house, a constant supply of hot water and a cooker all in one useful appliance.

Open Fireplaces - This is the traditional fireplace, creating a good focal point for a room or space, and can use a range of different fuels, such as smokeless coal, wood, briquettes and coalite nuts. In past times an open fire might have had the reputation of being inefficient, smoky and draughty, however a well installed modern fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst lounging in the warm glow it provides.

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It is not only in Ellesmere Port itself that you can access fireplace fitters - surrounding areas like: Hooton, Overpool, Backford, South Wirral, Great Sutton, Thornton-le-Moors, Dunkirk, Backford Cross, Whitbyheath, Little Stanney, Childer Thornton, Ledsham, Eastahm are also covered. Ellesmere Port fireplace companies will generally have the postcode CH65 and the phone code 0151. Ellesmere Port people can access these fireplace services as and when they need them. If you would like to access fireplaces and fireplace installation information for your area of Cheshire, just click on the "QUOTE" banner or form.

Flue Linings

A crucial part of your chimney structure, a flue liner or chimney liner improves the overall safety of your chimney whilst allowing it to function more efficiently than it would otherwise. Channelling fumes to the outside of your home, a flue liner runs the whole length of your chimney, and can be made out of a variety of materials including such things as clay, stainless steel or ceramics. Some older chimneys in Ellesmere Port might not even have a flue lining, or if the existing lining is defective, might need to be re-lined.

The flue of your chimney can be impaired and eaten away and damaged by the dangerous fumes and gases that develop while a fire is burning in your grate. You could either ask the chimney sweep to check for damage and potential problems while your chimney is being swept and cleaned, or you could ask the fireplace builder to examine it. The dangerous gases that are generated by a burning fire, can easily penetrate into your house if a flue is defective. Excessive heat may also be permitted to pass into the chimney's structure, generating the possibility of fires.

Chimney Cowls Ellesmere Port

The hood-shaped cover that fits over the chimney pot to increase the draft and stop smoke from backing up is known as a chimney cowl. It is purpose is to stop the wind from blowing smoke down the chimney, and is normally made of galvanized iron. It's a fundamental part of any fireplace. To enjoy the benefits of a fireplace fully, it's advised that you fit a cowl to your chimney.

There are several types of chimney cowl on the market. There are pot hanging cowls that can be installed without the need to remove the chimney pot. They attach to the flue liner by way of three straps, which secure the cowl in position. Another sort of cowl is a weathering cap, which is attached to the end of the flue. It is larger than the chimney pot, which makes certain that it stays in position.

Chimney cowls are also available that are made from everyday products, like a stainless steel colander or steel bucket. Chicken mesh can also be used to make a cowl. Clay flower pots also make great chimney cowls. These products can be readily purchased at a local hardware store or on the internet.

Chimney cowls are a simple way to prevent birds nesting in your chimney in Ellesmere Port. They're cheap and easy to install. You should make sure you have clear access to the area above the chimney in order to install one. It can also stop debris from building up inside the chimney. Ask your local fireplace installer in Ellesmere Port if they can fit a suitable chimney cowl for you.

Friends & Family Recommendations

Whenever you're trying to find professionals for any project or service, it is invariably extremely useful to look to family and friends for recommendations. If you're really serious about choosing someone who is suitable for your needs, it is widely acknowledged that word of mouth referrals are frequently the preferred solution. And not only that, they can be very helpful in filtering out Cheshire companies with far from glowing service records, or fireplace contractors with a bad reputation.

Friends and Family

If you're aware that a relative or friend has used a specific fireplace installer, you can get first hand experience of their reliability and timekeeping. They should also be able to inform you if anything went wrong, and how speedily any errors were put right. They should also be able to tell you if the installer offers a guaranteed price promise for their work, and if not, how close the eventual price was when compared to the original quote.

Finally, the folks that who you know and trust are your friends and relatives, so in relation to advice, rely on them. You might find that they'll be reluctant to chat about them, if they have had an unsatisfactory experience in their dealings with a particular contractor or company. And many people, rather than 'maligning' a second-rate company who they've dealt with previously, might even offer an alternative contractor, because they're happier speaking about a good business than a mediocre one.

More Help and Guidance

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Head over to Wikipedia to get more info about fireplaces. To read an informative little article about fireplace decorating ideas click here. To discover the social media response to fireplace trends, check this out. To find out what is happening in the realm of fireplace installation pay a visit to the Buildhub Forum here, subjects include things like log burning stoves, stove vents, pellet boilers and stoves, widening fireplaces, building regulations and chimney designs. Learn how to install a wood burning fireplace on You Tube here.

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Also find: Backford Cross fireplace installers, Hooton fireplace installers, Overpool fireplace installers, Childer Thornton fireplace installers, South Wirral fireplace installers, Eastahm fireplace installers, Thornton-le-Moors fireplace installers, Ledsham fireplace installers, Backford fireplace installers, Little Stanney fireplace installers, Great Sutton fireplace installers, Dunkirk fireplace installers and more. Fireplace installers are available to serve people living in practically all of these towns and locations. With the requisite knowledge and experience, these seasoned tradespeople are adept at successfully installing fireplaces in your property. The warmth, atmosphere and comfort that a fireplace brings to their homes can be experienced by residents with the help of these dedicated experts. By simply clicking here, fireplace installation quotes are readily accessible to local home and property owners. So, there is no reason not to get cracking on your fireplace installation today!

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