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Fireplace Fitter Esher Surrey (KT10): Re-opening a disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is an excellent way to add a bit of charm and a homely feel to any Esher home. If you choose to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those nippy winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with plentiful steaming hot water.

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Before you start chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to do to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance installed in the home must adhere to Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, chimney breasts, hearths and flue linings. If you own a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work begins.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

A basic renovation of a current fireplace can perhaps be executed by a competent DIY enthusiast, however if any construction work is necessary there is the chance of encountering structural issues that need to be handled by a professional. If you're lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you might find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that needs little more than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. More likely you will come across old brickwork that needs structural modifications and a stopped up flue.

If fireplaces are installed improperly there is not only a fire risk to your home, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is advisable to employ a professional Esher installation company for a fireplace. A key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn efficiently and safely. Not enough oxygen means that the fire won't burn well, and a build up of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.

To get past this problem a professional Esher fireplace fitter will consider the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or under the floors, to ensure a sufficient air flow for the fire to burn properly and safely. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and causing staining and damp spots, vents might have to be fitted by the installation team to enhance the airflow.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

A huge amount of soot and dirt can be discharged from an old fireplace when reopening it for renovation. It is wise to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you are planning to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by dirt, dust and soot that will be stirred up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a full restoration project then it ought to be one of the first tasks to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This helps prevent any staining damage to any renovated work you may have already completed.

CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK

With the fireplace revealed, it is time to see what can be renovated and to give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive clean. The first item on your agenda will be to bring in a professional chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing so will be able to inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether a new flue liner is needed.

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Following a chimney sweeps assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue lining as demanded by Part J of the Building Regulations. These are projects that need to be done by an experienced tradesman with a good understanding of the pertinent building regs and quality construction skills.

In older buildings you may find that the original fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When your new lintel is in place and secure you may now press on with the updating, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest building regulations. Off-the-shelf solutions from slate, marble or concrete are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Esher might be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement the design of your room.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have plenty of choice with the range of different options open to you. It's quite possible that due to your current chimney and flue, that certain fireplace designs may not be suitable, and it's advisable to follow the recommendations from the fireplace installer in this respect.

Certain rooms and houses will be more suitable for open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look magnificent set within it, and has the added benefit of reflecting heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.

Even if you don't have an existing chimney breast in your Esher home, it is still entirely possible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. Provided that you've got an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be routed, you don't need to have an existing chimney in place to benefit from that "real" fire experience.

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

The feel and ambience of an open fireplace can't be beaten, but what alternatives are available if this form of fireplace is not possible within your Esher property?

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Esher can benefit from the installation of a wood burning stove, which come in a range of designs, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. An integrated back boiler is an extra benefit and can provide hot water for personal use, or for heating in other rooms via radiators.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, (wood, coal, oil, gas) to generate an attractive focal point in your house in Esher. The AGA range for instance is well known as being able to provide heating for the whole home, a supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one unit.

Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more thermally efficient when compared to wood burning stoves, there are a wide array of styles and designs to suit any Esher home. Gas fireplaces can only be fitted and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for any room and can utilise a range of solid fuels. In earlier times an open fire may have had the associations with being draughty, inefficient and smoky, but a professionally fitted contemporary fireplace is a joy to behold while basking in the warm glow it provides.

Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by any competent individual and there are varieties which are appropriate for virtually any room and home in Esher. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that seems almost like a "real" fire can be installed.

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Fireplace installations are available in Esher and also nearby in: Claygate, Claremont Park, Sunbury, Hampton Court, West End, East Molesey, Hinchley Wood, Weston Green, Hersham, Molesey, Walton-on-Thames, North Claygate, West Molesey, and in these postcodes KT10 0AA, KT10 0BB, KT10 0DF, KT10 8AY, KT10 0AH, KT10 0DE, KT10 0QA, KT10 0BY, KT10 8BX, KT10 0QD. Locally based Esher fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01372 and the postcode KT10. Checking this out can ensure you're accessing local tradespeople installing fireplaces. Esher home and business owners will be able to utilise these and countless other fireplace related services.

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If your house in Esher has an open fire or a stove, it is important that you have your chimney swept frequently. Chimneys need to be swept and cleaned at least once every twelve months, if not more.

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So as to get the work done properly and without any mess, the preferred course of action is to contact a professional Esher chimney sweep, who will be glad to help you. While the chimney sweep is cleaning your chimney, he will also be keeping an eye out for any safety issues or problems, so that they can then be resolved.

Chimney fires can easily be the result of an accumulation of ash, creosote and soot if you neglect to sweep your chimney. An equally dangerous situation that can arise as a result of a blocked chimney is poisonous carbon monoxide gas being drawn back into your house.

You will doubtless now understand the necessity for hiring a qualified chimney sweep in Esher, and also one who's covered by ample public liability insurance. If you would like to find out how much it costs to sweep a chimney in Esher GO HERE. chimney sweeping services are also available in Claygate, Claremont Park, Sunbury, Hampton Court, West End, East Molesey, Hinchley Wood, Weston Green, Hersham, Molesey, Walton-on-Thames, North Claygate, West Molesey, and in Esher itself. (Tags: Chimney Sweep Esher, Chimney Sweeps Esher, Chimney Sweeping Esher).

How To Preserve Your Fireplace And Bring Down Your Heating Bills

With concerns over the environment, the traditional fireplace has lost some of its appeal, but it is still a favourite with many people in Esher. The natural ambiance of a fireplace stimulates very special recollections for those who've got them. There are many benefits to having a fireplace although there are a few negative aspects that might need to be taken care of. With energy costs increasing year after year, your fireplace must give out heat in a cost-effective way. When you have a fire roaring in the fireplace, it can in fact take away warm air away from the room, making your heat source work harder. The hearth damper is supposed to stop cold air from entering your home when you don't have a fire in the fireplace. Unfortunately, fireplace dampers are renowned for being inefficient in keeping cold air out, and warm air in.

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What the majority of folks in Esher tend not to understand about their fireplace is that it doesn't necessarily do what they think it is doing. Rather than saving resources, and heating costs, it's generally adding 100s of pounds of energy expense. But it is not all bad news because there are options for making your fireplace much more cost-effective. There are at least 4 easy things that you could certainly do to fix up your fireplace. These will make your fireplace a lot more effective, and reduce your heating bills.

The first suggestion is to swap your existing fireplace damper with a top sealing damper. This form of damper is positioned at the top of your chimney and helps to stop rain from entering. It does a good job of preserving warm air in the house during winter and cool air from escaping in the warmer months. This isn't going to take a lot of time to fit and you can order one online. An additional thing which can be done should be to position a fire-back at the rear of your fireplace. A fire-back is made of cast iron and it is meant to protect the wall behind from fire damage, while at the same time making your fireplace look more stylish. The fire-back takes the heat from a fire, and sends it back into the room, improving the efficiency of the fireplace.

Another cost saver is a fireplace heater/fan, which heats the space by pulling the air into a chamber and recycling the air back into the room. These clever devices don't produce any smoke and should be extremely effective in keeping your house warm. The fourth thing that you can do is to fit glass doors, which may be your biggest expense. Browsing around, you will be able to find a bargain, and with clear instructions, you can fit them on your own. Glass doors is able to keep the air in your property from escaping up the flue and also help to save your children and pets from accidentally falling into the fire.

The guidance we've just given isn't all that tricky to implement, and all of the required products can be readily purchased on the internet. Just do your very best to keep your fireplace efficient and watch your heating bills go down.

Flues

A crucial part of the chimney structure on your home, a flue liner improves the overall safety of your chimney whilst enabling it to function more effectively than it otherwise would. Manufactured from metal, clay or ceramic material, flue liners are conduits that are fitted to the inside of chimneys to carry toxic fumes outside. Depending on their condition and age, older chimneys in Esher might need to be relined, or may not be fitted with a flue liner at all.

Hazardous fumes and gases can be created by the burning of fires and these gases can easily eat away at the flue of your chimney. Ensure that your fireplace specialist inspects the flue for potential problems and damage. Instead of expelling those toxic gases outdoors, a damaged flue lining can allow them to seep into your living area. Intense heat may also be allowed to penetrate into the chimney's structure, generating the potential for fires.

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Recently posted Surrey fireplace requests: Olly and Aliyah Riches recently asked for an estimate for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new wood burner in a semi-detached house in Caterham. Quinn and Cayden Makin recently enquired about opening up an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a cottage in Dorking. Arian and Bethan Strong recently requested an estimate for fitting an open fireplace in a semi-detached house in West End, Surrey. Hunter and Ella-Rose Akhtar recently asked for a quote for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in Merstham. Mr and Mrs Deane recently enquired about opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in Tongham. Cassidy Cannon and Wilbur Cannon recently asked for a price quote for fitting a wood burning stove in a detached house in Holmwood, Surrey. Nell Ring and Lochlan Ring recently requested a price quote for installing an electric fire in Hersham. Thea and Dewi Corr recently asked for an estimate for the installation of a wood burning stove in Horley.

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In the Surrey area you'll also discover: Horley fireplace installations, Earlswood fireplace installation, Send fireplace installation, Nutfield fireplace installation, Woldingham fireplaces, Staines fireplaces, Oxshott fireplace installations, East Horsley fireplace installers, Bagshot fireplace fitters, Farnham fireplace installation, West Horsley fireplaces, South Earlswood fireplaces, Capel fireplace installation, Betchworth fireplaces, Lingfield fireplace installation, Ottershaw fireplace installation, Netherne on the Hill fireplace installers, Lingfield fireplace fitters, Tatsfield fireplace fitters, Merstham fireplace installations, Banstead fireplace installers, Holmwood fireplace installation, Bagshot fireplace installations, Newdigate fireplace installation, Capel fireplace fitters, Shamley Green fireplace fitters, Ewhurst fireplace installation, Farnham fireplace fitters, Earlswood fireplaces, Molesey fireplace installations. All around Surrey you should be able to find fireplace fitters who will offer high quality services for your fireplace needs. If you can't identify a suitable fireplace installer in Esher itself you shouldn't have any difficulty locating a decent one close by.

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There is a variety of work that can be undertaken by your local Esher fireplace company including inset stove installations, brick fireplaces, multifuel stove installations in Esher, stone fireplaces, fireplace hearths, Victorian fireplaces, flue liner installation in Esher, fireplace restoration, inglenook fireplace installations, chimney repairs, fireplace surrounds in Esher, fireplace suites, stone fireplace installations in Esher, fake fireplace installations Esher, chimney sweeping Esher, fireplace fitting Esher, fireplace mantels, marble fireplace installations, oak beam fireplaces Esher, open fireplaces, wood burning fireplaces, the installation of chimney cowls, chimney lining, Victorian fireplace installation, limestone fireplace installations, fireplace installation, gas fireplaces, chimney modifications Esher, and more. Listed are just some of the tasks that are handled by those installing fireplaces. Esher providers will let you know their whole range of services.

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Also find: Hampton Court fireplaces, Claygate fireplaces, Walton-on-Thames fireplaces, West Molesey fireplaces, Weston Green fireplaces, West End fireplaces, Hersham fireplaces, East Molesey fireplaces, Hinchley Wood fireplaces, Sunbury fireplaces, Molesey fireplaces, Claremont Park fireplaces, North Claygate fireplace services and more. All of these locations are covered by tradesmen fitting fireplaces. Esher business and home owners can get fireplace price quotes by clicking here.

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Fireplaces Around Esher: Households in Claremont End, Cranford Rise, Claremont Road, Torrington Road, Claygate Lane, Brendon Drive, Claremont Avenue, Cedar Walk, The Mount, Carrington Place, Denman Drive, Belvedere Close, Aston Road, The Gardens, Telegraph Lane, The Roundway, Couchmore Avenue, Dalmore Avenue, Carleton Close, Acorns Way, Albany Crescent, Chadworth Way, Bridle Road, Torrington Close, Carrick Gate, Brisson Close, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also completed in these Esher area postcodes: KT10 0AA, KT10 0BB, KT10 0DF, KT10 8AY, KT10 0AH, KT10 0DE, KT10 0QA, KT10 0BY, KT10 8BX, KT10 0QD. These places recently saw activity by local installers of fireplaces. Esher business and home owners received dependable and high quality fireplace services in every case.

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More Esher Tradespeople: When your Esher home is in need of improvements or remodeling, many different tradespeople may be needed to successfully complete the project, and despite the fact that your current search is for fireplace specialists in Esher, Surrey, you may also need the skills of a blacksmith in Esher, a heating engineer in Esher, a stonemason in Esher, a building contractor in Esher, a tiler in Esher, waste removal in Esher, a metal worker in Esher, an electrician in Esher, a painter and decorator in Esher, a bricklayer in Esher, a plasterer in Esher, a chimney sweep in Esher, an odd job man in Esher, a roofer in Esher, a carpenter and joiner in Esher, SKIP HIRE in Esher, and possibly others.

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