Fireplace Fitter Ferndown Dorset (BH22): Re-opening a disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a splendid way to add a homely feel and some character to any Ferndown home. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those chilly winters' evenings can even be more cost effective than some central heating systems, so long as you've got a good source of wood or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful steaming hot water at the same time.
There are some crucial considerations to make before you start any work, if you are going to establish a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your house. Any combustible appliance in residential homes in Ferndown must conform to Part J of the building regs, and this applies to flue linings, chimney breasts, fireplaces and hearths. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is a listed building.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic restoration of a current fireplace can generally be completed by a keen DIY person, however if any building work is necessary there's a chance of running into structural issues that need to be addressed professionally. If you're lucky when you open up a blocked up fireplace you might find a decent chimney breast, hearth and lintel that needs nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. What you'll more likely discover is an area of old bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
Owing to the serious fire risk and health problems that can result from an improperly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the experience and knowledge of a reliable fireplace fitter and builder in Ferndown. Airflow must be adequate in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a requirement in the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. Inadequate oxygen means that the fire won't burn well, and carbon monoxide could accumulate, which can cause injury or death.
To safely get over any issues with air flow, vents might be installed in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed as they can sometimes trap moist air inside them and cause damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause huge amounts of dust and soot to enter your room. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the risk of damage from dirt and soot is still possible and it's advisable to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning starts. If you are carrying out a complete restoration of a room or house, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any plastering or decorating is tackled. This should help to prevent any harm by dirt and chimney soot to any previously completed restoration work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean any hearth that can be re-used. Bringing in a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first things on the to-do-list. They'll not only ensure your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can also investigate the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer guidance if you need to replace any area of the chimney structure and flue.
Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as set out in Part J of the Building Regulations. This type of work should be completed by a skilled tradesperson who is acquainted with the building regulations and good working practices.
If the size of the existing fireplace is greater than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel must be installed. When your new concrete lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the renovation, upgrade and installation of the fireplace hearth. You might find the original hearth has been set into a floor void, but to abide by current regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to purchase a made to measure hearth, but there are also a wide range of pre-made hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will demonstrate the options available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. The recommendations and advice from your sales and installation team, which will hinge on your particular requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that is both perfect for your existing flue and chimney, and suited to your home's decor.
Whether you go with an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will hinge on the all round style you are trying to develop, your current decor and perhaps, the age of your property. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop to a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Ferndown property doesn't have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. Providing that you've got an outside wall through which a flue from the back or top of the stove can be routed, you do not need a chimney structure to be able to enjoy a "real" fire.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates a charm and ambience that cannot be beaten, but what else is available to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Ferndown?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Ferndown can be improved by the installment of a wood burning stove, which come in a variety of styles, and can even be fitted as a freestanding feature. A back boiler is an added benefit and could provide steaming hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared to wood burning stoves, there are a wide array of styles to suit any Ferndown property. Have to be professionally fitted and maintained by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) tradesman.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for any room and can utilise a variety of solid fuels. In earlier times an open fire might have been associated with being smoky, inefficient and draughty, however a professionally fitted fireplace is a joy to behold while basking in the warmth it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, including wood, coal, gas or oil, to generate an attractive focal point in your house in Ferndown. Some styles, like the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole property.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any home in Ferndown, can easily be fitted by any reasonable competent individual. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish one from the real thing.
Fireplace installations are available in Ferndown and also in: Canford Magna, St Leonards, Stapehill, Tricketts Cross, Canford Bottom, West Parley, Clayford, Matchams, Wimborne Minster, West Moors, Hayes, Little Canford, Hampreston, Colehill, Ameysford, and in these postcodes BH22 8HN, BH22 0ZQ, BH22 8HW, BH22 8LJ, BH22 8AD, BH21 7PY, BH22 8FH, BH22 8NB, BH22 8HL, BH22 2DQ. Locally based Ferndown fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01202 and the postcode BH22.
Dorset Fireplace Enquiries
Latest Dorset fireplace installation enquiries: Callan Gibbons and Elora Gibbons recently enquired about installing a multi-fuel stove in Arne, Dorset. Greyson and Isobelle Myatt recently requested a quote for opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in a detached house in Blandford St Mary, Dorset. Will Reid and Hattie Reid recently enquired about re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in a bungalow in Burton Bradstock. Dorothy and Kajetan Powell recently enquired about the possibility of fitting a gas fireplace in a terraced house in Yetminster. Mr and Mrs Heaton recently asked for a quote for installing an electric fireplace in a cottage in Wyke Regis, Dorset. Efa Bonner and Seth Bonner recently enquired about the possibility of opening up and repairing an old brick fireplace in Southbourne. Reagan French and Callie French recently enquired about fitting an open fireplace in a semi-detached house in Wool. Grayson Garrard and Jasmin Garrard recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in Swanage, Dorset.
More Help and Guidance
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Searching Online For Fireplace Installation
These days most home owners in Ferndown who are trying to find services and tradesmen of any sort are likely to "Google it", in other words search for them on the web. I would have thought that you are seeing this webpage at this moment after you stumbled on it by searching on Yahoo, Ask, Bing or Google and it sprang up on the first page. From time to time the opening page results offered are not actually what you had anticipated when using these types of search engines. Typing in "Ferndown fireplace installation", "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation Ferndown" or "fireplace installation in Ferndown" will usually be the process to use when searching for fireplace installers in Ferndown.
Unfortunately, many of the 1st page of results on these search engines, as you'll swiftly discover, will either be "pay per click" adverts or entries for major trade portals like Checkatrade, Local Heroes, TrustaTrader, Quotatis, My Builder or Rated People or online directories such as Thomson Local, Gumtree, Yell or Yelp. The actual websites of fireplace installers in Ferndown (when they've got one), is likely to be buried on page two or three of the results. Therefore you will have to delve deeper.
Dorset Fireplace Installation
In the Dorset area you will also discover: Shillingstone fireplaces, Lyme Regis fireplace fitters, Wool fireplace fitters, Shaftesbury fireplace fitters, Puddletown fireplace installers, Langton Matravers fireplace installers, Verwood fireplace installers, Broadwindsor fireplaces, Cann fireplace installations, Wyke Regis fireplaces, Verwood fireplace installations, Maiden Newton fireplace installations, Colehill fireplace installers, Corfe Castle fireplace installers, Charminster fireplace installers, Southwell fireplace installers, Sturminster Marshall fireplace installations, Pimperne fireplace fitters, Portland fireplaces, Swanage fireplaces, Wimborne Minster fireplace fitters, Wimborne Minster fireplace installation, Fortuneswell fireplace installers, Shaftesbury fireplace installation, Alderholt fireplace fitters, Wyke Regis fireplace installation, Sturminster Newton fireplace installation.
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People living in the following roads have recently inquired about fireplace installation - Carroll Avenue, Dene Walk, Birch Grove, St Leonards Farm Park, Cliveden Close, Burnbrae Road, Clifton Gardens, Bond Avenue, Cedar Way, Berkley Avenue, The Avenue, Charnwood Close, Cresta Gardens, Sherwood Avenue, St Marys Road, Stapleford Avenue, Bolton Crescent, Chander Close, Dudsbury Road, Braeside Road, Derwent Close, Station Road, Aldridge Way, Drakes Road, Diana Close, St Just Close, as well as the following local Ferndown postcodes: BH22 8HN, BH22 0ZQ, BH22 8HW, BH22 8LJ, BH22 8AD, BH21 7PY, BH22 8FH, BH22 8NB, BH22 8HL, BH22 2DQ.
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