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Fireplace Fitter Galston Scotland (KA4): Re-opening a disused fireplace to install a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an excellent way to add charm and a homely feel to any Galston property. As long as there's a ready supply of timber or fuel, adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those freezing winter days can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems. Combine your fireplace with a back boiler and you will be able to benefit from supplies of endless hot water to save even more money.

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But before you begin bashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some crucial considerations you must bear in mind if you are to wind up with an efficient and safe fireplace. The UK Part J building regulations for combustible appliances for example, which pertains to any work that is conducted on flue linings, hearths, fireplaces and chimney breasts. If you are in a building that is listed, or a property that sits in an official conservation, you'll have to find out if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

A straightforward restoration of a current fireplace can probably be completed by a skilled DIY enthusiast, but if any building work is necessary there is a possibility of encountering structural issues which will need to be addressed professionally. When your boarded up fireplace is uncovered you may be lucky and find a sturdy chimney breast, hearth and lintel which needs little more than a clean by a chimney sweep to get it working again. What's more common however is a patch of crumbling, old brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and also requires some form of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.

A poorly installed fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace company in Galston with the knowledge and experience to do the work safely. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; and it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is so. An inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated area can cause a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide.

To guarantee an adequate airflow for the fire to combust safely and efficiently, an experienced fireplace installation company will assess the situation and fit vents around the room, or beneath the floor, thus solving this issue. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, flue vents may need to be installed by the fireplace installation team to improve the airflow.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

A large amount of soot and muck can be discharged from a blocked up chimney when reopening it for restoration. So that the rugs, furniture and carpets inside a room don't get impacted by the soot and muck that is expelled during work by a fireplace installer, it is always a good idea to remove them beforehand. If it is just a part of a bigger renovation project, opening up a disused fireplace should be one of the initial tasks that you do, due to the mess that is involved. By opening up a fireplace first you will avoid any chimney soot causing discolouration damage to other phases of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plasterwork.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

You'll get a much better idea about the renovation work that needs doing, after you have exposed the old fireplace. You will also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean up any of the hearth that has survived. The first item on your to-do list will be to contact a proper Galston chimney sweep. In addition to sweeping and cleaning your flue and chimney, they'll also consider the condition of your chimney and flu liner and tell you about any component of the chimney structure and flue that needs to be replaced.

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After an assessment by an experienced chimney sweep, and observing the UK Building Regulations, work to strengthen the chimney and/or install a new liner may be needed. An experienced fireplace installer and builder in Galston will be required to undertake this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.

In buildings that are older you might discover that the existing fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When you have supported your fireplace with a new lintel it will then be possible to repair or update the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been sunken into a floor void, but to conform to latest building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can get tailor-made solutions to fit any size and style of fireplace, or you can select from a range of popular sized hearths to fit in with your decor.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will show the options available for the different fireplace styles and designs. The suggestions and advice from your sales and installation team, which will hinge on your particular requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that's both appropriate for your existing flue and chimney, as well as for your decor.

The age of your house, and the theme you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you determine the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable for you. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its charm and reflects the heat into the room.

If your Galston home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. So long as you've got an outside wall through which a flue from the back or top of the stove can be passed, you don't need an existing chimney in place to be able to benefit from that "real" fire experience.

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

The ambience and charm of a log fire cannot be surpassed, but what options are available if this form of fireplace isn't possible in your Galston property?

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a variety of styles to suit your property and are typically more efficient than wood burners. A Gas Safe registered engineer must maintain and install any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Galston can be improved by the installment of a wood burner, which come in a variety of designs, and can even be installed as a free standing feature. A version with an integrated back boiler will supply additional heating by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your home.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with various fuels, such as gas, oil, smokeless coal or wood, and become a focal point in any kitchen or living room in Galston. Some types, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire house.

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent individual and there are styles which are appropriate for just about any room and type of property in Galston. Modern electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to imitate a real fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.

Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can use various fuels such as briquettes, wood, coal and other combustible materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, draughty and smoky items they used to be.

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Fireplace installations are available in Galston and also nearby in: Darvel, Stewarton, Kilmaurs, Greenholm, Newmilns, Kilmarnock, Strathaven, Mauchline, Crookedholme, Sornhill, Hurlford, Fenwick, Moscow, Priestland, and in these postcodes KA4 8DY, KA4 8AZ, KA4 8AE, KA4 8DH, KA4 8LP, KA4 8BL, KA4 8HG, KA4 8JJ, KA4 8DS, KA4 8EE. Locally based Galston fireplace specialists will most likely have the dialling code 01563 and the postcode KA4. Checking this should ensure you're accessing local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Galston home and business owners are able to benefit from these and many other related services.

Flue Linings

Allowing your chimney to perform a great deal more efficiently, a flue lining is a crucial part of your chimney set-up. Flue liners are conduits made from metal, clay or ceramic material which are installed inside chimneys to carry toxic fumes outside. Some chimneys in older homes in Galston might not even be fitted with a flue liner, or if the existing lining is defective, may have to be re-lined.

The harmful gases that are created when burning a fire can impair your chimney's flue lining. Your flue needs to be regularly checked for damage and possible problems whenever it's being swept. You must prevent those harmful gases from seeping into your living area, which is what can transpire when a flue lining is faulty. There is an additional threat with defective flue linings, in that they might permit extreme heat to penetrate into the structure of the chimney, which may cause fires.

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Also find: Moscow fireplace installers, Sornhill fireplace installers, Hurlford fireplace installers, Mauchline fireplace installers, Crookedholme fireplace installers, Kilmarnock fireplace installers, Stewarton fireplace installers, Greenholm fireplace installers, Kilmaurs fireplace installers, Newmilns fireplace installers, Strathaven fireplace installers, Priestland fireplace installers, Fenwick fireplace installers, Darvel fireplace services and more. All of these towns and villages are covered by tradesmen installing fireplaces. Galston business and home owners can get quotations by clicking here.

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Fireplaces Around Galston: Fireplace installation was recently completed for people living in Kennel Mount, Ladyton, Kingarth Lodge, Cessnock Dell, Fosterhill, Tighna Bruaich, Millands Road, Wallace Street, Jamieson Court, Hendrie Court, Auchencloigh, Bruntwood House, Hewbank Knowe, Twiggary, Portland Road, Juniper Jungle, Shannonhill House, Utopia, Maxwood Road, Cessnock Castle Lodge, Broomheath, Cairn View, Chapel Lane, Sutherland Terrace, Cross Street, Henrietta Street, Stirling Crescent, Cessnock Place, Maxwood Holding and these Galston postcodes: KA4 8DY, KA4 8AZ, KA4 8AE, KA4 8DH, KA4 8LP, KA4 8BL, KA4 8HG, KA4 8JJ, KA4 8DS, KA4 8EE. These areas recently saw activity by installers of fireplaces. Galston business and home owners benefited from high quality and dependable fireplace services in every case.

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