Fireplace Fitter Gatley Greater Manchester (SK8): Re-opening an old disused to fit a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to your Gatley home. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those chilly winter evenings can even be cheaper than some central heating systems, as long as you've got a regular source of fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of hot water in the process.
But before you begin knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some crucial considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. All work must observe Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of hearths, chimney breasts, fireplaces and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If your home is a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a keen and competent DIY'er it might be possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up fireplace, however the chances of experiencing structural problems in many cases is high. You may be lucky when you expose the old fireplace and find that you need little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth in order to get your fire roaring once more. More likely you will come across crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a stopped up flue.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace installer in Gatley with the knowledge and experience to do the work effectively. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen enable the fire to burn properly. If there's not enough airflow then it is quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
To overcome this problem a professional installation team will consider the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or under the floor, to guarantee an adequate air flow for the fire to combust properly and safely. They may also have to install air vents into unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A large amount of soot and dust can be discharged from a bricked up fireplace upon opening it up for restoration. Even with coverings for your furniture, the risk of damage from soot and dust is still possible and it is advised to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace restoration work begins. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger home restoration project then it ought to be one of the first things to be worked on once you have brought the room back to its bare floors and walls. This will help to prevent any impairment by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you're able to see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and see what can be refurbished. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the first things on the to-do-list. Not only will they make sure that your chimney and flue are clean, but they can additionally check the state of the chimney and flue liner and offer guidance if you need to upgrade any part of the chimney and flue.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all current Building Regulations must be adhered to. An experienced fireplace installer and builder in Gatley will be required to complete this work, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will need to be put in. Once this has been completed the next step for your fireplace installation in Gatley will be to modernise the hearth. In the past the hearth would be set into the floor, but the current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from concrete, marble or slate are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace fitter in Gatley might be able to provide you with a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to match the design of your room.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will show the choices that are available for the different fireplace designs and styles. The recommendations and advice from your sales and installation team, which will hinge on your particular requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace which is both suitable for your flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.
Whether you opt for a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will depend on the all round look that you're trying to develop, your existing decor and in some cases, the age of your house. As an example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks wonderful set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character and charm of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if your Gatley property does not have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by putting in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A chimney isn't required as a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and routed through an external wall.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be beaten, but what else is available to fit in your lovely new fireplace in Gatley?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various different fuels, including wood, coal, gas or oil, to generate a focal point in your house in Gatley. The AGA style is well known as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one unit.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Gatley, can be easily fitted by anyone who is reasonable competent. Contemporary electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a focus for any room and it has the ability to burn almost any solid fuel that you can purchase. An open fire is a sight to behold and contemporary fireplaces are no more the smoky, inefficient and draughty objects that they were in the past.
Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of different styles to suit any period of house in Gatley, and can even be a free standing feature. A version with a back boiler will provide additional heating capabilities by connecting the heated water to radiators in cold spots in your home.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in an array of styles to suit any home and are generally more efficient than wood burners. Must be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Fireplace installations are available in Gatley and also nearby in: Parrs Wood, Heaton Norris, Didsbury, Davenport, Cheadle, Heaton Mersey, Adswood, Northenden, Bramhall, Withington, Barlow Moor, Cheadle Heath, Heald Green, Cheadle Hulme, East Didsbury, and in these postcodes M22 4QR, SK8 4EG, SK8 4EJ, SK8 4EZ, SK8 4LT, SK8 4BW, SK8 4JZ, SK8 4BP, SK8 4QS, M22 4SX. Locally based Gatley fireplace specialists will probably have the dialling code 0161 and the postcode SK8. Checking this should confirm you access locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Gatley home and business owners can utilise these and various other fireplace related services. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
Chimney Sweeping Gatley
If you have an open fire or a stove in your house in Gatley, the regular sweeping of your chimney is crucial. At least once each year is the recommendation for chimney sweeping.
You should always call in a professional Gatley chimney sweep, because this can be a filthy job. While your chimney is being cleaned, the sweep will also keep an eye out for any problems or safety issues that there may be with your chimney.
The build-up of ash and soot that results from failing to sweep a chimney in Gatley, can easily cause a chimney fire. As well as stopping fires, you will also want to prevent the chance of poisoning by carbon monoxide gas. When a chimney gets blocked this toxic substance can flow back into your house with terrible consequences.
You'll doubtless now realise the importance of hiring a reputable chimney sweep in Gatley, and also one who is covered by adequate public liability insurance. GO HERE to get a chimney sweeps quote in Gatley. You can also access a chimney sweep in Parrs Wood, Heaton Norris, Didsbury, Davenport, Cheadle, Heaton Mersey, Adswood, Northenden, Bramhall, Withington, Barlow Moor, Cheadle Heath, Heald Green, Cheadle Hulme, East Didsbury, and and of course in Gatley itself.
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Browsing on the Internet
When trying to find any kind of tradesmen and services in this day and age, the vast majority of householders in Gatley tend to head straight online to "Google it". The probability is that you are seeing this webpage at this moment because you pinpointed it by typing your keywords into Ask, Bing, Yahoo or Google and it was one of the results on page 1. Imperfections do however exist with the principal search engines, and you may find that the listings offered are not exactly what you had expected. Coming up with the best search term is important when searching for a given service, and in this case it would be something along the lines of "fireplace installation Gatley", "Gatley fireplace installation", "fireplace installation in Gatley" or "fireplace installation near me".
However, you will shortly discover that a large percentage of the page 1 results on these search engines are going to be either PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising or listings from the top trade portals such as TrustaTrader, Rated People, Local Heroes, Checkatrade, Quotatis or My Hammer or internet directories like Thomson Local, Yelp, Yell or ThreeBestRated. Fireplace installers don't generally have big budgets to move their own websites up the rankings, consequently you're likely to discover these buried lower down in the search results perhaps on the second or third pages. It's not every fireplace fitter that actually has a website, therefore it's still smart to try out a trade vetting portal like Rated People or Local Heroes to discover who's currently available in the Gatley area.
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Fireplace Installers Near Gatley
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Fireplaces Around Gatley: Households in Firs Close, Hyldavale Avenue, The Tarns, Mardale Drive, Cambridge Road, Kenwood Avenue, Altrincham Road, Grasmere Road, Norwood Road, Eskdale, Kendal Drive, Coniston Road, Braystan Gardens, Cromwell Avenue, Mount Grove, Green Close, Buxton Street, Gatley Green, Newby Drive, Ennerdale Drive, Birch Road, Windsor Avenue, Heathfield Avenue, Cedar Road, Kentmere Close, Levens Close, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace restoration was also done in these local Gatley postcodes: M22 4QR, SK8 4EG, SK8 4EJ, SK8 4EZ, SK8 4LT, SK8 4BW, SK8 4JZ, SK8 4BP, SK8 4QS, M22 4SX. Work was accomplished in these areas by local installers of fireplaces. Gatley home and property owners enjoyed competent and top quality fireplace services in all cases.
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