Fireplace Fitter Glastonbury Somerset (BA6): Fitting a new fireplace or opening up a disused in your Glastonbury home is a splendid way to add character and a homely feel to any room. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those cold winters' evenings can even prove to be more cost effective than certain central heating systems, as long as you've got a regular source of wood or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with plentiful steaming hot water in the process.
There are a few vital things you must think about before you commence any work, if you are going to create an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your house. Any work which is carried out on your chimney breast, flue lining, fireplace and hearth must comply with the United Kingdom's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you own a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work can commence.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the renovation work on a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the skills needed, but safety and structural issues are often found which need to be resolved professionally. If you are fortunate when you expose a blocked up fireplace you may find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that requires nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. More likely you'll come across old brickwork that needs structural modifications and a stopped up flue.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace company in Glastonbury with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. Airflow must be adequate in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it's a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. If the airflow is not good enough then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive adequate oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents installed because they can sometimes trap moist air within them and cause damp to develop inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Opening up an old fireplace can create huge amounts of muck and soot. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply some form of protection, but it is wise where feasible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before work begins. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be worked on once you've brought the room back to bare walls and floors. This will help to avoid any damage by soot and dirt to any completed work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you have opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that remains in place. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first items on the checklist. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing so can check the condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether a new flue liner is required.
Following a chimney sweeps examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining as laid down in Part J of the Building Regulations. This kind of work needs to be tackled by a skilled person with experience of the building regulations and good construction practices.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are greater than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel must be put in. When you've supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now possible to repair or update the hearth. In earlier times the hearth would be set into the floor, but current building regs require it to be raised above floor level. You can get tailor-made solutions to fit pretty much any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a range of common sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will show the options that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. The suggestions and advice from your installation team, which will be in line with your specific requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that's both perfect for your existing flue and chimney, as well as for your decor.
Whether you go with a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will hinge on the all round style that you're trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your house. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
A wood burner is also a splendid option if your home doesn't have a chimney breast. So long as you've got an outside wall through which a flue from the stove can be routed, you don't need to have a chimney structure to be able to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a "real" fire cannot be beaten, but what options are available if this form of fireplace isn't possible in your Glastonbury home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using gas, wood, coal and oil to furnish you with a versatile heater for any house in Glastonbury. The AGA range for instance is renowned as being able to provide heating for an entire home, a constant hot water supply and a hob and oven for cooking all in one useful appliance.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any kind of house in Glastonbury, and can even be freestanding. If fitted with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water for radiators or for use in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any competent individual and there are varieties which are suitable for virtually any room and type of home in Glastonbury. Modern electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to imitate a real open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for a room and can be used with a variety of solid fuels. An expertly installed contemporary open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by former owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any room in Glastonbury.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all types of property and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and fitted by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Fireplace installation is available in Glastonbury and also in nearby places like: Brindham, Street, Beckery, Ashcott, Northover, Walton, Coxley, Wick, East Street, Coxbridge, Edgarley, Norwood Park, Baltonsborough, Meare, Lottisham, West Pennard, West Bradley, Westhay, and in these postcodes BA6 8BH, BA6 9AR, BA6 8AH, BA6 8LZ, BA6 8HW, BA6 8EZ, BA6 8EA, BA6 8HG, BA6 9DD, BA6 8FF. Locally based Glastonbury fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode BA6 and the telephone code 01458. Checking this out will confirm that you're accessing local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Glastonbury property owners will be able to benefit from these and countless other fireplace related services. Click the "quote" banner or form to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
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Fireplace Installation Somerset
In the Somerset area you can also get: Ilchester fireplace installation, West Coker fireplace installation, West Buckland fireplace installations, Bruton fireplace installations, Holcombe, Dunster fireplace installers, Beckington fireplace fitters, Shipham log burner installation, Chilcompton fireplace installers, Paulton , East Brent fireplace installation, Templecombe fireplaces, Street fireplace installers, Kewstoke log burner installation, Peasedown St John , West Monkton fireplace installations, Norton Fitzwarren fireplace installation, Lympsham fireplace fitters, Combe St Nicholas , Otterhampton log burner installation, Failand fireplaces, Newbridge fireplace installation, Wrington log burner installation, Combe St Nicholas fireplaces, North Petherton fireplaces, Shepton Mallet log burner installation, Chard fireplace installation, Pitminster fireplace installers, Creech St Michael fireplace fitters. In every area of the Somerset region it should be possible to find fireplace fitters who will provide you with various services for your fireplace requirements. If you can't find a suitable in Glastonbury itself then you should be able to find a decent one near at hand.
Fireplace Installers Near Glastonbury
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