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Fireplace Fitter Glenfield Leicestershire (LE3): A marvelous way to add a bit of character to any Glenfield property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. Chilly winters' evenings can become very enjoyable as you relax in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also benefit from a plentiful supply of hot water too.

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Before you go prising away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to do to make sure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance installed in residential homes in Glenfield must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, hearths, flue linings and chimney breasts. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with the local authorities to see if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your property.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

A basic remodel of a pre-existing fireplace can generally be executed by a skilled DIYer, however if any construction work is needed there is the chance of running into structural issues that need to be addressed professionally. It might be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you'll need little more than a good clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What you will most likely discover is a pile of old bricks that hides problems such as a lintel that needs replacing or a blocked up chimney.

Due to the serious fire risk and health issues that can result from an incorrectly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is better to draw on the experience and knowledge of a reliable fireplace fitter and builder in Glenfield. A major factor of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for a fire to burn efficiently and safely. If there's not enough airflow then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be deadly.

To overcome this concern a fireplace specialist in Glenfield will evaluate the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or beneath the floor, to guarantee an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to combust efficiently and safely. They might also have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

Having a fireplace opened up can cause large amounts of grime and soot to enter your home. A thoughtful Glenfield fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your home furnishings and provide a bit of protection, but it is advisable when possible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before any work commences. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall home restoration project then it ought to be one of the first things to be done after you've got the room back to its bare walls and floors. This will help to prevent any impairment by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed work.

STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK

With the fireplace open, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be restored and give the chimney and hearth a thorough clean. The very first thing on your agenda will be to contact a professional chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing this will be able to inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide you with advice on whether a new flue liner is needed.

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After a chimney sweep's examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are projects that require a skilled builder with knowledge of the pertinent regulations and sound construction skills.

If the dimensions of the original fireplace are larger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel should be put in. When you have supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be possible to update or repair the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was set into a hole in the floor, however the latest regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to choose a tailor-made hearth, but there are also a whole host of ready-made hearths in concrete, marble or slate.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

Choosing your ideal fireplace can be challenging amongst the different styles and designs available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. It's possible that owing to your current flue and chimney, that certain fireplace designs might not be suitable, and it's a good idea to follow the the advice and recommendations of the fireplace installation company with respect to this.

You home's age, and the theme that you're trying to create for your room, will all help you to decide upon the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable for you. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look amazing set inside it, and has the added benefit of deflecting the heat back into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.

A wood burner is also an excellent option if your Glenfield property hasn't got a chimney breast. A chimney isn't needed in this instance since the flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and routed through an outside wall.

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

The ambience and charm of a log fire cannot be surpassed, but what alternatives are out there if this kind of fireplace is not possible within your Glenfield home?

Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for a room and can utilise a variety of solid fuels. A skillfully installed contemporary open fire is a far cry from the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by past owners, and its glowing charm is a welcome addition to any property in Glenfield.

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Wood Burning Stoves - These have become extremely popular in many properties in Glenfield, and can have classic or modern design to suit your furnishings. A version with a back boiler will provide additional heating capabilities by transferring the heated water to radiators in cold rooms in your property.

Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any home in Glenfield, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to mimic a real fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.

Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all home types and their efficiency to warm a room is superior to open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Gas fires must only be installed and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use coal, gas, wood and oil to furnish you with a versatile stove for any property in Glenfield. They can be utilised not simply for heating an individual room, but some designs such as the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the complete house if plumbed into a system of radiators.

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Fireplace installation is available in Glenfield and also nearby in: Ratby, Anstey, Stanton under Bardon, Bagworth, Leicester, Barlestone, Newtown Linford, Thorpe Astley, Desford, Markfield, Birstall, Leicester Forest East, Braunstone, Kirby Muxloe, Groby, and in these postcodes LE3 8RA, LE3 8PL, LE3 8DA, LE3 8JB, LE3 8PY, LE3 8EX, LE3 8DY, LE3 8PS, LE3 8EE, LE3 8DB. Locally based Glenfield fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode LE3 and the telephone code 0116. Checking this out will guarantee that you're accessing locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Glenfield property owners will be able to benefit from these and various other comparable services. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get information on fireplace installation in your area.

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If you've got an open fire or a stove in your property in Glenfield, the regular sweeping of your chimney is important. At least once annually is the advice for chimney sweeping.

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The best course of action to get this done is to contact a qualified Glenfield chimney sweep, who will carry out the work properly and without mess. In addition to cleaning your chimney, the chimney sweep will be in a position to spot any problems with your chimney, so that these can be attended to quickly.

Chimney fires could easily be the result of a build-up of soot and ash if you forget to sweep your chimney. A blocked or poorly maintained chimney can also cause carbon monoxide fumes to flow back into your home, a dangerous situation that you want to avoid.

Check that your chosen chimney sweep in Glenfield is adequately covered by public liability insurance, and is skilled in this field. To obtain a price for chimney sweeping in Glenfield CLICK HERE.

Flue Linings

A flue or chimney liner is an important part of your chimney set-up, allowing it to perform more effectively than it would otherwise, and improving the overall safety of your property. Fitted to the inside of chimneys to transport fumes outside, flue liners are conduits manufactured from metal, ceramic material or clay. A chimney on an older house in Glenfield might not have a flue lining at all, or will need relining in accordance with it's age and condition.

The dangerous gases and fumes that are produced when you burn a fire can eat away at your fireplace's flue. Make sure that your fireplace specialist assesses the flue for damage and possible problems. If there is damage, those toxic gases may be able to seep into your living area instead of being safely vented outdoors. Excessive heat may also be allowed to penetrate into the chimney's structure, generating the possibility of fires. (Tags: Flue Liners Glenfield, Chimney Lining Glenfield, Flue Lining Glenfield).

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The latest Leicestershire fireplace installation requests: Frazer James was looking for someone who can fit a log burner fireplace in Wigston, Leicestershire. Nicolas Swann from Lubenham, Leicestershire was looking for someone who can renovate a corner fireplace in his house. Seren Tilley from Peckleton, Leicestershire was searching for someone to fit a corner fireplace in her house. Kiaan and Amy Sherwood recently enquired about re-opening and repairing an old marble fireplace in Lutterworth, Leicestershire. Charlie Warner and Zakariya Warner recently asked for an estimate for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new electric fire in a semi-detached house in Scraptoft, Leicestershire. Mahnoor Simons and Angelo Simons recently requested a quote for fitting a multifuel fireplace in Rothley, Leicestershire. Karson Radcliffe and Flora Radcliffe recently enquired about installing an electric fireplace in Rearsby. Katrina Tanner and Kenny Tanner recently asked for a quote for the installation of a gas fire in Burton on the Wolds.

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There is probably going to be quite a bit of waste generated whenever you are doing any sort of home improvements or renovations in Glenfield. Your specific fireplace installations may produce hardly any waste, and then again it might result in a lot. Although some tradesmen will be glad to take away any waste, many will leave it for you to deal with.

If you're like most homeowners in Glenfield, you'll hire a skip to get rid of this waste. Coming in an array of different sizes, skips can be hired to suit the volume of waste that you're expecting to generate. You can choose between a mini-skip, a midi-skip, a builders skip or a roll-on roll-off skip, or you can even go with a skip bag.

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Fireplaces Around Glenfield: In the past twelve months fireplaces had been installed in the following Glenfield streets: Overdale Close, Ellis Close, Glenfield Frith Drive, Winterfield Close, Dorset Avenue, Jordan Close, Faire Road, Crossley Street, Clovelly Road, Stamford Close, Salcombe Drive, Church Road, Manor Farm Way, Willow Brook Close, Kirkstone Close, The Square, Frith Close, Valiant Close, Piers Road, Main Street, Blackthorn Road, Alliance Road, Leicester Road, Bramley Court, Bramble Close, Sandown Road, and in these Leicestershire postcodes: LE3 8RA, LE3 8PL, LE3 8DA, LE3 8JB, LE3 8PY, LE3 8EX, LE3 8DY, LE3 8PS, LE3 8EE, LE3 8DB. Work was executed in these areas by installers of fireplaces. Glenfield home and business owners were given professional and competent fireplace services on each occasion.

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More Glenfield Tradespeople: When your Glenfield home needs remodeling or improvements, many different craftsmen may be required to complete the project, and although your current search is for fireplace fitters in Glenfield, Leicestershire, you could also need the expertise of a plasterer in Glenfield, a bricklayer in Glenfield, a painter and decorator in Glenfield, a carpenter in Glenfield, a tiler in Glenfield, a roofer in Glenfield, a stonemason in Glenfield, a handyman in Glenfield, a general builder in Glenfield, a heating engineer in Glenfield, SKIP HIRE in Glenfield, an electrician in Glenfield, waste removal in Glenfield, a blacksmith in Glenfield, a chimney sweep in Glenfield, a metal worker in Glenfield, and perhaps others.

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(This fireplaces Glenfield article was updated on 15-09-2022)