Fireplace Fitter Gorseinon Wales (SA4): Fitting a brand new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Gorseinon property is a splendid way to add character and a homely feel to any room. If you decide to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove during the cold winters' evenings, you'll also be provided with plentiful hot water.
However before you begin smashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some important considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that's done on your flue lining, hearth, fireplace and chimney breast must comply with the UK's Part J Building Regs for combustible appliances. If you reside in a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work is started.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the restoration work to a bricked-up fireplace if you have the skills to do so, but there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems which need to be resolved professionally. It might be that so as to get a fire burning in your fireplace once more you'll need little more than a good clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What is more common however is a patch of old brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and also requires some form of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and should only be fitted by a professional fireplace installer in Gorseinon with the knowledge and experience to install it safely. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure sufficient amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. A deficiency of oxygen means that the fire will not burn effectively, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.
To successfully get over any problems with air flow, vents could be fitted in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also have to have air vents installed as they can trap moist air within them causing damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Having a fireplace opened up can cause huge amounts of soot and muck to enter your room. A thoughtful Gorseinon fireplace fitter will bring coverings for your home furnishings and supply a bit of protection, however it's advisable when possible to remove carpets and furniture from the area before work starts in earnest. If you're engaging in a full restoration of a room or house, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This avoids any discolouration damage to any restored work you might have already completed.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean any parts of hearth that is still in position. You now need to get in touch with your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. They'll be able to offer you expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the state of the chimney structure and if it is advisable to exchange the existing flue liner.
After a chimney sweeps examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue liner as laid down in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This type of work must be done by a competent tradesman with experience of the building regulations and good working practices.
If you need to change the width of opening of your original fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a supporting lintel will have to be put in. Once this has been completed the next phase for your fireplace installation in Gorseinon will be to modernise the hearth. In the past the hearth would be sunken into the floor, but current building regs demand that it is raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to choose a bespoke, custom-built hearth, however there are also a wide variety of ready to fit hearths in concrete, marble or slate.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult when faced with the various designs and styles that are available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney therefore it is sensible to accept any advice and help offered by your sales and installation team regarding your specific circumstances.
Some rooms and homes will be more suited to open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. As an example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks marvelous set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if you don't have a chimney in your Gorseinon property, it is still entirely possible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue which is channeled through an external wall and does not require a chimney, to be installed safely.
MULTI-FUEL, GAS, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that can't be matched, but what are the other available options to install in your brand new fireplace in Gorseinon?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests multi-fuel stoves can be used with different fuels, such as coal, gas, wood or oil, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Gorseinon. Some designs, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole house.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is an eye-catching focal point for any room and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. An expertly fitted contemporary open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by past owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any house in Gorseinon.
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of different styles to suit any kind of property in Gorseinon, and can even be a freestanding feature. If coupled with a back boiler can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for use around the house.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fires a popular choice for Gorseinon homes without a chimney breast. Even if your room has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that seems almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in a wide range of styles to suit your home and are usually more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. Must be professionally installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered tradesman.
Fireplace installations are available in Gorseinon and also in nearby places like: Pontlliw, Bryn, Dunvant, Pontardawe, Clydach, Felindre, Llannon, Swansea, Pen-Clawdd, Loughor, Neath, Morriston, Pontarddulais, Llanelli, Grovesend, Plasmarl, Gowerton, Portmead, and in these postcodes SA4 4AR, SA4 4UP, SA4 4GN, SA4 4NN, SA4 4LF, SA4 4FY, SA4 4AS, SA4 4DY, SA4 4XA, SA4 4HR. Locally based Gorseinon fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode SA4 and the telephone code 01792.
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Current Wales fireplace installation posts: Miriam Bateman and Kobie Bateman recently enquired about getting a price for installing an open fireplace in Overton. Lydia Willis and Caleb Willis recently enquired about re-opening and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in Cwm, Wales. Abdirahman and Indigo Williams recently enquired about the installation of a wood burning stove in a bungalow in Bangor on Dee. Rosa and Macauley Bishop recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in Builth Wells. Mr and Mrs Calvert recently asked for an estimate for re-opening and restoring an old marble fireplace in a terraced house in Upper Killay, Wales. Mr and Mrs Cain recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a wood burning stove in a semi-detached house in Ruabon. Savannah and Raja Dove recently requested a quotation for installing an electric fireplace in a cottage in Pen Y Groes, Wales. Zeeshan Lander and Melissa Lander recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new wood burning stove in a terraced house in Llandysul.
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Households in Clos Delyth, Lon Brydwen, Penybryn Road, Brynafon Road, Penuel Close, Maesglas, Heol Elfed, Kingsbridge Business Park, Llys-y-Brenin, Howards Way, Bryn Road, Llys Gwyn Faen, Brynffynon Road, Llannant Road, Brynhyfryd Road, West Street, Maes Dafydd, Plas Croeso, Pant-y-Celyn, Rowan Close, Mydam Lane, Grenfell Avenue, Clos Vernon Watkins, Six Mills Avenue, Sandringham Close, Heol Pant y Dwr, Ash Grove, Park Lane, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace restoration was also undertaken in the following local Gorseinon postcodes: SA4 4AR, SA4 4UP, SA4 4GN, SA4 4NN, SA4 4LF, SA4 4FY, SA4 4AS, SA4 4DY, SA4 4XA, SA4 4HR.
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