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Fireplace Fitter Grimsby Lincolnshire (DN31): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is an effective way to add a homely feel and some charm to your Grimsby property. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even be less expensive than a regular central heating system, so long as you have a good source of timber. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of hot water at the same time.

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Before any real work commences, for example prising away at a bricked-up chimney or knocking down the walls of a boarded over fireplace, there are some pressing things to look at. All work must follow Part J of the UK Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of flue linings, fireplaces, chimney breasts and hearths of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a building that is listed, or a dwelling that sits in a conservation, you'll have to find out if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you are a keen DIYer it might be quite possible to refurbish a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of running into structural problems in most cases is high. You might be lucky when uncovering your old fireplace and find out that you need little more than a decent clean out of the hearth and a quick chimney sweep in order to get a roaring fire once more. However, a flue that is blocked and crumbling, old brickwork that needs to be structurally reinforced is what you're most likely to discover.

It is normally better to rely on the knowledge and experience of a certified fireplace fitter in Grimsby, on account of the severe health and fire risk problems that can result from a poorly installed or renovated fireplace. According to the Building Regulations, a room with a fireplace must have ample airflow and oxygen to allow the fire to burn efficiently. A build-up of carbon monoxide fumes can result in a space where there's not enough airflow, and death or serious injury is possible where a fire doesn't burn efficiently.

To enable the fire to get adequate oxygen to combust safely and effectively all the time, it might be necessary for a specialist fireplace installation engineer to install airflow vents in flooring and walls. To increase airflow in blocked chimney flues, the fireplace installation team may also need to fit some flue vents to prevent moist, condensed air being trapped and causing damp areas and stains.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

An enormous amount of soot and other dust can be released from a blocked up fireplace when opening it up for restoration. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and supply a bit of protection, however it's wise when possible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before work starts in earnest. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full home renovation project then it should be one of the initial jobs to work on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This prevents any discolouration damage to any renovated work you have already completed.

STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

When the old fireplace has been successfully opened up and exposed, you'll have a clearer concept of the refurbishment work that is necessary. You can then also proceed with sweeping the chimney and cleaning any repairable parts of the hearth and back panel. This would be the ideal time to contact a professional Grimsby chimney sweep to find out if it is convenient to come and examine your chimney and fireplace. They will be willing to provide you with expert guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the situation with the structure of the chimney and if it is advisable to replace the existing liner.

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Following an evaluation by a competent chimney sweep, and in accordance with the Building Regulations (Part J), work to strengthen the chimney and/or install a new flue lining might be needed. A qualified tradesperson who is familiar with the Building Regulations and decent construction practices will be needed to complete this type of work.

In buildings that are older you may find that the revealed fireplace is too big for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When your lintel is in position and secure you can now press on with the updating, installation and renovation of the fireplace hearth. In the past the hearth was sunken into the floor, however the latest regulations require it to be raised above normal floor level. You'll find that there's a wide selection of off-the-shelf hearths in granite, marble or slate, however if you have a non-standard sized fireplace you might have to go with a made to measure hearth, which you could ask your Grimsby fireplace builder about.

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FIREPLACE STYLE

Browsing on the web or visiting a nearby fireplace outlet will quickly make you realise that there is a host of different designs, shapes and sizes of fireplace for your home. It is vital to get the professional advice of the salespeople and the installation team, since all fireplaces will not be suited to your particular chimney, flue and airflow conditions.

Whether you decide on a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will be based on the overall look that you're attempting to develop, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your house in Grimsby. As an example, the perfect backdrop to a wood burning stove is an inglenook fireplace, which not only perfectly emphasises its character and charm but is also effective in redirecting the heat back into the room.

For properties in Grimsby that don't have a chimney breast, a wood burner stove is an excellent option. An existing chimney is not needed in this instance since the flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the wood burner and channeled through an outside wall.

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

The ambience and feel of a "real" fire can't be beaten, but what alternatives are available if this form of fireplace isn't possible in your Grimsby home?

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Wood Burning Stoves - Available in a variety of sizes and styles that can be free standing if required, these ever-popular stoves can be used in even the smallest of rooms. A back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide steaming hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.

Electric Fireplaces - Just about any capable person can easily and safely install one of these electric fires, and the broad range of styles make these the obvious choice for property owners in Grimsby. They can be set into regular fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine article.

Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is an eye-catching focal point for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that you can buy. In the bad old days an open fire may have had the associations with being draughty, inefficient and smoky, but a well fitted fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warm glow it provides.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Using a variety of fuels such as oil, wood, gas or smokeless coal, a multi-fuel stove can be made into an interesting focal point in your living room or kitchen. The AGA range for instance is renowned as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a supply of hot water and a hob and oven for cooking all in one unit.

Gas Fireplaces - More heat efficient than wood burners, gas fireplaces are available in a variety of styles to suit your property in Grimsby. Gas fires can only be installed and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

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It isn't just in Grimsby itself where you can obtain fireplace fitters - surrounding places like: Keelby, Fotherby, Healing, Swallow, Wyham, Great Limber, Stallingborough, Laceby, Harbrough, Humberston, New Waltham, Scartho, Great Coates, Holton le Clay can also be covered. It is very likely that any fireplace fitters in the Grimsby district will have the postcode DN31 and the phone code 01472. Checking this will confirm that you are accessing a local fireplace installer. Grimsby people can use and benefit from these fireplace services. Clicking on the "QUOTE" banner or form will enable you to get any aspect of fireplace installation information for your area.

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Friends & Family Recommendations

Friends and family members are a great source of recommendations, whenever your are searching for a contractor in Grimsby for your project or undertaking. If you're really serious about finding someone who's perfect for your needs, it is widely acknowledged that person to person referrals are often the preferred method. And not just that, they can also be extremely helpful in pointing a finger at Lincolnshire companies with less than flattering records of service, or fireplace contractors with a bad reputation.

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By obtaining this sort of testimonial from a friend or family member you can discover the attitude of the contractor if things went awry, how speedily any errors were resolved, and also get some a bit of first hand insights into their punctuality, diligence and dependability. They'll be in a position to let you know how the final price in comparison with the initial quotation they were provided with, or if the installer offers a guaranteed price promise for their work.

Ultimately, in relation to advice, your friends and relatives are individuals you know and can trust to be truthful and honest. You might find that they'll be hesitant to discuss them, if they've had a poor experience in dealing with a certain contractor or company. While it might not always be the case, in many circumstances people are happier to speak about a decent contractor than they are about a poor one, and may even offer an alternative company instead of 'bad mouthing' one that failed to match their requirements.

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In the Lincolnshire area you can also find: North Thoresby fireplace installation, Scotter fireplace installers, Old Leake fireplace installers, Hibaldstow log burner installation, Leasingham fireplaces, North Thoresby fireplace fitters, Keelby fireplace installations, Holbeach Clough log burner installation, New Holland fireplace fitters, Old Leake fireplace fitters, Keelby fireplace fitters, Binbrook fireplace installations, Londonthorpe log burner installation, Donington fireplace fitters, Billinghay fireplace installation, Bardney fireplace installation, New Holland fireplace installations, Fiskerton fireplace installations, Cranwell fireplace installations, Laceby log burner installation, Folkingham log burner installation, Laceby fireplace installers, Barrowby fireplaces, Heighington fireplace installation, Lea fireplace installers, Wrawby fireplaces, Tydd St Mary fireplace installation, Londonthorpe fireplace installation, Sutterton fireplace installations, Potterhanworth log burner installation. it's not always possible to find someone suitable in Grimsby itself when you're hunting for fireplace installers, however across Lincolnshire there are loads of individuals offering such fireplace services, so uncovering someone nearby shouldn't be too much of an issue.

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Also find: Keelby fireplaces, Wyham fireplaces, Swallow fireplaces, Humberston fireplaces, Fotherby fireplaces, Harbrough fireplaces, Stallingborough fireplaces, Healing fireplaces, Great Coates fireplaces, Great Limber fireplaces, New Waltham fireplaces, Scartho fireplaces, Laceby fireplaces, Holton le Clay fireplace services and more.

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(This fireplaces Grimsby article was updated on 31-01-2023)