Fireplace Fitter Hanley Staffordshire (ST1): Installing a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Hanley property is a good way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Adding an open fire or wood burning stove for those chilly winters' evenings can even prove to be cheaper than some central heating systems, providing that you have a good source of wood or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of hot water in the process.
Before you begin bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to do to make certain you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any work which is performed on your chimney breast, fireplace, flue lining and hearth must comply with the Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with local authorities to find out if planning permission is required for installing a fireplace in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A straightforward remodeling of an existing fireplace can perhaps be executed by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, however if any construction work is necessary there is a chance of running into structural issues that will have to be dealt with by a professional. If you're fortunate when you open up a boarded fireplace you might find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that requires little more than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What's more common however is a swathe of crumbling, old brickwork that hides a blocked flue, and also requires some form of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there's not just a fire risk to your property, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is better to bring in a professional Hanley installation company for a fireplace. Airflow has to be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; and it is a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is the case. Insufficient oxygen means the fire won't burn well, and a build up of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to death.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to get ample oxygen to burn efficiently and safely at all times. They may have to fit air vents in unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It is amazing how much grime and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and you won't know what is there until you open it up. A fireplace installer will bring covers for your furniture and supply some form of protection, however it's advisable where feasible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the room before work commences. If your fireplace is being installed as part of a larger renovation then it ought to be one of the initial things to be completed after you've got the room back to bare floors and walls. This should help to avoid any impairment by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean up any sections of hearth that can be re-used. The first thing on your agenda will be to bring in a professional chimney sweep. They'll be willing to provide you with expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the condition of the chimney structure and whether you need to exchange the existing liner.
It may be vital to put in a new flue lining to observe the current UK Building Regulations, and construction work may also be needed to strengthen the existing chimney and chimney breast. These are tasks that require an experienced tradesman with a knowledge of the pertinent regulations and sound construction skills.
If the size of the original fireplace is bigger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. When this has been completed the next step for your fireplace installation in Hanley will be to upgrade the hearth. In past times the hearth would be sunken into a void in the floor, but the current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you might have to purchase a custom-built hearth, but there are also a wide variety of "off-the-shelf" hearths in marble, slate or concrete.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you will find that you have plenty of choice with a wide array of different options open to you. Not all fireplaces may be suitable for your chimney and flue therefore it's wise to accept any help and advice from your sales and installation team with regards to your particular circumstances.
The age of your property, and the style that you are trying to create for your room, should all help you determine the type and design of fireplace that is best for you. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look gorgeous in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of deflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
Even if your Hanley home hasn't got a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by putting in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This style of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that is routed through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be safely installed.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, GAS, OPEN OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a log fire can't be matched, but what alternatives are out there if this sort of fireplace is not possible in your Hanley home?
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of different styles to suit any type of property in Hanley, and can even be free standing. A model with an integrated back boiler will supply supplementary heating by connecting the heated water to radiators in cold spots in your property.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, (coal, gas, wood, oil) to establish a unique focal point in your house in Hanley. The AGA range is renowned as being capable of providing heating for an entire house, a supply of hot water and a cooker all in one unit.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a range of styles to suit any property and are generally more efficient than wood burning stoves. Must be professionally fitted and maintained by a Gas Safe certified tradesman.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can be used with different fuels such as briquettes, wood, smokeless coal and other combustive materials. A professionally installed open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps boarded up by earlier owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any house in Hanley.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by any competent individual and there are varieties and styles that are appropriate for any room and house in Hanley. Even if your property has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.
Fireplace installations are available in Hanley and also in nearby places like: Smallthorne, Sneyd Green, Cliffe Vale, Baddeley Edge, Milton, Abbey Hulton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Bucknall, Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent, Northwood, Ash Bank, Etruria, Basford, and in these postcodes ST1 2AU, ST1 1JX, ST1 2PB, ST1 1EH, ST1 1LY, ST1 2AP, ST1 1JN, ST1 2JD, ST1 1DL, ST1 1PS. Locally based Hanley fireplace specialists will probably have the dialling code 01782 and the postcode ST1.
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Householders who live in the following roads and areas have recently requested fireplace installation - Jubilee Avenue, Shallowford Court, Victoria Road, Seaford Street, Birch Terrace, Sceptre Street, St Mark's Close, Newport Lane, Etruria Road, Cavendish Street, Foundry Street, Spencer Road, Leek Road, Mereside Close, Squires View, Ashford Street, Astle Place, York Street, Cemetery Road, Stafford Lane, Ridgeway Road, Glass Street, Northcote Street, Castlefield Street, Lordship Lane, as well as these local Hanley postcodes: ST1 2AU, ST1 1JX, ST1 2PB, ST1 1EH, ST1 1LY, ST1 2AP, ST1 1JN, ST1 2JD, ST1 1DL, ST1 1PS.
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