Fireplace Fitter Haslemere Surrey (GU27): Re-opening a disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a splendid way to add a homely feel and some charm to your Haslemere property. Chilly winter evenings can become enjoyable as you sit beside your fireplace surrounded by the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even enjoy free hot water as well.
There are some crucial considerations to make before you commence any work, in order to establish an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your house. Any combustible appliance installed within residential homes in Haslemere must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, chimney breasts, flue linings and hearths. If you are living in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with local council if planning permission is needed for installing a fireplace in your property.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple restoration of a current fireplace can perhaps be accomplished by a competent DIYer, but if any construction work is needed there's a chance of running into structural problems which will have to be addressed by a professional. If you're lucky when you expose a blocked up fireplace you might find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that involves little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. Much more likely you will come across old brickwork that requires structural modifications and a blocked flue.
Because of the serious health and fire risk problems that can be caused by an incorrectly installed or restored fireplace, it is better to draw on the experience and knowledge of a specialist fireplace fitter in Haslemere. A major part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can soon develop from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
To overcome this issue a professional Haslemere fireplace fitter will assess the situation and install vents around the room, or beneath the floor, to ensure a satisfactory amount of air flow for the fire to combust safely and efficiently. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents might need to be installed by the fireplace installation team to introduce more airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is surprising just how much soot and dirt can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you will not know what is there until you uncover it. Even with covers and other dust protection for your home furnishings, the chance of damage from muck and soot is still likely and it is advised to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace restoration work begins. If you're fortunate enough to be working on a complete room renovation then it should be one of the initial tasks to work on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you'll avoid any soot from the chimney causing damage to other parts of your project, such as fresh plaster or paint on walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now you can see the opening of your fireplace it's time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and see what can be repaired. The very first job on your agenda will be to contact a professional chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing this will inspect the structural condition of the chimney and offer advice on whether a new flue liner is required.
After a chimney sweep assessment it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue liner in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. These are tasks that should be done by a competent builder with knowledge of the relevant regulations and quality construction skills.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are greater than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel must be installed. When you've successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now possible to repair or update the hearth. In the past the hearth was normally set into a void in the floor, however the latest regulations require it to be raised above floor level. Pre-made options from concrete, slate or marble are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Haslemere should be able to offer you a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with the style of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be challenging amongst the various styles and designs that are available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. The recommendations and advice from your installation team, which will be based on your particular requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that's both perfect for your chimney and flue, and suited to your decor.
Whether you decide on an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be determined by the look you are trying to establish, your existing decor and perhaps even, your property's age. By way of example, a cast iron wood burner looks amazing set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if you haven't got an existing chimney breast in your Haslemere home, it's still possible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A chimney isn't needed in this instance as a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.
MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, OPEN, GAS OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of a log fire can't be matched, however what alternatives are out there if this sort of fireplace is not possible in your Haslemere home?
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in an assortment of designs to suit any home and are more efficient (thermally) than open fireplaces. Gas fires must only be maintained and installed by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (formerly CORGI registered).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using oil, gas, coal and wood to deliver a multi-purpose heater for any home in Haslemere. The AGA range for example is well known as being able to provide heating for the entire home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob for cooking all in one unit.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any competent person and there are styles and designs which are suitable for virtually any room and property in Haslemere. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the crackling sound of wood to replicate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Haslemere can be improved by the fitting of a wood burning stove, which come in a variety of designs, and can even be fitted as a freestanding feature. A version with a back boiler can deliver supplementary heating by transferring the heated water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the ability to burn virtually any solid fuel available on the market. A skillfully fitted modern open fire is far from the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by previous owners, and its glowing charm is a delightful addition to any house in Haslemere.
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