Fireplace Fitter Hessle East Yorkshire (HU13): Opening up a disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a great way to add a homely feel and some character to your Hessle property. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those frosty winter evenings can even be more cost effective than some central heating systems, as long as you have a regular source of timber or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of hot water at the same time.
Before you go prising away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you will need to think about to make sure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. All work must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the construction and installation of hearths, flue linings, fireplaces and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and keen do-it-yourselfer it is possible to refurbish an existing blocked up fireplace, but the probability of encountering structural problems in most cases is regrettably high. If you are lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you might find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. However, what you will likely discover is an area of crumbling, old bricks that conceals issues such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a blocked up chimney.
Because of the acute fire risk and health issues that can result from a poorly installed or renovated fireplace, it's best to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of a specialist fireplace fitter and builder in Hessle. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where there's a fireplace to guarantee sufficient levels of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. A deficiency of oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.
To safely get over any issues with air flow, vents may need to be installed around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. They might also have to install vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and result in staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It's surprising just how much dirt and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and you won't know precisely what's there until you proceed to open it up. A fireplace installer will bring covers for your home furnishings and supply some form of protection, however it is wise when possible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before any work begins. If you're fortunate enough to be working on a complete renovation then it should be one of the first jobs to concentrate on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you'll avoid any soot from the chimney causing discolouration damage to other parts of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plaster.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you can see the opening of your fireplace it's time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and see what can be refurbished. The first item on your to-do list should be to contact a competent chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing so can check the structural condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether you need a new flue lining.
It could be necessary to install a new flue lining to comply with the Building Regulations, and work might also be needed to beef up the existing chimney and breast. This work should be done by a competent person who is familiar with the building regulations and good working practices.
If the size of the existing fireplace is bigger than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. When you've successfully supported your fireplace with a new lintel it will then be necessary to repair or update the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been set into a void in the floor, but to be in accordance with current regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to choose a tailor-made hearth, however there are a whole host of "off-the-shelf" hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the range of different options open to you. The advice and suggestions from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that's both suitable for your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your home's decor.
Certain rooms and properties will be more suited to open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For example, a cast iron wood burner looks great set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney breast in your Hessle home, it's still entirely possible to put in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that is channeled through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the warmth and glow of an open fireplace on a dark winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can use a range of solid fuels. An open fire is lovely to see and modern fireplaces are no longer the draughty, smoky and inefficient items they used to be.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in many homes in Hessle, and can have classic or modern design to complement your furnishings. If combined with a back boiler can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for use around the house.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different styles to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burners. A Gas Safe registered technician must maintain and fit any gas fireplace in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as coal, wood, oil or gas, and become a focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Hessle. Some designs, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire property.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by anyone who's reasonable competent and there are varieties and styles that are appropriate for just about any room and type of house in Hessle. They can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish from the genuine thing.
Fireplace installations are available in Hessle and also in nearby places like: Swanland, Welton, Riplingham, South Cave, Melton, Anlaby Common, Brough, Anlaby, North Ferriby, Cottingham, Brantingham, Elloughton, Willerby, Little Weighton, Hull, Kirk Ella, Walkington, and in these postcodes HU13 0NF, HU10 7WD, HU13 0HY, HU13 0DD, HU13 0BT, HU13 0HJ, HU13 0HT, HU13 0DP, HU10 6UX, HU13 0HQ. Locally based Hessle fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode HU13 and the phone code 01482. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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Households in Bishop Blunt Close, Windmill Way, Jenny Brough Lane, Swanland Road, Orchard Drive, Princes Avenue, Berryman Way, All Saints Close, Woodside, Fern Court, Fishwick Avenue, St Marys Close, Newlyn Close, Jenny Brough Meadows, Hillman Road, Davenport Avenue, Crossfield Road, Chestnut Avenue, Northolme Crescent, Northolme Road, West Hill, Park Avenue, Coulson Drive, Winston Churchill Close, Beacon Close, Denesway, Bedford Road, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace restoration was also completed in the following Hessle area postcodes: HU13 0NF, HU10 7WD, HU13 0HY, HU13 0DD, HU13 0BT, HU13 0HJ, HU13 0HT, HU13 0DP, HU10 6UX, HU13 0HQ.
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