Fireplace Fitter High Wycombe Buckinghamshire (HP10): Opening up an old disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is an excellent way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any High Wycombe property. Adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those chilly winters' evenings can even be cheaper than certain central heating systems, providing that you have a regular source of timber. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of hot water in the process.
However before you start bashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed in the home must adhere to Part J of the Building Regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, chimney breasts, flue linings and hearths. If you own a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent DIYer it is quite possible to restore a bricked-up fireplace, but the chance of encountering structural problems in the majority of cases is high. If you are fortunate when you open up a blocked up 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 it ready for use. What is more common however is a jumble of crumbling brickwork covering a stopped up flue, and needs some form of structural modification before it can be used safely.
Due to the serious health and fire risk problems that can be caused by a poorly installed or restored fireplace, it is advisable to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of a professional fireplace fitter in High Wycombe. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is the case. If there's not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
To overcome this issue a fireplace specialist in High Wycombe will evaluate the situation and install vents in the room, or underneath the floors, to guarantee a satisfactory airflow for the fire to combust effectively and safely. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also have to have air vents fitted since they can often trap moist air causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
An enormous amount of dust and soot can be discharged from an old fireplace when opening it up for restoration. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from dust and soot is still possible and it's advisable to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace restoration work starts. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall renovation then it should be one of the first things to be done once you've got the room back to its bare walls and floors. By opening up a fireplace first you will avoid any chimney soot causing discolouring damage to other parts of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plaster.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean up any hearth that can be re-used. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the first items on the checklist. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing so will check the condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether you need a new flue liner.
It may be vital to put in a new flue liner to comply with the current Building Regulations, and work might also be required to reinforce the existing chimney and breast. A reliable fireplace installer and builder in High Wycombe will be needed to undertake this work, and will need the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If the size of the original fireplace is bigger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be put in. When you've successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now time to renovate or upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you will need to raise it to comply with the latest building regs. Off-the-shelf options from concrete, marble or slate are available to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in High Wycombe might be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement the style of your room.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be tricky when faced with the many sizes, shapes and designs that are available from a fireplace showroom or online outlet. The suggestions and advice from your sales and installation team, which will be based on your particular requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that's both perfect for your flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.
The age of your house, and the style that you're trying to create for your room, should all help you decide upon the design and type of fireplace that's most suitable for you. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look spectacular set inside it, and has the added benefit of reflecting the heat into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
Even if your High Wycombe property doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue that's channeled through an outside wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed safely.
GAS, ELECTRIC, OPEN, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The charm and ambience of a "real" fire can't be matched, but what options are out there if this style of fireplace isn't possible in your High Wycombe home?
Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of different styles to suit any type of home in High Wycombe, and can even be freestanding. A back boiler is an extra benefit and can provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or for heating for the house via radiators.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with different fuels such as coal, briquettes, wood and other flammable materials. A professionally fitted open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was bricked up by earlier owners, and its warm charm is a welcome addition to any property in High Wycombe.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as gas, wood, oil or coal, and become a focal point in any lounge or kitchen in High Wycombe. They can be used not merely for heating an individual room, but some types like the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the whole home if they are plumbed into an existing radiator system.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are styles and varieties which are appropriate for almost any room and type of house in High Wycombe. Can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.
Gas Fireplaces - There are many designs to suit all property types and their efficiency to warm a room is superior to open fireplaces. Gas fires must only be installed and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (formerly CORGI registered).
Fireplace installations are available in High Wycombe and also in: Sands, Hughenden, Piddington, West Wycombe, Bolter End, Kingswood Park, Handy Cross, Holmer Green, Micklefield, Stokenchurch, Four Ashes, Hazlemere, Wooburn Green, Flackwell Heath, Terriers, Bradenham, Lane End, Beacon Hill, Loudwater, Downley, Plomers Hill, Booker, Walters Ash, Totteridge, Wycombe Marsh, and in these postcodes HP11 1DZ, HP11 1HT, HP10 8WY, HP10 9UP, HP10 8QP, HP11 1GU, HP11 1GL, HP10 8ZZ, HP11 1EX, HP11 1JG. Local High Wycombe fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01494 and the postcode HP10. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
Buckinghamshire Fireplace Enquiries
The latest Buckinghamshire fireplace installation customer projects: Krish Leith and Mira Leith recently requested a quote for opening up and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in Buckingham. Brandon and Ottilie Kell recently asked for a quotation for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new wood burner in a bungalow in Downley, Buckinghamshire. Milan and Macey Ryder recently enquired about getting a price for installing a multi fuel fireplace in Hambleden. Lorena Randall and Sahil Randall recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a wood burning stove in a detached house in Cheddington, Buckinghamshire. Mahnoor Corr and Bobbie Corr recently asked for a price quote for installing an electric fireplace in Brill, Buckinghamshire. Asher Baird and Everly Baird recently enquired about fitting a gas fireplace in Gawcott, Buckinghamshire. Shannon and Ashley Gordon recently asked for a quote for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in a detached house in Stokenchurch, Buckinghamshire. Mr and Mrs Jennings recently requested a quote for fitting an open fireplace in a terraced house in Pitstone, Buckinghamshire.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in these High Wycombe streets and areas - The Quadrangle, Totteridge Common Cotts, Castle Place, Snowdrop Way, Clauds Close, City Road, Cypress Walk, Snakeley Close, Springfields, Barley Close, The Row, Cherry Tree Way, Salisbury Road, Davies Court, Spring Gardens, Dells Common, Dovecot Road, Cressex Road, Brickwell Walk, Cherry Tree Close, The Acres, St Margarets Grove, The Crest, Totteridge Avenue, Burnham Close, Swains Lane, Church Street, Stephenson Close, Sunters Wood Close, Brimmers Hill, as well as these local High Wycombe postcodes: HP11 1DZ, HP11 1HT, HP10 8WY, HP10 9UP, HP10 8QP, HP11 1GU, HP11 1GL, HP10 8ZZ, HP11 1EX, HP11 1JG.
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High Wycombe Buckinghamshire: The large town of High Wycombe is found in the South Eastern region of England in the county of Buckinghamshire. High Wycombe is roughly 15 miles from Aylesbury and 5 miles from Marlow, villages and towns close by include West Wycombe, Wycombe Marsh, Booker, Hazlemere, Totteridge, Loudwater, Four Ashes and Flackwell Heath. High Wycombe has a population of about 125,000, is in the postcode district HP10 to HP15 and has the dialling code 01494. High Wycombe is the 2nd largest settlement in Bucks. (Tags: High Wycombe Bucks, High Wycombe United Kingdom, High Wycombe England, High Wycombe Buckinghamshire)
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