Fireplace Fitter Holmfirth West Yorkshire (HD9): A wonderful way to add a bit of character to any Holmfirth home is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove to be less expensive than certain central heating systems, so long as you've got a good source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with plentiful hot water at the same time.
Before you begin bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you'll need to think about to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. All work must observe Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of chimney breasts, hearths, fireplaces and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with the local council if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple restoration of an existing fireplace can be executed by a keen DIY person, however if any construction work is required there is the chance of running into structural issues that will have to be addressed professionally. You might be lucky when exposing your old fireplace and find out you need nothing more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth in order to get a fire roaring. It is much more likely that you will discover crumbling brickwork that requires structural modifications and a stopped up flue.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace installer in Holmfirth with the experience and knowledge to install it effectively. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen allow the fire to burn properly. Insufficient oxygen means that the fire will not burn effectively, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can lead to injury or death.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fire to get enough oxygen to burn safely and properly at all times. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted since they can trap moist air inside them causing damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It's astonishing just how much soot and grime can build up inside an old chimney and you won't know what's there until you open it up. It is advisable to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you're going to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by dirt, soot and dust that may be stirred up during the fireplace installation work. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger restoration project then it ought to be one of the first things to be worked on once you have taken the room back to bare walls and floors. By opening up a fireplace first you'll avoid any chimney soot causing discolouration damage to other stages of your renovation project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have exposed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean up any parts of hearth that may have been left in place. The very first thing on your agenda will be to bring in a professional chimney sweep. They will not only ensure that your chimney and flue are clean, but they can additionally take a look at the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance about whether you need to replace any area of the flue and chimney.
After a chimney sweep's examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue liner in accordance with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are jobs that need to be done by a skilled builder with a good understanding of the pertinent regulations and quality construction skills.
If it is necessary to modify the size of opening of your exposed fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your new design, a supporting lintel will have to be installed. When you've supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now possible to renovate or update the hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been set into the floor, however to abide by current building regulations it must be raised above floor level. Ready-made solutions from slate, concrete or marble are available to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Holmfirth might be able to offer a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with your room style.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will reveal the choices that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. The suggestions and advice from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that is both suitable for your flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
The age of your home, and the style that you're trying to create for your room, should all help you to decide on the design and type of fireplace which is most suitable. As an example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks fantastic set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room effectively.
Even if your Holmfirth property doesn't have a chimney you've still got the option of a feature fireplace by installing a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that's taken through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
ELECTRIC, GAS, OPEN, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a log fire can't be beaten, but what alternatives are out there if this form of fireplace isn't possible in your Holmfirth property?
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more thermally efficient than wood burners, there are a wide selection of styles to suit any Holmfirth property. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe certified tradesman.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of styles to suit any kind of property in Holmfirth, and can even be a free standing feature. A back boiler is an added benefit and can provide hot water for personal use, or for heating for the house via radiators.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a range of fuels, including oil, gas, coal or wood, to generate an attractive focal point in your property in Holmfirth. The AGA range for instance is well known as being able to provide heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob all in one unit.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are varieties and styles which are suitable for virtually any room and type of house in Holmfirth. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a real fire with multi-coloured flames.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use various fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, briquettes and other flammable materials. A skillfully installed contemporary open fire is a far cry from the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by earlier owners, and its warm charm is a welcome addition to any property in Holmfirth.
Fireplace installations are available in Holmfirth and also nearby in: Scholes, Longley, New Mill, Upperthong, Wooldale, Cartworth Fold, Meal Hill, Totties, Fulstone, Hepworth, Thongsbridge, Austonley, Netherthong, Holmbridge, Jackson Bridge, and in these postcodes HD9 1XJ, HD9 1JG, HD9 2RE, HD9 2QU, HD9 1QP, HD9 1QL, HD9 1YE, HD9 2NA, HD9 1JD, HD9 2BA. Local Holmfirth fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 01484 and the postcode HD9.
West Yorkshire Fireplace Enquiries
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Fireplace Installation has recently been required in the following Holmfirth areas and streets - Orchard Place, Shaley House, Greengates Road, Park View, School Street, Washpit Mills, Cooper Lane, Cartworth Road, Weather Hill Lane, Booth House Lane, Bridge Mills, Wolfstones Road, Dover Lane, Stoney Bank Road, Newgate Fold, Gulley Terrace, Lower Town End Road, Station Road, Carr Lane, Cemetery Road, Highway, Liphill Bank Road, Acre Lane, Far Lane, Hollowgate, Choppards Lane, as well as the following Holmfirth area postcodes: HD9 1XJ, HD9 1JG, HD9 2RE, HD9 2QU, HD9 1QP, HD9 1QL, HD9 1YE, HD9 2NA, HD9 1JD, HD9 2BA.
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