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Horsforth Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Horsforth West Yorkshire (LS18): Fitting a new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Horsforth home is a splendid way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Cold winters' evenings can become enjoyable as you sit back beside your fireplace listening to the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even enjoy plentiful hot water as well.

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There are a few important considerations you must think of before you begin any work, if you are to establish an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your home. Any work that is executed on your fireplace, hearth, chimney breast and flue lining must follow the United Kingdom's Part J building regulations for combustible appliances. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you must check with the local council to see if planning permission is necessary for a fireplace installation in your house.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you are a keen and competent DIYer it may be possible to renovate a bricked-up fireplace, but the probability of encountering structural problems in most cases is high. It could be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you will need little more than a quick clean of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. More likely you'll come across old brickwork that requires structural modifications and a stopped up flue.

It is normally recommended to draw on the know-how and experience of a certified fireplace fitter in Horsforth, because of the severe health and fire risks that can be caused by an incorrectly installed or refurbished fireplace. Ensuring that enough oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn safely is a key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces. Carbon monoxide gas (which is deadly) can build-up and become an issue in an inadequately ventilated space where an inefficently burning fire is installed.

It may be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive ample oxygen to burn safely and efficiently at all times. They might also have to install air vents into unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and lead to staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

A huge amount of soot and other dirt can be released from a blocked up fireplace when opening it up for renovation. It is advisable to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from an area where you are planning to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by soot, dirt and dust that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If your fireplace is being installed as part of an overall renovation project then it should be one of the initial things to be done once you've brought the room back to bare floors and walls. This helps to prevent any discolouring damage to any renovated work you have already completed.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

With the fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what can be restored and give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive cleaning. You now need to speak to your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing so will check the condition of the chimney and offer advice on whether a new flue liner is needed.

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Following a chimney sweeps examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue liner as demanded by Part J of the UK Building Regulations. An experienced fireplace installer in Horsforth will be required to carry out this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.

If the dimensions of the original fireplace are greater than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will need to be put in. When you've supported your fireplace with a lintel it is now necessary to upgrade or renovate the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest building regs. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you might have to choose a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, however there are a whole host of ready to fit hearths in marble, slate or concrete.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will show the alternatives available for the different fireplace designs and styles. It's entirely possible that because of your current chimney and flue, that certain fireplaces might not be appropriate, and it's a good idea to follow the advice of the fireplace company with respect to this.

Some homes and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop to a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.

Even if you haven't got an existing chimney breast in your Horsforth property, it is still entirely possible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This style of fireplace can be installed with its own flue that's channeled through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed safely.

GAS, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, ELECTRIC OR OPEN FIREPLACE?

A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that simply can't be beaten, but what are the other available options to put into in your brand new fireplace in Horsforth?

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Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of styles to suit any period of house in Horsforth, and can even be free standing. A model with a back boiler can deliver additional heating by connecting the heated water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.

Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by anybody who is reasonable competent and there are designs which are appropriate for almost any room and house in Horsforth. Modern electric fires can provide "real" looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to replicate a real fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.

Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a focus for any room and it has the ability to burn virtually any solid fuel available on the market. A professionally fitted open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was bricked up by earlier owners, and its glowing elegance is a delightful addition to any property in Horsforth.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with various different fuels, (gas, oil, wood, coal) to generate a focal point in your home in Horsforth. The AGA range for example is renowned as being able to provide heating for the whole home, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one unit.

Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared with open fireplaces, there are a wide variety of styles to suit any Horsforth property. A Gas Safe certified technician must fit and maintain any gas fireplace in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).

Fireplace installation work can be carried out in Horsforth and also in nearby places like: Woodhall Hills, Troy, Rawdon, Headingley, Rodley, Calverley, Kirkstall, Greengates, Hawksworth, West Park, Meanwood, Cookridge, Cragg Hill, together with these postcodes LS18 4DJ, LS18 4EL, LS18 4LY, LS18 4DL, LS18 4GB, LS18 4PH, LS18 4FJ, LS18 4LT, LS13 1NW, and LS18 4AB. Locally based Horsforth fireplace installers will likely have the postcode LS18 and the telephone dialling code 0113. This information is invaluable if you need to check that you're looking at a locally based fireplace fitter.

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Also find: Rodley fireplace installers, Troy fireplace installers, Headingley fireplace installers, Kirkstall fireplace installers, Greengates fireplace installers, Calverley fireplace installers, Cragg Hill fireplace installers, West Park fireplace installers, Hawksworth fireplace installers, Cookridge fireplace installers, Rawdon fireplace installers, Woodhall Hills fireplace installers, Meanwood fireplace installers and more. It is possible to get fireplaces installed in all of these towns and villages. With the requisite knowledge and experience, these seasoned tradesmen are adept at adeptly installing fireplaces in your property. The comfort, warmth and ambiance that a fireplace brings to their living areas can be experienced by residents with the help of these dedicated specialists. By simply clicking here, fireplace installation quotes are readily available to local homeowners.

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