Fireplaces Horsham

Horsham Fireplace Installation & Repair

Fireplace Fitter Horsham West Sussex (RH12): A wonderful way to add some character to any Horsham property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. If you decide to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire on those nippy winter evenings, you will also be supplied with lots of boiling hot water.

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But before you begin knocking down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some important things to consider if you are to end up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that's executed on your hearth, fireplace, chimney breast and flue lining must conform to the UK's Part J Building Regulations for combustible appliances. If you reside in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you have to check with local authorities to see if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your house.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you're a competent and keen DIY'er it may be quite possible to renovate an existing blocked up fireplace, but the chances of encountering structural problems in the majority of cases is high. It may be the case that when you remove the covering from an old fireplace to discover a hidden gem that needs nothing more than a good clean and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. What you'll more likely find is a wall of old bricks that conceals issues such as a lintel that needs replacing or a stopped up chimney.

Because of the acute fire risk and health problems that can result from a poorly installed or renovated fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the knowledge and experience of a reliable fireplace installer in Horsham. A key part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. If there is not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.

To overcome this issue a professional installation team will assess the situation and install vents in the room, or underneath the flooring, to guarantee an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to combust effectively and safely. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and creating staining and damp spots, vents might need to be fitted by the installation team to enhance the airflow.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

An enormous amount of soot and muck can be released from a bricked up chimney when opening it up for restoration. A fireplace installer will bring coverings for your furniture and provide a bit of protection, but it is wise where possible to remove furniture and carpets from the area before any work commences. If you are installing a fireplace as part of an overall renovation project then it should be one of the initial things to be worked on after you've taken the room back to bare walls and floors. This prevents any discolouration damage to any restored work you may have already finished.

CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK

Now that you're able to see the opening of your fireplace it is time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and see what is fit for restoring. The first job on your to-do list will be to bring in a proper chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing this will be able to check the condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether you need a new flue lining.

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If you need to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all relevant Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. An experienced fireplace installer in Horsham will be needed to complete this work, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.

If it is necessary to adjust the size of opening of your exposed fireplace to something more suitable for your new design, a lintel support should be put in. When your concrete lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the installation, renovation and updating of the fireplace hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been sunken into the floor, but to abide by latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. You can get custom-made solutions to fit virtually any size and style of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of common sized hearths to match your decor.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

If you go to a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the wide range of different options available to you. It is entirely possible that owing to your current flue and chimney, that certain fireplaces may not be appropriate, therefore it's advisable to follow the advice of your fireplace installer with respect to this.

Whether you decide on an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be based on the overall style that you are trying to create, your current decor and maybe, the age of your home. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look gorgeous in this surrounding, and also has the benefit of effectively reflecting the heat back into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.

A cast iron wood burner is also a splendid option if your Horsham property does not have a chimney breast. Providing that you've got an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be routed, you do not need an existing chimney structure in place to benefit from that "real" fire experience.

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

A crackling fire on a cold evening creates a charm and ambience that simply cannot be matched, however what other options are available to install in your lovely new fireplace in Horsham?

Gas Fireplaces - Available in a variety of designs to suit any property and are typically more efficient than wood burners. Must be professionally fitted and maintained by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) tradesman.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with a variety of fuels, (coal, gas, oil, wood) to create a unique focal point in your home in Horsham. They can be used not only for heating an individual room, but some styles like the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the whole house if they are plumbed into an existing radiator network.

Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can be used with a variety of solid fuels. An open fire is lovely to see and modern fireplaces are no more the smoky, inefficient and draughty objects they used to be.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become very popular in a lot of households in Horsham, and can have modern or classic design to match your decor. If fitted with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water for radiators or for use in your house.

Electric Fireplaces - A wide variety of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any home in Horsham, can easily be fitted by any competent individual. Contemporary electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to imitate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.

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Fireplace installations are available in Horsham and also in nearby places like: Warninglid, Faygate, Barns Green, Plummers Plain, Itchingfield, Littlehaven, Mannings Heath, Southwater, Lower Beeding, Warnham, Nuthurst, Slinfold, Colgate, Broadbridge Heath, and in these postcodes RH12 1AB, RH12 1GZ, RH12 1FN, RH12 1RP, RH12 1BS, RH12 1QQ, RH12 1QE, RH12 1AF, RH12 1AT, RH12 1LQ. Local Horsham fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode RH12 and the dialling code 01403. Checking this will ensure you're accessing local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Horsham home and business owners can benefit from these and numerous other fireplace related services.

Chimney Sweeping Horsham

It is easy to put off a routine household chore like sweeping the chimney, but if you've got a stove or an open fire, it's essential that this is done frequently. To be totally safe, it is best to clean and sweep your chimney once or twice a year, especially if you're burning bituminous coal or wood.

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You can sweep your own chimney, if you possess the appropriate equipment, but this is a messy job and is best left to a professional Horsham chimney sweep if you want it to be done cleanly and correctly. In addition to cleaning your chimney, the chimney sweep will be able to identify any problems with your chimney, so that these can be dealt with promptly.

Chimney fires could easily be the result of an accumulation of ash, soot and creosote if you don't sweep your chimney. A badly maintained chimney can also cause carbon monoxide fumes to be drawn back into your home, a hazardous situation that you want to avoid at all costs.

All these factors add up to the importance of picking a reliable Horsham chimney sweep, who is also covered by public liability insurance. You can CLICK HERE for chimney sweeping prices in Horsham. chimney sweeps are also available in Warninglid, Faygate, Barns Green, Plummers Plain, Itchingfield, Littlehaven, Mannings Heath, Southwater, Lower Beeding, Warnham, Nuthurst, Slinfold, Colgate, Broadbridge Heath, and in Horsham itself. (Tags: Chimney Sweeping Horsham, Chimney Sweeps Horsham, Chimney Sweep Horsham).

Tips To Look After Your Fireplace And Lower Your Heating Expenses

The traditional fireplace may have lost some of its glamour due to worries about the environment but it's still loved by many in Horsham. There's nothing like feeling the real warmth of a fireplace on a cold winter evening. The fireplace provides a lot of benefits for your home, but there are several significant negative aspects that need to be monitored. Because of power costs rising so rapidly nowadays, your fireplace must be a good source of heat, not one of inefficiency. When a fire is burning, it might give warmth to those standing around it, but it can actually pull warm air out of the room, making your heater work even harder. Anytime there's no fire, a damper ought to manage the airflow. Nevertheless, dampers are not particularly efficient seals, so all the warm air escapes and permits cold air to come into the home.

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What most people in Horsham don't understand about their fireplace is that it doesn't always do what they assume it's doing. Rather than saving resources, and heating costs, it's usually adding hundreds of pounds of energy expense. There's a simple way to take your inefficient fireplace, and turn it into a heat producing system that will more closely fit your budget. Just about all you need to do is just 4 simple things to fix your fireplace. You will see that these guidelines will help to make your fireplace generate quality heat and your heating bill a bit lower.

The first suggestion is to replace your current fireplace damper with a new top sealing damper. This form of damper is located at the top of your chimney and helps to stop rain from entering. It will keep the inside air from getting out, and the outside air from coming into the house, and works in hot or cold weather. It is not that difficult to put in and may be easily bought on the web. An additional thing you're able to do is to place a fire-back at the rear of your fireplace. This is a cast iron plate that's designed to add to the room decor, while protecting the back wall from damage due to the fires. The fire-back gets warmed up by the open fire and sends the heat back into the room, consequently enhancing the fireplace's efficiency.

Another cost saver is a fireplace fan/heater, which heats the space by drawing the air into a chamber and recycling the air back into the room. These clever devices don't release any smoke and should be extremely effective in keeping your house warm and toasty. And finally, putting in glass doors, even though a bit on the expensive side, can be effective in making your open fireplace economical to run. If you do your homework, you can certainly get a great deal on glass doors and they're not that difficult to fit yourself. Glass doors will keep the air in your residence from escaping up the chimney and it also helps to safeguard your pets and children from falling into the fire.

The advice we've just given isn't all that hard to implement, and all of the items can be purchased on the internet. Simply do your very best to ensure your fireplace is efficient and watch your heating bills plummet.

Flues

A flue liner is a vital part of the chimney structure on your house, enabling it to perform far more efficiently than it would without one, and improving it's overall safety. Flue liners are conduits fabricated from ceramic material, clay or metal that are fitted to the inside of chimneys to carry fumes to the outside. Some chimneys in older homes in Horsham might not even have a lining, or if the current lining is compromised, might have to be relined.

The hazardous gases and fumes which are formed when you burn a fire can impair your fireplace's flue. Make certain your fireplace installer checks the flue for possible issues and damage. If there is damage, those toxic gases might be able to seep into your living area rather than being properly vented outdoors. Intense heat may also be allowed to pass into the structure of the chimney, creating the potential for fires.

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The latest West Sussex fireplace customer enquiries: Franklyn and Eve Ballantyne recently enquired about the possibility of opening up and restoring an old, bricked up fireplace in a terraced house in Mid Lavant, West Sussex. Aishah Masters and Dara Masters recently enquired about the possibility of fitting a multi fuel fireplace in Fishbourne, West Sussex. Amna and Jaiden Parish recently asked for a quotation for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fire in a semi-detached house in West Grinstead. Summer-Rose Parr and Logan Parr recently asked for a price quote for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fireplace in a detached house in Northchapel. Phoebe Holland and Aadam Holland recently requested a quote for opening up an old fireplace and installing a new wood burner in a terraced house in Bosham. Imaan Salter and Greyson Salter recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a gas fire in Stedham. Olivia-Grace and Cain Bevan recently requested a quote for fitting a wood burner in Scaynes Hill, West Sussex. Lowen Barber and Lilia Barber recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening and restoring an old stone fireplace in a semi-detached house in Petworth, West Sussex.

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Also find: Southwater fireplaces, Broadbridge Heath fireplaces, Warnham fireplaces, Mannings Heath fireplaces, Itchingfield fireplaces, Barns Green fireplaces, Warninglid fireplaces, Faygate fireplaces, Littlehaven fireplaces, Lower Beeding fireplaces, Nuthurst fireplaces, Plummers Plain fireplaces, Slinfold fireplaces, Colgate fireplace services and more. All of these villages and towns are covered by tradesmen installing fireplaces. Horsham business and home owners can get fireplace estimates by clicking here.

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Fireplaces Around Horsham: Fireplace installation was recently required by people living in Chichester Terrace, Billingshurst Road, Shottermill, Brighton Road, Swallowtail Road, The Grattons, Cooks Meadow, Amundsen Road, Searles View, The Smithy, Downsview Road, Barnsnap Close, The Timbers, Southdown Close, The Quarries, Canberra Place, Allcard Close, Swan Walk, Broome Close, Bluebell Close, Clarence Road, Smithers Hill, Doomsday Gardens, Bloor Close, Cooks Hill, Caterways, Ashington Court, Bridge Road, The Courtyard, Southwater Street and these Horsham postcodes: RH12 1AB, RH12 1GZ, RH12 1FN, RH12 1RP, RH12 1BS, RH12 1QQ, RH12 1QE, RH12 1AF, RH12 1AT, RH12 1LQ. Work was completed in these locations by local installers of fireplaces. Horsham property owners benefited from reliable and professional fireplace services in all cases.

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