Fireplace Fitter Hucknall Nottinghamshire (NG15): Putting in a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Hucknall property is an excellent way to add character and a homely feel to any room. Chilly winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you relax beside your fireplace listening to the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water too.
Before you go chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you will need to think about to make certain you can safely install your new fireplace. All work must observe Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of fireplaces, flue linings, chimney breasts and hearths of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be needed before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic remodel of an existing fireplace can be executed by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, however if any building work is necessary there is the chance of running into structural issues which need to be resolved professionally. It may be that in order to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once again you need little more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What's more common however is a swathe of old, crumbling brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and needs some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.
Due to the serious health and fire risk issues that can result from a poorly installed or renovated fireplace, it is best to draw on the experience and knowledge of a certified fireplace fitter in Hucknall. A key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for the fire to burn efficiently and safely. If the airflow is not good enough then it's quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be lethal.
To get past this issue a professional Hucknall fireplace installer will consider the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or under the floors, to guarantee a satisfactory air flow for the fire to combust effectively and safely. They might have to fit vents in unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
Having a fireplace opened up can create large amounts of soot and dirt. It is advisable to remove any carpets, rugs and furniture from an area where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by soot, dust and muck that may be stirred up during the fireplace installation works. If you're engaging in a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This avoids any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you have already completed.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean any parts of hearth that can be re-used. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the initial items on the agenda. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing so will check the condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether a new flue liner is needed.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all current UK Building Regulations must be followed. A reliable fireplace installer and builder in Hucknall will be needed to undertake this work, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If it is necessary to modify the size of opening of your exposed fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel must be put in. Once this has been completed the next step of your Hucknall fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. You may find your existing hearth has been sunken into the floor, but to be in accordance with latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. Pre-made options from slate, marble or concrete are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Hucknall may be able to offer a bespoke, custom-made hearth to fit in with your room style.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices open to you. Not all fireplaces will be suitable for your existing flue and chimney and it is sensible to accept any advice and help from your fireplace installers in relation to your particular circumstances.
The age of your property, and the style you're trying to create for your room, will all help you decide upon the type and design of fireplace that is most suitable for you. For example, a wood burner looks fantastic set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room effectively.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney in your Hucknall property, it is still possible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This type of fireplace can be installed with its own flue which is channeled through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be safely installed.
WOOD, OPEN, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be beaten, however what else is available to fit in your brand new fireplace in Hucknall?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any property in Hucknall, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Even if your house has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that seems almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a focal point for any room and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. In past times an open fire may have been associated with being inefficient, draughty and smoky, but a skillfully installed modern fireplace is wonderful to watch while lounging in the warm glow it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with various different fuels, including oil, coal, gas or wood, to establish a unique focal point in your property in Hucknall. The AGA range for example is well known as being able to provide heating for an entire home, a constant supply of hot water and an oven and hob for cooking all in one useful appliance.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in a variety of styles to suit your property and are generally more thermally efficient than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe certified contractor must maintain and install any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of different styles to suit any period of house in Hucknall, and can even be free standing. A model with an integrated back boiler can supply additional heating by connecting the heated water to radiators in cold rooms in your house.
Fireplace installation is available in Hucknall and also in nearby places like: Bestwood, Linby, Blidworth, Berry Hill, Calverton, Aspley, Arnold, Ravenshead, Bulwell, Watnall, Underwood, Nottingham, Nutall, Giltbrook, Old Basford, Papplewick, Butlers Hill, Rainworth, and in these postcodes NG15 6GJ, NG15 6FD, NG15 0ZW, NG15 6HX, NG15 6FN, NG15 5BL, NG15 5DZ, NG15 6AA, NG15 6DN, NG15 6HF. Locally based Hucknall fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode NG15 and the phone code 0115. Click on the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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Homeowners who live in the following areas have recently requested fireplace installation - Claremont Avenue, Graingers Terrace, Station Terrace, Green Close, Elder Grove, Pagett Close, Little Wood Court, Benneworth Close, The Common, Leen Mills Lane, Spey Close, William Street, The Copse, Royce Avenue, Hazel Meadows, Meadow Close, Elm Avenue, Roberts Lane, Pilot Drive, Charles Court, South Street, Chatsworth Drive, Wollaton Street, West Street, Broxtowe Drive, Peveril Street, Oak Grove, Whyston Court, Belle Isle Road, Greenwood Avenue, as well as the following local Hucknall postcodes: NG15 6GJ, NG15 6FD, NG15 0ZW, NG15 6HX, NG15 6FN, NG15 5BL, NG15 5DZ, NG15 6AA, NG15 6DN, NG15 6HF.
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