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Fireplace Fitter Ilminster Somerset (TA19): A fantastic way to add charm to any Ilminster property is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. Adding a wood burning stove or open fire for those frosty winter evenings can even prove to be more cost effective than some central heating systems, so long as you have a regular source of wood or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of hot water at the same time.

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But before you begin bashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some important things to consider if you are to finish up with a safe and efficient fireplace. All work carried out must comply with Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of flue linings, chimney breasts, hearths and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is listed.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you are a keen and competent DIYer it may be quite possible to refurbish a bricked-up or blocked fireplace, however the chance of running into structural problems in most cases is high. It might be your good fortune when you pull back the boarding surrounding a disused fireplace to discover a hidden treasure that needs little more than a good clear out and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. More likely you'll discover a stopped up flue and old brickwork that needs structural modifications.

Owing to the acute fire risk and health issues that can result from a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is advisable to draw on the knowledge and experience of a competent fireplace fitter in Ilminster. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn efficiently and properly. If there's not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be deadly.

To get past this concern a fireplace specialist in Ilminster will analyse the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or underneath the floors, to ensure a satisfactory airflow for the fire to combust efficiently and safely. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents may have to be fitted by the installation team to increase the airflow.

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BEFORE WORK COMMENCES

It is astonishing how much soot and muck can build up inside an old fireplace and you won't know exactly what is there until you open it up. A thoughtful Ilminster fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply some form of protection, but it is advisable where feasible to remove carpets and furniture from the room before work begins. If you are engaging in a full renovation of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is dealt with. This helps to prevent any discolouration damage to any restored work you have already done.

STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK

Now you can see the opening of your fireplace it is time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and work out what can be repaired. Bringing in a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the first items on your agenda. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and while doing this can inspect the condition of the chimney and offer you advice on whether a new flue liner is required.

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It might be vital to fit a new flue lining to observe the current UK Building Regulations, and construction might also be needed to beef up the existing chimney and breast. These are tasks that should be done by a skilled craftsman with a knowledge of the relevant regulations and sound construction skills.

In buildings that are older you might find the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When this has been completed the next phase for your Ilminster fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. In the past the hearth was set into the floor, however the latest regulations require it to be raised above floor level. You can get bespoke options to fit any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a variety of popular size and shape hearths to match your decor.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

If you visit a fireplace showroom you will find that you have plenty of choice with the array of different options available to you. Every fireplace may not be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue therefore it is wise to accept any guidance and advice offered by your sales and installation team in relation to your particular situation.

You home's age, and the style you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you determine the design and type of fireplace that is best for you. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look magnificent set inside it, which also has the benefit of reflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.

Even if you haven't got an existing chimney in your Ilminster home, it is still possible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. So long as you've got an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be routed, you do not need a chimney in place to be able to experience a real fire.

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

The ambience and charm of an open fire cannot be beaten, but what options are out there if this style of fireplace is not possible in your Ilminster property?

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent person and there are styles that are appropriate for any room and type of house in Ilminster. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish from the real thing.

Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a stunning focal point for any room and it has the ability to burn almost any solid fuel that you can purchase. In the bad old days an open fire may have had the reputation of being inefficient, draughty and smoky, however a professionally fitted modern fireplace is a joy to behold while basking in the warm glow it provides.

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Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of different styles to suit any type of house in Ilminster, and can even be a freestanding feature. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide hot water for personal use, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.

Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and more efficient when compared to open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a wide array of designs to suit any Ilminster property. Gas fires can only be maintained and installed by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (previously CORGI registered).

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using coal, gas, oil and wood to deliver a multipurpose stove for any property in Ilminster. They can be utilised not just for heating a single room, but some types like the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete house when plumbed into a radiator system.

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Fireplace installations are available in Ilminster and also in nearby places like: Horton Cross, Whitney, Dowlish Ford, Donyatt, Kingstone, Ham, Ilton, Atherstone, Winterhay Green, Hurcott, Seavington St Mary, Ashwell, Whitelackington, Dillington, Horton, Broadway, Sea, and in these postcodes TA19 9AH, TA19 9DH, TA19 0ED, TA19 9BB, TA19 0DX, TA19 9JZ, TA19 9DN, TA19 9PP, TA19 9DD, TA19. Local Ilminster fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode TA19 and the dialling code 01460. Verifying this can confirm that you are accessing local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Ilminster householders can utilise these and many other related services.

Improve the Cost-Efficiency of Your Fireplace

The age-old fireplace may have lost a certain amount of of its glamour because of concerns for the environment but it is still loved by many in Ilminster. There's nothing like feeling the warmth of a fireplace throughout a freezing winter evening. There are numerous benefits to having a fireplace however there are several negative aspects that may need to be taken care of. With energy costs increasing year on year, your fireplace needs to give out heat in a cost-effective way. When you have a fire going in the fireplace, it can actually take away warm air out from the room, making your heat source work harder. In case you don't have a fire, the damper is intended to keep heat in. However, dampers sometimes have an inefficient seal, so cold air gets in, and warmer air passes out.

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Many homeowners that have fireplaces in their home in Ilminster do not realise how the fireplace can cause their energy bills to rise. Instead of warming a home naturally, a fireplace can essentially add hundreds of pounds to your heating bills. Nevertheless, there are a number of procedures that you can follow that can easily turn your budget busting fireplace into something a touch more efficient. Just about all you need to do is basically four basic things to fix your fireplace. These will make your current fireplace more effective, and lower your energy bills.

The first step is to remove your current fireplace damper and change it for a new top sealing damper. This form of damper is located towards the top of your chimney and helps to stop rain and snow from coming in. It stops the inside air from escaping, and the outside air from going in, and functions in hot or cold weather. Its not that tricky to put in and may be easily bought online. Next, you should install a fire-back in the rear area of your open fireplace. It's produced from cast iron and it is used to help the appearance of your fireplace while at the same time protecting the back wall from fire damage. The fire-back gets warmed up by the open fire and sends the heat back into a room, thus enhancing the efficiency of the fireplace.

Another means to cut down on fuel bills is to use a fireplace heater, which heats the room by drawing the air into a chamber and blowing the air back into the room. These fireplace heaters are put in place as closed systems to make sure they do not emit any smoke, but they're effective at warming your house. And finally, adding glass doors, although a bit on the expensive side, can be helpful in making your fireplace cost efficient. Browsing around, you should be able to locate a good deal, and with instructions, you can put them in on your own. Such doors create a barrier between your living space and the hearth, not only stopping the heat from escaping, but also offering protection.

The advice presented here is not difficult to put into action, and most of the items you need can be purchased online. Retain your current fireplace and decrease heating bills by making it more efficient.

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In the Somerset area you'll additionally find: Combe St Nicholas fireplaces, Horton fireplace installations, Nailsea fireplace installation, Chew Magna fireplace installation, Norton St Philip fireplace installers, Batheaston fireplace installations, Meare fireplace fitters, Baltonsborough fireplace fitters, Martock fireplace fitters, Crewkerne fireplace installers, Rockwell Green fireplace fitters, Rockwell Green fireplace installations, Westbury fireplace installers, Norton Fitzwarren fireplace installations, West Monkton fireplace installation, Nailsea fireplaces, Cheddon Fitzpaine fireplaces, Cannington fireplace installers, Farrington Gurney fireplace installers, Spaxton fireplace installations, Kingsbury Episcopi fireplace installers, Old Cleeve fireplace installers, Pilton fireplace installers, Evercreech fireplace installation, Westonzoyland fireplaces, Farrington Gurney fireplaces, Brent Knoll fireplace installers. All over Somerset it should be possible to locate fireplace installers who'll provide you with various services for your fireplace related needs. If you're unable to identify the right fireplace installer in Ilminster itself you shouldn't have any problems locating a good one close by.

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Also find: Winterhay Green fireplaces, Whitelackington fireplaces, Dowlish Ford fireplaces, Kingstone fireplaces, Dillington fireplaces, Ashwell fireplaces, Atherstone fireplaces, Sea fireplaces, Ham fireplaces, Broadway fireplaces, Hurcott fireplaces, Donyatt fireplaces, Horton fireplaces, Ilton fireplaces, Horton Cross fireplaces, Whitney fireplaces, Seavington St Mary fireplace services and more. The majority of these areas are catered for by tradesmen installing fireplaces. Ilminster residents can get fireplace quotes by going here.

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Fireplaces Around Ilminster: Over the last 12 months fireplaces were professionally fitted in these Ilminster streets: Home Farm Way, Speke Close, North Street, Love Lane, Ditton Street, Bay Hill, Railway Cuttings, Lower Meadow, Higher Mead, Townsend, Lister's Hill, New Road, Shudrick Lane, Heron Way, East Street, Long Orchard Hill, Ashcombe Lane, Beacon, Orchard Vale, Riec-sur-belon Way, Station Road, Adams Meadow, Long Close, and in these Somerset postcodes: TA19 9AH, TA19 9DH, TA19 0ED, TA19 9BB, TA19 0DX, TA19 9JZ, TA19 9DN, TA19 9PP, TA19 9DD, TA19. These locations recently saw activity by installers of fireplaces. Ilminster homeowners were given reliable and top notch fireplace services in every case.

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(This fireplaces Ilminster article was written by Steve Locke 07-07-2022)