Fireplace Fitter Kendal Cumbria (LA9): Fitting a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Kendal property is a wonderful way to add character and a homely feel to any room. If you opt to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove during the chilly winter evenings, you will also be provided with a plentiful supply of hot water.
There are some crucial things to consider before you begin any work, if you are going to create an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your house. Any work that is undertaken on your fireplace, hearth, flue lining and chimney breast must conform to the Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If your property is a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work commences.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic renovation of an existing fireplace can generally be completed by a keen DIY person, but if any building work is necessary there's the chance of running into structural issues that will need to be handled professionally. You could be lucky when you uncover the old fireplace and discover you need nothing more than a thorough clean out of the hearth and a chimney sweep in order to get a fire roaring once more. What's more typical however is a jumble of crumbling brickwork that hides a stopped up flue, and needs some degree of structural modification before it can be safely used.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not just a fire risk to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it's best to bring in a certified Kendal installation team for fireplaces. A key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. Lethal carbon monoxide fumes can build up from a fire burning inefficiently in an inadequately ventilated space.
To get past this issue a professional Kendal fireplace installer will analyse the situation and fit vents around the room, or under the floor, to guarantee an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. They might also have to fit air vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and result in staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A large amount of muck and soot can be discharged from a blocked up chimney when opening it up for renovation. A thoughtful Kendal fireplace installer will bring coverings for your home furnishings and provide a bit of protection, however it's sensible where possible to remove carpets and furniture from the area before any work commences. If you're engaging in a complete restoration of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. By opening up a fireplace first you'll stop any soot from the chimney causing discolouring damage to other stages of your project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plaster.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace revealed, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated and to give the hearth and chimney a thorough clean. The first item on your checklist will be to bring in a professional chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing this can inspect the structural condition of the chimney and offer guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
It may be vital to put in a new flue liner to observe the UK Building Regulations, and construction work may also be required to reinforce the original chimney and chimney breast. A reliable fireplace installer and builder in Kendal will be required to perform this work, and will need the skills and knowledge of construction to follow all building regulations.
In older buildings you may find that the revealed fireplace is too big for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When you have successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be necessary to repair or update the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. Ready-made options from concrete, marble or slate are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Kendal may be able to offer you a bespoke, made to measure hearth to complement your room style.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be challenging when faced with the different styles, shapes and sizes that are available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. The advice and suggestions from your installation team, which will hinge on your specific requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that is both suited to your existing flue and chimney, and suited to your home's decor.
The age of your property, and the style that you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you decide upon the type and design of fireplace that is most suitable. For instance, an inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its charm and reflects the heat into the room.
Even if you don't have a chimney breast in your Kendal property, it's still possible to install a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that is channeled through an outside wall and does not require a chimney, to be safely installed.
OPEN, GAS, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the flickering of a natural fireplace on a cold winters' evening, however if your situation doesn't allow for this, what alternatives are on offer?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any home in Kendal, can easily be fitted by any competent individual. Contemporary electric fires can deliver real look flames and even the sound of crackling wood to mimic an open fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using gas, coal, wood and oil to deliver a multi-purpose heater for any home in Kendal. They can be used not just for heating a room, but some designs such as the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the whole home when plumbed into a network of radiators.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become very popular in a lot of properties in Kendal, and can have modern or classic styling to match your home's decor. A version with a back boiler will provide supplementary heating capabilities by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace which can make use of different fuels such as briquettes, smokeless coal, wood and other combustive materials. An open fire is lovely to see and modern fireplaces are no more the inefficient, draughty and smoky things they were in the past.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more thermally efficient than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a wide range of styles to suit any type of Kendal home. Gas fireplaces must only be maintained and installed by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Fireplace installations are available in Kendal and also nearby in: Helsington Laithes, Crosthwaite, Windermere, Helsington, Levens, Crook, Burneside, Old Hutton, Oxenholme, Sedbergh, Natland, Staveley, Selside, Crooklands, New Hutton, Meal Bank, Endmoor, and in these postcodes LA9 4SR, LA9 4JS, LA9 4SL, LA9 4NS, LA9 4SA, LA9 4TF, LA9 4LH, LA9 4JY, LA9 4HD, LA9 4JT. Local Kendal fireplace specialists will probably have the phone code 01539 and the postcode LA9.
Browsing the Internet
There's little question that your initial impulse when searching for services or tradesmen in Kendal is to access the internet and "Google it". It's reasonable to think that you're scanning this webpage at this instantaneous because you stumbled on it by searching on Ask, Google, Yahoo or Bing, or one of the lesser known search engines. Imperfections do occur however with the celebrated search engines, and you might discover that the results given aren't exactly what you were expecting. When you're trying to identify fireplace installers for example, you will browse to a search engine and type in "fireplace installation Kendal", "fireplace installation near me", "Kendal fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation in Kendal".
All the same, most of the resulting page one listings on these search engines, as you will swiftly discover, will either be "pay per click" results or listings from multi-million pound companies like Rated People, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, Bidvine, My Hammer or Quotatis or internet directories such as Thomson Local, Yelp, 3 Best Rated or Yell. For those fireplace installers in Kendal who've got a website, it is likely they're largely unseen on page two or three of the listings, and you will have to look beyond the first page.
Cumbria Fireplace Enquiries
Current Cumbria fireplace postings: Mr and Mrs Harley recently asked for a quote for the installation of an open fireplace in a bungalow in Lazonby, Cumbria. Amaan and Rosanna Dunn recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new gas fireplace in Dacre. Inaya and Marley Kenny recently asked for a quote for re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in a cottage in Aldingham, Cumbria. Saffron and Miguel Holland recently asked for a quotation for re-opening and repairing an old stone fireplace in Levens, Cumbria. Mr and Mrs Stubbs recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fireplace in a terraced house in Shap. Kimberly Williams and Eddie Williams recently enquired about the possibility of fitting an electric fireplace in a detached house in Wetheral. Julius Sumner and Erika Sumner recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a multifuel stove in Brough, Cumbria. Maira White and Jace White recently requested an estimate for re-opening and restoring an old, boarded up fireplace in a cottage in Houghton.
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Some Kendal streets and roads where fireplace installation work has recently been carried out - Applewood, Ash View, Sepulchre Lane, The Court, Cherry Tree Crescent, Castle Grove, Chapel Close, Alms Houses, Abbey Gardens, Beathwaite Gardens, Bluebell Close, St Marys Green, Cumberland Drive, Applerigg, Sedgwick Court, Castle Circle, Beast Banks, Coniston Drive, Dove Nest Lane, Castle Rise, The Square, Tenterfell Court, Aynam Court, Cross Street, Castle Green Lane, Capper Close, Canal Head South, Seed Howe, Sandes Avenue, as well as the following Kendal area postcodes: LA9 4SR, LA9 4JS, LA9 4SL, LA9 4NS, LA9 4SA, LA9 4TF, LA9 4LH, LA9 4JY, LA9 4HD, LA9 4JT.
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