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Fireplace Fitter Kings Langley Hertfordshire (WD4): Opening up a disused fireplace to install an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is an effective way to add a homely feel and some character to your Kings Langley property. If you opt to combine a new 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 plentiful steaming hot water.

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Before you begin chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to consider to make certain you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any combustible appliance within the home must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this applies to flue linings, fireplaces, chimney breasts and hearths. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your home is listed or in a conservation area.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

You may be capable of doing some of the renovation work on a blocked up fireplace if you have the skills needed, however structural and safety issues are often discovered which need to be resolved professionally. It may be that so as to get a fire burning in your fireplace once more you'll need nothing more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. However, what you'll most likely find is a wall of crumbling bricks that hides problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.

If a fireplace is installed improperly there's not only a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it's best to bring in a certified Kings Langley installation team for a fireplace. Airflow has to be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; and it is a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is the case. Not enough oxygen means that the fire won't burn well, and a build up of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause injury or death.

To successfully overcome any airflow problems, vents might be installed around the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. They may have to install vents in unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and lead to staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

Having a fireplace opened up can cause huge amounts of soot and dust to enter your home. It's advisable to remove any carpets, rugs and furniture from a room where you are going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them being affected by muck, soot and dust that will be stirred up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If your fireplace is being installed as part of a larger home renovation project then it should be one of the initial things to be worked on after you've brought the room back to bare floors and walls. By opening a fireplace first you will stop any chimney soot causing discolouring damage to other parts of your restoration project, such as fresh plaster or paint on walls.

CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK

Once you've exposed your old fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to rigorously sweep the chimney and clear out any hearth that remains in place. The first item on your agenda should be to call in a proper chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing so can inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether you need a new flue liner.

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It could be essential to put in a new flue lining to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and work might also be required to strengthen the existing chimney and chimney breast. This sort of work must be completed by a competent person who is familiar with the building regulations and decent construction practices.

If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are bigger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel must be put in. When this has been done the next phase of your fireplace installation in Kings Langley will be to upgrade the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been set into a void in the floor, but to conform to current regulations it must be raised above floor level. You can get custom-made options to fit pretty much any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a range of popular sized hearths to match your decor.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will illustrate the choices that are available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. It's entirely possible that due to your current chimney and flue, that certain fireplaces might not be suitable, and it pays to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace company with respect to this.

Whether you decide on an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will hinge on the all round style that you are trying to create, your existing decor and in some cases, the age of your property. For example, a wood burning stove looks marvelous set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and reflecting the heat into the room to good effect.

Even if your Kings Langley property doesn't have a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A chimney isn't needed as a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an external wall.

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

The charm and look of an open fireplace can't be matched, but what alternatives are out there if this sort of fireplace is not possible in your Kings Langley property?

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in a wide range of styles to suit any property and are usually more efficient (thermally) than wood burners. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and fitted by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is an eye-catching focal point for any room in your home and it has the ability to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. In earlier times an open fire might have been associated with being smoky, draughty and inefficient, but a professionally fitted contemporary fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and laze in the warm glow it provides.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be fired up with with various fuels, such as wood, smokeless coal, oil or gas, and become an attractive focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Kings Langley. Some styles, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire property.

Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any property in Kings Langley, can be easily fitted by anyone who is reasonable competent. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flames and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to mimic an open fire when inset into a conventional fireplace.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Kings Langley can benefit from the fitting of a wood burner, which come in a range of designs, and can even be installed free standing. If coupled with a back boiler these can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for other use around the home.

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Fireplace installations are available in Kings Langley and also in: Bricket Wood, Potters Crouch, Bennetts End, Abbots Langley, Chiswell Green, Garston, Nash Mills, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Bedmond, How Wood, Leavesden Green, Felden, Hunton Bridge, and in these postcodes WD4 8EH, WD4 8DR, HP3 9TE, WD4 8NA, WD4 8EG, WD4 8JF, WD4 8BH, WD4 8QH, WD4 8NY, WD4 8JS. Local Kings Langley fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode WD4 and the telephone dialling code 01923. Checking this will ensure you access locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Kings Langley householders can utilise these and lots of other similar services. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get details about fireplace installation in your area.

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Getting the chimney swept is something that householders often put off or forget, but it's essential to get this done frequently if you've got an open fire or a log burning stove in your Kings Langley house. It is generally recommended that at least once each year the chimney should be cleaned and swept.

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You can sweep your own chimney, if you've got the right tools, but this is a filthy job and is best left to a specialist Kings Langley chimney sweep if you want it done correctly and cleanly. If there are any safety issues with your chimney, the chimney sweep will be in a position to spot them and let you know about them.

A build-up of soot and ash can lead to chimney fires if you neglect to sweep your chimney. As well as the risk of fires, you'll want to avoid any chances of carbon monoxide gas seeping back into your house, another common result of badly maintained chimneys.

Make sure you choose an experienced chimney sweep in Kings Langley, and check that they are covered by public liability insurance in the event of accidents or damages. CLICK HERE to get chimney sweeping quotes for the Kings Langley area. chimney sweeps are also available in Bricket Wood, Potters Crouch, Bennetts End, Abbots Langley, Chiswell Green, Garston, Nash Mills, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Watford, Bedmond, How Wood, Leavesden Green, Felden, Hunton Bridge, and in Kings Langley, Hertfordshire.

How To Preserve Your Open Fireplace And Lower Your Heating Bills

With concerns over the environment, the classic fireplace is missing some of its appeal, although it's still a favourite for many people in Kings Langley. The natural warmth of a fireplace triggers very special memories for those who've got them. There are many benefits to having a fireplace although there are a few negative aspects that might need to be dealt with. With energy costs elevating so quickly these days, your fireplace must be a good source of heat, not one of inefficiency. Although having a fire going in a fireplace keeps the people close to it cosy, it can actually suck warm air from the rest of the area, causing your heat source to work harder. If you don't have a fire, the damper is supposed to keep heat in. Unfortunately, dampers often have an inefficient seal, so chilly air can get in, and warm air goes out.

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What many homeowners in Kings Langley usually do not understand about their fireplace is that it doesn't always do what they assume it's doing. Instead of keeping the cost of heating down, it may actually do the precise reverse if one is not careful. However it's not all bad news as there are techniques for making your fireplace very economical. All you need to do is basically four simple things improve the performance of your fireplace. All of these should make your fireplace very affordable and more efficient.

The initial thing to do is to replace the current damper with a top sealing damper. A top sealing damper is set up at the top of your chimney which also acts like a storm door. The top sealing damper keeps the air in the house from leaking out and will work incredibly well in both cold and warm weather. The damper is easy to set up, and can be bought on the web. Next, you will need to have a fire-back in the rear section of your hearth. A fire-back is made of cast iron and it really is meant to protect the back wall from fire damage, whilst making your fireplace look elegant. The fire-back actually heats up from the open fire and sends the heat back into a room, thus enhancing the fireplace's efficiency.

Another thing that is going to help is a fireplace heater, which heats the room air that is being circulated through a chamber, and sends it back towards the room. These heating devices are closed systems, hence no smoke is discharged, and they really can make a difference in the temperature of your home. The final thing you're able to do is to install glass doors, which could be the most expensive option. Hunting around, you ought to be able to locate a bargain, and with instructions, you can put them in on your own. Such doors form a barrier between the fireplace and living space, not only stopping the air in the room from escaping, but also affording some protection.

The advice presented here isn't difficult to implement, and most of the required products can be purchased online. Preserve your fireplace and decrease heating bills by making it more efficient.

Flue Liners

A chimney or flue liner is a crucial part of the chimney structure on your home, allowing it to perform a lot more effectively than it would otherwise, and improving it's overall safety. Fitted to the inside of chimneys to transport smoke and fumes to the outside, flue liners are ducts fabricated from ceramic material, metal or clay. An older chimney in Kings Langley may not be fitted with a liner at all, or will need relining depending on it's condition and age.

The dangerous gases and fumes which are formed when you burn a fire can harm your fireplace's flue lining. Make certain that your fireplace specialist assesses the flue lining for damage and potential problems. Instead of expelling those toxic gases outside, a damaged flue can allow them to seep into your home's living area. There is an added hazard with damaged flue linings, in that they may enable intense heat to penetrate the chimney's structure, which might result in fires. (Tags: Flue Lining Kings Langley, Chimney Liner Kings Langley, Flue Liners Kings Langley).

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The latest Hertfordshire fireplace customer projects: Lillian and Zac Hallett recently requested a price quote for fitting a wood burning stove in Radlett, Hertfordshire. Eric Stanford and Cleo Stanford recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and restoring an old fireplace in a bungalow in Shenley, Hertfordshire. Dana Wakefield and Kairo Wakefield recently enquired about re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in a bungalow in Wigginton. Mr and Mrs O doherty recently requested a quotation for the installation of a multifuel stove in Little Hadham, Hertfordshire. Ronny and Carolina Williamson recently enquired about opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in a terraced house in Broxbourne. Jannat Stephens and Julius Stephens recently enquired about the possibility of installing an open fireplace in a semi-detached house in Elstree. Lucian and Ophelia Miller recently requested a quote for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new multi-fuel fire in a bungalow in Puckeridge. Gabriela and Nolan Peacock recently requested an estimate for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new electric fireplace in a bungalow in Ashwell, Hertfordshire.

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Fireplaces Around Kings Langley: In the previous 12 months fireplaces were installed in these Kings Langley streets: Rucklers Lane, Tooveys Mill Close, Home Park Mill Link Road, Meadowbank, Alexandra Road, Palace Close, High Street, Langley Hill, Willow Edge, Regent Close, Fisher Close, Lady Meadow, Langley Hill Close, Five Acres, Abbots Rise, Chipperfield Road, Meadow Way, Love Lane, Friars Way, Langley Crescent, The Courtyard, Langley Road, Havelock Road, and in these Hertfordshire postcodes: WD4 8EH, WD4 8DR, HP3 9TE, WD4 8NA, WD4 8EG, WD4 8JF, WD4 8BH, WD4 8QH, WD4 8NY, WD4 8JS. These places recently saw activity by installers of fireplaces. Kings Langley residents enjoyed the benefits of trusted and competent fireplace services in all cases.

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(This fireplaces Kings Langley article was created by Steve Locke 17-05-2022)