Fireplace Fitter Kirkintilloch Scotland (G66): If you are cheesed off with rising energy prices and wish to find another way to heat your house in Kirkintilloch, why not open up that unused fireplace and install an economical wood burning, open or multi-fuel fire? Cold evenings in winter can become a joy as you sit back in front of your fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water to boot.
If you're to end up with an efficient and safe fireplace, there are some essential considerations you must bear in mind, before you begin knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace. The Part J building regulations for combustible appliances for example, which deals with any work carried out on flue linings, chimney breasts, fireplaces and hearths. If your house in Kirkintilloch is a listed building or is within a conservation area, planning permission may also be necessary before work can begin. You'll need to check with the local authorities about this.
PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION OR DIY?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent DIYer it is possible to restore an existing blocked up fireplace, but the probability of encountering structural issues in the majority of cases is regrettably high. You may be fortunate when revealing your old fireplace and find you need little more than a decent chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth to get your roaring fire once more. However, what you will more likely find is a pile of old bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
Employing a specialist fireplace installer in Kirkintilloch is generally advised, since a fireplace that's wrongly installed can can cause a fire risk and respiratory health problems. Making certain that sufficient oxygen is available for the fire to burn efficiently is a key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces. Inadequate oxygen means that the fire will not burn well, and carbon monoxide could accumulate, which can cause injury or death.
To effectively get over any problems with air flow, vents may be fitted in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fireplace. Vents might also need to be fitted into blocked chimney flues which often cause damp spots and staining to to a chimney breast, because of moist, condensed air being trapped.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
When you are re-opening an unused fireplace for a renovation project, you may be amazed at the quantity of soot and dirt that has accumulated in your chimney. It is advisable to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you are going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by soot, muck and dust that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation works. If you're engaging in a complete renovation of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This will help to avoid damage to other phases of your remodelling project (i.e. fresh plasterwork or newly painted walls), by soot and other chimney dirt that's discharged.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once the old fireplace has been successfully opened up and exposed, you will have a far clearer concept of the kind of refurbishment work that needs to be done. You can then also proceed with sweeping the chimney and cleaning any salvageable elements of the hearth and back panel. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the first things on the to-do-list. A professional chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing so will inspect the condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether a new flue liner is required.
If you need to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all relevant UK Building Regulations must be complied with. This is not likely to be the sort of work that you can do yourself, so you will want to hire a capable builder or fireplace installer with experience in good working practices and an understanding of the appropriate Building Regulations.
If it is necessary to change the size of opening of your original fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel must be put in. And following that, upgrading the hearth will be the next step in your fireplace installation project in Kirkintilloch. In days past the hearth was set into the floor, but the current building regs require it to be raised above the normal level of the floor. You can purchase a host of popular sized hearths to match your decor, or there are custom-built options to fit most sizes and styles of fireplace.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Browsing on the net or checking out the nearest fireplace showroom will give you a sense of the huge selection of different styles and designs of fireplace for you to choose from. It is important to listen to the professional advice of the salespeople, since all the available fireplaces will not be suitable for your specific flue, chimney and airflow conditions.
The overall look you're aiming to create, your current decor and in some situations, the age of your house in Kirkintilloch, will determine if you go with an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. As an example, a wood burning stove looks amazing set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also deflects any heat that's produced into the room effectively.
Even if you haven't got a pre-existing chimney in your Kirkintilloch home, it is still entirely possible to put in a wood burner. You do not have to have an existing chimney to enjoy a genuine fire, providing that you've got an external wall through which a flue from the stove can be passed.
OPEN, GAS, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a winter's evening creates a charm and ambience that can't be matched, however what else is available to install in your brand new fireplace in Kirkintilloch?
Gas Fireplaces - There are many designs to suit all property types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burning stoves. Any gas fire in your Kirkintilloch home must be installed by a Gas Safe approved heating engineer.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for your room and can use a variety of solid fuels. In the old days an open fire may have had the reputation of being smoky, inefficient and draughty, however a skillfully fitted fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst basking in the warm glow it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using oil, coal, gas and wood to deliver a multi-purpose heater for any house in Kirkintilloch. These products can be used not merely for heating an individual room, but some designs like the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used for heating the complete property if they are plumbed into a radiator system.
Wood Burning Stoves - These stoves can be free standing where needed, and there's a broad variety to complement any kind of property in Kirkintilloch. An added advantage of these products is that they can provide steaming hot water for domestic use around the home, or provide heating in another area of the home via a radiator, when used in conjunction with a back boiler.
Electric Fireplaces - These are a suitable option any room and type of home in Kirkintilloch, and can be quickly and safely installed by anybody who is fairly competent. It can often be difficult to distinguish one from the real thing with with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires, and they can readily be inset into traditional fireplaces when required.
Fireplace installation services can be located in the Kirkintilloch area, and in: Twechar, Torrance, Chryston, Bishopriggs, Auchinloch, Kilsyth, Lenzie, Springburn, Milton of Campsie, Lennoxtown, Birdston, Stepps, Moodiesburn, Muirhead, in addition to places with postcodes like: G66 1SH, G66 1RT, G66 1EB, G66 1XB, G66 1EL, G66 1PQ, G66 1AH, G66 1QQ, G66 1DA, G66 1QE. Two hints which indicate that a fireplace builder operates in Kirkintilloch area is if they've got the telephone code Dialling code 0141 and the postcode G66. Confirming this will guarantee that you access a local fireplace specialist. If you click on the "QUOTE" banner, you'll be able to get details about the installation of fireplaces in your region of Scotland.
Chimney Sweeping Kirkintilloch
If your property in Kirkintilloch has an open fire or a wood burning stove, it is imperative that you have the chimney swept regularly. Chimneys should be swept and cleaned at least once every year, if not more.
This can be a messy job, so it is wise to call in a qualified Kirkintilloch chimney sweep. While you're getting your chimney cleaned, the sweep will also keep an eye out for any problems or safety issues that there may be with your chimney.
If you do not regularly sweep your chimney in Kirkintilloch, the resulting accumulation of soot, ash and wood tar can easily lead to a chimney fire. In addition to the risk of a fire, you will want to avoid at all costs any chances of carbon monoxide gas seeping back into your home, another frequent result of badly maintained chimneys.
Make sure that your chosen Kirkintilloch chimney sweep is qualified and is also covered by adequate public liability insurance. To find out the current chimney sweeping prices in Kirkintilloch GO HERE.
Kirkintilloch Fireplace Related Tasks
There are a wide array of tasks that can be accomplished by your local Kirkintilloch fireplace installer including chimney modifications, stone fireplace installations, inset stove installations Kirkintilloch, cast iron fireplace installation, two-sided fireplaces Kirkintilloch, elm fireplaces Kirkintilloch, Regency fireplaces Kirkintilloch, gas fireplace installations, fireplace services in Kirkintilloch, fire grate conversions, freestanding stoves, fireplace removal, chimney repairs, inglenook fireplaces in Kirkintilloch, electric fireplaces Kirkintilloch, fireplace hearths Kirkintilloch, Victorian fireplace installation, Victorian fireplaces Kirkintilloch, fake fireplaces Kirkintilloch, wood burning fireplace installations, fireplace inserts, modern fireplace installation in Kirkintilloch, electric fireplace installations, flue lining inspections, hearth fireplaces Kirkintilloch, wood burning stove installations, classic fireplaces Kirkintilloch, fake fireplace installations, marble fireplace surrounds in Kirkintilloch, fireplaceprices, fireplace restoration, 3-sided fireplaces in Kirkintilloch, made-to-measure fireplaces, open fireplaces, cast iron fireplaces, and more. This is simply a taste of the services that can be provided by your local fireplace installer. Kirkintilloch providers who are operating in the area will be delighted to keep you abreast of the full range of fireplace services which are on offer. You can always CLICK HERE and enter your details on our quote form, if there are other Kirkintilloch fireplace requirements that you require but cannot find here.
Fireplace Installation Scotland
In the Scotland area you will also find: Chryston fireplaces, Allanton fireplace installations, Lochgilphead fireplace installations, Tarbolton fireplaces, West Calder fireplaces, Portknockie fireplaces, Torrance fireplace installation, Pencaitland log burner installation, Tarbert fireplace fitters, Port Glasgow fireplace installers, Crosshouse fireplace installers, Lhanbryde fireplace fitters, Crossgates fireplace installation, Fallin fireplace installation, Ullapool fireplace installation, Gourock fireplace installation, High Valleyfield fireplace installations, Banknock log burner installation, Penicuik fireplace installers, Cruden Bay log burner installation, Invergowrie fireplace installers, Kilsyth fireplaces, Hurlford fireplace fitters, Longniddry fireplaces, Kirkconnel fireplaces, Leven fireplaces, Tayport fireplace fitters, Tarves fireplace installation. It might not always be possible to identify somebody suitable in Kirkintilloch itself when you are on the lookout for fireplace companies, however all over Scotland there are a fair few people and companies providing such fireplace services, so uncovering someone nearby should not be an issue.
Fireplace Enquiries Scotland
Latest Scotland fireplace requirements: Georgie Pollock and Asha Pollock recently asked for a price quote for fitting an open fireplace in a terraced house in Balloch. Mr and Mrs Newby recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in a bungalow in Cardrona, Scotland. Cordelia Roche from Duntocher and Hardgate was looking for somebody who can renovate a designer fireplace in her home. Mr and Mrs Gorman recently requested a quote for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in a detached house in Viewpark. Sebastien and Raven Glover recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a wood burning stove in Rhu, Scotland. Laura Moreton and Hector Moreton recently requested a price quote for opening up and repairing an old stone fireplace in a cottage in Evanton, Scotland. Ariya Morris and Dillon Morris recently enquired about the possibility of installing a wood burning stove in a terraced house in Port Bannatyne, Scotland. Caleb Milligan in Dalry was looking for somebody who can fit a Regency style fireplace in his home.
Fireplace Installers Near Kirkintilloch
Also find: Moodiesburn fireplace installers, Chryston fireplace installers, Springburn fireplace installers, Birdston fireplace installers, Muirhead fireplace installers, Auchinloch fireplace installers, Lennoxtown fireplace installers, Torrance fireplace installers, Twechar fireplace installers, Milton of Campsie fireplace installers, Bishopriggs fireplace installers and more.
Fireplaces Around Kirkintilloch: In the past 12 months fireplaces were fitted in the following Kirkintilloch streets: Crawriggs Avenue, Bridgeway Road, Mill Way, Lammermoor Gardens, Cowgate, Monkland Avenue, Coralmount Gardens, Oxgang Place, Strathkelvin Place, St Columba Drive, Bothlyn Avenue, Strathallan Gardens, Crosshill Avenue, Holmfield, Loch Road, Campsie Crescent, Broomfield Walk, Thistle Street, Parkburn Avenue, Freeland Place, Craigmount Street, Poet's View, Mcarthur Park, Calfmuir Road, Parkview Court, The Loaning, Saramago Street, Bridgeway Terrace, and in these Scotland postcodes: G66 1SH, G66 1RT, G66 1EB, G66 1XB, G66 1EL, G66 1PQ, G66 1AH, G66 1QQ, G66 1DA, G66 1QE. These places recently saw activity by local installers of fireplaces. Kirkintilloch home and property owners enjoyed high quality and competent fireplace services.
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