Fireplaces Kirkintilloch

Kirkintilloch Fireplace Installation & Repair

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.

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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.

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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.

Hiring a professional fireplace fitter in Kirkintilloch is normally advised, since a poorly fitted fireplace can cause respiratory health conditions and a severe fire risk. According to the Building Regulations (Part J), a room with a fireplace must have sufficient oxygen and airflow to allow the fire to burn properly and efficiently. Carbon monoxide fumes (which are deadly can accumulate in a poorly ventilated area where a fire that is burning inefficiently is installed.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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It is not just in Kirkintilloch that you can hire fireplace installation providers - surrounding areas like: Twechar, Bishopriggs, Springburn, Moodiesburn, Milton of Campsie, Muirhead, Lennoxtown, Birdston, Auchinloch, Chryston, Torrance are also covered. If a fireplace installer has the postcode G66 and the dialling code Dialling code 0141, it is most likely that they hail from the Kirkintilloch area. Verifying that this is so should ensure you are dealing with a local fireplace builder. Kirkintilloch residents can use these and other comparable services anytime they need to. If you click on the "QUOTE" form or banner, you'll be able to get specifics on fireplaces and fireplace installation in your area.

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.

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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.

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Also find: Muirhead fireplace installers, Torrance fireplace installers, Springburn fireplace installers, Twechar fireplace installers, Birdston fireplace installers, Moodiesburn fireplace installers, Chryston fireplace installers, Milton of Campsie fireplace installers, Lennoxtown fireplace installers, Auchinloch fireplace installers, Bishopriggs fireplace installers and more. Companies who install fireplaces can be found in the majority of these villages and towns. These seasoned tradespeople possess the know-how and experience necessary to successfully install fireplaces in your property. Dedicated experts facilitate residents in enjoying the ambiance, warmth and comfort that come with having a fireplace in their living areas. By simply clicking here, fireplace installation quotes are available to local householders.

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