Fireplace Fitter Long Eaton Derbyshire (NG10): Opening up an old disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an excellent way to add some charm and a homely feel to your Long Eaton home. Adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those frosty winter evenings can even be less expensive than some central heating systems, so long as you have a good source of timber. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of steaming hot water at the same time.
There are some crucial considerations you must think of before you begin any work, in order to establish an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your property. Any work which is undertaken on your hearth, fireplace, flue lining and chimney breast must follow the United Kingdom's Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you live in a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work commences.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the restoration work to a blocked up fireplace if you've got the skills needed, however there is always a problem in finding structural and safety issues which need to be resolved by a specialist. If you're lucky when you open up a stopped up fireplace you might find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that needs nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. More likely you'll discover a blocked flue and old brickwork that needs structural reinforcement.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be fitted by a specialist fireplace installer in Long Eaton with the experience and knowledge to do the job effectively. A key part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for a fire to burn efficiently and safely. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be lethal.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive ample oxygen to burn safely and effectively all the time. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also have to have air vents fitted because they can often trap moist air inside them and cause damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause a lot of of soot and muck to enter your room. It is good practice to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them from being affected by soot, dust and grime that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger renovation project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be worked on once you have taken the room back to its bare floors and walls. This will help to avoid any harm by soot and other chimney dirt to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you're able to see the opening of your fireplace it's time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and identify what can be refurbished. You now need to get hold of your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing so can inspect the condition of the chimney and provide you with advice on whether you need a new flue lining.
Following a chimney sweeps examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as demanded by Part J of the Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Long Eaton will be required to undertake this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
In older buildings you may discover that the existing fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When your lintel is safely in place you can now get on with the renovation, installation and updating of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you'll need to raise it to conform to the latest building regs. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you may have to purchase a bespoke, custom-built hearth, but there are a whole host of ready-made hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will reveal the alternatives that are available for the different styles and designs of fireplaces. Not all fireplaces will be appropriate for your flue and chimney therefore it is wise to accept any advice and help offered by your installation team regarding your particular circumstances.
Whether you go with an open fireplace, a wood burner or a multi-fuel stove will hinge on the look that you're trying to establish, your existing decor and perhaps, your property's age. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop for an old-fashioned cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its character and deflecting heat back into the room.
A wood burner is also a good option if your home hasn't got a chimney breast. This style of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue that's channeled through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of an open fireplace cannot be beaten, however what alternatives are available if this style of fireplace isn't possible within your Long Eaton property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, including wood, oil, coal or gas, to create a unique focal point in your home in Long Eaton. Some styles, such as the AGA range, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire house.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is an eye-catching focal point for any room and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. An open fire is a sight to behold and modern fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, draughty and smoky things that they once were.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in an assortment of styles to suit your home and are usually more thermally efficient than wood burners. A Gas Safe registered contractor must maintain and install any gas fire in your home, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any house in Long Eaton, can easily be fitted by anybody who is reasonable competent. Can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish one from the genuine thing.
Wood Burning Stoves - An array of different styles to suit any kind of home in Long Eaton, and can even be freestanding. A model with a back boiler will supply supplementary heating capabilities by connecting the hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your home.
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