Fireplace Fitter Maltby South Yorkshire (S66): A marvelous way to add character to any Maltby home is by installing a brand new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those chilly winter evenings can even prove to be more economical than some central heating systems, as long as you have a ready source of timber or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plentiful steaming hot water in the process.
Before you begin bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you'll need to think about to ensure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any combustible appliance within residential homes in Maltby must conform to Part J of the building regulations, and this covers fireplaces, flue linings, chimney breasts and hearths. Planning permission may also be needed before work begins if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple renovation of a current fireplace can generally be accomplished by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, but if any construction work is needed there is a possibility of running into structural problems which have to be handled professionally. You could be lucky when exposing your old fireplace and find you need nothing more than a decent clean up of the hearth and a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring. It's much more likely that you will discover crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a blocked flue.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Maltby with the experience and knowledge to do the work effectively. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee adequate levels of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Lethal carbon monoxide can soon accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
To effectively get over any issues with air flow, vents could be fitted in the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents might have to be fitted by the installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause a lot of of soot and grime to enter your house. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the risk of damage from soot and grime is still possible and it's advisable to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning begins. If you're lucky enough to be working on a full renovation then it ought to be one of the first jobs to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This should help to avoid any discolouring damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any previously completed work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be able to rigorously sweep the chimney and clean up any sections of hearth that may have been left in place. The very first job on your checklist should be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They'll not only make sure that your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can also take a look at the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance about whether you need to upgrade any area of the chimney and flue.
It could be vital to put in a new flue lining to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and construction might also be required to reinforce the existing chimney and chimney breast. These are jobs that should be done by a competent craftsman with a good understanding of the appropriate regulations and sound construction skills.
In buildings that are older you might discover the original fireplace is too big for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. As soon as this has been completed the next step of your fireplace installation in Maltby will be to upgrade the hearth. In earlier times the hearth would be set into a hole in the floor, but the current building regulations demand that it is raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you might have to choose a tailor-made hearth, however there are a whole host of pre-made hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be challenging when faced with the many sizes, styles and shapes available from a fireplace showroom or online dealer. Every fireplace will not be appropriate for your flue and chimney therefore it's sensible to accept any advice and help from your installation team in relation to your particular situation.
Whether you decide on an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will depend on the look that you're trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps, the age of your property. For instance, a wood burning stove looks splendid set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also reflects the heat into the room to good effect.
A wood-burning stove is also a splendid option if your home hasn't got a chimney breast. A pre-existing chimney is not needed as a stainless steel flue is taken straight from the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an exterior wall.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The charm and ambience of a "real" fire can't be beaten, however what options are out there if this form of fireplace is not possible in your Maltby home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, including wood, gas, oil or coal, to establish a unique focal point in your property in Maltby. They can be used not simply for heating an individual room, but some types like the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire home if they're plumbed into a radiator system.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of different fuels such as wood, briquettes, smokeless coal and other burnable materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no more the smoky, inefficient and draughty items they used to be.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in a lot of properties in Maltby, and can have modern or classic design to match your home's decor. If coupled with a back boiler can provide hot water to heat radiators or for other use in your house.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in a range of styles to suit any home and are usually more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves. Gas fires can only be installed and maintained by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent person and there are styles and designs which are appropriate for virtually any room and type of home in Maltby. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.
Fireplace installation is available in Maltby and also in: Stainton, Micklebring, Wickersley, Clifton, Braithwell, Tickhill, Firbeck, Wadworth, Oldcotes, Bramley, Hellaby, Laughten-en-le-Morthen, Dinnington, New Edlington, and in these postcodes S66 7QB, S66 7EU, S66 7NZ, S66 7BH, S66 7NJ, S66 8AF, S66 7JA, S66 7WU, S66 7EB, S66 7JT. Local Maltby fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode S66 and the dialling code 01709. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
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Over the past twelve months fireplaces were fitted in these Maltby streets: Queen Avenue, Hollytree Avenue, Seymour Road, Millard Lane, Thicket Drive, Aldrin Way, Fordoles Head Lane, Foxcroft Meadows, Bishopston Walk, Laxton Close, Beech Road, Gala Crescent, Thompson Close, Horseshoe Lane, Hilltop Close, Woodland Gardens, Dale Hill Road, Abbey Lane, Jowitt Close, Clarence Place, Rowan Rise, Amory's Holt Way, Lumley Close, Haven Hill, Scott Walk, Dunstan Road, Upperfield Road, Adelaide Street, and in these South Yorkshire postcodes: S66 7QB, S66 7EU, S66 7NZ, S66 7BH, S66 7NJ, S66 8AF, S66 7JA, S66 7WU, S66 7EB, S66 7JT.
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