Fireplace Fitter March Cambridgeshire (PE15): Putting in a new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your March property is a great way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any room. Chilly winter evenings can become enjoyable as you sit back in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackle of firewood, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even benefit from a plentiful supply of hot water as well.
There are a few important considerations you must think of before you begin any work, in order to create a safe, attractive and efficient fireplace in your property. Any combustible appliance in the home must comply with Part J of the UK's buildings regs, and this covers fireplaces, chimney breasts, flue linings and hearths. If your home is a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the work in restoring a pre-existing fireplace if you've got the ability to do so, but safety and structural problems are often found that need to be resolved by a specialist. You might be fortunate when you uncover the old fireplace and find out that you need nothing more than a good clean up of the hearth and a quick chimney sweep to get your fire roaring. It is much more likely that you will come across old brickwork that requires structural reinforcement and a blocked flue.
Because of the serious fire risk and health issues that can be caused by an improperly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is advisable to draw on the knowledge and experience of an experienced fireplace installer in March. There always has to be airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure adequate amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. Lethal carbon monoxide can accumulate from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fireplace to receive adequate oxygen to burn safely and efficiently at all times. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents might need to be installed by the fireplace installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
An enormous amount of soot and other grime can be released from a blocked up fireplace upon opening it up for restoration. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your home furnishings and supply some form of protection, however it is sensible when possible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the area before any work starts. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full room renovation then it ought to be one of the initial tasks to focus on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will stop any soot from the chimney causing damage to other phases of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plaster.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and work out what can be restored. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the first items on the checklist. They'll be willing to offer you professional guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, concerning the situation with the chimney structure and if it would be advisable to switch the existing lining.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all relevant Building Regulations must be complied with. This kind of work should be tackled by a competent person who is familiar with the appropriate building regulations and good construction practices.
If you need to change the width of opening of your existing fireplace to something more suitable for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be put in. When you've supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be possible to update or renovate the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was sunken into a void in the floor, however the latest regulations require it to be raised above floor level. There are custom-made solutions to fit virtually any size and style of fireplace, or you can choose from a variety of common size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be difficult amongst the many designs and styles available from an online store or fireplace showroom. Not all fireplaces will be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney therefore it's wise to accept any advice from your installation team in relation to your specific situation.
Some rooms and houses will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. By way of example, a wood burner looks wonderful set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm of the stove and deflecting the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if you don't have a chimney breast in your March home, it is still feasible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This type of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that is routed through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
GAS, OPEN, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the glow and warmth of an open fireplace on a cold winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be used with various fuels, such as wood, oil, gas or coal, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in March. They can be utilised not only for heating a single room, but some styles like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the entire house if plumbed into a radiator network.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all types of property and their efficiency to warm a room is better than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Gas fires must only be installed and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (formerly CORGI registered).
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any competent individual and there are styles and varieties which are suitable for just about any room and type of house in March. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish one from the genuine article.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for your room and can use a range of solid fuels. An expertly fitted modern open fire is far from the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by former owners, and its warm charm is a welcome addition to any room in March.
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become "the in thing" in many households in March, and can have modern or classic styling to suit your decoration. A model with a back boiler will supply additional heating by connecting the hot water to radiators in cold spots in your home.
Fireplace installations are available in March and also nearby in: Wimblington, Guyhirn, West End, Three Holes, Hook, Outwell, Westry, Doddington, Norwoodside, Town End, Whittlesey, Upwell, Eastwood End, Wisbech Saint Mary, Friday Bridge, Little London, Murrow, Badgeney, Elm, and in these postcodes PE15 5BJ, PE15 0YN, PE15 0AN, PE15 5SA, PE15 0DW, PE15 0BH, PE15 5WE, PE15 0YX, PE15 5UZ, PE15 0QL. Locally based March fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01354 and the postcode PE15.
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Cambridgeshire Fireplace Enquiries
Recently posted Cambridgeshire fireplace postings: Theodor Frame and Myra Frame recently asked for a quote for the installation of a wood burning stove in a terraced house in Whittlesford, Cambridgeshire. Nahla Chan and Imran Chan recently asked for a price quote for fitting an electric fireplace in Great Paxton. Ella and Isa Fraser recently enquired about re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in Willingham. Alissia Kearns and Emilis Kearns recently asked for a price quote for the installation of an open fireplace in Impington. Khloe Larkin and Cooper Larkin recently requested a price quote for the installation of a wood burner in a semi-detached house in Swavesey. Mr and Mrs Higgins recently asked for a quote for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new gas fire in a bungalow in Thriplow. Emilis Whitmore and Demi-Leigh Whitmore recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and repairing an old brick fireplace in Wicken, Cambridgeshire. Zoe Lane and Frazer Lane recently enquired about getting a price for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new electric fire in a bungalow in Upwood, Cambridgeshire.
Fireplace Installers Near March
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Households in Annabelle Avenue, Apple Grove, Brickmakers Arms Lane, Shaftesbury Avenue, Cross Road, The Laurels, Adelaide Place, Sycamore Close, College Gardens, Badgeney End, Creek Fen, Bramble Walk, Dartford Road, Shaw Drive, Cedar Avenue, Swallow Way, Station Approach, Cedar Close, Burdett Close, Belmont Road, Cromwell Road, Cypress Close, Aldeby Close, Coney Walk, Steeple View, Cotswold Close, Blue Lane, Coleseed Road, St Wendredas Drive, Benwick Road, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also undertaken in these local March postcodes: PE15 5BJ, PE15 0YN, PE15 0AN, PE15 5SA, PE15 0DW, PE15 0BH, PE15 5WE, PE15 0YX, PE15 5UZ, PE15 0QL.
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