Fireplace Fitter Marlow Buckinghamshire (SL7): An excellent way to add some charm to any Marlow property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. Nippy winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you sit back beside your new fireplace surrounded by the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even benefit from plentiful hot water too.
Before you start prising away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to do to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance in the home must conform to Part J of the building regulations, and this covers fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings. Planning permission may also be needed before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is listed.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the renovation work to a bricked-up fireplace if you have the ability needed, however there is always a problem in finding safety and structural issues that need to be resolved professionally. It might be that so as to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once again you need little more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. More likely you will come across a stopped up flue and old brickwork that needs structural modifications.
Because of the severe health and fire risk issues that can result from an improperly fitted or restored fireplace, it is preferable to draw on the knowledge and experience of a professional fireplace fitter in Marlow. A major factor of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available for the fire to burn properly and efficiently. Not enough oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and carbon monoxide could accumulate, which can cause injury or death.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to receive sufficient oxygen to burn properly and safely at all times. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents might have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It is surprising just how much dirt and soot can build up inside an old chimney and you will not know exactly what is there until you open it up. A decent Marlow fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and provide some form of protection, but it is sensible when possible to remove carpets and furniture from the room before any work starts in earnest. If you're lucky enough to be carrying out a full room renovation then it should be one of the very first jobs to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This prevents any staining damage to any renovated work you've already finished.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you're able to see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and figure out what is fit for restoring. The first thing on your checklist should be to contact a professional chimney sweep. They'll not only ensure that your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can additionally assess the state of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice about whether you need to replace any area of the chimney structure and flue.
Following a chimney sweeps examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue liner as demanded by Part J of the UK Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Marlow will be needed to accomplish this work, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all building regulations.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are greater than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When you've successfully supported your fireplace with a new lintel it will then be possible to update or renovate the hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest regulations. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to purchase a made to measure hearth, however there are also a wide range of "off-the-shelf" hearths in marble, slate or concrete.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be tricky when faced with the many designs and styles available from a fireplace showroom or online shop. Not all fireplaces may be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney therefore it is wise to accept any advice and guidance offered by your installation team regarding your particular situation.
Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will be based on the look that you're trying to develop, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your house. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look magnificent set within it, and has the added benefit of effectively deflecting the heat into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
If your Marlow property hasn't got a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. Providing that you've got an exterior wall through which a flue from the stove can be passed, you don't need to have a chimney structure in place to be able to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
GAS, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
The ambience and feel of a "real" fire can't be beaten, however what options are available if this kind of fireplace is not possible within your Marlow home?
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any competent person and there are designs that are suitable for any room and home in Marlow. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish from the real thing.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with different fuels such as wood, briquettes, smokeless coal and other burnable materials. An expertly installed contemporary open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was blocked up by former owners, and its glowing elegance is a delightful addition to any property in Marlow.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a wide range of designs to suit any home and are usually more efficient (thermally) than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe certified engineer must install and maintain any gas fire in your property.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in many properties in Marlow, and can have modern or classic design to complement your home's decor. A model with an integrated back boiler will deliver extra heating capabilities by connecting the hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your home.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with various different fuels, including wood, coal, gas or oil, to generate an attractive focal point in your home in Marlow. They can be utilised not merely for heating a room, but some types such as the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the entire property when plumbed into a radiator network.
Fireplace installations are available in Marlow and also in nearby places like: Hurley Bottom, Maidenhead, Taplow, Hurley, Lane End, Rosehill, Booker, Rotten Row, Lower Woodend, Cookham Dean, High Wycombe, Bisham, Burnham, Medmenham, Little Marlow, Wooburn Green, Cookham, and in these postcodes SL7 1FN, SL7 1EB, SL7 1JJ, SL7 1DJ, SL7 1HB, SL7 1HN, SL7 1PF, SL7 1AR, SL7 1HL, SL7 1HQ. Local Marlow fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode SL7 and the dialling code 01628. Click the "quote" banner to get information on fireplace installation in your location.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in the following Marlow streets and roads - Barley Way, Cromwell Gardens, Barnhill Road, Bockmer, Brooke Furmston Place, Chisbridge Lane, Bisham Court, The Orchard, Byron Close, Station Road, Bisham Village, Stables Court, Berwick Close, Claymoor Park, Templars Place, Stuarts Court, Clay Lane, Barnards Hill, St James Courtyard, Bencombe Road, Spinfield Lane West, Brill Close, Spinfield Mount, Chiltern Road, Denton Court, Beeching Stoke, Dedmere Road, as well as these local Marlow postcodes: SL7 1FN, SL7 1EB, SL7 1JJ, SL7 1DJ, SL7 1HB, SL7 1HN, SL7 1PF, SL7 1AR, SL7 1HL, SL7 1HQ.
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Marlow Bucks (Buckinghamshire): The attractive town of Marlow can be found in the South Eastern region of England in the county of Buckinghamshire (Bucks). Marlow is roughly 9 miles from Maidenhead and 6 miles from High Wycombe, nearby places include Hurley Bottom, Rosehill, Cookham, Burnham, Cookham Dean, Rotten Row, Wooburn Green and Bisham. Marlow has the dial code 01628, has a population of approximately 14,000 and has the postcode SL7. Marlow is situated on the banks of the River Thames. (Tags: Marlow Buckinghamshire, Marlow UK, Marlow England, Marlow Bucks)
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