Fireplace Fitter Maryport Cumbria (CA15): Installing a brand new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Maryport property is an effective way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even prove to be cheaper than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a ready source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of hot water in the process.
Before you go bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to consider to ensure you can safely install your new fireplace. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of hearths, flue linings, fireplaces and chimney breasts of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with the local council to see if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your property.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the work in renovating an existing fireplace if you've got the ability needed, however safety and structural problems are often discovered that need to be resolved professionally. It might be that in order to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once more you need little more than a good clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. What you'll likely find is a wall of old bricks that conceals problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
Because of the serious health and fire risk problems that can be caused by an improperly fitted or renovated fireplace, it's best to draw on the experience and knowledge of a skilled fireplace fitter in Maryport. Airflow has to be sufficient in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a requirement in the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is so. If there is not enough airflow then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be deadly.
To safely get over any problems with air flow, vents could be installed in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted since they can trap moist air causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It's surprising just how much soot and grime can build up inside an old fireplace and chimney and you won't know what is there until you uncover it. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the likelihood of damage from soot and grime is still possible and it's advisable to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning begins. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a full home restoration project then it ought to be one of the first jobs to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This helps to prevent any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you've already done.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have opened up your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clean any parts of hearth that is still in position. You now need to contact your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing this can inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether a new flue liner is necessary.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all current UK Building Regulations must be followed. A good fireplace installer in Maryport will be required to undertake this work, and should have the skills and knowledge of construction to follow all regulations.
In older buildings you might find that the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be needed to adapt the opening. Once this is complete the next step for your Maryport fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was set into a hole in the floor, however current building regs require it to be raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from concrete, marble or slate are available to accomplish this, or your fireplace installer in Maryport should be able to offer you a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match the design of your room.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be tricky amongst the different sizes, shapes and styles that are available from a fireplace showroom or online retailer. It's possible that owing to your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that certain fireplace designs may not be suitable, and it pays to follow the advice of your fireplace installer in this respect.
Whether you decide on a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will depend on the look that you're trying to create, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your property. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look amazing in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of deflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
If your Maryport property hasn't got a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with a flue which is routed through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be safely installed.
OPEN, ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fireplace on a cool winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are on offer?
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in a lot of properties in Maryport, and can have classic or modern styling to suit your decoration. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide steaming hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, including gas, wood, oil or coal, to create a unique focal point in your house in Maryport. The AGA range is renowned as being capable of providing heating for an entire home, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one useful appliance.
Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves, there are a multitude of styles and designs to suit any period of property. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe certified tradesman.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are styles and varieties which are appropriate for virtually any room and type of property in Maryport. Contemporary electric fires can provide "real" look flames and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to replicate an open fire when set into into a conventional fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for any room and can be used with a number of different solid fuels. In earlier times an open fire might have had a reputation of being smoky, inefficient and draughty, but a well fitted modern fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warm glow it provides.
Fireplace installations are available in Maryport and also nearby in: Siddick, Broughton Moor, Aspatria, Crosscanonby, Dovenby, Broughton, Woodside, Crosby, Brigham, Dearham, Workington, Gilcrux, Cockermouth, Flimby, Seaton, Ellenborough, Netherton, Birkby, Allonby, and in these postcodes CA15 6DE, CA15 6LL, CA15 7NX, CA15 7BG, CA15 6EL, CA15 7LU, CA15 6EN, CA15 6AF, CA15 6LZ, CA15 7LT. Local Maryport fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode CA15 and the telephone code 01900.
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