Fireplace Fitter Midsomer Norton Somerset (BA3): A marvelous way to add character to any Midsomer Norton property is by installing a new , or restoring an existing one. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove more cost effective than some central heating systems, as long as you've got a regular source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of steaming hot water in the process.
Before you begin prising away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to consider to ensure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. Any work that's carried out on your fireplace, flue lining, chimney breast and hearth must follow the UK's Part J Building Regulations for combustible appliances. If you own a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local authorities before any work commences.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the renovation work on a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the ability needed, however there is always a problem in finding safety and structural problems that need to be resolved by a specialist. 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 visit from a chimney sweep. What you'll more likely find is a patch of old, crumbling bricks that hides problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
Ifare installed improperly there is not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is best to employ an experienced Midsomer Norton installation company for a fireplace. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure sufficient levels of oxygen enable the fire to burn effectively. Inadequate oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and a build up of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause death.
To get past this concern a professional Midsomer Norton fireplace installer will evaluate the situation and fit vents in the room, or underneath the floors, to guarantee an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to combust properly and safely. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents may have to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can create large amounts of muck and soot. Even with coverings for your furniture, the chance of damage from dirt and soot is still likely and it's advisable to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace renovation work commences. If you are fortunate enough to be working on a full renovation then it ought to be one of the very first tasks to concentrate on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This helps prevent any discolouration damage to any restored work you might have already done.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it's time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth a thorough cleaning. The first thing on your to-do list should be to bring in a competent chimney sweep. They'll not only make sure that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can also determine the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer advice about whether you need to replace any section of the chimney and flue.
Following a chimney sweep's examination it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in accordance with Part J of the Building Regulations. This work needs to be accomplished by a skilled tradesperson who is acquainted with the appropriate building regulations and good working practices.
If the size of the original fireplace is larger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel will need to be put in. When you've successfully supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now necessary to update or renovate the hearth. If the current hearth is set into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regulations. Pre-made options from slate, concrete or marble are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace builder in Midsomer Norton might be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to complement the style of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will demonstrate the alternatives that are available for the different fireplace designs and styles. It is quite possible that because of your existing chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that some fireplaces might not be appropriate, therefore it's a good idea to follow the the advice and recommendations of the fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Some rooms and homes will be more suited to open fireplaces than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burning stove can look gorgeous in this surrounding, and also has the benefit of reflecting heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if your Midsomer Norton property doesn't have a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace by putting in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. Provided that you have an exterior wall through which a flue from the stove can be passed, you don't need to have a pre-existing chimney structure in place to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
OPEN, WOOD, GAS, ELECTRIC OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be matched, but what are the other options available to install in your lovely new fireplace in Midsomer Norton?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as coal, oil, wood or gas, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Midsomer Norton. Some types, such as the AGA range, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole home.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more efficient when compared with open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a multitude of designs and styles to suit any Midsomer Norton property. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) engineer.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a wide choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Midsomer Norton houses that don't have a chimney. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a unique focal point for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel available on the market. An open fire is lovely to see and contemporary fireplaces are no more the draughty, inefficient and smoky things they used to be.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of different styles to suit any type of home in Midsomer Norton, and can even be freestanding. If combined with a back boiler can provide hot water for radiators or for other use around the house.
Fireplace installation is available in Midsomer Norton and also nearby in: Hallatrow, Whitehall, Ston Easton, Camerton, Welton, Farrington Gurney, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, High Littleton, Old Mills, Haydon, Peasedown St John, Clapton, Radstock, Paulton, Chilcompton, and in these postcodes BA3 2HF, BA3 2QH, BA3 2BZ, BA3 2PB, BA3 2QE, BA3 2AR, BA3 2PA, BA3 2DR, BA3 2BJ, BA3 2LS. Local Midsomer Norton fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode BA3 and the dialling code 01761. Checking this will make sure that you're accessing locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Midsomer Norton property owners are able to utilise these and various other comparable services.
Chimney Cowl Installation Midsomer Norton
A chimney cowl is a hood-shaped cover that fits over the chimney pot to increase the draft and prevent smoke from backing up. It is generally made of galvanized iron and is designed to prevent the wind from blowing smoke down the chimney. It is an integral part of any fireplace. You should install a cowl on your chimney in Midsomer Norton if you want to enjoy the benefits of a fireplace.
There are several types of chimney cowls available. There are pot hanging cowls that can be installed without removing the chimney pot. They connect to the flue liner via three straps, which secure the cowl in place. Another type of cowl is a weathering cap, which is attached to the end of the flue system. It is larger than the chimney pot, which ensures that it stays in place.
You can also find chimney cowls made from everyday objects, like a stainless steel colander or steel bucket. Chicken wire can also be used to make a cowl. Clay flower pots also make good chimney cowls. These covers can be purchased at a local hardware store or online.
Chimney cowls are a simple way to prevent birds from nesting in your chimney in Midsomer Norton. They are inexpensive and easy to install. You should make sure you have easy access to the area above the chimney to install one. It can also prevent debris from accumulating inside the chimney.
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Fireplaces Around Midsomer Norton: Households in Charlton Lane, Long Barnaby, St. Marks Road, Fern Close, Hayes Park Road, Eagle Drive, Parkway, Hope Terrace, Riverside Walk, Phillis Hill, Redlands Terrace, Somer Close, Mardons Close, Riverside Road, Somer Avenue, Lyndhurst Road, Providence Place, Thicket Mead, Linnet Way, Hillside Crescent, Woodside, Furlong Close, Blackbird Close, Northway, Paulton Road, Millfield, Fossefield Road, The Island, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace restoration was also undertaken in the following Midsomer Norton area postcodes: BA3 2HF, BA3 2QH, BA3 2BZ, BA3 2PB, BA3 2QE, BA3 2AR, BA3 2PA, BA3 2DR, BA3 2BJ, BA3 2LS. These locations recently saw activity by installers of fireplaces. Midsomer Norton home and property owners benefited from high quality and competent fireplace services in all cases.
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