Fireplace Fitter Mildenhall Suffolk (IP28): Fitting a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Mildenhall home is an effective way to add character and a homely feel to any room. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those cold winters' evenings can even be cheaper than some central heating systems, so long as you have a ready source of timber. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of hot water at the same time.
There are some crucial things to consider before you commence any work, if you are going to establish an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your house. All work must observe Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of chimney breasts, fireplaces, hearths and flue linings of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be needed before work commences if your property is in a conservation area or is listed.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent DIY'er it is quite possible to refurbish a blocked up fireplace, however the probability of encountering structural issues in most cases is high. If you are lucky when you open up a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that involves nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What is more commonplace however is an area of old brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and needs some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
Because of the severe fire risk and health problems that can be caused by an incorrectly installed or renovated fireplace, it is best to draw on the knowledge and experience of an experienced fireplace fitter in Mildenhall. Airflow has to be adequate in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; and it is a requirement in the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. Inadequate oxygen means the fire will not burn effectively, and carbon monoxide could accumulate, which can cause injury or death.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to receive ample oxygen to burn safely and properly all the time. They may have to fit vents in unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It's astonishing just how much soot and grime can build up inside an old fireplace and chimney and you'll not know exactly what's there until you proceed to open it up. It is sensible to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from a room where you're going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by dirt, dust and soot that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If you're engaging in a full renovation of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is tackled. By opening a fireplace first you'll prevent any chimney soot causing staining damage to other parts of your renovation project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace revealed, it's time to see what can be renovated or replaced and give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive cleaning. The first job on your checklist will be to call in a proper chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing this can check the structural condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
Following a chimney sweeps examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Mildenhall will be required to carry out this task, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If it is necessary to adjust the size of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be put in. As soon as this has been completed the next phase of your fireplace installation in Mildenhall will be to update the hearth. You might find your existing hearth has been sunken into the floor, however to abide by current building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. You can get made to measure solutions to fit any size and style of fireplace, or you can choose from a range of common size and shape hearths to match your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the array of different options available to you. The advice and recommendations from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace which is both suited to your flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
The age of your house, and the style you're trying to develop for your room, should all help you to determine the design and type of fireplace which is most suitable. As an example, a wood burning stove looks amazing set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and reflecting the heat into the room effectively.
Even if your Mildenhall property hasn't got a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace by installing a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This type of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that is channeled through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed safely.
GAS, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the crackling of a natural fireplace on a cool winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what other options are available?
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become very popular in a lot of homes in Mildenhall, and can have modern or classic design to complement your furnishings. If fitted with a back boiler they can provide hot water for radiators or for other use in your house.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a multitude of styles to suit any property and are more efficient than open fireplaces. Must be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) technician.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fires the obvious choice for Mildenhall houses without a chimney. Even if your house has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a genuine fire with multi-coloured flames.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can be used with various fuels such as briquettes, coal, wood and other combustive materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and modern fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty things that they used to be.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be used with various fuels, such as wood, gas, coal or oil, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Mildenhall. Some types, like the AGA range, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your whole home.
Fireplace installations are available in Mildenhall and also in nearby places like: Isleham, Eriswell, Barton Mills, Higham, Lakenheath, Elvedon, Worlington, Kenny Hill, Soham, Holywell Row, West Row, Fordham, Tuddenham, Icklingham, Red Lodge, Chippenham, Freckenham, and in these postcodes IP28 7DY, IP28 7AE, IP28 7ND, IP28 7HG, IP28 7QD, IP28 7JE, IP28 7NP, IP28 7AP, IP28 7FA, IP28 7DP. Locally based Mildenhall fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode IP28 and the phone code 01638. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your location.
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Searching For Fireplace Installation On the Internet
Just "Googling it" appears to be the way that the vast majority of home owners in Mildenhall look for all types of tradesmen in this day and age. Instant and applicable results are the benefit of using Google, Bing, Yahoo or Ask, which are available for this precise intent. However, the search engines cited above all too often display page one listings which are not the most on-topic. When looking for fireplace installers, the majority of property owners in Mildenhall, will enter "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation in Mildenhall", "fireplace installation Mildenhall" or "Mildenhall fireplace installation" into a search engine and wait to see what pops up.
It is useful to remember that the 4 top listings are often pay per click (PPC) adverts and most of the other listings on page one will likely be business directories like 3 Best Rated, Yelp, Yell or Free Index, or entries for the top trade portals such as My Hammer, Quotatis, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade, Rated People or Local Heroes. Fireplace installers generally don't have substantial budgets to advance their own websites to the uppermost rankings, therefore you're likely to discover these languishing farther down the search engine listings on the second or third pages. I'm not saying you shouldn't take advantage of the best of the tradesman vetting sites such as Rated People or My Hammer, where you are able to read reviews, obtain free quotes and check out client feedback, insofar as not every single fireplace fitter in Mildenhall has his or her own company web site.
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