Fireplace Fitter Morpeth Northumberland (NE61): Fitting a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Morpeth home is a great way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to any room. If you combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire on those cold winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with lots of steaming hot water.
Before you start chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to consider to make sure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any work that's performed on your chimney breast, fireplace, flue lining and hearth must conform to the UK's Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If you live in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with local council if planning permission is needed for installing a fireplace in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and keen do-it-yourselfer it might be possible to renovate a blocked up fireplace, but the probability of encountering structural issues in most cases is high. You might be fortunate when exposing your old fireplace and discover that you need little more than a thorough clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney in order to get your fire roaring. Much more likely you will come across a blocked flue and old brickwork that needs structural reinforcement.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not only a fire risk to your property, but there can be health hazards, which is why it's best to bring in a specialist Morpeth installation company for a fireplace. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is so. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
To overcome this problem a professional Morpeth fireplace fitter will consider the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or beneath the floor, to guarantee a sufficient amount of air flow for the fire to burn efficiently and safely. They might also have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which sometimes trap condensing air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A substantial amount of soot and muck can be discharged from an old chimney upon reopening it for restoration. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and provide some form of protection, but it is sensible when possible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before any work starts in earnest. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be done once you've taken the room back to its bare floors and walls. This avoids any discolouration damage to any refurbished work you have already finished.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace now open, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated and give the chimney and hearth a thorough clean. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the initial things on the to-do-list. Not only will they ensure that your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can also investigate the state of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance about whether you need to upgrade any section of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all current Building Regulations must be complied with. These are tasks that need to be done by a skilled tradesman with a good understanding of the relevant building regs and reliable construction skills.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel should be put in. Once this is complete the next step of your fireplace installation in Morpeth will be to upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to conform to the latest building regs. You can find custom-made options to fit any size and design of fireplace, or you can pick from a range of popular sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you will find that you have plenty of choice with a wide array of different choices open to you. It is entirely possible that because of your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs might not be suitable, and it's advisable to follow the the advice and recommendations of your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Certain homes and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look magnificent set inside it, and has the added benefit of effectively deflecting heat back into the room from the brick or stone walls that surround the stove.
Even if you don't have a pre-existing chimney in your Morpeth home, it is still possible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue which is routed through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
MULTI-FUEL, OPEN, ELECTRIC, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a "real" fire can't be beaten, but what options are available if this sort of fireplace isn't possible within your Morpeth property?
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) than open fireplaces, there are a wide array of styles and designs to suit any Morpeth property. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) technician.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide selection of styles to suit any period of home in Morpeth, and can even be freestanding. A version with an integrated back boiler can deliver additional heating by connecting the heated water to radiators in cold rooms in your property.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as briquettes, smokeless coal, wood and other burnable materials. An expertly fitted modern open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by former owners, and its warm charm is a welcome addition to any house in Morpeth.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Morpeth homes without a chimney breast. Even if your property has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various fuels, such as gas, smokeless coal, wood or oil, and become a focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Morpeth. They can be utilised not merely for heating a single 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 whole home if plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Fireplace installation is available in Morpeth and also nearby in: Northgate, Bedlington, Choppington, Stobhill, Ulgham, Mitford, Loansdean, Ashington, Pegswood, Hepscott, Whalton, High Church, Clifton, Longhirst, Tranwell, Guide Post, Shadfen, and in these postcodes NE61 1PE, NE61 1UF, NE61 1DF, NE61 1DY, NE61 1DB, NE61 1TQ, NE61 1SH, NE61 1WX, NE61 1HG, NE61 1HS. Locally based Morpeth fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode NE61 and the phone code 01670.
Northumberland Fireplace Enquiries
Latest Northumberland fireplace enquiries: Mr and Mrs Levy recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of an open fireplace in Newton on the Moor. Caelan and Jannah Brook recently asked for a price quote for re-opening and restoring an old marble fireplace in a terraced house in Haydon Bridge. Mr and Mrs Drury recently enquired about the possibility of installing an electric fire in a terraced house in Seahouses, Northumberland. Ryder Maloney and Maisie Maloney recently asked for an estimate for fitting a wood burning stove in a detached house in Longhoughton, Northumberland. Evelyn Neale and Hashim Neale recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and repairing an old, boarded up fireplace in a cottage in Hexham, Northumberland. Keeley Gower and Gus Gower recently enquired about re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in a terraced house in Rothbury, Northumberland. Mr and Mrs Batchelor recently enquired about getting a price for installing a gas fireplace in a detached house in Riding Mill, Northumberland. Paris Burge and Aayan Burge recently requested a price quote for the installation of a wood burning stove in a semi-detached house in Ovingham.
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Some Morpeth roads and streets where fireplace installation work has recently been undertaken - Boundary Drive, The Butts, Dovecote Street, The Row, Addycombe Crescent, Turnbulls Buildings, The Grandstand, Station Road, Chathill Close, Croft Road, Dilston Terrace, Salisbury Street, Church Street, Togston Court, St Lawrence Avenue, Burt Terrace, Belsay Close, The Village, Callaly Close, Blaeberry Hill, St Aidans Crescent, Springhill Walk, The Dell, Station Cottages, Chibburn Avenue, Acton Crescent, The Knoll, Burn Close, De Mowbray Way, The Grove, as well as the following Morpeth area postcodes: NE61 1PE, NE61 1UF, NE61 1DF, NE61 1DY, NE61 1DB, NE61 1TQ, NE61 1SH, NE61 1WX, NE61 1HG, NE61 1HS.
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