Fireplace Fitter Neston Cheshire (CH64): A great way to add a bit of charm to any Neston home is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. If you combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those nippy winter evenings, you will also be provided with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
Before you start prising away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you will need to consider to make sure you can install your new fireplace in a safe and efficient way. All work carried out must comply with Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of chimney breasts, hearths, fireplaces and flue linings 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 find out if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it is quite possible to renovate a bricked-up fireplace, however the chances of encountering structural issues in most cases is unfortunately high. It may be the case that when you pull back the boarding surrounding a disused fireplace to uncover a hidden treasure that needs nothing more than a good clean and a check from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. What you will most likely find is a pile of old bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
Due to the severe fire risk and health issues that can be caused by an incorrectly installed or restored fireplace, it is better to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a reliable fireplace fitter in Neston. A key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn efficiently and properly. If the airflow is not good enough then it's possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
To overcome this issue a professional fireplace installation team will consider the situation and install vents around the room, or underneath the floors, to ensure an adequate airflow for the fire to combust safely and properly. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents may have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to improve the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A large amount of muck and soot can be released from a blocked up fireplace upon opening it up for restoration. A thoughtful Neston fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and supply some form of protection, however it is advisable when possible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the area before any work begins. If your fireplace is being installed as part of a larger restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be done once you have taken the room back to bare walls and floors. This helps prevent any discolouration damage to any refurbished work you have already finished.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the fireplace opening it is time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and work out what can be repaired. The very first thing on your agenda will be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They'll not only make sure your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can additionally check the state of the chimney and flue liner and provide guidance if you need to upgrade any part of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.
If you need to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all UK Building Regulations must be followed. These are tasks that need to be done by an experienced builder with a good understanding of the appropriate building regs and quality construction skills.
If it is necessary to adjust the width of opening of your original fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a lintel support will have to be put in. When you have successfully supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now possible to update or renovate the hearth. In past times the hearth would be sunken into the floor, however current building regs require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to choose a made to measure hearth, but there are a wide variety of ready to fit hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will reveal the choices that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. The suggestions and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be based on your specific requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that's both appropriate for your existing flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, an open fireplace or a wood burner will be determined by the overall look that you are trying to establish, your current decor and maybe, the age of your property. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look striking set inside it, and has the added benefit of deflecting heat into the room from the brick or stone walls surrounding the stove.
Even if you haven't got a pre-existing chimney in your Neston home, it's still entirely possible to install a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an outside wall.
MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, OPEN, GAS OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of an open fireplace can't be surpassed, but what options are out there if this type of fireplace isn't possible in your Neston home?
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. In the old days an open fire might have had a reputation of being inefficient, draughty and smoky, but a well fitted fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and bask in the warm glow it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with various different fuels, including coal, gas, wood or oil, to create a focal point in your property in Neston. They can be utilised not only 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 whole home if they are plumbed into a network of radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any property in Neston, can easily be fitted by any competent person. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Neston can be improved by the installment of a wood burning stove, which come in a variety of designs, and can even be fitted as a freestanding feature. A model with an integrated back boiler will provide additional heating by transferring the heated water to a radiator in a cold room of your home.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in an array of styles to suit your home and are usually more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. Gas fires must only be maintained and installed by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (formerly CORGI registered).
Fireplace installation is available in Neston and also in: Eastham, Mollington, Little Neston, Hooton, Puddington, Ledsham, Lower Heswall, Thornton Hough, Burton, Ness, Parkgate, Heswall, Hinderton, Willaston, Gayton, Bromborough, and in these postcodes CH64 3RU, CH64 9QJ, CH64 3TF, CH64 3UN, CH64 3SF, CH64 3RJ, CH64 3SU, CH64 9PH, CH64 7TQ, CH64 5WB. Locally based Neston fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode CH64 and the telephone code 0151. Click the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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