Fireplace Fitter Newark-on-Trent Nottinghamshire (NG24): A splendid way to add charm to any Newark-on-Trent property is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those chilly winters' evenings can even prove less expensive than some central heating systems, providing that you've got a good source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of hot water at the same time.
However before you start smashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some essential things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed within the home must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regs, and this covers fireplaces, chimney breasts, hearths and flue linings. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you must check with the local council to find out if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your house.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a keen and competent do-it-yourselfer it may be possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up fireplace, however the probability of running into structural issues in most cases is regrettably high. It may be the case that when you remove the covering from an old fireplace to discover a hidden gem which requires little more than a quick clean and a visit from a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going once again. What you will more likely discover is a patch of old, crumbling bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be fitted by a specialist fireplace installer in Newark-on-Trent with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. Airflow must be adequate in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; and it's a requirement in the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is so. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated room.
It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fireplace to get sufficient oxygen to burn safely and efficiently at all times. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also have to have air vents fitted because they can trap moist air and cause damp to develop inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It's astonishing how much soot and muck can accumulate inside an old chimney and you will not know precisely what's there until you proceed to open it up. A thoughtful Newark-on-Trent fireplace fitter will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply a bit of protection, but it is wise where possible to remove furniture and carpets from the area before any work begins. If you are engaging in a full renovation of a room or house, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is undertaken. This will help to avoid any impairment by soot and dirt to any completed restoration work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you are able to see the opening of your fireplace it is time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and identify what is fit for restoring. The very first job on your checklist should be to bring in a competent chimney sweep. They will be willing to offer expert advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the situation with the structure of the chimney and whether it would be advisable to exchange the existing flue lining.
It may be necessary to install a new flue lining to comply with the current Building Regulations, and work might also be required to reinforce the existing chimney and chimney breast. These are tasks that should be done by an experienced tradesman with a knowledge of the appropriate regulations and reliable construction skills.
In older buildings you might find the original fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When your new lintel is safely in position you may now press on with the upgrade, renovation and installation of the fireplace hearth. In past times the hearth would be sunken into the floor, but the 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 bespoke, custom-built hearth, however there are a wide variety of pre-made hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the wide range of different choices available to you. The recommendations and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to choose a fireplace that is both perfect for your existing chimney and flue, and suited to your decor.
Some properties and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop to a classic cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and reflecting heat back into the room.
A wood-burning stove is also a good choice if you don't have a chimney breast in your Newark-on-Trent home. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed since a stainless steel flue is taken directly from the top or rear of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fireplace on a dark winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what alternatives are on offer?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any home in Newark-on-Trent, can easily be fitted by any competent individual. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with an authentic flame effect.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all types of home and their efficiency to warm a room is superior to open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Gas fires must only be maintained and installed by a certified Gas Safe registered engineer, (formerly CORGI registered).
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can use different fuels such as wood, briquettes, smokeless coal and other combustible materials. A professionally installed modern open fire is far from the old style smoky fireplace that was boarded up by past owners, and its warm charm is a delightful addition to any home in Newark-on-Trent.
Wood Burning Stoves - A multitude of styles to suit any type of house in Newark-on-Trent, and can even be a free standing feature. A model with an integrated back boiler will supply additional heating by transferring the heated water to radiators in cold rooms in your home.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, (gas, wood, oil, coal) to establish a unique focal point in your house in Newark-on-Trent. Some designs, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole property.
Fireplace installation is available in Newark-on-Trent and also in: Balderton, Barnby, Fernwood, Claypole, Winthorpe, Little Carlton, Nottingham, Holme, Kelham, Upton, New Balderton, Farndon, South Collingham, Coddington, North Muskham, Langford, and in these postcodes NG24 1BF, NG24 1EH, NG24 1AB, NG24 1LA, NG24 1LQ, NG24 1EU, NG23 5TW, NG24 1LX, NG24 1LW, NG24 1FH. Locally based Newark-on-Trent fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01636 and the postcode NG24. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of fireplace installation in your location.
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Nottinghamshire Fireplace Enquiries
The latest Nottinghamshire fireplace requests: Aleena Burt and Ibraheem Burt recently requested a price quote for the installation of a gas fire in Bestwood St Albans. Mr and Mrs Brady recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a detached house in Coddington. Jazmin and Abubakar Tate recently asked for a quotation for fitting an electric fireplace in a bungalow in Blyth, Nottinghamshire. Fabian and Niamh Hewitt recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in a semi-detached house in Collingham, Nottinghamshire. Reeva Mcelroy and Samir Mcelroy recently requested a quote for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in a semi-detached house in Coddington. Ellena and Remi Spicer recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of a wood burning stove in Bestwood St Albans, Nottinghamshire. Mr and Mrs Nairn recently asked for a quote for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new wood burner in Sutton Bonington. Bodhi Bevan and Khadeejah Bevan recently requested a quote for fitting a wood burner in a detached house in Collingham.
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