Fireplace Fitter Newmarket Suffolk (CB8): Installing a new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Newmarket home is a good way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Nippy winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you sit in front of your fireplace surrounded by the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can also enjoy free hot water as well.
But before you begin knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some crucial things to consider to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance in residential homes in Newmarket must adhere to Part J of the building regs, and this applies to hearths, fireplaces, flue linings and chimney breasts. If you live in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with the local council if planning permission is needed for installing a fireplace in your property.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and enthusiastic DIY'er it is quite possible to refurbish a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chances of encountering structural problems in the majority of cases is high. It might be the case that when you pull back the covering from an old fireplace to uncover a hidden gem which requires little more than a good clear out and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. It is much more likely that you'll come across old brickwork that needs structural modifications and a blocked flue.
Due to the severe fire risk and health issues that can be caused by a poorly fitted or renovated fireplace, it is best to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of a competent fireplace fitter and builder in Newmarket. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is the case. If there is not enough airflow then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be deadly.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to receive adequate oxygen to burn effectively and safely all the time. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also have to have air vents installed since they can trap moist air inside them causing damp to occur inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
Opening up an old fireplace can create a lot of of soot and dirt. It is sensible to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from a room where you're going to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them from being affected by soot, grime and dust that may be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger renovation then it should be one of the first things to be worked on after you've taken the room back to its bare walls and floors. This should help to prevent any impairment by dirt and chimney soot to any completed work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you've opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean up any parts of hearth that remains in place. The very first job on your agenda should be to bring in a proper chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing this will inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether you need a new flue liner.
It might be essential to install a new flue lining to comply with the current UK Building Regulations, and work might also be needed to reinforce the existing chimney and breast. These are tasks that require a capable craftsman with knowledge of the applicable regulations and reliable construction skills.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are larger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be installed. When your lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the updating, installation and repair of the fireplace hearth. In earlier times the hearth would be sunken into the floor, but current building regs demand that it's raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf options from marble, concrete or slate are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Newmarket might be able to offer you a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to complement your room style.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices open to you. The recommendations and advice from your sales and installation team, which will hinge on your specific requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace that is both suitable for your chimney and flue, and suited to your home's decor.
You property's age, and the theme you're trying to establish for your room, will all help you determine the design and type of fireplace that is most suitable for you. If you have an inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look spectacular in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of effectively reflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
If your Newmarket property hasn't got a chimney you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that is routed through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be safely installed.
ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of an open fireplace cannot be surpassed, however what alternatives are out there if this type of fireplace isn't possible within your Newmarket property?
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement pretty much any property in Newmarket, can easily be fitted by any competent individual. Modern electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to mimic a real fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all types of home and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burning stoves or open fireplaces. A Gas Safe certified contractor must maintain and install any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can utilise a number of different solid fuels. A skillfully installed modern open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by earlier owners, and its glowing elegance is a welcome addition to any house in Newmarket.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various different fuels, including wood, oil, gas or coal, to create a unique focal point in your home in Newmarket. Some designs, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire home.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in many homes in Newmarket, and can have modern or classic styling to complement your furnishings. If fitted with a back boiler they can provide hot water to heat radiators or for other use around the house.
Fireplace installation is available in Newmarket and also in: Reach, Burwell, Ashley, Great Wilbraham, Dalham, Snailwell, Swaffham Bulbeck, Cheveley, Kentford, Exning, Bottisham, Moulton, Higham, Gazeley, Kennet, Chippenham, Swaffham Prior, Stetchworth, and in these postcodes CB8 0DE, CB8 0JY, CB8 0JF, CB8 0WH, CB8 0DF, CB8 0EP, CB8 0QJ, CB8 0JU, CB8 0BS, CB8 0NJ. Local Newmarket fireplace specialists will likely have the dialling code 01638 and the postcode CB8. Click the "quote" banner or form to get specifics of fireplace installation in your area.
Fireplace Installation Advice and Guidance
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Doing a Search Online
There is no doubt that your initial impulse when you're trying to find services in Newmarket is to hook up to the internet and "Google it". You will get instant results by making use of Google, Bing, Yahoo or Ask, and that's the great thing about such search engines. It is not always true that the results on page one of the search engines are useful to you. But, without doubt you are going to enter "fireplace installation near me", "fireplace installation in Newmarket", "Newmarket fireplace installation" or "fireplace installation Newmarket", in the hope of discovering what you're trying to identify.
Just to let you know, you will typically find that the top and bottom 4 listings are inclined to be some type of paid advertisements, whilst many of the remainder will often be directories such as 3 Best Rated, Free Index, Yelp or Yell, or listings for large lead creation sites like My Builder, Checkatrade, Bidvine, Rated People, TrustaTrader or Quotatis, which may or may not be helpful. For those fireplace installers in Newmarket who have a website, it is likely they'll be languishing on page 2 or 3 of the listings, and you will need to look beyond the first page. Newmarket fireplace fitters don't always have their own websites, so to obtain a wider view of who is currently out there, it is a good idea to make use of a trade vetting portal like Rated People or My Hammer.
Suffolk Fireplace Installation
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Some Newmarket roads where fireplace installation has recently been undertaken - Park Cottages, Brewers Lane (odds), Portland Road, The Links, Rosebery Way, Ferneley Crescent, Barley Close, Duchess Drive, Falmouth Street, King Edward Vii Road, Paddocks Drive, Rowley Drive, The Drift, Linton Close, Mill Hill, Andrew Road, George Lambton Avenue, Parkers Walk, Permian Close, Armstrong Close, Whitegates, Greville Starkey Avenue, Princess Way, Beaverbrook Road, Park Lane, The Avenue, as well as these local Newmarket postcodes: CB8 0DE, CB8 0JY, CB8 0JF, CB8 0WH, CB8 0DF, CB8 0EP, CB8 0QJ, CB8 0JU, CB8 0BS, CB8 0NJ.
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