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Fireplace Fitter Norwich Norfolk (NR1): A good way to add some character to any Norwich property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. Adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove to be less expensive than certain central heating systems, providing that you've got a regular source of fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with plenty of hot water in the process.

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But before you start knocking down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some crucial considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. All work carried out must abide by Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of fireplaces, flue linings, chimney breasts and hearths of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is listed.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

A simple restoration of a current fireplace can be accomplished by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, however if any building work is needed there's the chance of encountering structural problems which have to be handled by a professional. It could be that so as to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once more you need nothing more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What's more commonplace however is an area of crumbling brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and needs some form of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.

If a fireplace is installed improperly there's not only a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it is best to hire an experienced Norwich installation company for a fireplace. A key part of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn efficiently and properly. If the airflow is not sufficient then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be deadly.

It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to receive sufficient oxygen to burn effectively and safely at all times. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents may need to be fitted by the installation team to increase the airflow.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

It is surprising just how much soot and dirt can accumulate inside an old chimney and you'll not know what is there until you proceed to open it up. A decent Norwich fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your furniture and provide some form of protection, however it is wise where possible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before any work begins. If your fireplace is being installed as part of an overall restoration project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be completed once you have brought the room back to bare floors and walls. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any soot from the chimney causing damage to other phases of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plaster.

CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK

With your fireplace revealed, it's time to see what can be renovated and give the hearth and chimney a thorough cleaning. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the very first things on your agenda. They will not only make certain your chimney and flue are clean, but they can also take a look at the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer advice if you need to upgrade any section of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.

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Following a chimney sweep examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining as set out in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are tasks that require a skilled tradesman with a good understanding of the appropriate building regs and quality construction skills.

In buildings that are older you might find the revealed fireplace is too large for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be needed to adapt the opening. When your lintel is safely in position you may now press on with the renovation, updating and installation of the fireplace hearth. In earlier times the hearth would be set into a hole in the floor, but current regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. There are made to measure solutions to fit any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a variety of common sized hearths to match your decor.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be tricky amongst the various designs and styles available from an online outlet or fireplace showroom. It's entirely possible that owing to your current flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs may not be suitable, therefore it's advisable to follow the advice of the fireplace company in this respect.

The age of your house, and the style that you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you determine the type and design of fireplace that's best for you. As an example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks fantastic set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room effectively.

Even if you don't have a chimney breast in your Norwich home, it's still entirely possible to install a wood burning or multi fuel stove. A pre-existing chimney is not needed since a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and routed through an external wall.

MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?

A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be matched, but what else is available to install in your brand new fireplace in Norwich?

Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can use a number of different solid fuels. An open fire is lovely to see and modern fireplaces are no more the smoky, draughty and inefficient things that they once were.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a variety of fuels, including gas, wood, oil or coal, to generate a unique focal point in your home in Norwich. Some designs, like the AGA range, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole house.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Norwich can be improved by the installation of a wood burning stove, which come in a variety of designs, and can even be fitted as a free standing feature. If coupled with a back boiler they can provide steaming hot water for radiators or for use around the house.

Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and being more efficient than wood burning stoves, there are a whole host of designs to suit any type of Norwich home. A Gas Safe certified technician must maintain and install any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any competent person and there are styles and designs which are suitable for any room and house in Norwich. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can often be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine article.

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Fireplace installations are available in Norwich and also in nearby places like: Hellesdon, Thorpe Hamlet, Trowse Newton, Mt Pleasant, Thorpe Saint Andrew, Upper Hellesdon, Heigham Grove, Old Catton, Lakenham, Earlham, Eaton, Sprowston, and in these postcodes NR1 1HJ, NR1 1SZ, NR1 1SQ, NR1 1TL, NR1 1RZ, NR1 1DJ, NR1 1GE, NR1 1PQ, NR1 1WT, NR1 1SH. Local Norwich fireplace specialists will most likely have the phone code 01603 and the postcode NR1. Verifying this should ensure that you access local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Norwich home and business owners will be able to utilise these and many other related services.

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Fireplaces Around Norwich: Households in The Cains, Snowberry Close, The Walks, Chapel Lane, Taylor Avenue, Bignold Road, Davy Place, The Street, Shipfield, Beauchamp Close, Serpentine Road, Autumn Drive, Chimes Way, Chittock Close, Central Crescent, Saffron Square, Chalk Lane, Barri Close, Binyon Gardens, Thurlow Close, Astley Road, Desborough Way, Chestnut Avenue, Beech Way, Douglas Road, Cangate, Birbeck Way, Angela Crescent, The Waterside, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace restoration was also done in the following local Norwich postcodes: NR1 1HJ, NR1 1SZ, NR1 1SQ, NR1 1TL, NR1 1RZ, NR1 1DJ, NR1 1GE, NR1 1PQ, NR1 1WT, NR1 1SH. Work was performed in these locations by installers of fireplaces. Norwich householders were given trusted and dependable fireplace services.

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