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Fireplace Fitter Ockbrook Derbyshire (DE72): Opening up a disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a splendid way to add some charm and a homely feel to any Ockbrook home. If you decide to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire or stove on those cold winters' evenings, you will also be provided with lots of hot water.

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However before you begin bashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some essential considerations you must bear in mind to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed in domestic homes in Ockbrook must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to hearths, chimney breasts, fireplaces and flue linings. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with the local authorities if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your property.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you are a keen and competent DIYer it might be quite possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up or blocked fireplace, but the likelihood of encountering structural issues in the majority of cases is regrettably high. It may be that in order to get a fire burning once more you will need nothing more than a quick clean of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What is more common however is a swathe of old, crumbling brickwork that conceals a stopped up flue, and also requires some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.

If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not only a fire risk to your home, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it's best to hire a professional Ockbrook installation company for fireplaces. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure adequate levels of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. Not enough oxygen means that the fire will not burn effectively, and carbon monoxide fumes could build up, which can lead to injury or death.

To safely overcome any airflow issues, vents may need to be installed around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents installed as they can often trap moist air and cause damp to build up inside the chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

It's surprising just how much soot and grime can build up inside an old chimney and you won't know precisely what is there until you proceed to open it up. Even with dust sheets for your furniture, the likelihood of impairment from dirt and soot is still possible and it's advisable to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning begins. If you are carrying out a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This will help to avoid any harm by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed renovation work.

CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK

Now that you can see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and see what can be refurbished. The first thing on your to-do list should be to bring in a proper chimney sweep. Not only will they ensure that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can additionally assess the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice if you need to replace any part of the chimney structure and flue.

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If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all UK Building Regulations must be adhered to. This type of work must be done by a qualified tradesperson who is familiar with the relevant building regulations and good construction practices.

In older buildings you may discover that the original fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When this is complete the next step for your Ockbrook fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. In the old days the hearth was usually set into a void in the floor, but the latest building regulations demand that it is raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from concrete, marble or slate are available to achieve this, or your fireplace fitter in Ockbrook may be able to provide you with a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to match the style of your room.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will show the options that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. The recommendations and advice from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace which is both appropriate for your chimney and flue, as well as for your home's decor.

Some homes and rooms will be more suited to an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. By way of example, a wood burner looks great set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.

Even if your Ockbrook home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature 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 taken through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be safely installed.

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A flickering fire on a dark evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be beaten, however what else is available to put into in your brand new fireplace in Ockbrook?

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Ockbrook can benefit from the installment of a wood burner, which are available in a range of designs, and can even be fitted as a free standing feature. An integrated back boiler is an extra benefit and could provide piping hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be used with a range of fuels, (gas, oil, coal, wood) to establish a unique focal point in your home in Ockbrook. They can be used not just for heating a room, but some types like the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the whole property if they are plumbed into an existing radiator system.

Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for your room and can be used with an assortment of solid fuels. An open fire is lovely to see and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the draughty, inefficient and smoky objects that they were in the past.

Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more efficient than wood burning stoves or open fireplaces, there are a wide variety of styles and designs to suit any Ockbrook property. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and fitted by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a diverse choice of styles make electric fires the obvious choice for Ockbrook homes that don't have a chimney breast. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.

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Fireplace installations are available in Ockbrook and also in: Boulton Moor, Stanton-by-Dale, Derby, Risley, Alvaston, Oakwood, Spondon, Sandiacre, Breaston, Thulston, Dale Abbey, Borrowash, Elvaston, Draycott, Dale Moor, and in these postcodes DE72 3RJ, DE72 3HZ, DE72 3SP, DE72 3HY, DE72 3HJ, DE72 3SE, DE72 3RZ, DE72 3RS, DE72 3JP, DE72 3TB. Locally based Ockbrook fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode DE72 and the telephone dialling code 01332. Verifying this should guarantee that you are accessing locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Ockbrook homeowners are able to benefit from these and many other related services. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get information on fireplace installation in your location.

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It's easy to postpone a routine household chore like sweeping the chimney, but if you've got an open fire or a wood burning stove, it really is crucial that this is done on a regular basis. Chimneys need to be swept and cleaned at least once each year, if not more.

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The best approach to get this done is to contact a qualified Ockbrook chimney sweep, who'll carry out the work properly and without any mess. If there are any issues with your chimney, your chimney sweep will be able to spot them and advise you accordingly.

You might be increasing the risk of a chimney fire if you do not remove the accumulation of ash and soot by sweeping it. As well as preventing fires, you'll also want to prevent the chance of poisoning by carbon monoxide fumes. When a chimney becomes blocked this toxic substance can be drawn back into your property with horrifying consequences.

Check that your chosen chimney sweep in Ockbrook is properly covered by public liability insurance, and is qualified in this field. You can CLICK HERE for chimney sweep prices in Ockbrook. (Tags: Chimney Sweeps Ockbrook, Chimney Sweep Ockbrook, Chimney Sweeping Ockbrook).

Improve the Efficiency of Your Fireplace

With all the current environmental issues, the open fireplace has lost some of its charm, however it's still a favourite feature for many in Ockbrook. There is nothing quite like feeling the warmth of a fireplace on a freezing winter evening. Having a fireplace has its benefits but there are also a few downsides that could affect its usefulness. As power costs increase, you should make certain that your fireplace is giving you heat efficiently. Whilst having a fire alight in a fireplace keeps those near to it warm, it actually removes warm air from the rest of the area, causing your heat source to work harder. In case you don't have a fire lit, the damper is designed to keep heat in. Unfortunately, fireplace dampers are generally very inefficient in keeping cold air out, and warm air in.

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What the majority of folks in Ockbrook don't know about their fireplace is that it doesn't do what they imagine it is doing. Instead of saving resources, and heating costs, it is typically adding hundreds of pounds of energy expense. Nevertheless, there are several procedures that you can follow that can turn your budget busting fireplace into something much more efficient. There are at least 4 basic elements that you can do to improve your fireplace. These is going to make your fireplace very economical and more efficient.

Step one is to remove your existing fireplace damper and replace it with a top sealing damper. A top sealing damper is fitted right at the top end of your chimney which also acts like a storm door. It does an excellent job of preserving warm air in the property during wintertime and cool air from escaping in the summer months. The seal is straightforward to fit, and can be bought on the internet. An additional thing that can be done should be to position a fire-back at the rear of your fireplace. A fire-back is made of cast iron and it is meant to shield the wall behind from fire damage, whilst making your fireplace look classy. The fire-back will take the heat from a fire, and radiates it back into the room, improving the overall efficiency of the fireplace.

The next thing that could also help is a fireplace fan/heater, which heats the room air that is being circulated through an internal chamber, and blows it back into the room. These heating devices don't produce any smoke and can be very efficient in keeping your family home warm. The fourth thing that you can do is to fix glass doors, which could be your biggest expense. If you do some groundwork, you should be able to get a great deal on glass doors and they are not too challenging to put in yourself. Glass doors is able to keep the air in your property from escaping and also help to protect your family from accidentally falling into the flames.

The information we've just given isn't difficult to put into action, and all of the required products can be purchased on the internet. Take care of your fireplace and observe your energy costs fall.

Flues

A flue liner is a crucial part of the chimney set-up on your house, enabling it to perform more efficiently than it otherwise would, and improving the overall safety of your home. Manufactured from metal, ceramic material or clay, flue liners are conduits that are fitted to the inside of chimneys to transport toxic fumes outside. Some older chimneys in Ockbrook may not even have a liner, or if the existing liner is damaged, may need to be relined.

The dangerous gases which are formed when burning a fire can damage your chimney's flue lining. Be sure that your fireplace specialist assesses the flue for possible problems and damage. You must stop those toxic gases from seeping into your living area, which is exactly what can take place when a flue lining is compromised. There's additionally the risk of fires in the property because a broken flue lining can allow extreme heat to penetrate the chimney structure. (Tags: Flue Liners Ockbrook, Chimney Liners Ockbrook, Flue Lining Ockbrook).

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Fireplaces Around Ockbrook: Some Ockbrook streets and roads where fireplace installation has recently been done - New Street, Whitt Close, Balmoral Road, Nottingham Road, Newbold Avenue, Outram Close, Princess Drive, Priorway Gardens, Covent Garden Close, Anne Potter Close, Towle Close, Castle Close, Royal Close, Windsor Close, Quillings Way, Ryal Close, Orchard Close, Church Street, Appletree Close, Moor Lane, Chapel Row, Manor Park, Devonshire Avenue, Croft Close, Rutland Avenue, Hawthorne Avenue, Ashbrook Avenue, as well as these Ockbrook area postcodes: DE72 3RJ, DE72 3HZ, DE72 3SP, DE72 3HY, DE72 3HJ, DE72 3SE, DE72 3RZ, DE72 3RS, DE72 3JP, DE72 3TB. These places recently saw activity by local installers of fireplaces. Ockbrook homeowners enjoyed competent and professional fireplace services in every case.

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