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Fireplace Fitter Oldham Greater Manchester (OL1): Opening up an old disused fireplace to install a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is an effective way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to your Oldham property. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those frosty winter evenings can even be more cost effective than certain central heating systems, so long as you have a good source of fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.

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But before you begin knocking down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some important considerations you must bear in mind if you are to finish up with a safe and efficient fireplace. All work carried out must adhere to Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of chimney breasts, flue linings, hearths and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If you live in a listed building you'll also have to find out if planning permission is required from the local council before any work commences.

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If you are a competent and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer it is quite possible to restore a blocked up fireplace, but the likelihood of running into structural problems in the majority of cases is high. You might be lucky when revealing your old fireplace and discover you need little more than a good clean out of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney in order to get a fire roaring once more. What you'll likely discover is a patch of old, crumbling bricks that hides problems such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a stopped up chimney.

A wrongly fitted fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace specialist in Oldham with the knowledge and experience to install it effectively. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can build up from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated space.

It could be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fire to receive enough oxygen to burn properly and safely all the time. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and creating damp spots and staining, vents might have to be fitted by the installation team to increase the airflow.

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Having a fireplace opened up can cause a lot of of soot and grime to enter your room. A thoughtful Oldham fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your home furnishings and provide some form of protection, but it's sensible where possible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before any work begins. If you're fortunate enough to be carrying out a full home renovation project then it ought to be one of the first jobs to work on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will avoid any soot from the chimney causing damage to other parts of your renovation project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.


Now that you can see the fireplace opening it is time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and work out what can be restored. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the initial things on your to-do-list. They will not only ensure that your flue and chimney are clean, but they can additionally investigate 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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It could be vital to install a new flue liner to observe the current Building Regulations, and work might also be needed to beef up the existing chimney and breast. A competent fireplace installer and builder in Oldham will be needed to complete this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all building regulations.

In buildings that are older you might find the existing fireplace is too wide for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be required to modify the opening. When your new concrete lintel is in place and secure you may now proceed with the renovation, updating and installation of the fireplace hearth. In past times the hearth was set into a hole in the floor, however the current building regs demand that it is raised above floor level. You can find tailor-made solutions to fit any size and style of fireplace, or you can choose from a range of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.

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Choosing your perfect fireplace can be difficult amongst the different styles and designs that are available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. The advice and suggestions from your sales and installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will help you to choose a fireplace which is both suitable for your flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.

Some houses and rooms will be more suitable for an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burner can look stunning set inside it, and also has the benefit of reflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.

Even if you haven't got a chimney breast in your Oldham property, it is still feasible to install a wood burning or multi fuel stove. An existing chimney is not needed in this instance as the flue is taken directly from the rear or top of the stove and channeled through an external wall.


Who doesn't enjoy the crackling of an open fireplace on a cold evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what are the other alternatives?

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with a range of fuels, such as gas, oil, wood or smokeless coal, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Oldham. They can be utilised not simply for heating a room, but some designs such as the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the complete house when plumbed into a network of radiators.

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Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of styles to suit any kind of property in Oldham, and can even be a free standing feature. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide piping hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.

Gas Fireplaces - Available in a wide range of designs to suit any home and are generally more thermally efficient than wood burning stoves. Have to be professionally fitted and maintained by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) engineer.

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent individual and there are styles and designs that are suitable for just about any room and type of house in Oldham. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flames and even the sound of crackling wood to imitate a real open fire when inset into an old fashioned fireplace.

Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use different fuels such as briquettes, wood, smokeless coal and other combustible materials. In the old days an open fire may have had a reputation of being smoky, draughty and inefficient, however a professionally fitted contemporary fireplace is wonderful to watch while lounging in the warm glow it provides.

Fireplace installation is available in Oldham and also nearby in: Oldham Edge, Mossley, Featherstall, Middleton, New Moston, Dukinfield, Delph, Hathershaw, Holden Fold, Royton, Stalybridge, Long Sight, Greenacres, Chadderton, Lees, Busk, Heyside, and in these postcodes OL1 1HD, OL1 1TX, OL1 1NQ, OL1 1BL, M35 9WJ, OL1 1NY, OL1 2AY, OL1 1EP, OL1 1RT, OL1 1LS. Local Oldham fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone dialling code 0161 and the postcode OL1.

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Property owners who live in the following streets and roads have recently inquired about fireplace installation - Davies Street, Clydesdale Street, Sands Avenue, Canisp Close, Bamford Street, Ayr Avenue, Dacres Road, Adlington Street, Clevelands Close, Bridgewater Street, Argus Street, The Spur, Carthage Street, Smithy Lane, Beechey Square, Berkshire Close, Church Road, Canal Street, Conway Grove, Ashworth Street, Cambrian Drive, Silver Street, Bar Gap Road, Bridgefield Crescent, Thornley Lane, Aster Street, Thorney Hill Close, Seatoller Court, Springmeadow Lane, St Annes Avenue, as well as the following local Oldham postcodes: OL1 1HD, OL1 1TX, OL1 1NQ, OL1 1BL, M35 9WJ, OL1 1NY, OL1 2AY, OL1 1EP, OL1 1RT, OL1 1LS.

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