Fireplace Fitter Oswestry Shropshire (SY10): A wonderful way to add a bit of character to any Oswestry property is by installing a new fireplace, or restoring an existing one. Chilly winters' evenings can become a joy as you relax in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even benefit from a plentiful supply of hot water too.
There are a few crucial things to consider before you begin any work, in order to create an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your property. All work must abide by Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the construction and installation of chimney breasts, flue linings, fireplaces and hearths of any combustible appliance. If you live in a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work is started.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the work in renovating a blocked up fireplace if you've got the ability to do so, however safety and structural issues are often found that need to be resolved professionally. If you are lucky when you open up a boarded fireplace you may find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that needs little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. It's much more likely that you will come across old brickwork that requires structural modifications and a blocked flue.
If a fireplace is installed improperly there is not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is advisable to bring in a professional Oswestry installation company for fireplaces. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee adequate quantities of oxygen allow the fire to burn effectively. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can build up from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated space.
It may be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fireplace to receive enough oxygen to burn efficiently and safely at all times. They may also have to fit vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It's surprising just how much soot and dirt can accumulate inside an old fireplace and you won't know exactly what is there until you proceed to open it up. It is sensible to remove any furniture, carpets and rugs from an area where you're going to expose an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by soot, dust and grime that might be whipped up during the fireplace installation works. If you're performing a full restoration of a room or property, the fireplace should be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. This will help to avoid any damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace revealed, it's time to see what needs to be restored and to give the chimney and hearth a good cleaning. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the initial things on your to-do-list. They will be willing to provide you with professional advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the condition of the chimney and whether it is advisable to swap the existing flue lining.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all Building Regulations must be followed. These are tasks that should be done by a competent builder with knowledge of the applicable regulations and reliable construction skills.
If it is necessary to change the width of opening of your existing fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a lintel support must be put in. When you've supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be time to update or repair the hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been sunken into a floor void, but to conform to latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you might have to purchase a made to measure hearth, but there are also a wide variety of "off-the-shelf" hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the array of different options available to you. Not all fireplaces might be appropriate for your chimney and flue therefore it's wise to accept any advice and guidance from your installation team regarding your specific circumstances.
Certain properties and rooms will be more suited to an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. As an example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks fantastic set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.
A wood burner is also an excellent choice if your Oswestry property does not have a chimney breast. As long as you have an external wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be passed, you don't need a pre-existing chimney structure to be able to enjoy a real fire.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the crackling of an open fireplace on a dark winters' evening, however if your situation doesn't allow for this, what are the other alternatives?
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for a room and can utilise an assortment of solid fuels. In past times an open fire may have had the reputation of being draughty, inefficient and smoky, however a professionally fitted fireplace is wonderful to watch while basking in the warm glow it provides.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of styles to suit all property types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burning stoves. Have to be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) engineer.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of styles to suit any period of home in Oswestry, and can even be freestanding. A version with a back boiler can deliver extra heating capabilities by transferring the piping hot water to radiators in cold spots in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fires a popular choice for Oswestry homes that don't have a chimney breast. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate a real fire when inset into a conventional fireplace.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with different fuels, such as gas, wood, coal or oil, and become a unique focal point in any lounge or kitchen in Oswestry. They can be utilised not merely for heating an individual room, but some designs like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete home if they're plumbed into a radiator system.
Fireplace installation is available in Oswestry and also nearby in: Selattyn, Mile End, Knockin, Middleton, Pant, West Felton, Brogyntyn, Gledrid, Whittington, Kinnersley, Morda, Glentworth, Park Hall, Trefonen, Maesbury Marsh, Gobowen, and in these postcodes SY11 1LD, SY11 1HQ, SY10 8NN, SY11 1LG, SY11 1AR, SY10 7HH, SY11 1HD, SY11 1JR, SY10 1SA, SY10 1SH. Local Oswestry fireplace specialists will probably have the phone code 01691 and the postcode SY10.
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