Fireplace Fitter Penkridge Staffordshire (ST19): A splendid way to add a bit of charm to any Penkridge property is by the installation of a brand new fireplace, or the renovation of an existing one. If you combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove during the nippy winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
However before you start smashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some important things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. All work carried out must follow Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of flue linings, hearths, chimney breasts and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and keen DIY'er it might be quite possible to refurbish a bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of encountering structural problems in the majority of cases is high. It might be your good fortune when you remove the boarding surrounding an old fireplace to discover a hidden gem that needs little more than a good clean up and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. What is more commonplace however is a swathe of old, crumbling brickwork that hides a stopped up flue, and needs some form of structural reinforcement before it can be safely used.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there is not only a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it's best to employ a competent Penkridge installation company for a fireplace. There must always be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to guarantee sufficient quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. If the airflow is not sufficient then it's possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
It could be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive enough oxygen to burn safely and efficiently at all times. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed as they can often trap moist air and cause damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
An enormous amount of soot and grime can be released from a bricked up chimney upon opening it up for renovation. It is advisable to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from a room where you're planning to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by dust, soot and grime that may be disturbed during the fireplace installation works. If you're lucky enough to be working on a full renovation project then it should be one of the initial tasks to focus on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This will help to avoid any staining damage by soot and dirt to any previously completed restoration work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the opening of your fireplace it is time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and see what is fit for restoring. You should now contact your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing so can inspect the structural condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether a new flue liner is required.
Following a chimney sweeps examination it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as laid down in Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This sort of work needs to be completed by a competent person who is acquainted with the current building regulations and decent working practices.
If the size of the existing fireplace is bigger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel should be put in. When your lintel is safely in place you may now proceed with the updating, repair and installation of the fireplace hearth. In earlier times the hearth was sunken into a hole in the floor, however the latest regulations require it to be raised above floor level. You can get tailor-made options to fit virtually any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a range of popular size and shape hearths to match your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will demonstrate the options that are available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. Not all fireplaces might be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue and it is sensible to accept any advice offered by your installation team in relation to your specific situation.
You property's age, and the style that you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you determine the design and type of fireplace which is best for you. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop to an old-fashioned cast iron wood-burner stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you haven't got an existing chimney breast in your Penkridge home, it is still entirely possible to install a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue which is taken through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, OPEN, GAS OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that cannot be beaten, however what are the other available options to install in your new fireplace in Penkridge?
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can use different fuels such as briquettes, smokeless coal, wood and other flammable materials. In the old days an open fire might have been associated with being inefficient, smoky and draughty, however a well fitted fireplace is a joy to behold while reclining in the warm glow it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be used with a range of fuels, such as oil, wood, gas or coal, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Penkridge. They can be utilised not simply 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 complete house if they're plumbed into a system of radiators.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become very popular in many households in Penkridge, and can have modern or classic styling to complement your decoration. A model with an integrated back boiler can deliver supplementary heating by connecting the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your home.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Penkridge, can be easily fitted by any reasonable competent person. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that seems almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and more efficient (thermally) when compared to wood burning stoves, there are a multitude of styles to suit any Penkridge home. Have to be professionally maintained and installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Fireplace installations are available in Penkridge and also in nearby places like: Whiston, Bickford, Gailey, Longridge, Dunston, Brewood, Four Ashes, Brocton, Calf Heath, Pillaton, Church Eaton, Aston, Wheaton, Acton Trussell, Huntington, Congreve, Cannock, Hednesford, and in these postcodes ST19 5JY, ST19 5JX, ST19 5BZ, ST19 5AZ, ST19 5HT, ST19 5EU, ST19 5DY, ST19 5DW, ST19 5BU, ST19 5DF. Locally based Penkridge fireplace specialists will likely have the telephone code 01785 and the postcode ST19. Checking this should confirm that you're accessing local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Penkridge homeowners will be able to benefit from these and numerous other related services.
Chimney Sweeping Penkridge
If you've got an open fire or a wood burner in your house, you will need to have your chimney swept frequently. Chimney sweeping should generally be done at least once every year.
It's invariably wise to call in a specialist Penkridge chimney sweep if you want to get this job done properly. In addition to cleaning your chimney, the chimney sweep will be able to identify any issues with your chimney, so that these can be dealt with in a timely fashion.
The build-up of soot and ash that results from failure to sweep a chimney in Penkridge, can easily lead to a chimney fire. An equally hazardous situation that can arise as a result of a poorly maintained chimney is odourless carbon monoxide gas being drawn back into your property.
All these factors add up to the importance of picking a professional Penkridge chimney sweep, who is also covered by public liability insurance. CLICK HERE and enter your requirements to get Penkridge chimney sweeps quotes.
Fireplace Enquiries Staffordshire
Recent Staffordshire fireplace installation enquiries: Haleema and Leland Mather recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a wood burning stove in a bungalow in Cannock Wood. Diego and Izzy Cavanagh recently enquired about fitting an electric fire in a cottage in Betley. Hanna Chilvers from Leigh was searching for somebody who can fit a Victorian fireplace in her home. Ryan and Primrose Hussein recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a bungalow in Barlaston, Staffordshire. Iman and Jac Tomlinson recently requested a quote for installing a wood burning stove in Draycott in the Moors, Staffordshire. Liliana Ramsey from Bignall End, Staffordshire was searching for someone who can fit an outdoor fireplace in her bungalow. Mr and Mrs Mckenzie recently requested a price quote for installing a gas fireplace in Whitmore, Staffordshire. Owain Hinton in Shenstone was searching for somebody to renovate a Victorian fireplace in his property.
Penkridge Fireplace Related Tasks
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Skip Hire Penkridge
Although it's exciting to do home improvements or renovations on your property in Penkridge, a serious drawback can be having to get rid of the waste which is generated afterwards. Although fireplace installations isn't one of those jobs that typically generates lots of waste, that is not always the case, and it will depend on the size and scale of your installation. It could be the case that waste removal is referred to in the quote, since many tradespeople are quite happy to remove waste as an integral part of the process. Ensure that you check this, because you might be landed with doing your own waste removal.
Hiring a skip is one of the simplest and most hassle-free ways to dispose of this waste. No matter what quantity of waste is involved, there will be a perfect skip size on offer. Almost all skip hire companies in Penkridge provide skip bags, mini-skips, midi-skips, builders skips and even roll-on roll-off skips for different residential and commercial purposes.
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Fireplace Installation Staffordshire
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Information and Advice
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Fireplaces Around Penkridge: In the previous year fireplaces were fitted in the following Penkridge streets: Uplands Close, Paget Close, Hussey Close, Pillaton Close, Lock Road, Bartlett Close, Mill Street, Commerce Drive, St Michael's Close, Templars Way, Station Road, Filance Lane, Holme Rise, The Flax Ovens, Brindley Close, Littleton Crescent, Shredicote Lane, Bellbrook, Saplings Close, St Michael's Square, Kempson Road, Filance Close, Preston Vale Lane, Heron Drive, Wulfric Close, and in these Staffordshire postcodes: ST19 5JY, ST19 5JX, ST19 5BZ, ST19 5AZ, ST19 5HT, ST19 5EU, ST19 5DY, ST19 5DW, ST19 5BU, ST19 5DF. Work was achieved in these areas by local installers of fireplaces. Penkridge residents received competent and top quality fireplace services on every occasion.
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Fireplace installation in ST19 area, (dialling code 01785).