Fireplace Fitter Potters Bar Hertfordshire (EN6): The installation of a brand new , or the renovation of a pre-existing one is a splendid way to add a bit of character to any property in Potters Bar. So long as there's a ready source of timber or fuel, adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those freezing winter days could even be more economical than some central heating systems. Combine your fireplace with a back boiler and you will be able to enjoy endless supplies of hot water for even more savings.
Before you begin bashing away at a blocked up chimney there are a few things you'll need to think about to make sure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. The United Kingdom's building regulations, Part J for heating appliances for starters, which relates to any work that's conducted on chimney breasts,, hearths and flue linings.
PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION OR DIY?
If any building work is necessary in your fireplace installation project, safety and structural problems may arise that have to be resolved by a professional tradesman, although an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer might be able to tackle a basic restoration of an old fireplace. You may find that the hearth, chimney breast and lintel are in good shape, when you have revealed the old fireplace, and the hidden treasure that lies beneath needs nothing more than a clean by a chimney sweep. It is much more likely however, that you will uncover a blocked up flue and an expanse of crumbling brickwork that will need structural reinforcement to ensure that it's safe.
Owing to the acute fire risk and health problems that can be caused by an improperly installed or restored fireplace, it is advisable to benefit from the experience and knowledge of an experienced fireplace installer in Potters Bar. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is the case. Carbon monoxide fumes (which are lethal can build-up and become a problem in a poorly ventilated space where a fire that is burning inefficiently is installed.
To safely overcome any airflow issues, vents may need to be installed in the room during a, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, flue vents may need to be installed by the fireplace installation team to introduce some airflow.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
When re-opening a fireplace for refurbishing, you might be astonished at the amount of soot and muck that has accumulated there. To make certain that your stuff doesn't get harmed by the soot, dust and dirt that's discharged during the fireplace installation project, removing rugs, carpets and furniture beforehand is highly recommended. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a complete renovation project then it should be one of the very first tasks to work on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This should help to prevent any harm by soot and dirt to any completed work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you're able to see the opening of your fireplace it's time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and identify what is fit for refurbishment. The very first thing on your agenda will be to call in a professional Potters Bar chimney sweep. They will not only ensure your flue and chimney are clean, but they can additionally take a look at the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance if you need to upgrade any part of the chimney structure and flue.
Following an examination by an experienced chimney sweep, and observing the UK Building Regulations, work to strengthen the chimney and/or install a new flue lining may be required. This sort of work must be completed by a skilled tradesman who is acquainted with the relevant Building Regulations and decent working practices.
If your house is quite old a supporting concrete lintel may be needed to adapt the size of the opening, if it is found that the exposed fireplace is too large. As soon as your concrete lintel is safely in place you can now press on with the updating, repair and installation of the fireplace's hearth. To remain in line with the present building regs, the hearth of a fireplace should be set at least 12.5mm above the normal floor level, although you might discover that yours is sunken into the floor, as they quite often were in days past. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a custom-built hearth, however there are a whole host of ready to fit hearths in marble, concrete or stone.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be difficult amongst the different sizes, designs and shapes available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. The suggestions and advice from your installation team, which will hinge on your particular requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace which is both suitable for your flue and chimney, as well as for your home's decor.
The age of your property, and the style you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you to decide on the type and design of fireplace that is best for you. By way of example, a wood burning stove looks splendid set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm and character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
A wood-burning stove is also an excellent choice if you haven't got a chimney breast in your Potters Bar home. As a stainless steel flue can be routed through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, it is still possible to put in this style of fireplace.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a dark evening delivers a charm and ambience that can't be matched, however what are the other options available to put into in your new fireplace in Potters Bar?
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide array of styles to complement any age of property in Potters Bar, and, if needed, can even be freestanding. These are able to provide steaming hot water for radiators or for use in your home, if used alongside a back boiler.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for your room and can be used with a range of solid fuels. Being a far cry from the smoky fireplaces of yesteryear, a professionally fitted open fire can provide a warm, cosy atmosphere in any Potters Bar property.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fires to complement pretty much any home in Potters Bar, can be easily fitted by any reasonable competent person. It can be difficult to tell one from the genuine article with with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires, and they can readily be installed into regular fireplaces when that is what is required.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as smokeless coal, gas, wood or oil, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Potters Bar. These products can be utilised not simply for heating an individual room, but some styles like the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be employed to heat the whole property when plumbed into a radiator network.
Gas Fireplaces - Their efficiency to warm up a room is better than wood burners, and there lots of styles to complement all property types. Gas fires must only be installed and maintained by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
It is not only in Potters Bar itself that you can obtain fireplace installation services - neighbouring places like: Monken Hadley, Gordon Hill, South Mimms, Cockfosters, Bentley Heath, High Barnet, Northaw, Hadley Wood, Cuffley, Ganwick Corner, Water End, Brookmans Park, Kitts End, New Barnet can usually also be covered. If they have the phone code 01707 and the postcode EN6, it's likely that they work in Potters Bar or someplace nearby. Potters Bar homeowners have access to these and other comparable services anytime the need arises.
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The latest Hertfordshire fireplace enquiries: Mr and Mrs Mcfadden recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of an electric fireplace in London Colney, Hertfordshire. Ayana Robbins and Finnley Robbins recently asked for a quotation for installing a wood burning stove in a bungalow in Chipperfield, Hertfordshire. Fatimah Lomax and Callen Lomax recently enquired about the possibility of installing an open fireplace in Brookmans Park, Hertfordshire. Belle Cheshire and Benjamin Cheshire recently requested a quote for installing a gas fire in Sandridge, Hertfordshire. Mariam and Emilio Street recently enquired about opening up an old fireplace and installing a new electric fire in a detached house in Kimpton, Hertfordshire. Lottie and Frankie Alderson recently enquired about fitting a wood burner in Markyate. Lilly-Mai and Vincent Millar recently requested a quote for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a semi-detached house in Welwyn, Hertfordshire. Mr and Mrs Donaldson recently asked for a price quote for re-opening and repairing an old, boarded up fireplace in Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire.
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When you're planning for any home refurbishments or improvements in Potters Bar, you will have to make allowances for any waste that is created. Although generally speaking, fireplace installations doesn't create that much waste, it is going to depend on the size of your project and the kind of surface that it is being laid onto. While some tradesmen will be willing to take away any waste, many will leave it for you to deal with.
Hiring a skip is one of the simplest and most trouble-free ways to get rid of this waste. Different sizes of skip are available to accommodate the quantity of waste that you have. Mini-skips generally hold 2-3 yards of waste, midi-skips hold 4-5 yards of waste, builders skips hold 6-8 yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold 20-25 yards of waste. Skip bags typically hold 1-1.5 yards of waste.
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