Fireplace Fitter Poynton Cheshire (SK12): Fitting a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Poynton property is a great way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. Nippy winters' evenings can become a pleasure as you relax beside your fireplace surrounded by the crackling of firewood, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even benefit from plentiful hot water too.
There are a few important things to consider before you start any work, in order to create a safe, attractive and efficient fireplace in your home. Any work that is performed on your hearth, fireplace, flue lining and chimney breast must conform to the UK's building regs, Part J for combustible appliances. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with local authorities to find out if planning permission is needed for installing a fireplace in your property.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be able to do some of the renovation work to a bricked-up fireplace if you've got the ability needed, however structural and safety problems are often discovered which need to be resolved by a specialist. You could be lucky when you reveal the old fireplace and find out that you need little more than a decent clean up of the hearth and a quick chimney sweep in order to get your fire roaring once more. What you'll more likely find is a wall of old, crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there is not just a fire risk to your property, but there can also be associated health hazards, which is why it is better to employ a professional Poynton installation team for fireplaces. There must always be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure sufficient quantities of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. If the airflow is not good enough then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be deadly.
To overcome this problem a fireplace specialist in Poynton will analyse the situation and install vents around the room, or beneath the floors, to ensure a satisfactory air flow for the fire to combust efficiently and safely. They may also have to install air vents into unused chimney flues which can trap moist air and cause staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It is amazing just how much soot and dirt can accumulate inside an old fireplace and chimney and you will not know what's there until you open it up. Even with dust sheets for your home furnishings, the chance of impairment from soot and grime is still likely and it is advised to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning begins. If you are performing a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This stops any discolouring damage to any refurbished work you have already completed.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have opened up your old fireplace you will have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clear out any parts of hearth that is still in position. You now need to get hold of your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They'll be able to offer expert guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the condition of the structure of the chimney and if it is advisable to swap the existing flue liner.
It may be necessary to fit a new flue liner to conform to the current UK Building Regulations, and construction work might also be required to reinforce the original chimney and breast. A reputable fireplace installer and builder in Poynton will be required to carry out this work, and should have the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all regulations.
In buildings that are older you may find the original fireplace is too large for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to adapt the opening. When this has been completed the next step for your Poynton fireplace installation will be to upgrade the hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it above floor level to observe the latest regulations. There are bespoke solutions to fit pretty much any size and design of fireplace, or you can choose from a range of common sized hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you visit a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with a wide array of different choices available to you. Every fireplace will not be suitable for your existing flue and chimney therefore it is sensible to accept any advice from your sales and installation team in relation to your particular circumstances.
You home's age, and the theme you're trying to create for your room, should all help you to determine the design and type of fireplace that is most suitable. For instance, a cast iron wood burner looks great set into an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character and charm of the stove and reflecting the heat into the room to good effect.
Even if you don't have a chimney breast in your Poynton property, it's still feasible to put in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. A chimney is not required because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an external wall.
GAS, ELECTRIC, OPEN, WOOD OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The ambience and feel of an open fire cannot be beaten, but what alternatives are out there if this style of fireplace is not possible in your Poynton property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using coal, gas, wood and oil to furnish you with a multi-purpose heater for any house in Poynton. Some types, such as the AGA range, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire home.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace that can make use of various fuels such as wood, briquettes, smokeless coal and other combustive materials. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, draughty and smoky items that they once were.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit pretty much any house in Poynton, can easily be fitted by anybody who is reasonable competent. They can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish from the real thing.
Gas Fireplaces - Delivering instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared to open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a multitude of styles to suit any Poynton home. Gas fires must only be maintained and fitted by a qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in many homes in Poynton, and can have classic or modern styling to suit your home's decor. If combined with a back boiler these can provide hot water for radiators or for use around the house.
Fireplace installation is available in Poynton and also in: Stockport, Windlehurst, Cheadle Hulme, Hazel Grove, Adlington, Hope Green, Woodford, High Lane, Booth Green, Bramhall, Wardsend, Pott Shrigley, Chester, Marpleridge, Davenport, Great Moor, and in these postcodes SK12 1AP, SK12 1PW, SK12 1HA, SK12 1GZ, SK12 1BW, SK12 1BZ, SK12 1DJ, SK12 1QQ, SK12 1HE, SK12 1QR. Locally based Poynton fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode SK12 and the phone code 01625. Click on the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your area.
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Over the last 12 months fireplaces were professionally fitted in the following Poynton streets: Vicarage Lane, Pochard Drive, Fountain Close, Weller Close, Barclay Road, Sandringham Drive, Birch Road, Holly Road, Dale House Fold, Woodside, Hilton Road, Nickleby Road, Mill Hill Hollow, Glenfield Drive, Hazelbadge Close, Lostock Hall Road, Easby Close, Heron Drive, Moreton Drive, Kettleshulme Way, Balmoral Drive, Tintern Close, Hazelbadge Road, Malmesbury Close, Ladys Close, Bylands Close, Lower Park Crescent, Birchvale Close, Carleton Road, and in these Cheshire postcodes: SK12 1AP, SK12 1PW, SK12 1HA, SK12 1GZ, SK12 1BW, SK12 1BZ, SK12 1DJ, SK12 1QQ, SK12 1HE, SK12 1QR.
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