Fireplace Fitter Prestatyn Wales (LL19): Opening up a disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and a bit of character to your Prestatyn home. Adding an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those chilly winters' evenings can even be less expensive than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a ready source of wood. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.
Before you begin bashing away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you'll need to do to make sure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any work that is undertaken on your hearth, chimney breast, flue lining and fireplace must adhere to the UK's Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your home is in a conservation area or is listed.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple restoration of an existing fireplace can generally be executed by a keen DIY person, but if any construction work is required there is a possibility of running into structural issues that will have to be dealt with by a professional. It might be that so as to get a fire burning in your fireplace once more you'll need little more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. More likely you will come across a stopped up flue and crumbling brickwork that needs structural reinforcement.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace installer in Prestatyn with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. There always has to be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to guarantee sufficient quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be deadly.
It might be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to receive sufficient oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents fitted since they can trap moist air causing damp to build up inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A large amount of soot and dirt can be released from a blocked up chimney when opening it up for restoration. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your furniture and provide some form of protection, however it's advisable where feasible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before any work commences. If you're lucky enough to be working on a complete restoration project then it should be one of the very first tasks to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any chimney soot causing damage to other stages of your renovation project, such as fresh plasterwork or wallpapered walls.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace opened up, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and to give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive cleaning. You should now get hold of your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done this, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They will not only make certain your chimney and flue are clean, but they can additionally investigate the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer guidance if you need to replace any part of the chimney and flu, such as the flue liner.
After a chimney sweep examination it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as laid down in Part J of the Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer in Prestatyn will be needed to accomplish this work, and will need the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If the size of the existing fireplace is larger than your requirements, a supporting concrete lintel must be installed. When your new lintel is safely in place you can now proceed with the renovation, upgrade and installation of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest regulations. You can get custom-made options to fit virtually any design and size of fireplace, or you can select from a variety of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be challenging amongst the various styles and designs available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. It's quite possible that due to your current flue and chimney, that some fireplace designs may not be appropriate, and it's advisable to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace installer in this respect.
Whether you go with a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will hinge on the overall look that you're trying to create, your existing decor and perhaps, your home's age. By way of example, a cast iron wood burner looks splendid set back in an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character and charm of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room to good effect.
A wood-burning stove is also an excellent choice if your Prestatyn property does not have a chimney breast. An existing chimney is not required because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an exterior wall.
WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fire on a cold evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are available?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Prestatyn can be improved by the fitting of a wood burner, which are available in a range of designs, and can even be installed freestanding. A back boiler is an added benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for a room and can use an assortment of solid fuels. In the bad old days an open fire may have had the reputation of being inefficient, smoky and draughty, however a well installed fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warmth it provides.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, such as smokeless coal, oil, gas or wood, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Prestatyn. The AGA range for instance is well known as being able to provide heating for an entire home, a constant supply of hot water and a hob and oven all in one unit.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and being more efficient (thermally) when compared to open fires, there are a multitude of styles to suit any Prestatyn property. Gas fires must only be maintained and fitted by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a wide choice of designs make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Prestatyn properties without a chimney. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Fireplace installations are available in Prestatyn and also in: Mostyn, Pen-Y-Ffordd, Dyserth, Rhuddlan, Whitford, Ffrith, Trelogan, Gwespyr, Llanasa, Talacre, Picton, Ffynnongroyw, Rhyl, Gronant, and in these postcodes LL19 7PX, LL19 7TL, LL18 3YW, LL19 7NJ, LL19 7DF, LL19 7HJ, LL19 7AL, LL19 7HF, LL18 6DJ, LL19 7AA. Locally based Prestatyn fireplace specialists will probably have the phone code 01745 and the postcode LL19. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
Doing a Search Online
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Property owners living in the following areas have recently requested fireplace installation - Lon Ceiriog, Beach Road East, Nursery Close, Manod Road, Lon Elan, Cardiff Way, Highbury Crescent, Bastion Gardens, North Avenue, Glan Y Gors, Aberconway Road, Ffordd Penrhwylfa, Rhodfa Padarn, Salisbury Drive, Clos Meithrin, Ffordd Yr Orsaf, Llandaff Drive, Chatsworth Close, Talton Crescent, The Paddock, Rhodfa Ganol, The Avenue, Rhodfa Victoria, Morley Road, Tywyn Ganol, Maes Tegid, Conwy Grove, Llwyn Mesen, Meliden Road, East Avenue, as well as these local Prestatyn postcodes: LL19 7PX, LL19 7TL, LL18 3YW, LL19 7NJ, LL19 7DF, LL19 7HJ, LL19 7AL, LL19 7HF, LL18 6DJ, LL19 7AA.
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