Fireplace Fitter Redcar North Yorkshire (TS10): A great way to add charm to any Redcar property is by the installation of a new fireplace, or the restoration of an existing one. Adding a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those frosty winters' evenings can even be cheaper than certain central heating systems, so long as you have a regular source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plentiful steaming hot water at the same time.
There are some crucial things to consider before you start any work, in order to create an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your home. Any work that's completed on your fireplace, hearth, chimney breast and flue lining must comply with the UK's Part J Building Regs for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it may be possible to restore an existing blocked or bricked-up fireplace, but the probability of running into structural problems in most cases is high. If you're fortunate when you open up a blocked up fireplace you may find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that involves little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. More likely you'll come across a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural modifications.
If fireplaces are installed improperly there's not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can also be associated health hazards, which is why it is better to employ a competent Redcar installation team for fireplaces. A major factor of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn efficiently and properly. Toxic carbon monoxide fumes can build up from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
To overcome this issue a professional installation team will evaluate the situation and fit vents in the room, or underneath the flooring, to ensure an adequate airflow for the fire to burn effectively and safely. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and creating staining and damp spots, vents may have to be installed by the installation team to increase the airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
An enormous amount of soot and other grime can be released from a blocked up chimney when reopening it for renovation. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the chance of damage from soot and muck is still likely and it is advised to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace renovation work and chimney cleaning begins. If you're conducting a full restoration of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. This will help to prevent any damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed work.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace opened up, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and give the hearth and chimney a thorough cleaning. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the first items on your agenda. They will be able to provide you with professional advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, regarding the condition of the chimney structure and if you need to upgrade the existing liner.
Following a chimney sweep's assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are jobs that should be done by an experienced builder with a knowledge of the pertinent regulations and sound construction skills.
If it is necessary to modify the width of opening of your original fireplace to a more suitable size for your design, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When your new concrete lintel is safely in position you can now press on with the repair, installation and updating of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you will need to raise it to observe the latest building regulations. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you might have to choose a made to measure hearth, but there are also a whole host of ready-made hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you check out a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices open to you. Not all fireplaces might be suitable for your flue and chimney therefore it is wise to accept any advice from your installation team with regards to your specific circumstances.
The age of your house, and the style you're trying to establish for your room, will all help you to decide on the design and type of fireplace which is most suitable for you. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look amazing in this surrounding, and has the added benefit of deflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
If your Redcar home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. So long as you have an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be routed, you do not need an existing chimney in place to benefit from that "real" fire experience.
WOOD, GAS, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A flickering fire on a cold, dark evening creates an ambience and charm that can't be beaten, however what else is available to put into in your lovely new fireplace in Redcar?
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more thermally efficient when compared to open fireplaces, there are a wide array of styles to suit any period of property. A Gas Safe certified technician must maintain and install any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Open Fireplaces - A crackling fire is a unique focal point for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn virtually any solid fuel available on the market. An expertly installed contemporary open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was boarded up by former owners, and its glowing elegance is a welcome addition to any home in Redcar.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use oil, coal, gas and wood to furnish you with a multi-purpose stove for any property in Redcar. They can be utilised not just for heating a room, but some styles like the AGA range, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire property if they're plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Redcar can be improved by the fitting of a wood burner, which are available in an array of styles, and can even be fitted freestanding. A model with an integrated back boiler can provide extra heating by transferring the piping hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your property.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Redcar houses that don't have a chimney. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine article.
Fireplace installations are available in Redcar and also in nearby places like: Old Lackenby, Teesville, Marske-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, New Marske, Warrenby, Eston, Dormanstown, Dunsdale, Skelton-in-Cleveland, Normanby, Middlesbrough, Grangetown, Kirkleatham, Wilton, Coatham, and in these postcodes TS10 1LT, TS10 1JS, TS10 1AX, TS10 1JN, TS10 1HP, TS10 1RD, TS10 1HG, TS10 1HW, TS10 1DY, TS10 1NY. Locally based Redcar fireplace specialists will most likely have the phone code 01642 and the postcode TS10. Simply click on the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in these Redcar streets and roads - Dunmail Road, St Thomas Grove, Blenheim Terrace, Coral Way, Bath Street, St Germains Grove, Charles Street, Trunk Road, Severn Way, Scalby Grove, Almond Grove, Cliff Terrace, Tees Road, Turner Street, Corngrave Close, Cropton Close, The Chase, Alnwick Close, Broadway East, Avoca Court, Buttermere Road, Sheringham Court, Clifford Street, Bransdale Grove, Shaldon Close, Delamere Drive, as well as these local Redcar postcodes: TS10 1LT, TS10 1JS, TS10 1AX, TS10 1JN, TS10 1HP, TS10 1RD, TS10 1HG, TS10 1HW, TS10 1DY, TS10 1NY.
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