Fireplace Fitter Redruth Cornwall (TR15): Installing a new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Redruth property is a wonderful way to add character and a homely feel to any room. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those chilly winters' evenings can even prove more cost effective than certain central heating systems, so long as you have a regular source of fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.
There are some important things to consider before you begin any work, in order to establish an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your house. Any work which is executed on your flue lining, hearth, fireplace and chimney breast must comply with the United Kingdom's Building Regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. If your home is a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work begins.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it is possible to renovate a bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of running into structural issues in the majority of cases is high. It could be that in order to get a fire roaring in your fireplace once again you need nothing more than a good clean up of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. What's more commonplace however is an area of crumbling, old brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and also requires some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause severe respiratory health problems and fire risk and should only be put in by a professional fireplace installer in Redruth with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is the case. Deadly carbon monoxide can accumulate from an inefficiently burning fire in an inadequately ventilated room.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive sufficient oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. To avoid condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents may need to be fitted by the installation team to introduce more airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A huge amount of soot and other grime can be released from an old fireplace when reopening it for renovation. It is sensible to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from a room where you're going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them from being damaged by muck, dust and soot that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of a larger restoration project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be done once you've got the room back to bare walls and floors. This prevents any discolouration damage to any renovated work you may have already completed.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you're able to see the opening of your fireplace it's time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and see what can be repaired. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the initial items on the to-do-list. Not only will they make certain your chimney and flue are clean, but they can also investigate the state of the chimney and flue liner and offer guidance if you need to replace any section of the chimney and flu, such as the flue liner.
After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue liner in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. An experienced fireplace installer in Redruth will be required to perform this task, and will have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all regulations.
If you need to adjust the width of opening of your existing fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When your new concrete lintel is in place and secure you can now proceed with the renovation, upgrade and installation of the fireplace hearth. In earlier times the hearth was normally sunken into a void in the floor, but the current building regulations demand that it is raised above floor level. There are custom-made options to fit virtually any design and size of fireplace, or you can choose from a range of popular size and shape hearths to match your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will illustrate the alternatives available for the different styles and designs of fireplaces. The recommendations and advice from your sales and installation team, which will be based on your particular requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that's both suitable for your existing flue and chimney, and suited to your home's decor.
Some properties and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for an old-fashioned cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Redruth home doesn't have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a fireplace feature through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. Providing that you have an exterior wall through which a stainless steel flue from the back or top of the stove can be channeled, you don't need to have a chimney structure in place to be able to enjoy a "real" fire.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, GAS, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fire on a cold winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not allow for this, what are the other available options?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with various different fuels, (coal, gas, oil, wood) to establish a focal point in your home in Redruth. Some designs, like the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire home.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Redruth can be improved by the installation of a wood burner, which can be found in a range of styles, and can even be fitted free standing. If fitted with a back boiler can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for other use around the home.
Gas Fireplaces - Available in a wide range of styles to suit any home and are generally more efficient than wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces can only be fitted and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for your room and can use a range of solid fuels. A skillfully fitted contemporary open fire will be no comparison to the smoky old fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by earlier owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any home in Redruth.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fires a popular choice for Redruth properties that don't have a chimney. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that appears almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.
Fireplace installations are available in Redruth and also in: Lanner, Trevingey, North Roskear, Carharrack, Pool, Blowinghouse, Barncoose, North Country, Illogan, Carnkie, Tolvaddon, Lanner Moor, Tuckingmill, Carnice, St Day, Scorrier, Busveal, and in these postcodes TR15 1PB, TR15 1NY, TR15 1BD, TR15 1RH, TR15 1LG, TR15 1BB, TR15 1AX, TR15 1QJ, TR15 1QP, TR15 1PT. Local Redruth fireplace specialists will most likely have the telephone code 01209 and the postcode TR15.
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Fireplace Installation has recently been required in the following Redruth roads and streets - Lower Barncoose, Chapel Street, Claremont Road, Little Vauxhall, North Pool Close, Talveneth, Higher Jenkins Terrace, Vorfield Close, Halvana, Lower Cardrew Lane, Sparnon Hill, South Downs, Higher Fore Street, Cross Street, Killiers Court, Tolvean House, Park Tolvean, Pengover Parc, Rodwell Close, Castle View Close, Meadowside, Wesley Street, Wesley Court, Edmund Road, Paulls Row, Wheal Dance, Trevingey Crescent, Treleigh Industrial Estate, Jon Davey Drive, Forth Noweth, Harmony Close, as well as these Redruth area postcodes: TR15 1PB, TR15 1NY, TR15 1BD, TR15 1RH, TR15 1LG, TR15 1BB, TR15 1AX, TR15 1QJ, TR15 1QP, TR15 1PT.
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