Fireplace Fitter Rochdale Greater Manchester (OL11): Fitting a new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Rochdale home is a splendid way to add character and a homely feel to any room. If you decide to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove during the cold winters' evenings, you will also be supplied with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water.
But before you start smashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some vital considerations you must bear in mind to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance within domestic homes in Rochdale must conform to Part J of the building regulations, and this applies to fireplaces, flue linings, hearths and chimney breasts. If your home is a listed building you will also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work begins.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A simple remodeling of a current fireplace can probably be achieved by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, however if any building work is required there's the chance of running into structural issues that need to be handled by a professional. If you're lucky when you open up a boarded fireplace you may find a decent chimney breast, lintel and hearth that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. What is more common however is a patch of old brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and needs some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there's not just a fire risk to your home, but there can be health hazards, which is why it is better to bring in a certified Rochdale installation team for fireplaces. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure sufficient amounts of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. A deficiency of oxygen means that the fire won't burn effectively, and carbon monoxide could accumulate, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.
To get past this issue a fireplace specialist in Rochdale will evaluate the circumstances and install vents in the room, or beneath the floors, to guarantee a sufficient air flow for the fire to combust safely and effectively. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed as they can often trap moist air inside them causing damp to build up inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
An enormous amount of muck and soot can be released from an old chimney upon reopening it for renovation. It is good practice to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from a room where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by soot, dust and muck that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation works. If you are lucky enough to be working on a full home renovation project then it should be one of the first tasks to work on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. This should help to prevent any damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed restoration work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you are able to see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and see what can be repaired. The first item on your agenda will be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They will be able to offer professional guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, concerning the situation with the chimney and if it is advisable to replace the existing lining.
It might be vital to fit a new flue liner to conform to the all important UK Building Regulations, and work may also be required to beef up the existing chimney and breast. These are jobs that should be done by a skilled craftsman with a knowledge of the relevant regulations and sound construction skills.
If it is necessary to change the width of opening of your exposed fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting lintel must be installed. As soon as this has been done the next phase for your Rochdale fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. In the old days the hearth was set into the floor, however current building regs demand that it is raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from marble, slate or concrete are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Rochdale should be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match the design of your room.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be tricky when faced with the various styles and designs available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. The advice and suggestions from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace which is both suited to your flue and chimney, and suited to your decor.
The age of your house, and the theme that you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you determine the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable for you. If you've got an attractive inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look striking set within it, and has the added benefit of effectively reflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
A cast iron wood burner is also a great choice if you don't have a chimney breast in your Rochdale property. This type of fireplace can be installed with a flue which is routed through an external wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, GAS, MULTI-FUEL OR OPEN FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the flickering of a natural fire on a cool winters' evening, however if your circumstances do not allow for this, what are the other available options?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be used with different fuels, such as smokeless coal, gas, oil or wood, and become a focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Rochdale. The AGA range is well known as being able to provide heating for the whole home, a supply of hot water and a hob and oven for cooking all in one unit.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for your room and can be used with a range of solid fuels. An open fire is lovely to see and modern fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, smoky and draughty things they used to be.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Rochdale, can easily be fitted by any competent person. They can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish one from the genuine article.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Rochdale can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which can be found in a range of styles, and can even be fitted freestanding. A version with an integrated back boiler will supply supplementary heating by transferring the heated water to radiators in cold rooms in your property.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a multitude of styles to suit any property and are generally more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified technician must maintain and install any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Fireplace installation is available in Rochdale and also in nearby places like: Denshaw, Syke, Firgrove, Sudden, Buersil, Belfield, Balderstone, Marland, Lower Place, Smallbridge, Smithybridge, Crimble, Royton, Heywood, Castleton, Whitworth, Shawclough, Mitchell Hey, and in these postcodes OL11 1HW, OL10 1RL, OL11 1LQ, OL11 1JT, OL11 1QA, OL11 1AU, OL10 4DR, OL11 1JQ, OL11 1DT, OL11 1JG. Local Rochdale fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01706 and the postcode OL11. Click the "quote" banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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Greater Manchester Fireplace Enquiries
Current Greater Manchester fireplace installation customer job requests: Arun and Lilly-Rose Compton recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a multi fuel fireplace in Hattersley, Greater Manchester. Elvis Wall and Jaya Wall recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a gas fire in a semi-detached house in Guide Bridge, Greater Manchester. Richard Weaver and Zofia Weaver recently asked for a price quote for the installation of a wood burning stove in Worsley, Greater Manchester. Pranav and Antonina Goulding recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new gas fire in Winton, Greater Manchester. Walter Macmillan and Sarah Macmillan recently asked for an estimate for opening up and restoring an old, boarded up fireplace in Shevington. Elora and Angus Dodds recently asked for a price quote for re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in Blackrod, Greater Manchester. Greta Sharma and Zachary Sharma recently enquired about installing an electric fire in a semi-detached house in High Lane. Kate and Raphael Jewell recently asked for a price quote for re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and installing a new wood burning stove in a bungalow in Springhead, Greater Manchester.
Fireplace Installers Near Rochdale
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In the past 12 months fireplaces were professionally fitted in the following Rochdale streets: Denehurst Road, The Strand, Craven Gardens, Dowling Street, Claymere Avenue, Cartmel, The Walk, Back Pine Street, Clegg Hall Road, Castleton Road South, Buckley Chase, Tavistock Road, Cooper Street, The Springs, Brow Street, Stanhope Street, Taylor Street, Dunlin Close, Downley Close, Stock Close, Dew Meadow Close, Bingley Terrace, Disley Street, Cedar Street, Spinners Green, Thornlea Drive, Athol Street, Back Chapel Street, Boundary Street, and in these Greater Manchester postcodes: OL11 1HW, OL10 1RL, OL11 1LQ, OL11 1JT, OL11 1QA, OL11 1AU, OL10 4DR, OL11 1JQ, OL11 1DT, OL11 1JG.
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Fireplace installation in OL11 area, telephone code 01706.