Fireplace Fitter Rotherham South Yorkshire (S60): Installing a new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Rotherham home is an excellent way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. If you decide to combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those nippy winters' evenings, you'll also be provided with a plentiful supply of boiling hot water.
There are some vital things to consider before you start any work, in order to create an attractive, safe and efficient fireplace in your property. Any combustible appliance installed in residential homes in Rotherham must comply with Part J of the building regulations, and this covers fireplaces, flue linings, chimney breasts and hearths. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with the local council to see if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it might be possible to restore a bricked-up or closed-off fireplace, but the likelihood of running into structural issues in many cases is high. If you're fortunate when you expose a blocked up fireplace you might find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that involves little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. However, what you will more likely discover is an area of old bricks that conceals problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
A poorly installed fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in Rotherham with the experience and knowledge to do the work effectively. There must always be enough airflow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure adequate amounts of oxygen allow the fire to burn safely. If there's not enough airflow then it's possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.
It might be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fireplace to get adequate oxygen to burn safely and effectively all the time. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed because they can often trap moist air inside them causing damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
It's amazing how much soot and grime can build up inside an old chimney and fireplace and you will not know what is there until you open it up. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the chance of impairment from dust and soot is still likely and it's advisable to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning commences. If you're lucky enough to be working on a full room renovation then it should be one of the first tasks to complete before re-plastering and decorating the walls. This will help to prevent any discolouration damage by dirt and chimney soot to any completed restoration work.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you're able to see the fireplace opening it is time to sweep and clean the hearth and chimney and figure out what is fit for restoring. Bringing in a chimney sweep to clean your chimney will be one of the first things on your to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and while doing this will inspect the condition of the chimney and offer you advice on whether you need a new flue lining.
If it is necessary to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all current Building Regulations must be followed. These are tasks that need to be done by a capable builder with a good understanding of the applicable building regs and sound construction skills.
If you need to change the size of opening of your original fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your new design, a supporting lintel will have to be installed. As soon as this is complete the next step of your fireplace installation in Rotherham will be to update the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you'll need to raise it to observe the latest building regs. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to choose a bespoke, tailor-made hearth, however there are a wide variety of pre-made hearths in concrete, slate or marble.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will illustrate the options that are available for the different fireplace styles and designs. Not all fireplaces may be appropriate for your flue and chimney and it's wise to accept any guidance and advice offered by your fireplace installers regarding your specific situation.
Certain homes and rooms will be more suited to an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For example, a cast iron wood burner looks wonderful set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.
Even if your Rotherham home does not have a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace by putting in a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with its own stainless steel flue that's routed through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed safely.
GAS, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
Who doesn't enjoy the warmth and glow of an open fireplace on a cool winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, such as coal, wood, gas or oil, and become a unique focal point in any kitchen or living room in Rotherham. Some designs, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, can also be used for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire home.
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of styles to suit any period of property in Rotherham, and can even be freestanding. A version with an integrated back boiler can provide additional heating by transferring the piping hot water to radiators in cold rooms in your property.
Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a multitude of styles to suit any home and are typically more efficient than wood burners. A Gas Safe registered engineer must install and maintain any gas fire in your home.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of styles make electric fires a popular choice for Rotherham homes that don't have a chimney. Modern electric fires can deliver authentic looking flame effects and and sometimes even the sound of crackling wood to mimic an open fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for your room and can utilise a range of solid fuels. A professionally fitted modern open fire will be nothing like the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps blocked up by past owners, and its glowing elegance is a delightful addition to any home in Rotherham.
Fireplace installations are available in Rotherham and also in nearby places like: Dalton, Listerdale, Bradgate, Brinsworth, Greasebrough, Canklow, Eastwood, Kimberworth, Herringthorpe, Dalton Magna, Deepdale, Aldwarke, Wincobank, Meadowhall, Tinsley, Parkgate, and in these postcodes S60 1HH, S60 1PH, S60 2AZ, S60 1LL, S60 1YB, S60 1QP, S60 1RH, S60 1AJ, S60 1PS, S60 1PZ. Locally based Rotherham fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode S60 and the dialling code 01709. Click the "quote" form or banner to get info on fireplace installation in your location.
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Simply "Googling it" appears to be the way in which most people in Rotherham try to find all sorts of services nowadays. I would have thought that you're browsing this web page at this point because you chanced upon it by using Ask, Bing, Yahoo or Google and it showed up on page 1. On the face of it it might appear that the listings on the opening page are just what the doctor ordered, but that is not always the reality. Entering "fireplace installation Rotherham", "fireplace installation in Rotherham", "fireplace installation near me" or "Rotherham fireplace installation" will usually be the course of action to follow when hunting for fireplace installers in Rotherham.
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Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in the following Rotherham streets and roads - Benton Way, South Crescent, Chevril Court, Blyth Avenue, Sebastian View, Aldrin Way, Cambridge Crescent, Badsworth Way, St Peters Close, Coverleigh Road, Scholes Lane, Conrad Drive, Chapelfield Road, The Flats, Avill Way, Dunns Dale, Billingley View, Stocks Lane, The Orchard, The Crescent, Athron Drive, Aubretia Avenue, College Park Close, Scovell Avenue, Cambridge Place, Sledgate Drive, St Johns Road, Douglas Street, Stanley Terrace, St James Drive, as well as these local Rotherham postcodes: S60 1HH, S60 1PH, S60 2AZ, S60 1LL, S60 1YB, S60 1QP, S60 1RH, S60 1AJ, S60 1PS, S60 1PZ.
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