Fireplace Fitter Runcorn Cheshire (WA7): An excellent way to add character to any Runcorn property is by installing a brand new fireplace, or restoring an existing one. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those chilly winters' evenings can even prove to be more economical than some 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 plenty of hot water at the same time.
But before you start smashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some essential considerations you must bear in mind to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. All work carried out must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of flue linings, fireplaces, chimney breasts and hearths of any combustible appliance. If you own a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work can commence.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a competent and keen DIY'er it may be possible to restore an existing blocked up fireplace, however the likelihood of encountering structural issues in most cases is unfortunately high. If you are fortunate when you expose a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent chimney breast, hearth and lintel that involves nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. What you will most likely discover is a patch of crumbling bricks that conceals issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there is not just a risk of fire to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is best to bring in a certified Runcorn installation team for a fireplace. There must always be enough airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure sufficient amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn properly. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can soon develop from a fire burning inefficiently in a poorly ventilated space.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fireplace to receive adequate oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also need to have air vents installed since they can sometimes trap moist air inside them and cause damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
An enormous amount of soot and other grime can be released from an old chimney upon reopening it for renovation. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets for your furniture and supply a bit of protection, however it's advisable where feasible to remove furniture and carpets from the room before work starts. If you're installing a fireplace as part of a larger restoration project then it ought to be one of the first things to be done once you've taken the room back to its bare walls and floors. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any chimney soot causing discolouration damage to other phases of your project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've exposed your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean up any sections of hearth that can be re-used. The first thing on your checklist should be to call in a professional chimney sweep. They will not only make certain your chimney and flue are nice and clean, but they can also determine the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer advice about whether you need to replace any area of the chimney structure and flue.
It may be necessary to put in a new flue liner to comply with the Building Regulations, and construction might also be needed to reinforce the original chimney and breast. A competent fireplace installer in Runcorn will be needed to accomplish this task, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to follow all regulations.
If it is necessary to modify the width of opening of your existing fireplace to a more suitable size for your new design, a supporting lintel should be put in. When your lintel is in position and secure you may now proceed with the upgrade, installation and repair of the fireplace hearth. You might find the original hearth has been sunken into a floor void, however to conform to latest building regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you might have to choose a custom-built hearth, but there are also a wide variety of ready to fit hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be difficult amongst the various styles that are available from a fireplace showroom or online store. Not all fireplaces may be suitable for your chimney and flue therefore it's wise to accept any guidance and advice from your fireplace installers in relation to your particular situation.
Some homes and rooms will be more suited to an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. If you've got an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look stunning in this surrounding, and also has the benefit of effectively deflecting the heat into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
Even if you don't have a chimney breast in your Runcorn home, it's still possible to put in a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This type of fireplace can be installed with a flue that's routed through an external wall and does not require a chimney, to be installed and work safely.
ELECTRIC, WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates an ambience and charm that simply cannot be matched, but what are the other available options to put into in your brand new fireplace in Runcorn?
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel available on the market. In earlier times an open fire might have had a reputation of being draughty, inefficient and smoky, however a professionally fitted contemporary fireplace is a joy to behold while basking in the warm glow it provides.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more efficient when compared with open fireplaces, there are a multitude of designs and styles to suit any period of property. A Gas Safe registered engineer must fit and maintain any gas fire in your property.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by anyone who is reasonable competent and there are designs which are suitable for almost any room and house in Runcorn. Modern electric fires can deliver "real" looking flame effects and even the crackling sound of wood to imitate a real fire when set into into a conventional fireplace.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in many properties in Runcorn, and can have classic or modern design to complement your furnishings. A model with an integrated back boiler can deliver additional heating capabilities by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your property.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates they can be fired up with with various fuels, such as gas, coal, wood or oil, and become a unique focal point in any living room or kitchen in Runcorn. They can be utilised not only for heating a single room, but some designs such as the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole property if they are plumbed into a radiator system.
Fireplace installation is available in Runcorn and also in: Widnes, Astmoor, Norton, Palacefields, Windmill Hill, Manor Park, Higher Runcorn, Brookvale, Beechwood, Weston, Castlefields, Murdishaw, Halton, Halton Brook, Preston Brook, and in these postcodes WA7 1BG, WA7 1DD, WA7 1ER, WA7 1RZ, WA7 1GW, WA7 1GH, WA7 1NU, WA7 1PY, WA7 1JZ, WA7 1AU. Locally based Runcorn fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone code 01928 and the postcode WA7. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get specifics of fireplace installation in your area.
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Cheshire Fireplace Enquiries
Recent Cheshire fireplace posts: Jude and Charlie Garrett recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of an open fireplace in Bunbury. Mikaeel and Harper-Rose Bates recently asked for a quote for re-opening and restoring an old brick fireplace in a semi-detached house in Cuddington. Diya and Darren Alderson recently enquired about getting a price for installing a wood burner in a bungalow in Moulton, Cheshire. Nusaybah Crossley and Jason Crossley recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burning stove in Rixton. Neve Boon and Faris Boon recently enquired about opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fireplace in a semi-detached house in Higher Wincham. Samir Sadiq and Thalia Sadiq recently asked for an estimate for opening up an old, bricked up fireplace and fitting a new electric fireplace in a terraced house in Warrington. Arisha Cunningham and Brodie Cunningham recently asked for a price quote for re-opening and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in a bungalow in Wrenbury, Cheshire. Tessa and Ayrton Nixon recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a multi fuel stove in Weston, Cheshire.
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In the past 12 months fireplaces were professionally fitted in the following Runcorn streets: Boston Avenue, Chatteris Park, The Butts, The Hollies, Cunliffe Close, Canal Side, The Croft, Sunniside Lane, Brackley Street, Cynthia Road, St Austell Close, Braithwaite Close, Barton Close, Sydney Street, Bayvil Close, Constables Close, Canon Street, Barncroft, Sandy Lane, Stanley Street, Buttermere Grove, Dorchester Park, Companys Close, Clarence Terrace, Spinnaker Close, Spring Court, Cannell Court, Sherborne Close, Chester Close, Cherrytree Avenue, and in these Cheshire postcodes: WA7 1BG, WA7 1DD, WA7 1ER, WA7 1RZ, WA7 1GW, WA7 1GH, WA7 1NU, WA7 1PY, WA7 1JZ, WA7 1AU.
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