Fireplace Fitter Southwater West Sussex (RH13): Putting in a new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Southwater property is a splendid way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those cold winters' evenings can even prove to be cheaper than certain central heating systems, providing that you have a good source of timber. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of hot water at the same time.
But before you begin smashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some vital things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance within domestic homes in Southwater must follow Part J of the building regs, and this applies to hearths, fireplaces, chimney breasts and flue linings. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you must check with the local authorities if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your home.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the work in renovating an existing fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but structural and safety issues are often found which need to be resolved professionally. It could be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you will need nothing more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a visit from a chimney sweep. What you'll more likely discover is a patch of crumbling, old bricks that conceals problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
Due to the acute fire risk and health problems that can result from an improperly installed or restored fireplace, it is best to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a competent fireplace fitter in Southwater. A major factor of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. If the airflow is not sufficient then it's possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be lethal.
To get past this concern a professional installation team will consider the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or underneath the floors, to ensure a sufficient airflow for the fire to combust properly and safely. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and causing staining and damp spots, vents might have to be fitted by the installation team to introduce more airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A huge amount of soot and other grime can be discharged from an old chimney upon reopening it for restoration. It is wise to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from a room where you're planning to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by dust, dirt and soot that might be whipped up during the fireplace installation work. If you're fortunate enough to be carrying out a complete renovation then it should be one of the very first tasks to focus on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will stop any chimney soot causing damage to other stages of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plasterwork.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the opening of your fireplace it is time to sweep and clean the chimney and hearth and work out what is fit for refurbishment. You now ought to contact your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They'll be able to provide professional advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, as to the state of the chimney and whether you need to exchange the existing 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 Building Regulations. These are projects that should be done by a competent tradesman with a good understanding of the pertinent building regs and quality construction skills.
If the size of the original fireplace is bigger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel should be put in. When your new lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the renovation, installation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. You might discover that your existing hearth has been set into a floor void, however to be in accordance with latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from marble, slate or concrete are available to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Southwater may be able to offer you a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match your room style.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your perfect fireplace can be challenging when faced with the various styles that are available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. The advice and suggestions from your fireplace installers, which will be specific to your requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace which is both perfect for your existing chimney and flue, as well as for your home's decor.
Certain houses and rooms will be more suitable for an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For example, an inglenook fireplace can be an ideal backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its character and deflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Southwater home doesn't have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. An existing chimney is not needed in this instance since a stainless steel flue is taken directly from the rear or top of the stove and taken out through an exterior wall.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a log fire cannot be surpassed, but what alternatives are out there if this kind of fireplace is not possible in your Southwater property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use oil, gas, coal and wood to deliver a multi-purpose stove for any home in Southwater. The AGA range for example is well known as being capable of providing heating for an entire home, a constant hot water supply and a hob and oven all in one unit.
Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a varied choice of styles make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Southwater properties that don't have a chimney breast. They can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish one from the real thing.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in a lot of homes in Southwater, and can have modern or classic styling to suit your decor. If combined with a back boiler can provide hot water for radiators or for other use in your house.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and more efficient when compared to open fireplaces, there are a whole host of designs to suit any Southwater home. Have to be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) technician.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use different fuels such as briquettes, wood, coal and other flammable materials. An expertly fitted modern open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was perhaps bricked up by past owners, and its glowing charm is a welcome addition to any room in Southwater.
Fireplace installation is available in Southwater and also in: Coneyhurst, Adversane, West Grinstead, Cowfold, Lower Beeding, Shipley, Billingshurst, Mannings Heath, Slinfold, Brooks Green, Copsale, Itchingfield, Five Oaks, Nuthurst, Barns Green, The Bar, and in these postcodes RH13 9AT, RH13 9GE, RH13 9DT, RH13 9GW, RH13 9HD, RH13 9ST, RH13 9HR, RH13 9XU, RH13 0LA, RH13 9EU. Locally based Southwater fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode RH13 and the telephone code 01403.
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Households in Reeds Lane, Green Close, Little Close, Infirmary Drive, The Fieldings, Little Bridges Close, Kerves Lane, The Gables, Barnes Wallis Avenue, Swan Close, Oak Road, Poppy Close, Sedgewick Lane, Christ's Hospital Road, The Brook, The Avenue, Bamborough Close, Arundel Close, Woodfield, Mapledown Close, Marlpost Road, King Edward Road, Camelot Close, Bodiam Close, New Road, Two Mile Ash Road, Foxfield Cottages, Bluecoat Pond, Cedar Drive, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also undertaken in these Southwater area postcodes: RH13 9AT, RH13 9GE, RH13 9DT, RH13 9GW, RH13 9HD, RH13 9ST, RH13 9HR, RH13 9XU, RH13 0LA, RH13 9EU.
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