Fireplace Fitter Stony Stratford Buckinghamshire (MK11): Putting in a brand new fireplace or re-opening an old disused fireplace in your Stony Stratford home is a splendid way to add a homely feel and some character to any room. Adding an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those frosty winter evenings can even prove more economical than certain central heating systems, providing that you have a good source of timber or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water at the same time.
There are some crucial considerations to make before you commence any work, in order to establish an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your home. All work must comply with Part J of the Building Regulations, which covers the installation and construction of hearths, chimney breasts, flue linings and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If you are living in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with the local authorities to see if planning permission is necessary for a fireplace installation in your property.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a competent and enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer it might be quite possible to renovate an existing bricked-up or blocked fireplace, however the likelihood of experiencing structural issues in many cases is high. If you are fortunate when you expose a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent hearth, lintel and chimney breast that needs little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. More likely you'll come across a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural modifications.
Due to the acute health and fire risk problems that can be caused by a poorly fitted or restored fireplace, it is better to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of an experienced fireplace fitter in Stony Stratford. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it's a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. Not enough oxygen means the fire won't burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can lead to death.
It may be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fireplace to get ample oxygen to burn effectively and safely at all times. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also need to have air vents installed as they can trap moist air within them causing damp to develop inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Having a fireplace opened up can cause a lot of of dirt and soot to enter your house. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your furniture and supply some form of protection, but it is sensible where feasible to remove carpets and furniture from the area before any work commences. If you are installing a fireplace as part of an overall home renovation project then it should be one of the initial things to be done after you have brought the room back to bare floors and walls. By opening a fireplace first you will prevent any soot from the chimney causing discolouration damage to other parts of your project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now you can see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and figure out what is fit for refurbishment. Bringing in a proper chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first items on the to-do-list. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing so can check the structural condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether a new flue liner is needed.
Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. These are projects that should be done by a capable craftsman with knowledge of the appropriate building regs and quality construction skills.
In buildings that are older you might discover the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be necessary to modify the opening. When your new lintel is safely in position you can now proceed with the renovation, installation and updating of the fireplace hearth. In the old days the hearth was generally set into the floor, but current building regulations require it to be raised above floor level. You can get custom-made options to fit virtually any size and design of fireplace, or you can select from a range of popular size and shape hearths to fit in with your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be tricky amongst the different designs and styles available from an online shop or fireplace showroom. Not all fireplaces will be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue and it is wise to accept any advice from your sales and installation team regarding your specific circumstances.
Whether you decide on an open fireplace, a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner will be based on the all round style you're trying to establish, your current decor and maybe, the age of your house. As an example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks splendid set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room effectively.
If your Stony Stratford home does not have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by putting in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This type of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue which is channeled through an external wall and doesn't require a chimney, to be installed safely.
GAS, OPEN, WOOD, ELECTRIC OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of a log fire can't be beaten, but what options are out there if this style of fireplace isn't possible in your Stony Stratford home?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with options to use coal, wood, gas and oil to deliver a multi-purpose heater for any property in Stony Stratford. Some styles, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, can also be used for generating hot water, cooking and heating your entire home.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. An expertly installed open fire is a far cry from the smoky old fireplace that was blocked up by past owners, and its glowing charm is a welcome addition to any home in Stony Stratford.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to suit any home in Stony Stratford, can be easily fitted by anyone who's reasonable competent. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.
Gas Fireplaces - Offering instant heat and being more thermally efficient than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves, there are a wide selection of styles to suit any period of property. A Gas Safe certified technician must maintain and fit any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in many homes in Stony Stratford, and can have modern or classic design to suit your decoration. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide steaming hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in other rooms via radiators.
Fireplace installation is available in Stony Stratford and also in: Middle Weald, Wolverton Mill, Passenham, Cosgrove, Fullers Slade, Beachampton, Greenleys, Calverton, Lower Weald, Wicken, Deanshanger, Old Stratford, Puxley, and in these postcodes MK11 1NN, MK11 1DT, MK11 1BQ, MK11 1NJ, MK11 1EU, MK11 1FD, MK11 1ED, MK11 1HW, MK11 1HB, MK11 1FN. Local Stony Stratford fireplace specialists will most likely have the phone code 01908 and the postcode MK11. Verifying this can confirm that you access locally based tradespeople installing fireplaces. Stony Stratford home and business owners will be able to utilise these and numerous other fireplace related services. Simply click the "quote" banner or form to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
Chimney Sweep Stony Stratford
Irrespective of whether you've got a wood burner or an open fire, it's important to get your chimney swept regularly. Chimneys should be cleaned and swept at least once each year, if not more.
It's invariably better to call in a professional Stony Stratford chimney sweep if you want to get this job done correctly. Hiring a chimney sweep doesn't only keep your chimney nice and clean but also highlights any problems that there might be with your chimney.
If you do not regularly sweep your chimney in Stony Stratford, the resulting build-up of soot, ash and creosote can easily lead to a chimney fire. An equally hazardous situation that can arise as a result of a poorly maintained chimney is carbon monoxide gas flowing back into your home.
In the unlikely event that any accidents or damages occur while you are having your chimney swept, make sure your chosen Stony Stratford chimney sweep has public liability cover. To get a chimney swept in Stony Stratford, GO HERE for a quote. You can also get chimney sweeps in Middle Weald, Wolverton Mill, Passenham, Cosgrove, Fullers Slade, Beachampton, Greenleys, Calverton, Lower Weald, Wicken, Deanshanger, Old Stratford, Puxley, and and of course in Stony Stratford.
Stony Stratford Skip Hire
Let's face it, the majority of home improvements or garden revamps in Stony Stratford often generate a fair amount of waste. Different amounts of waste will be generated by fireplace installations, subject to your specific circumstances. In many cases the tradesman you're employing will happily take away the waste that is produced during the course of the work, but beware - quite a few of them don't!
Where there's quite a lot of waste, most homeowners in Stony Stratford tend to hire a skip. Skips come in various different according to your requirements, and choosing which skip to order is crucial. Mini-skips will generally accommodate 2 yds of rubbish, midi-skips accommodate 4 yds of rubbish, builders skips accommodate 6 yds of rubbish and roll-on-roll-off skips accommodate 20 yds of rubbish. Skip bags normally accommodate 1-1.5 yds of rubbish.
To hire a skip for your project in Stony Stratford, GO HERE for a quote.
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Fireplace Installers Near Stony Stratford
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