Fireplace Fitter Thornaby North Yorkshire (TS17): Re-opening up an unused fireplace or having a new one installed is a wonderful way to add charm to any room of your property in Thornaby. If you decide to add a back boiler to your brand new fireplace, not only can you delight in the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those nippy winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with lots of hot water.
Before any actual work begins, for example demolishing the walls of a boarded up fireplace or prising away at a blocked chimney, there are some pressing things to consider. Work that is conducted on the chimney breasts, hearths, flue linings and fireplaces of any combustible appliances, must conform to Part J of the Building Regulations. For the installation of a fireplace in a listed building, or one that sits in an official conservation area, you will have to find out from the local authorities if planning permission is necessary.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
When refurbishing an old blocked up fireplace, there is a high likelihood of stumbling on structural issues, so even if you're a keen DIYer you could easily find this sort of work difficult. It might be your good fortune when you remove the covering from a disused fireplace to discover a hidden gem which requires little more than a good clear out and a call to a chimney sweep to get a roaring fire going. It's a lot more likely however, that you will reveal a flue that is blocked and a swathe of old brickwork that will need to be reinforced structurally to make it safe.
If a fireplace is installed improperly there's not only a risk of fire to your property, but there can be health hazards, which is why it is better to employ a competent Thornaby installation company for fireplaces. Ensuring that sufficient oxygen is available for a fire to burn correctly is a key part of Part J of the Building Regulations for fireplaces. If the airflow is not sufficient then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
To get past this concern a fireplace specialist in Thornaby will assess the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or underneath the floor, to ensure an adequate amount of air flow for the fire to burn effectively and safely. Moist air can often get trapped within unused chimney flues which might also need to have flue vents installed to increase air circulation, and avoid issues with damp inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
It's amazing just how much dirt and soot can build up inside an old fireplace and you will not know precisely what is there until you open it up. It's a good idea to remove your your carpets and furniture before any fireplace restoration work and chimney sweeping starts, as even with covers and other dust protection for your home furnishings, the chance of damage from dust and soot is still possible. Because of the mess involved, if your fireplace installation is just part of a more substantial home renovation project, it should be one of the initial things to be done after the room has been taken back to bare floors and walls in preparation. The explanation for this is to lower the chances of any discolouring damage to refurbishment work that has previously been accomplished.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace uncovered, it's time to determine what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and give the hearth and chimney an intensive clean. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the initial things on the agenda. Whilst doing cleaning and sweeping, they'll be able to determine the structural integrity of your chimney and flue, and suggest what's needed to get everything working safely.
After a chimney sweep examination it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. A competent craftsman who is familiar with the Building Regs and decent construction practices will be needed to complete this work.
In buildings that are older you may find that the revealed fireplace is too large for your purposes, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be needed to adapt the opening. When your new concrete lintel is safely in position you may now press on with the renovation, updating and installation of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to observe the latest regulations. Ready-made options from marble, slate or concrete are available to achieve this, or your fireplace fitter in Thornaby might be able to offer a bespoke, made to measure hearth to complement your room style.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult amongst the many styles available from a fireplace showroom or online store. It is quite possible that owing to your current flue and chimney, that some fireplaces may not be appropriate, therefore it pays to follow the the advice and recommendations of the fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Some rooms and properties will be more suited to open fireplaces than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a perfect backdrop to a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its charm and deflects the heat into the room.
If your Thornaby property doesn't have a chimney you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. Provided that you've got an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be channeled, you don't need a pre-existing chimney in place to enjoy that "real" fire experience.
MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, OPEN, ELECTRIC OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of an open fire can't be matched, but what options are available if this sort of fireplace isn't possible within your Thornaby home?
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Thornaby can be improved by the installment of a wood burning stove, which are available in a variety of designs, and can even be installed as a free standing feature. A model with an integrated back boiler can provide supplementary heating by connecting the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold room of your home.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for any room and can utilise a variety of solid fuels. In past times an open fire may have had a reputation of being draughty, smoky and inefficient, but a professionally installed fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst lounging in the warmth it provides.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different designs to suit all types of home and their efficiency to warm a room is better than wood burning stoves. Gas fires must only be fitted and maintained by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (previously CORGI registered).
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use gas, coal, oil and wood to furnish you with a versatile heater for any house in Thornaby. They can be used not just for heating a room, but some designs like the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the entire house when plumbed into an existing radiator system.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any competent person and there are varieties which are appropriate for just about any room and property in Thornaby. Can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish them from the genuine thing.
Fireplace installations are available in Thornaby and also nearby in: Long Newton, Linthorpe, Acklam, Norton, Middleton St George, Egglescliffe, Yarm, Kirklevington, Ingleby Barwick, Maltby, Stainton, Hemlington, Marton-in-Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Redmarshall, and in these postcodes TS17 0AE, TS17 0LH, TS15 9RH, TS17 0NW, TS17 0LW, TS17 0HQ, TS17 0FD, TS17 0NQ, TS17 0PX, TS17 0BA. Locally based Thornaby fireplace specialists will likely have the dialling code 01642 and the postcode TS17. Checking this out will confirm you are accessing locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Thornaby householders are able to utilise these and various other related services.
Chimney Sweeping Thornaby
The routine sweeping of your chimney is important if you have a log burning stove or an open fire in your home in Thornaby. At least once each year is the recommendation for chimney sweeping.
It's invariably best to call in a specialist Thornaby chimney sweep if you want to get this job done properly. This not only means that you chimney is kept nice and clean, the chimney sweep will also be able to spot any issues with you chimney.
If you don't consistently sweep your chimney in Thornaby, the resulting build-up of soot and creosote can quite easily lead to a chimney fire. As well as stopping fires, you will also want to prevent the chance of poisoning by carbon monoxide gas. When a chimney becomes blocked this noxious substance can be drawn back into your home with horrible consequences.
This all adds up to the fact that you should always employ a reliable Thornaby chimney sweep, and one who has good public liability cover in case of any accidents or damages. To arrange your chimney sweep in Thornaby CLICK HERE. chimney sweeps are also available in Long Newton, Linthorpe, Acklam, Norton, Middleton St George, Egglescliffe, Yarm, Kirklevington, Ingleby Barwick, Maltby, Stainton, Hemlington, Marton-in-Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees, Redmarshall, and in Thornaby, North Yorkshire.
Fireplace Installation North Yorkshire
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Thornaby Fireplace Related Tasks
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Fireplace Installers Near Thornaby
Also find: Linthorpe fireplace installers, Kirklevington fireplace installers, Acklam fireplace installers, Stainton fireplace installers, Egglescliffe fireplace installers, Long Newton fireplace installers, Marton-in-Cleveland fireplace installers, Middleton St George fireplace installers, Redmarshall fireplace installers, Hemlington fireplace installers, Norton fireplace installers and more.
Fireplaces Around Thornaby: In the past 12 months fireplaces were fitted in the following Thornaby streets: Franklin Court, Humber Road, Leven Grove, Teesgate, Ayton Road, Allensway, Thorntree Road, Millbank Lane, Cuthbert Close, Holbeck Walk, Lunebeck Walk, Grange Road, Middleway, Hailsham Avenue, Briar Road, Langley Avenue, Hartington Close, Starbeck Walk, Hastings Close, Victor Way, Stanford Close, Rona Gardens, Stanley Close, Lingdale Road, Scalby Square, Axton Close, Elm Grove, Eltham Crescent, and in these North Yorkshire postcodes: TS17 0AE, TS17 0LH, TS15 9RH, TS17 0NW, TS17 0LW, TS17 0HQ, TS17 0FD, TS17 0NQ, TS17 0PX, TS17 0BA. These areas recently saw activity by local installers of fireplaces. Thornaby property owners received trusted and competent fireplace services.
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Fireplace installation in TS17 area, phone code 01642.