Fireplace Fitter Tipton West Midlands (DY4): Fitting a new fireplace or re-opening a disused fireplace in your Tipton home is a great way to add charm and a homely feel to any room. Adding an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those cold winters' evenings can even prove less expensive than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a regular source of timber. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of hot water in the process.
However before you start smashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some essential considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any work that's completed on your chimney breast, fireplace, flue lining and hearth must adhere to the UK's building regs, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be capable of doing some of the remodeling work to a blocked up fireplace if you have the skills to do so, but safety and structural problems are often found which need to be resolved by a professional tradesperson. If you are lucky when you open up a stopped up fireplace you may find a decent hearth, chimney breast and lintel that requires nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. It is much more likely that you will discover crumbling brickwork that requires structural modifications and a blocked flue.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there's not just a fire risk to your property, but there can be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is better to employ a specialist Tipton installation company for fireplaces. There always has to be enough airflow into a room where there's a fireplace to ensure sufficient amounts of oxygen for the fire to burn effectively. Insufficient oxygen means that the fire will not burn well, and a build up of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause death.
To get past this issue a professional installation team will consider the situation and fit vents around the room, or beneath the floor, to ensure a satisfactory amount of air flow for the fire to combust effectively and safely. To prevent condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents may need to be installed by the installation team to enhance the airflow.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A large amount of soot and dust can be released from a bricked up chimney upon reopening it for restoration. A thoughtful Tipton fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and provide some form of protection, but it's sensible when possible to remove woven floor coverings and furniture from the room before work starts in earnest. If you're conducting a complete renovation of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. This helps to prevent any staining damage to any restored work you might have already completed.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've opened up your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clean any hearth that is still in position. You now need to speak to your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They will not only make certain that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can also determine the condition of the chimney and flue liner and offer guidance about whether you need to upgrade any section of the chimney and flue.
Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast as demanded by Part J of the Building Regulations. These are jobs that require a capable tradesman with knowledge of the appropriate regulations and quality construction skills.
If the size of the existing fireplace is bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be put in. As soon as this is complete the next phase for your Tipton fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. You may find your existing hearth has been sunken into the floor, however to be in accordance with latest building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to choose a made to measure hearth, however there are a wide variety of "off-the-shelf" hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
If you go to a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with a wide array of different options available to you. It is quite possible that because of your existing chimney and flue, that some fireplaces may not be appropriate, therefore it's advisable to follow the the advice and recommendations of your fireplace installer with respect to this.
Certain houses and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. By way of example, a cast iron wood burner looks amazing set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room effectively.
If your Tipton home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a wood burning or multi fuel stove. This form of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that is taken through an external wall and does not require a chimney, to be safely installed.
OPEN, GAS, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
The feel and ambience of a log fire can't be surpassed, but what alternatives are available if this sort of fireplace is not possible in your Tipton property?
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of designs to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burning stoves or open fireplaces. Must be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) technician.
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a unique focal point for any room and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. In the good old days an open fire may have been associated with being draughty, smoky and inefficient, however a professionally fitted fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warmth it provides.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by anybody who is reasonable competent and there are varieties which are appropriate for just about any room and property in Tipton. Even if your room has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in many households in Tipton, and can have classic or modern styling to suit your furnishings. If coupled with a back boiler can provide piping hot water for radiators or for other use in your home.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use wood, oil, coal and gas to furnish you with a versatile stove for any home in Tipton. The AGA range for instance is renowned as being able to provide heating for the entire home, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob all in one unit.
Fireplace installation is available in Tipton and also in: Bloomfield, Bradley, Tividale, Oldbury, Coseley, Horseley, Roseville, Dudley Port, Woodsetton, Summer Hill, Princes End, Netherton, Wallbrook, Bilston, Upper Gornal, Woodcross, and in these postcodes DY4 0AQ, DY4 0BU, DY4 0JS, B70 0AZ, DY4 0NE, DY4 0DQ, DY4 0JT, DY4 0QS, DY4 0EZ, DY4 0EP. Local Tipton fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode DY4 and the telephone dialling code 0121.
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