Fireplace Fitter Tynemouth Tyne and Wear (NE30): Putting in a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Tynemouth property is an excellent way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any room. Nippy winter evenings can become a joy as you relax in front of your fireplace listening to the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also enjoy free hot water too.
There are some important considerations you must think of before you start any work, in order to establish an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your home. Any work that is undertaken on your flue lining, chimney breast, hearth and fireplace must conform to the Part J building regs for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your home is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the remodeling work to a pre-existing fireplace if you've got the ability to do so, but safety and structural problems are often found which need to be resolved professionally. It may be that so as to get a fire burning once more you need nothing more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. More likely you will discover old brickwork that needs structural modifications and a blocked flue.
Due to the serious fire risk and health problems that can be caused by an improperly fitted or restored fireplace, it's best to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of a skilled fireplace fitter and builder in Tynemouth. Airflow has to be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations that this is the case. If the airflow is not good enough then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause carbon monoxide fumes to build up, which can be lethal.
To get past this issue a professional Tynemouth fireplace installer will evaluate the situation and install vents in the room, or underneath the floor, to guarantee a sufficient air flow for the fire to combust properly and safely. They may have to fit air vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
An enormous amount of soot and dust can be released from a bricked up fireplace upon reopening it for restoration. Even with coverings for your furniture, the chance of damage from soot and dirt is still likely and it's advisable to remove your furniture and carpets before any fireplace renovation work starts. If you are fortunate enough to be carrying out a complete home restoration project then it should be one of the initial jobs to work on before re-plastering and decorating the walls. By opening up a fireplace first you will avoid any soot from the chimney causing damage to other phases of your renovation project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
With the fireplace uncovered, it is time to see what is in a fit state to be renovated or replaced and to give the hearth and chimney a thorough cleaning. The very first job on your agenda will be to call in a competent chimney sweep. Not only will they make sure your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can additionally assess the condition of the chimney and flue liner and provide advice if you need to upgrade any area of the flue and chimney.
Following a chimney sweep assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue liner as set out in Part J of the Building Regulations. These are tasks that require a competent craftsman with knowledge of the appropriate regulations and quality construction skills.
If it is necessary to adjust the size of opening of your original fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a lintel support will have to be installed. When your lintel is in place and secure you can now press on with the installation, renovation and updating of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you will have to raise it above floor level to observe the latest regulations. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you may have to choose a tailor-made hearth, but there are a whole host of ready to fit hearths in slate, marble or concrete.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you have lots of choice with a wide array of different choices available to you. It is entirely possible that because of your current chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces might not be appropriate, and it's a good idea to follow the recommendations from the fireplace company with respect to this.
Whether you decide on a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be based on the all round style you are trying to establish, your current decor and in some situations, the age of your house. For example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop to a classic cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and reflecting heat back into the room.
Even if your Tynemouth home does not have a chimney breast you've still got the option of a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. This form of fireplace can be installed with its own stainless steel flue which is routed through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be safely installed.
WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the crackling of a natural fireplace on a cool winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using coal, wood, gas and oil to furnish you with a multi-purpose heater for any home in Tynemouth. The AGA range for instance is renowned as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob for cooking all in one useful appliance.
Open Fireplaces - A roaring fire is a focus for any room and it has the capability to burn virtually any solid fuel that is available. An open fire is lovely to see and contemporary fireplaces are no more the inefficient, smoky and draughty objects they used to be.
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of different styles to suit any type of home in Tynemouth, and can even be free standing. A model with an integrated back boiler can provide extra heating by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different styles to suit all home types and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. Have to be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe registered (replaced CORGI register in 2009) tradesperson.
Electric Fireplaces - Straightforward installation and a varied choice of styles make electric fires a popular choice for Tynemouth houses that don't have a chimney. Can be set into conventional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can often be hard to distinguish from the genuine article.
Fireplace installation is available in Tynemouth and also in: South Wellfield, Willington Quay, Monkseaton, Wallsend, South Shields, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, Percy Main, North Shields, West Allotment, Holystone, Chirton, Murton Village, Earsdon, and in these postcodes NE30 2PN, NE30 4HE, NE30 4AS, NE30 2LH, NE30 4JX, NE30 2RU, NE30 2LT, NE30 4BS, NE30 4PS, NE30 4HF. Local Tynemouth fireplace specialists will probably have the phone code 0191 and the postcode NE30.
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Advice and Guidance
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Tyne and Wear Fireplace Enquiries
Recent Tyne and Wear fireplace customer projects: Jessica and Wiktor Cresswell recently requested an estimate for opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new gas fireplace in a detached house in Birtley. Ian Pitt and Peggy Pitt recently enquired about installing a gas fire in a semi-detached house in Newburn, Tyne and Wear. Matias Rushton and Ffion Rushton recently requested a quote for re-opening and repairing an old, bricked up fireplace in Cullercoats. Khadija Daniels and Aden Daniels recently enquired about opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fire in Dudley, Tyne and Wear. Emanuel and Kira Clarkson recently requested a quote for the installation of an open fireplace in Lamesley, Tyne and Wear. Joy and Tom Sneddon recently enquired about installing an electric fireplace in Cleadon, Tyne and Wear. Mr and Mrs Powell recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in Forest Hall, Tyne and Wear. Andrei and Annabella Chambers recently enquired about fitting a wood burning stove in Oxclose, Tyne and Wear.
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In the past 12 months fireplaces were professionally installed in these Tynemouth streets: Northumberland Street, Percy Park, Collingwood Terrace, Loughborough Avenue, Rennington Close, Parkside Crescent, Whitby Street, Millview Drive, Whittingham Close, Princeway, Manor Road, Renaissance Point, Manorway, Newcastle Terrace, Bird Street, Linskill Place, Hulme Avenue, St Oswin's Place, Northumberland Terrace, Denwick Terrace, Hazeldene Court, Church Street, Saxon Drive, Albury Park Road, Percy Park Road, Broadway, Links Avenue, Charlotte Street, Crossway, and in these Tyne and Wear postcodes: NE30 2PN, NE30 4HE, NE30 4AS, NE30 2LH, NE30 4JX, NE30 2RU, NE30 2LT, NE30 4BS, NE30 4PS, NE30 4HF.
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