Fireplace Fitter Uckfield East Sussex (TN22): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to install a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an excellent way to add a homely feel and some character to any Uckfield property. If you decide to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire during the nippy winter evenings, you'll also be supplied with plenty of hot water.
But before you begin bashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some essential considerations you must bear in mind to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed within residential homes in Uckfield must adhere to Part J of the building regulations, and this applies to chimney breasts, flue linings, hearths and fireplaces. If you are living in a designated conservation area or a listed building you should check with the local authorities to see if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your home.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You may be capable of doing some of the remodeling work to an existing fireplace if you have the ability to do so, but structural and safety problems are often found which need to be resolved by a professional tradesperson. You may be fortunate when uncovering your old fireplace and discover you need nothing more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth in order to get a fire roaring. However, what you will most likely find is an area of crumbling, old bricks that hides problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
A wrongly installed fireplace can cause serious fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace installer in Uckfield with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. Airflow must be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is so. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can soon develop from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated space.
To overcome this issue a professional installation team will consider the circumstances and install vents in the room, or under the flooring, to guarantee a sufficient air flow for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. They might also have to install vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and cause damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK COMMENCES
A large amount of soot and other dirt can be discharged from a bricked up chimney upon reopening it for restoration. It is sensible to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from an area where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by dust, muck and soot that may be disturbed during the fireplace installation work. If you're conducting a full renovation of a property or room, the fireplace ought to be opened up and worked on before any decoration or plastering works are tackled. By opening up a fireplace first you will stop any soot from the chimney causing staining damage to other phases of your project, such as paint on walls or fresh plasterwork.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Now that you can see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and figure out what is fit for refurbishment. You should now get hold of your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. A chimney sweep will firstly clean the flue and whilst doing so can check the structural condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether you need a new flue lining.
If you need to install a new flue liner or strengthen the chimney all relevant Building Regulations must be adhered to. A reputable fireplace installer in Uckfield will be needed to carry out this work, and will need the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all regulations.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are greater than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel must be put in. When your lintel is safely in position you can now get on with the installation, updating and repair of the fireplace hearth. If the existing hearth is sunken into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest building regs. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you might have to purchase a tailor-made hearth, but there are also a whole host of ready-made hearths in slate, concrete or marble.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult amongst the many designs and styles available from a fireplace showroom or online dealer. Every fireplace will not be appropriate for your existing chimney and flue therefore it's wise to accept any advice offered by your sales and installation team regarding your specific circumstances.
The age of your house, and the theme that you are trying to establish for your room, should all help you to decide upon the design and type of fireplace which is most suitable for you. For instance, a wood burning stove looks fantastic set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room to good effect.
A wood burner is also a good option if your Uckfield home does not have a chimney breast. This form of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that's channeled through an external wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be installed safely.
MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, OPEN, GAS OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the glow and warmth of an open fireplace on a cool evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what alternatives are on offer?
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more efficient when compared to wood burners, there are a wide selection of designs to suit any Uckfield home. Must be professionally installed and maintained by Gas Safe registered (previously CORGI registered) tradesman.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become very popular in many households in Uckfield, and can have classic or modern design to complement your decor. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide hot water for personal use, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by anybody who's reasonable competent and there are varieties and styles that are appropriate for almost any room and house in Uckfield. Even if your room has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire that seems almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can make use of different fuels such as briquettes, wood, coal and other combustive materials. An expertly installed open fire will be nothing like the smoky old fireplace that was blocked up by former owners, and its warm elegance is a delightful addition to any property in Uckfield.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using coal, wood, oil and gas to furnish you with a multipurpose stove for any home in Uckfield. Some designs, such as the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole home.
Fireplace installations are available in Uckfield and also in nearby places like: Maresfield, Halland, Blackboys, Framfield, Ridgewood, East Hoathly, Buxted, Ringles Cross, Waldron, Sheffield Green, Fletching, Chailey, Hadlow Down, Barcombe, Isfield, Little Horsted, and in these postcodes TN22 1NE, TN22 1QZ, TN22 1SB, TN22 1DT, TN22 1HH, TN22 1AL, TN22 1JT, TN22 1HA, TN22 1AT, TN22 1RN. Local Uckfield fireplace specialists will most likely have the dialling code 01825 and the postcode TN22. Click on the "quote" form or banner to get details about fireplace installation in your area.
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Searching On the Web
Nowadays the vast majority of property owners in Uckfield who are trying to find tradesmen of any sort are likely to "Google it", or in other words search for them online. With prominent search engines like Ask, Google, Bing or Yahoo, it is simple to get some immediate results. The truth is that the listings displayed on the first page of the fashionable search engines may not be the particular results that you need. But, without doubt you are going to type in "Uckfield fireplace installation", "fireplace installation in Uckfield", "fireplace installation near me" or "fireplace installation Uckfield", with the aim of of locating exactly what you are looking for.
The page 1 results that you'll get however, will mostly be pay per click (PPC) advertising, business directories like Gumtree, Yelp, Thomson Local or Yell, or listings from major trade portals such as Bidvine, Checkatrade, TrustaTrader, Rated People, Quotatis or My Builder. The actual websites of fireplace installers in Uckfield (if they've got one), is likely to be out-of-the-way on the 2nd or 3rd pages of the listings. Consequently you will have to navigate further. Trader vetting portals like Rated People or Trustatrader are still useful, and you will be able to use their helpful services to check out customer appraisals, study reviews and receive free estimates, as there are plenty of fireplace fitters on there who don't even have a web site of their own.
East Sussex Fireplace Enquiries
Recent East Sussex fireplace job requests: Bartosz and Pixie Bullock recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a wood burning stove in Beckley, East Sussex. Sarah Bass and Fergus Bass recently asked for a quotation for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fire in Ewhurst, East Sussex. Mr and Mrs Hussain recently requested an estimate for fitting an open fireplace in a terraced house in Plumpton Green. Madiha Webster and Henley Webster recently enquired about getting a price for fitting an electric fire in Peasmarsh. Rachel Phillips and Alec Phillips recently enquired about fitting a wood burning stove in Ringmer, East Sussex. Marshall Hallam and Demi Hallam recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and restoring an old fireplace in a semi-detached house in Heathfield, East Sussex. Fergus and Alba Brett recently requested a price quote for installing a multi fuel fireplace in Icklesham. Sylvie and Zayan Reeves recently asked for a price quote for the installation of a gas fire in a terraced house in Framfield, East Sussex.
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Property owners living in the following areas and roads have recently requested fireplace installation - Seaview Road, Sunset View, Telscombe Close, Hoddern Avenue, Glynn Rise, Seaview Avenue, Maple Road, Skyline View, The Bricky, Foxhill, Oval Close, The Sycamores, Sunview Avenue, Lincoln Avenue, Mount Caburn Crescent, Bayview Road, Cliff Avenue, Jason Close, Searle Avenue, Clayfields, Greenhill Way, Morestead, Cairo Avenue South, The Sparrows, Green Gate, Cissbury Avenue, Gold Lane, Malines Avenue, Waterford Close, Flint Way, as well as these local Uckfield postcodes: TN22 1NE, TN22 1QZ, TN22 1SB, TN22 1DT, TN22 1HH, TN22 1AL, TN22 1JT, TN22 1HA, TN22 1AT, TN22 1RN.
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