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Fireplace Fitter Wakefield West Yorkshire (WF1): Opening up an old disused fireplace to install a wood burner, multi fuel or open fire is a splendid way to add a bit of charm and a homely feel to any Wakefield property. The addition of an open fire or wood burning stove for those chilly winters' evenings can even prove to be less expensive than some central heating systems, as long as you have a good source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plentiful steaming hot water at the same time.

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Before you start chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are some things you will need to think about to ensure you can install your new fireplace in an efficient and safe way. Any combustible appliance installed in residential homes in Wakefield must comply with Part J of the building regs, and this covers chimney breasts, hearths, fireplaces and flue linings. If you own a listed building you'll also need to ascertain if planning permission is necessary from the local council before any work is started.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you are an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it may be quite possible to renovate a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, but the chances of experiencing structural problems in most cases is high. If you are lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you might find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that requires little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. It's much more likely that you'll discover a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural reinforcement.

Owing to the acute health and fire risk issues that can be caused by an improperly fitted or renovated fireplace, it's best to draw on the knowledge and experience of a skilled fireplace installer in Wakefield. There always has to be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to ensure sufficient levels of oxygen enable the fire to burn safely. If there is not enough airflow then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be deadly.

It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to get enough oxygen to burn effectively and safely all the time. To avoid condensed air becoming trapped in blocked off or unused chimney flues and causing staining and damp spots, vents may have to be installed by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

A large amount of grime and soot can be released from a blocked up chimney when opening it up for restoration. It is good practice to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from an area where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being damaged by dust, dirt and soot that might be disturbed during the fireplace installation works. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a full renovation project then it should be one of the very first tasks to work on before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will avoid any chimney soot causing discolouring damage to other stages of your restoration project, such as fresh plasterwork or paint on walls.

CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK

Now that you can see the opening of your fireplace it's time to clean and sweep the hearth and chimney and identify what can be refurbished. The first item on your to-do list should be to call in a decent chimney sweep. They'll not only make certain your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can additionally assess the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide guidance about whether you need to upgrade any area of the chimney and flu, such as the flue liner.

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Following a chimney sweep examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue lining in accordance with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This work must be tackled by a competent person with experience of the current building regulations and decent construction practices.

If you need to modify the width of opening of your original fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your design, a lintel support must be installed. When your concrete lintel is safely in position you may now get on with the upgrade, installation and repair of the fireplace hearth. If the current hearth is set into the floor you will need to raise it to conform to the latest building regulations. If your fireplace is not a standard size you might have to purchase a tailor-made hearth, but there are a wide variety of ready-made hearths in marble, slate or concrete.

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STYLES OF FIREPLACE

If you visit a fireplace showroom you will find that you have lots of choice with a wide array of different options open to you. It's entirely possible that due to your current chimney and flue, that some fireplaces may not be suitable, and it's a good idea to follow the recommendations from the fireplace installation company in this respect.

Some houses and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. As an example, a wood burner looks fantastic set back in an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the charm of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room to good effect.

Even if your Wakefield property hasn't got a chimney you still have options for a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. As long as you have an outside wall through which a flue from the stove can be channeled, you do not need a chimney in place to enjoy that "real" fire experience.

ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, WOOD OR OPEN FIREPLACE?

The charm and ambience of an open fireplace can't be surpassed, however what options are available if this sort of fireplace is not possible in your Wakefield home?

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Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in a lot of households in Wakefield, and can have modern or classic design to match your decoration. A back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating for the house via radiators.

Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for any room and can utilise a number of different solid fuels. In past times an open fire may have had the associations with being draughty, inefficient and smoky, however a well installed fireplace is a joy to behold while basking in the warmth it provides.

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with a range of fuels, (gas, coal, oil, wood) to create a unique focal point in your home in Wakefield. Some styles, like the multi-fuel stoves from AGA, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire property.

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by anybody who is reasonable competent and there are designs and styles which are appropriate for virtually any room and home in Wakefield. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flame effects and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate a real open fire when inset into a traditional fireplace.

Gas Fireplaces - Come in an assortment of styles to suit any home and are more efficient than wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe certified contractor must fit and maintain any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe registered qualification in 2009).

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Fireplace installations are available in Wakefield and also in nearby places like: East Moor, Flanshaw, Walton, Lupset, Durkar, Outwood, Thornes, Sandal, Newton Hill, Alverthorpe, Horbury Bridge, Kirkhamgate, Wrenthorpe, Agbrigg, South Ossett, Carr Gate, and in these postcodes WF1 2AR, WF1 2AF, WF1 1PD, WF1 1ZJ, WF1 1HD, WF1 2AT, WF1 1DP, WF1 1DD, WF1 2BH, WF1 1HA. Local Wakefield fireplace specialists will probably have the postcode WF1 and the dialling code 01924. Verifying this will ensure that you access locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Wakefield homeowners can benefit from these and countless other similar services.

Practical Ideas On How To Retain Your Fireplace And Reduce Your Heating Bills

With worries about the environment, the iconic fireplace has lost some of its charm, but it is still a favourite with many homeowners in Wakefield. The natural warmth of a fireplace stimulates special remembrances for those who've got them. Having a fireplace has its advantages but there are also a handful of issues that could affect its performance. As energy costs climb, you should make certain that your fireplace is giving off heat in an efficient way. When a fire is burning, it might warm up those standing in close proximity to it, but it can actually pull warm air out of a room, making your heater work even harder. If you don't have a fire burning, the damper is designed to keep heat in. Unfortunately, fireplace dampers can often be inefficient in keeping warm air in the home and cold air out.

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Many homeowners that currently have a fireplace in their residence in Wakefield don't understand how the fireplace can have an effect on their energy bill. As opposed to preserving resources, and heating costs, it can often be adding hundreds of pounds of energy expense. However, there are some procedures that you can follow that can turn your budget smashing fireplace into something more efficient. Just about all you need to do is basically four fundamental things boost the performance of your fireplace. These should make your fireplace very affordable and more efficient.

The first point is to change your fireplace damper with a more efficient top sealing damper. A top sealing damper is set up toward the top of your chimney which in turn also doubles as a storm door. It helps prevent the internal air from coming out, and the outside air from going in, and works in hot weather or cold. It's not that tricky to put in and may be easily bought online. One more thing you could choose to do is fix a fire-back in the back of your fireplace. It's manufactured from cast iron and it is used to improve the appearance of your fireplace whilst protecting the back wall from heat damage. The fire-back gets warmed up by the flames and sends the heat back into a room, hence enhancing the efficiency of the fireplace.

The next thing that will help is a fireplace heater, which heats the air that's being circulated through a chamber, and blows it back into the room. These fireplace heaters are created as closed systems so they do not emit any smoke, but are quite effective in keeping your house warm. The final thing you're able to do is to fix glass doors, which could be your biggest expense. Searching around, you should be able to find a great deal, and with an instruction manual, you could fit them yourself. Glass fireplace doors is able to keep the air in your property from escaping up the chimney and also help to protect your children and pets from accidentally falling into the flames.

The suggestions given here are not all that hard to do and you should be able to buy most of the items from the internet. Preserve your fireplace and cut heating costs by making it more efficient.

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If you've got a stove or an open fire in your property, it is advisable to have the chimney swept regularly. It is usually advised that at least once every twelve months the chimney should be swept and cleaned.

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The best course of action to get this done is to contact a professional Wakefield chimney sweep, who will complete the work correctly and without any mess. A skilled chimney sweep won't only clean your chimney but also be on the lookout for safety issues and other problems.

The build-up of ash, soot and creosote that results from failing to sweep a chimney in Wakefield, could easily cause a chimney fire. Another hazardous situation that you want to avoid is carbon monoxide fumes being drawn back into your house, which can also be caused by a blocked or poorly maintained chimney.

Make sure you hire a reputable chimney sweep in Wakefield, and check that they are covered by public liability insurance in the event of accidents or damages. GO HERE and enter your details to get Wakefield chimney sweep quotes. You can also get chimney sweeping done in East Moor, Flanshaw, Walton, Lupset, Durkar, Outwood, Thornes, Sandal, Newton Hill, Alverthorpe, Horbury Bridge, Kirkhamgate, Wrenthorpe, Agbrigg, South Ossett, Carr Gate, and in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Flue Liners

A flue liner is a crucial addition to the chimney set-up on your property, enabling it to function far more efficiently and improving the safety of your chimney. Installed inside chimneys to carry fumes to the outside, flue liners are ducts fabricated from metal, clay or ceramic material. Based on their condition and age, older chimneys in Wakefield may need to be re-lined, or might not have a lining at all.

The hazardous fumes and gases which are generated when you burn a fire can cause damage to your chimney's flue. While it's being cleaned, get the fireplace specialist to check your flue lining for any damage or risks of it malfunctioning in the near future. If it is impaired, those toxic gases might be able to seep into your living area instead of being properly expelled outdoors. There's an added risk with damaged flue linings, in that they might permit intense heat to pass into the chimney's structure, which could result in fires.

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Recently posted West Yorkshire fireplace projects: Kevin and Audrey Mccormack recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a cottage in Skelmanthorpe. Nana and Harriett Flower recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening and repairing an old, boarded up fireplace in Healey, West Yorkshire. Braxton Palmer and Arla Palmer recently enquired about getting a price for installing an open fireplace in a bungalow in Horsforth. Che and Emilia Jardine recently enquired about re-opening an old, bricked up fireplace and installing a new electric fireplace in Pool in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire. Arwa Horner and Thomas Horner recently requested a quotation for opening up and restoring an old marble fireplace in a detached house in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire. Cecilia Rose and William Rose recently enquired about the installation of a gas fireplace in a detached house in East Ardsley, West Yorkshire. Carmen Cavanagh and Kelvin Cavanagh recently enquired about opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel fireplace in a semi-detached house in Denby Dale. Mr and Mrs Abbas recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of an electric fire in Shadwell, West Yorkshire.

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In the West Yorkshire area you can additionally get: Cross Roads fireplace installers, Alverthorpe fireplaces, Clayton West fireplace installations, Bardsey fireplace installation, Emley fireplace installation, Marsden fireplaces, Hipperholme fireplace installation, East Keswick fireplace installations, Cleckheaton fireplace fitters, Thongsbridge fireplace installation, New Mill fireplaces, Berry Brow fireplaces, Shelf fireplace installations, Ovenden fireplaces, Boston Spa fireplace installation, South Elmsall fireplaces, Rothwell fireplace installations, Wetherby fireplace installations, Cottingley fireplaces, Horbury fireplace installations, Wrose fireplace installations, Honley fireplace installations, Hipperholme fireplaces, Hanging Heaton fireplaces, Old Town fireplaces, Kippax fireplaces, Lightcliffe fireplace fitters, Birstall fireplaces, Ryhill fireplace installation. In every part of the West Yorkshire region you should be able to locate fireplace fitters who will offer quality services for your fireplace needs. If you cannot find the perfect fireplace installer in Wakefield itself you shouldn't have any trouble finding a decent one nearby.

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Also find: Sandal fireplaces, Kirkhamgate fireplaces, Outwood fireplaces, South Ossett fireplaces, Walton fireplaces, Wrenthorpe fireplaces, Newton Hill fireplaces, Lupset fireplaces, Durkar fireplaces, Flanshaw fireplaces, East Moor fireplaces, Agbrigg fireplaces, Thornes fireplaces, Carr Gate fireplaces, Alverthorpe fireplaces, Horbury Bridge fireplace services and more. The majority of these locations are served by tradesmen fitting fireplaces. Wakefield home and business owners can get fireplace price quotes by going here.

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Fireplaces Around Wakefield: Fireplace Installation work has recently been done in these Wakefield areas and streets - Chestnut Grove, Snow Hill Rise, Swine Lane, Berry Lane, Cliffe Terrace, Acute Terrace, Ashton Crescent, Applegarth, Denby Park Drive, Smirthwaite Street, Church Crescent, Beaumont Street, Clifford View, Cleveland Garth, Tyrrell Court, Castle Head Close, Trevor Terrace, Snowhill View, Charles Avenue, Broadcroft Grove, The Fields, Dunn Close, Chevet Lane, Sherwood Grove, Thompson Drive, Bevan Place, Brunswick Grove, Thornes Moor Road, Sunnyhill Crescent, Co-operative Street, as well as these Wakefield area postcodes: WF1 2AR, WF1 2AF, WF1 1PD, WF1 1ZJ, WF1 1HD, WF1 2AT, WF1 1DP, WF1 1DD, WF1 2BH, WF1 1HA. Work was executed in these areas by installers of fireplaces. Wakefield home and business owners enjoyed the benefits of dependable and top notch fireplace services in every case.

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(This fireplaces Wakefield article was created by S. N. Locke 03-11-21)