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Fireplace Fitter Wallasey Merseyside (CH44): Re-opening an old disused fireplace to install an open fire, a wood burner or a gas fire is a good way to add a homely feel and some character to your Wallasey home. Adding a wood burning stove or open fire for those cold winter evenings can even prove to be more economical than certain central heating systems, as long as you have a ready source of wood or fuel. If combined with a back boiler it can supply you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.

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Before you start chipping away at a blocked up chimney there are some things you'll need to consider to ensure you can safely install and use your new fireplace. Any work that's done on your chimney breast, flue lining, hearth and fireplace must conform to the United Kingdom's Part J building regs for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also be necessary before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is a listed building.

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PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you're a keen and competent do-it-yourselfer it is possible to renovate a blocked or bricked-up fireplace, however the chance of running into structural issues in many cases is high. It could be that so as to get a fire burning in your fireplace once again you will need nothing more than a quick clean of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. What is more commonplace however is an area of crumbling brickwork that conceals a blocked flue, and also requires some degree of structural reinforcement before it can be used safely.

If a fireplace is installed in your home in Wallasey and it isn't fitted correctly, there is not just a risk or fire, but also of respiratory health conditions. So, using a professional fireplace fitter is generally recommended in most cases. So that a fire can burn efficiently in a room with a fireplace, there should be enough airflow to create an adequate amount of oxygen. Insufficient oxygen means that the fire will not burn well, and carbon monoxide fumes could accumulate, which can lead to breathing problems or even death.

To overcome this issue a professional fireplace installation team will assess the circumstances and install vents around the room, or under the flooring, to ensure a satisfactory air flow for the fire to burn effectively and safely. Blocked off and unused chimney flues may also need to have air vents fitted because they can sometimes trap moist air inside them causing damp to build up inside the chimney.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

It is amazing how much grime and soot can accumulate inside an old chimney and fireplace and you will not know what's there until you uncover it. It is good practice to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from a room where you're going to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by dust, soot and muck that will be whipped up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall restoration project then it should be one of the initial things to be worked on after you have brought the room back to bare floors and walls. This stops any discolouring damage to any restored work you've already finished.

STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

Now that you can see the fireplace opening it's time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and see what can be repaired. You should now get hold of your chimney sweep, if you haven't already done so, to come and clean the old chimney and fireplace. They will be able to offer you professional advice on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the state of the chimney and whether it is advisable to swap the existing flue liner.

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It could be vital to put in a new flue liner to comply with the current Building Regulations, and work may also be needed to strengthen the existing chimney and breast. This kind of work needs to be tackled by a competent person who is acquainted with the relevant building regulations and good working practices.

If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are bigger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel will need to be put in. When you've supported your fireplace with a lintel it is now possible to upgrade or renovate the hearth. If the existing hearth is set into the floor you'll need to raise it above floor level to comply with the latest regulations. If your fireplace isn't of a standard size you might have to purchase a custom-built hearth, however there are a wide variety of ready-made hearths in concrete, marble or slate.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will illustrate the options that are available for the different styles and designs of fireplaces. Every fireplace will not be suitable for your existing chimney and flue and it's sensible to accept any advice and help offered by your installation team with regards to your specific circumstances.

Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be based on the overall style that you're trying to develop, your current decor and perhaps, your property's age. By way of example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks great set into an inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also deflects the heat back into the room effectively.

A wood burner is also an effective option if you don't have a chimney breast in your Wallasey home. This type of fireplace can be fitted with a stainless steel flue that is channeled through an outside wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed safely.

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

Who does not enjoy the crackling of an open fireplace on a cold evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what are the other alternatives?

Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace which can make use of various fuels such as wood, briquettes, coal and other burnable materials. In earlier times an open fire might have had the associations with being draughty, inefficient and smoky, but a skillfully installed contemporary fireplace is a joy to sit in front of and laze in the warm glow it provides.

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent person and there are designs that are suitable for virtually any room and type of home in Wallasey. Even if your home has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a genuine fire with dancing flames.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Even the tiniest room in Wallasey can benefit from the installment of a wood burning stove, which are available in a variety of styles, and can even be installed as a freestanding feature. A back boiler is an added benefit and could provide hot water for personal use, or for heating in another area via a radiator.

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces are available in a multitude of styles to suit any home and are more efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves. Gas fireplaces can only be maintained and fitted by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with various different fuels, including wood, coal, oil or gas, to generate a unique focal point in your home in Wallasey. Some designs, such as the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire house.

Fireplace installation companies are available in Wallasey itself, in these postcodes: CH44 0BL, CH27 9DX, CH44 0DD, CH44 1BD, CH41 1AE, CH41 1DP, CH44 1BA, CH44 1DH, CH44 0BE, and CH44 0DZ, and also in close by areas like Upton, Woodchurch, Leasowe, Bidston, Wallasey Village, Oxton, Claughton, New Brighton, Prenton East, Noctorum, Liscard, Seacombe, Moreton. Wallasey fireplace services should have the postcode CH44 and the phone code 0151. This is of course one thing you can confirm if you prefer to use a local fireplace fitter.

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Chimney repair plays a vital role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of fireplaces and heating systems. With the passage of time, chimneys can suffer from wear and tear, leading to problems such as cracks, blockages or leaks. To prevent potential threats like exposure to carbon monoxide and fire, repairs must be carried out in a timely fashion. In Wallasey, chimney repair experts can rectify these problems, ensuring the chimney functions optimally and meets the appropriate safety specifications. Peace of mind and an efficient heating source are secured by householders through regular repairs and inspections, which additionally prolong the chimney's lifespan and curtail the need for expensive future repairs. (39607 - Chimney Repairs Wallasey)

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