Fireplace Fitter Watchet Somerset (TA23): Opening up an old disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is an excellent way to add some character and a homely feel to any Watchet property. The addition of a multi-fuel stove or open fire for those chilly winter evenings can even prove to be cheaper than some central heating systems, providing that you have a ready source of wood or fuel. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with plenty of hot water at the same time.
There are a few important things you must think about before you commence any work, in order to establish a safe, efficient and attractive fireplace in your home. All work must follow Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the construction and installation of fireplaces, chimney breasts, flue linings and hearths of any combustible appliance. Planning permission may also be needed before work commences if your home is in a conservation area or is listed.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a keen and competent DIY'er it may be possible to restore a blocked up fireplace, however the chance of experiencing structural problems in most cases is high. If you're lucky when you expose a blocked up fireplace you might find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that involves nothing other than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What you will most likely discover is a pile of crumbling bricks that hides issues such as a lintel that needs to be replaced or a stopped up chimney.
If a fireplace is installed improperly there is not just a fire risk to your property, but there can be associated health hazards, which is why it is best to employ a competent Watchet installation company for fireplaces. A major part of the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces is that enough oxygen is available for the fire to burn efficiently and properly. Insufficient oxygen means that the fire will not burn properly, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can lead to death.
It may be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to allow the fire to get ample oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also need to have air vents installed as they can trap moist air causing damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It's surprising just how much grime and soot can accumulate inside an old chimney and you won't know exactly what's there until you open it up. It is sensible to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from an area where you are going to uncover an old fireplace, to avoid them from being affected by soot, muck and dust that might be whipped up during the fireplace installation works. If your fireplace is being fitted as part of an overall renovation project then it ought to be one of the first things to be completed after you have got the room back to its bare walls and floors. This should help to prevent any damage by soot and other chimney dirt to any completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
Now that you can see the fireplace opening it is time to clean and sweep the chimney and hearth and identify what is fit for refurbishment. Bringing in a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney is one of the first things on your agenda. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and while doing so will be able to check the condition of the chimney and provide you with guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.
It may be essential to fit a new flue lining to conform to the current Building Regulations, and construction may also be required to beef up the original chimney and chimney breast. A competent fireplace installer in Watchet will be required to undertake this work, and should have the knowledge and skills in construction to closely follow all building regulations.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are greater than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be installed. When you've successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it will then be necessary to renovate or update the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been sunken into the floor, but to conform to latest building regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from marble, concrete or slate are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Watchet should be able to offer you a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to match the design of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be challenging amongst the various styles that are available from a fireplace showroom or online store. It is entirely possible that owing to your existing chimney and flue, that some fireplaces might not be appropriate, therefore it's advisable to follow the the recommendations and advice of your fireplace company in this respect.
The age of your property, and the style that you're trying to establish for your room, should all help you determine the type and design of fireplace which is best for you. If you have an attractive inglenook fireplace, a cast iron wood burning stove can look striking set within it, and also has the benefit of effectively deflecting the heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls surrounding the stove.
If your Watchet property does not have a chimney breast you still have options for a feature fireplace through the installation of a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This form of fireplace can be fitted with its own flue that is taken through an outside wall and doesn't need a chimney, to be safely installed.
OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, ELECTRIC, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates a charm and ambience that simply cannot be matched, however what are the other available options to fit in your brand new fireplace in Watchet?
Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is an attractive focal point for any room in your home and it has the capability to burn almost any solid fuel that is available. An expertly installed open fire will be no comparison to the old style smoky fireplace that was bricked up by previous owners, and its glowing elegance is a welcome addition to any home in Watchet.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Watchet houses without a chimney. They can be inset into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of some electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish them from the genuine thing.
Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of styles to suit any period of property in Watchet, and can even be a freestanding feature. If coupled with a back boiler they can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for use in your house.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Provides you with the option of using coal, wood, gas and oil to deliver a multipurpose heater for any property in Watchet. Some styles, such as the AGA range, are also suitable for generating hot water, cooking and heating your whole property.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a range of different designs to suit all types of home and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces. A Gas Safe certified technician must maintain and fit any gas fireplace in your property.
Fireplace installation is available in Watchet and also in: Blue Anchor, Domiford, Hungerford, Beggearn Huish, Chapel Cleeve, Weacombe, Washford, Bicknoller, Woolston, Carhampton, Bilbrook, Capton, Withycombe, Sampford Brett, Williton, Old Cleeve, West Quantoxhead, Sampford, and in these postcodes TA23 0EJ, TA23 0TL, TA23 0BD, TA23 0ES, TA23 0HG, TA23 0BU, TA23 0EF, TA23 0ET, TA23 0AE, TA23 0HW. Local Watchet fireplace specialists will most likely have the phone code 01984 and the postcode TA23. Checking this out will confirm that you are accessing local tradesmen installing fireplaces. Watchet householders will be able to benefit from these and countless other related services.
A chimney liner or flu liner is an important element of your chimney structure, allowing it to perform far more effectively and improving the overall safety of your chimney. Manufactured from metal, clay or ceramic material, flue liners are ducts which are fitted to the inside of chimneys to transport toxic fumes to the outside. Chimneys on older homes in Watchet might not be fitted with linings at all, or will need to be re-lined depending on their condition and age.
Hazardous gases are created by burning fires and these can soon eat away at the flue lining of your fireplace. Your flue needs to be routinely inspected for possible problems and damage every time it's being swept. You need to prevent those toxic gases from leaking into your home's living space, which is what can happen when a flue lining is damaged. There is an additional threat with defective flue liners, in that they might allow extreme heat to penetrate into the structure of the chimney, which may cause fires.
Skip Hire Watchet
With the majority of home renovations or improvements in Watchet, a fair amount of waste will be produced, and therefore you will want to make allowances for this in the planning stage. Whether or not a lot of waste is created by your fireplace installations will be determined by the particulars of your specific project, sometimes there'll be lots of waste, sometimes not much at all. It may be the case that waste removal is referred to in the quote, since many tradespeople are perfectly happy to remove waste as part of the project. Make sure you ascertain this, since you may be stuck with doing your own waste removal.
The most popular way that property owners in Watchet dispose of such waste is to hire a skip from a local skip hire company. Various sizes of skip are available to suit the volume of rubbish that you have. You can choose between a mini-skip (2-3 yrds), a midi-skip (4-5 yds), a builders skip (6-8 yds), or a roll-on-roll-off skip (20-25 yds), or for small projects you could even go with the skip bag option.
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Fireplace Installation Somerset
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Fireplace Installers Near Watchet
Also here.: Beggearn Huish fireplaces, Washford fireplaces, Withycombe fireplaces, Old Cleeve fireplaces, Williton fireplaces, Woolston fireplaces, Bilbrook fireplaces, Weacombe fireplaces, Sampford fireplaces, Blue Anchor fireplaces, Domiford fireplaces, Sampford Brett fireplaces, Chapel Cleeve fireplaces, Carhampton fireplaces, Hungerford fireplaces, Bicknoller fireplaces, Capton fireplaces, West Quantoxhead and more. The majority of these villages and towns are catered for by tradesmen installing fireplaces. Watchet home and property owners can get price quotes by going
Fireplaces Around Watchet: Households in Werren Close, Gillams Close, School Close, Cherry Tree Way, Market Street, Courtlands Close, Bay View, Wyndham Road, Washford Hill, Normandy Avenue, Flowerdale Road, Esplanade Lane, Culvercliffe Road, Kingsland, Liddymore Road, Stoate Close, West Street, Grove Close, Penny Lea, Quantock Road, South Road, Wristland Road, Alamein Road, Risdon Road, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also completed in these Watchet area postcodes: TA23 0EJ, TA23 0TL, TA23 0BD, TA23 0ES, TA23 0HG, TA23 0BU, TA23 0EF, TA23 0ET, TA23 0AE, TA23 0HW. These areas recently saw activity by local installers of fireplaces. Watchet home and business owners were given trusted and competent fireplace services in all cases.
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Fireplace installation in TA23 area, telephone code 01984.