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Fireplace Fitter Watchet Somerset (TA23): Fitting a new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Watchet property is a great way to add a homely feel and some charm to any room. Cold evenings in winter can become a pleasure as you sit back in front of your fireplace surrounded by the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even benefit from plentiful hot water as well.

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If you're going to create an efficient, attractive and safe fireplace in your dwelling in Watchet, there are vital considerations you must think of before any work commences. To start with, Part J of the Building Regulations will need to be adhered to in regards to the construction and installation of any flue linings, chimney breasts, hearths and fireplaces which are an integral part of a heating appliance in your home in Watchet. If your home is a listed building you will also need to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work is started.

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A basic restoration of an existing fireplace can generally be completed by a keen DIY person, however if any building work is needed there is a chance of running into structural problems which will need to be handled by a professional. It could be that so as to get a fire roaring once more you will need nothing more than a quick clean up of the hearth and a sweep of the chimney. It's much more likely that you will come across a stopped up flue and old brickwork that requires structural modifications.

A poorly fitted fireplace can cause significant respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace company in Watchet with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. Airflow has to be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; and it is a requirement in the Building Regulations that this is so. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be lethal.

To safely get over any airflow issues, vents could be fitted around the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen reach the fire. Flue vents may also need to be installed in unused or blocked chimney flues which sometimes cause stains and damp patches on to a chimney breast, because of condensed air being trapped.

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Old chimneys are renowned for the huge volume of muck and soot that can build-up within them, therefore when you open up a fireplace for restoration you should expect it to be an extremely messy undertaking. Where possible it's sensible to remove rugs, carpets and furniture from the area before the commencement of any work, although a considerate Watchet fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to protect for your home furnishings. Due to the mess that's involved, if your fireplace installation is only a part of a more extensive renovation project, it should be one of the initial tasks to be done after the room has been taken back to bare walls and floors in preparation. If other work has recently been completed, this may be ruined by dust and chimney soot.


Once you've exposed your fireplace you will have a far better idea of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to rigorously sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that remains. One of the very first things on your to-do-list should be to get in touch with a proper chimney sweep who works in the Watchet area. They'll be able to offer you professional advice on the chimney and flue after sweeping, concerning the condition of the chimney and whether it would be advisable to exchange the existing liner.

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Construction work might be essential to strengthen the original chimney breast and chimney, and a new flue liner may also have to be put in. All this work will need to adhere to the all important UK Building Regulations which are of course there for your own and your family's safety. Experience in good construction techniques and familiarity with the relevant Building Regulations will be required by anyone who attempts this kind of renovation work, so what you really need is a qualified builder and should not attempt to do this yourself.

If you need to adjust the width of opening of your exposed fireplace to something smaller and more suitable for your new design, a supporting lintel should be installed. When your concrete lintel is safely in place you may now get on with the repair, installation and upgrade of the fireplace hearth. In days past the hearth was generally set into a void in the floor, but current regulations require it to be raised at least 12.5mm above normal floor level. To accomplish this, there are pre-made options in concrete, granite or marble, or you could choose a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match your room design, which your fireplace builder in Watchet will be able to help with.

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Browsing on the net or checking out a nearby fireplace showroom will give you a notion of the wonderful selection of different sizes, shapes and designs of fireplace for you to pick from for your home. It is recommended to seek the specialist advice of the fireplace installers, as all of the available fireplaces will not be suited to your specific chimney, flue and airflow situation.

The overall look that you are trying to create, your existing decor and in some cases, the age of your property in Watchet, will to some extent influence whether you decide on a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace. For instance, the most perfect backdrop to a wood burning stove is an inglenook fireplace, which not only perfectly highlights its beauty and charm but is also effective in redirecting any heat that's produced back into the room.

Even if you do not have a pre-existing chimney breast in your Watchet property, it is still feasible to put in a wood burner stove. Given that a stainless steel flue can be taken through an outside wall and does not require a chimney structure, it is still quite possible to fit this type of fireplace.


The charm and ambience of a log fire can't be matched, but what alternatives are available if this kind of fireplace isn't possible within your Watchet home?

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As you will probably deduce from the name, these sorts of stoves can run on a selection of fuels, including smokeless coal, gas, oil or wood, and furthermore, they can also create a stunning focal point for your living space. One of the most well known brands of multi-fuel stoves is the AGA range, and these products can not only provide you with affordable heat for your entire home, but also hot water and cooking.

Open Fireplaces - Provides a stunning focal point for a room and can use a number of different solid fuels. Modern fireplaces are not the draughty, smoky and inefficient features that they were previously, and an open fire creates a cosy and warm atmosphere for the enjoyment of its occupants.

Gas Fireplaces - More efficient (thermally) than wood burning stoves, gas fireplaces come in an assortment of styles to suit your house in Watchet. The maintenance and installation of gas fires should only be performed by a Gas Safe authorised technician in Watchet.

Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a varied choice of designs make electric fireplaces an extremely popular choice for Watchet homes that don't have a chimney. They can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from the genuine article.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in many households in Watchet, and can have modern or classic design to suit your home's decor. When used in combination with a back boiler, these kinds of stoves can supply extra heating possibilities by transferring the hot water to a colder area of your property by way of a radiator.

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Fireplace fitters can be obtained in Watchet itself, in these nearby postcodes: TA23 0JW, TA23 0DP, TA23 0ER, TA23 0DJ, TA23 0HP, TA23 0FE, TA23 0DF, TA23 0EN, TA23 0DR, and TA23 0TR, and in adjacent locations like West Quantoxhead, Carhampton, Domiford, Williton, Washford, Chapel Cleeve, Capton, Bilbrook, Weacombe, Bicknoller, Sampford Brett, Withycombe, Blue Anchor, Old Cleeve, Sampford, Beggearn Huish. If a fireplace installer has the postcode TA23 and the dialling code 01984, you can be fairly certain that they come from somewhere in Watchet area. Affirming that this is the case will make certain that you're dealing with a local fireplace fitter. To find details on fireplace installation near you simply click on the "QUOTE" banner.

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The amount of waste that's produced when undertaking home improvements or refurbishments in Watchet is one of the main drawbacks of this type of project. Some fireplace installations will create very little waste, while others could result in quite a lot - it depends on the individual circumstances of your specific project. If the tradesman you use doesn't deal with waste removal, and it hasn't been listed on your price quote, this is something that you're going to have to deal with.

Whether you're left with doing this job yourself, or the tradesperson is sorting it out, a skip will sometimes be required. Coming in an array of different sizes, skips can be hired to match the volume of waste that you are expecting to produce. Generally mini-skips hold 2 yards of waste, midi-skips hold 4 yards of waste, builders skips hold 6 yards of waste and roll-on-roll-off skips hold 20 yards of waste. Skip bags usually hold 1-1.5 yards of waste.

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Leaving a Review for a Job Well Done

For any business in Watchet, reviews and testimonials are their driving force, and the difference between a possible customer employing a particular company, or moving on to somewhere else, may be whether they have excellent online reviews or not. If the fireplace installer you used offered a good quality service, you ought to reward their hard work by leaving an appreciative review. In this way you will be able to help both the business itself and its potential future customers, by telling of your personal experience. Let's face it, reviews were probably helpful for you yourself when you were initially trying to find somebody to do your work. Even if you'd visited a company website which appeared really impressive, you may well have carried on looking if they didn't have compelling reviews and feedback.

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But, when you are actually on a company's own website, how can you be certain of the reviews? Did real clients who were happy to recommend the service write these reviews, or were they penned by an over-enthusiastic employee looking to drum up more work?

A smart way to find honest and genuine reviews is to check out the the reviews on Google My Business listings. Trusted, as this also impacts on the search engine rankings of a business, this is THE review website to ascertain the reputation of a business. You could also try Bing Places for Business when looking to leave a review for a local company in Watchet, and this is undoubtedly the number one rival to Google My Business reviews. Your review left here can help enhance the local profile of the company that worked successfully on your project and build a rundown of their reliability and working standards.

Feedback and reviews can also be left on Facebook and Twitter pages, which are excellent and immediately visible ways to promote a local company. Social media sites such as this will play a key role in any small business's marketing and media promotions. Adding your own supportive review will go some way to strengthening their sales message, and will help other individuals who are interested in services of a similar nature.

Of course you can go 'traditional' and create a hand-written thankyou letter. These can be compiled to form a portfolio of reviews which is valuable in face to face meetings with prospective customers, framed for display in reception areas, or scanned and published on the website. When you have created your review, whichever method you use, you will feel good knowing that you played your part in promoting a local small business and help them to prosper and grow.

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Also find: Old Cleeve fireplace installers, Capton fireplace installers, Williton fireplace installers, Chapel Cleeve fireplace installers, Domiford fireplace installers, Beggearn Huish fireplace installers, Weacombe fireplace installers, Washford fireplace installers, Carhampton fireplace installers, West Quantoxhead fireplace installers, Sampford fireplace installers, Sampford Brett fireplace installers, Bicknoller fireplace installers, Blue Anchor fireplace installers, Withycombe fireplace installers, Bilbrook fireplace installers and more. Fireplace installation services are available in practically all of these locations. These tradesmen, with their expertise and knowledge, are well-equipped to perform successful fireplace installations in your home. The atmosphere, comfort and warmth that a fireplace brings to their homes can be experienced by residents with the help of these dedicated specialists. To obtain estimates for fireplace installation, local home and property owners can simply click here. Today is the perfect time to begin your fireplace installation.

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(This fireplaces Watchet page was written on 20-06-2024)