Fireplace Fitter Wath-upon-Dearne South Yorkshire (S63): Installing a brand new fireplace or opening up an old disused fireplace in your Wath-upon-Dearne property is an effective way to add character and a homely feel to any room. If you combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those nippy winters' evenings, you'll also be supplied with plentiful hot water.
However before you begin smashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some crucial things to consider to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any work which is performed on your hearth, chimney breast, fireplace and flue lining must adhere to the UK's building regulations, Part J for combustible appliances. Planning permission may also have to be sought before work commences if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it is quite possible to refurbish a bricked-up fireplace, but the probability of running into structural problems in many cases is high. It might be that in order to get a fire roaring once more you will need little more than a good clean of the hearth and a sweeping of the chimney. However, what you'll more likely discover is a wall of crumbling, old bricks that conceals problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
A poorly fitted fireplace can cause serious respiratory health problems and fire risk and, as such, should only be fitted by a professional fireplace company in Wath-upon-Dearne with the experience and knowledge to do the work safely. Airflow must be adequate in any room that a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a key requirement of the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be lethal.
To successfully get over any airflow issues, vents may need to be fitted in the room as part of a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels reach the fire. They might also have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which can trap condensing air and lead to staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
Opening up an old fireplace can cause a lot of of soot and grime to enter your room. A thoughtful Wath-upon-Dearne fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and provide some form of protection, but it's advisable when possible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the room before work commences. If you are installing a fireplace as part of a larger home restoration project then it ought to be one of the initial things to be worked on once you have taken the room back to its bare walls and floors. This helps to prevent any discolouration damage to any restored work you may have already done.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've revealed your old fireplace you'll have a better idea of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clear out any sections of hearth that may have been left in place. Contacting a chimney sweep to de-soot your chimney will be one of the very first things on your agenda. They'll not only make certain your flue and chimney are completely clean, but they can also investigate the state of the flue liner and existing chimney and offer advice if you need to replace any area of the chimney and flu, such as the flue lining.
If it is necessary to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all UK Building Regulations must be complied with. These are projects that should be done by a skilled builder with a knowledge of the applicable building regs and reliable construction skills.
In older buildings you may discover that the existing fireplace is too wide for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be needed to modify the opening. As soon as this is complete the next step for your fireplace installation in Wath-upon-Dearne will be to upgrade the hearth. You may find the original hearth has been sunken into the floor, however to conform to current regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from marble, concrete or slate are available on the market to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Wath-upon-Dearne should be able to offer a bespoke, made to measure hearth to fit in with your room style.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A trip to a fireplace showroom or a browse online will demonstrate the alternatives available for the different designs and styles of fireplaces. The suggestions and advice from your fireplace installers, which will be in accordance with your particular requirements, will enable you to pick a fireplace that's both suitable for your chimney and flue, as well as for your decor.
You property's age, and the theme you're trying to create for your room, should all help you decide on the design and type of fireplace that's most suitable. As an example, an inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop to a traditional cast iron wood burning stove, highlighting its charm and deflecting heat back into the room.
Even if you haven't got a chimney in your Wath-upon-Dearne home, it's still entirely possible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and taken out through an exterior wall.
WOOD, MULTI-FUEL, GAS, OPEN OR ELECTRIC FIREPLACE?
A crackling fire on a cold evening creates a charm and ambience that simply can't be beaten, but what other options are available to install in your new fireplace in Wath-upon-Dearne?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use gas, oil, coal and wood to deliver a multi-purpose stove for any property in Wath-upon-Dearne. They can be utilised not only for heating a room, but some types such as the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the whole home when plumbed into a radiator system.
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with different fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, briquettes and other combustive materials. An open fire is wonderful to watch and contemporary fireplaces are no longer the inefficient, smoky and draughty items they used to be.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of styles to suit all types of property and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than open fireplaces or wood burning stoves. A Gas Safe registered engineer must install and maintain any gas fire in your home.
Wood Burning Stoves - A whole host of styles to suit any period of home in Wath-upon-Dearne, and can even be free standing. An integrated back boiler is an additional benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or to provide heating in another area via a radiator.
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted easily and safely by any reasonable competent person and there are styles and varieties which are suitable for virtually any room and type of property in Wath-upon-Dearne. Even if your property has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire which looks almost like a "real" fire can be fitted.
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In the previous twelve months fireplaces had been fitted in these Wath-upon-Dearne streets: Old Cross Lane, Woodfield Road, Dunford Court, Clarence Street, Far Field Lane, Victoria Road East, Cadman Street, Reed Walk, Henry Road, Cemetery Road, Hollowgate Avenue, Bridge End Lane, Newfield Crescent, Beechwood Close, High Street, Wharncliffe Avenue, Tennyson Rise, Flintway, Stokewell Road, Oak Avenue, New Road, West Mount Avenue, Albert Road, Wrens Gardens, Shawlands Court, Vicar Road, Oaklands Place, Brampton Road, and in these South Yorkshire postcodes: S63 3ET, S63 0WX, S63 6FQ, S63 6AA, S63 6EH, S63 6LQ, S63 6LD, S63 6DN, S63 6EL, S63 6JZ.
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