Fireplace Fitter West Bridgford Nottinghamshire (NG2): Opening up an old disused fireplace to fit an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a good way to add some character and a homely feel to your West Bridgford home. Cold winter evenings can become very enjoyable as you sit back in front of your new fireplace listening to the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can even enjoy a plentiful supply of hot water as well.
There are some crucial considerations you must think of before you commence any work, if you are going to create an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your home. All work must abide by Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of fireplaces, flue linings, chimney breasts and hearths of any combustible appliance. If you live in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you should check with the local authorities if planning permission is required for a fireplace installation in your property.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you are a competent and keen do-it-yourselfer it might be possible to refurbish an existing bricked-up fireplace, however the likelihood of encountering structural problems in many cases is unfortunately high. You may be fortunate when uncovering your old fireplace and find out you need little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean out of the hearth in order to get a fire roaring once more. What you will more likely discover is a wall of old bricks that hides issues such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that requires replacement.
An incorrectly fitted fireplace can cause significant fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a specialist fireplace installer in West Bridgford with the knowledge and experience to do the job effectively. There must always be airflow into a room where there is a fireplace to guarantee adequate levels of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. Not enough oxygen means that the fire will not burn well, and a build up of carbon monoxide fumes could occur, which can cause breathing problems or even death.
To safely get over any airflow issues, vents may be fitted around the room as part of a fireplace installation, to guarantee suitable oxygen levels are able to reach the fire. They might also have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap condensing air and result in damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
A substantial amount of soot and other dirt can be discharged from a bricked up chimney upon opening it up for restoration. Even with covers and other dust protection for your furniture, the chance of damage from dirt and soot is still likely and it is advised to remove your furniture, rugs and carpets before any fireplace restoration work starts. If you are installing a fireplace as part of a larger renovation then it ought to be one of the first things to be worked on once you have got the room back to its bare walls and floors. This will help to prevent any damage by dirt and chimney soot to any completed renovation work.
STRUCTURAL & CONSTRUCTION WORK
With your fireplace opened up, it is time to see what needs to be renovated or replaced and to give the chimney and hearth a comprehensive cleaning. The very first job on your to-do list will be to bring in a decent chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing this will be able to check the condition of the chimney and provide advice on whether a new flue liner is needed.
It might be vital to fit a new flue lining to comply with the all important Building Regulations, and construction work might also be needed to strengthen the original chimney and chimney breast. A reliable fireplace installer and builder in West Bridgford will be needed to carry out this task, and should have the skills and knowledge of construction to closely follow all regulations.
If the dimensions of the original fireplace are bigger than your needs, a concrete supporting lintel should be installed. When you've successfully supported your fireplace with a lintel it will then be necessary to repair or update the hearth. In the old days the hearth was usually sunken into a void in the floor, but the latest building regulations demand that it's raised above floor level. You can find made to measure options to fit any size and style of fireplace, or you can pick from a variety of popular sized hearths to match your decor.
STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will demonstrate the choices available for the different fireplace styles and designs. It's entirely possible that owing to your existing chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs might not be appropriate, and it's a good idea to follow the advice of your fireplace installer with respect to this.
You home's age, and the theme that you're trying to develop for your room, should all help you to decide upon the type and design of fireplace which is most suitable. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop to a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.
A wood burner is also an excellent choice if you haven't got a chimney breast in your West Bridgford home. Provided that you've got an exterior wall through which a flue from the stove can be channeled, you don't need a chimney structure to experience a "real" fire.
ELECTRIC, WOOD, OPEN, GAS OR MULTI-FUEL FIREPLACE?
The ambience and charm of a "real" fire cannot be surpassed, however what alternatives are out there if this sort of fireplace is not possible within your West Bridgford property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be fired up with with various different fuels, (gas, coal, wood, oil) to generate an attractive focal point in your house in West Bridgford. The AGA range is renowned as being capable of providing heating for the entire home, a supply of hot water and an oven and hob for cooking all in one unit.
Gas Fireplaces - Supplying instant heat and more efficient (thermally) when compared to open fireplaces, there are a wide array of styles and designs to suit any West Bridgford home. Gas fireplaces must only be installed and maintained by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered engineer, (Gas Safe replaced CORGI registration in 2009).
Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any reasonable competent individual and there are styles which are appropriate for any room and type of house in West Bridgford. Can be set into traditional fireplaces, and with the "real" looking feel of modern electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish one from the genuine article.
Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can use different fuels such as smokeless coal, wood, briquettes and other flammable materials. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no longer the draughty, smoky and inefficient objects they were in the past.
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burners have become "the in thing" in a lot of homes in West Bridgford, and can have modern or classic design to match your furnishings. If combined with a back boiler these can provide piping hot water to heat radiators or for use around the home.
Fireplace installation is available in West Bridgford and also nearby in: Lenton, Beeston, Wilford, Gamston, Bakers Field, Sneinton, Plumtree, Edwalton, Ruddington, Trent Bridge, Bunny, Keyworth, Colwick, Nottingham, Tollerton, Clifton, Normanton-on-the-Wolds, and in these postcodes NG2 5HZ, NG2 5NE, NG2 5BN, NG2 5EA, NG2 5DJ, NG2 5FA, NG11 7AF, NG12 4BU, NG2 5HW, NG2 5DG. Local West Bridgford fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode NG2 and the telephone code 0115. Simply click on the "quote" form or banner to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
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Households in Melrose Gardens, Wareham Close, Maythorn Close, Greythorn Drive, Dorset Gardens, Charnwood Grove, Stanhome Square, Edward Road, Ives Close, Fleeman Grove, Marlborough Court, Thurloe Court, Leahurst Gardens, Seatallan Close, Barndale Close, Glenmore Road, Blencathra Close, Langstrath Drive, Stanhome Drive, Oak Tree Close, St. Lukes Close, Broadstone Close, Brockhole Close, Mountsorrel Drive, Scafell Close, Hawkshead Close, Rutland Road, Castle View, Gresham Gardens, Orchid Close, have needed fireplace installation recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also undertaken in these West Bridgford area postcodes: NG2 5HZ, NG2 5NE, NG2 5BN, NG2 5EA, NG2 5DJ, NG2 5FA, NG11 7AF, NG12 4BU, NG2 5HW, NG2 5DG.
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