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Fireplace Fitter Whetstone Leicestershire (LE8): Re-opening a disused fireplace to put in an open fire, a gas fire or a wood burner is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and some character to any Whetstone home. If you opt to combine your new fireplace with a back boiler, not only can you enjoy the warmth and ambience of an open fire on those nippy winters' evenings, you'll also be supplied with lots of steaming hot water.

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However before you begin smashing down the walls of a boarded over fireplace there are some essential considerations you must bear in mind if you are to wind up with an efficient and safe fireplace. Any combustible appliance installed in domestic homes in Whetstone must comply with Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, and this applies to flue linings, hearths, fireplaces and chimney breasts. If you reside in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with local council if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your home.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you are an enthusiastic and competent DIY'er it may be possible to restore a bricked-up fireplace, however the chances of encountering structural issues in most 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 sweeping of the chimney. Much more likely you'll discover a blocked flue and crumbling brickwork that requires structural modifications.

Because of the severe fire risk and health problems that can result from an incorrectly installed or renovated fireplace, it is better to avail yourself of the knowledge and experience of a certified fireplace fitter in Whetstone. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure adequate levels of oxygen enable the fire to burn effectively. Not enough oxygen means the fire won't burn effectively, and an accumulation of carbon monoxide could occur, which can cause breathing problems or even death.

It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in floors and walls to allow the fire to receive enough oxygen to burn efficiently and safely all the time. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused or blocked off chimney flues and producing staining and damp spots, vents might need to be fitted by the installation team to enhance the airflow.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

Opening up an old fireplace can cause large amounts of dust and soot to enter your house. A fireplace installer will bring dust sheets to cover up your home furnishings and provide a bit of protection, but it is advisable where feasible to remove furniture and woven floor coverings from the area before work begins. If you are engaging in a full restoration of a room or property, the fireplace should be opened up before any plastering or decorating is dealt with. This should help to avoid any discolouration damage by soot and dirt to any completed work.

CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK

With your fireplace now open, it is time to see what can be restored and give the hearth and chimney a good clean. You should now speak to your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and look at the old fireplace and chimney. A chimney sweep will first of all clean the flue and whilst doing so will be able to inspect the condition of the chimney and offer advice on whether you need a new flue lining.

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Following a chimney sweeps assessment it may be necessary to install a new liner and/or strengthen the chimney breast in accordance with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This sort of work must be tackled by a competent craftsman who is familiar with the building regulations and decent working practices.

If the size of the existing fireplace is bigger than your needs, a supporting concrete lintel should be put in. When your new lintel is in position and secure you may now press on with the renovation, updating and installation of the fireplace hearth. In earlier times the hearth would be sunken into the floor, however the latest building regs require it to be raised above floor level. Pre-made solutions from slate, marble or concrete are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace builder in Whetstone may be able to provide you with a bespoke, made to measure hearth to complement the style of your room.

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STYLES AND DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE

If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you'll find that you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices open to you. It is entirely possible that owing to your existing flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that some fireplace designs might not be suitable, therefore it pays to follow the recommendations from your fireplace installation company in this respect.

You home's age, and the theme you're trying to develop for your room, should all help you to determine the type and design of fireplace that is best for you. For instance, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be a wonderful backdrop for a classic cast iron wood burning stove, which highlights its character and reflects the heat into the room.

A cast iron wood burner is also an effective choice if your Whetstone property hasn't got a chimney breast. This kind of fireplace can be installed with a stainless steel flue that's channeled through an external wall and does not require a chimney, to be safely installed.

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

Who doesn't enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fire on a cold winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other alternatives?

Open Fireplaces - Provides an attractive focal point for a room and can be used with an assortment of solid fuels. In the past an open fire may have been associated with being smoky, inefficient and draughty, however a well installed contemporary fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warmth it provides.

Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of different styles to suit all property types and their effectiveness in warming a room is superior to wood burning stoves. Gas fires can only be maintained and installed by a suitably qualified Gas Safe registered technician, (formerly CORGI registered).

Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name implies they can be fired up with with various fuels, such as oil, coal, gas or wood, and become a focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Whetstone. The AGA style is renowned as being capable of providing heating for an entire home, a constant hot water supply and a hob and oven for cooking all in one useful appliance.

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Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become very popular in many properties in Whetstone, and can have modern or classic styling to complement your decoration. A back boiler is an additional benefit and can provide piping hot water for use around the home, or for heating in another area via a radiator.

Electric Fireplaces - Electric fireplaces can be fitted safely and easily by any competent individual and there are designs that are appropriate for any room and property in Whetstone. Even if your house has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.

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Fireplace installation is available in Whetstone and also in: Wigston, Broughton Astley, Kilby, Thurlaston, Narborough, Blaby, Cosby, South Wigston, Huncote, Willoughby Waterleys, Countesthorpe, Glen Parva, Littlethorpe, Aylestone, and in these postcodes LE8 6YX, LE8 6LD, LE8 6ZF, LE8 6JZ, LE8 6ZB, LE8 6YH, LE8 6ND, LE8 6HW, LE8 6ZQ, LE8 6QU. Local Whetstone fireplace specialists will likely have the phone code 0116 and the postcode LE8. Checking this can guarantee that you access locally based tradesmen installing fireplaces. Whetstone homeowners can utilise these and various other fireplace related services.

Flue Linings

A flue liner is an important part of your chimney system, allowing it to perform more effectively than it would otherwise, and improving it's overall safety. With the purpose of carrying toxic fumes safely to the outside of a building, flue liners are ducts fabricated from clay, ceramic material or metal which are installed inside chimneys. A chimney on an older structure in Whetstone may not be fitted with a liner at all, or will need to be relined depending on it's condition and age.

The dangerous gases and fumes which are created when burning a fire can eat away at your chimney's flue lining. Be certain that your fireplace specialist examines the flue lining for damage and possible issues. Instead of expelling those toxic gases outdoors, an impaired flue can permit them to leak into your home's interior. There is additionally the risk of fires in the property because a compromised flue liner can let extreme heat penetrate the chimney's structure. (Tags: Flue Lining Whetstone, Flue Liners Whetstone, Chimney Liners Whetstone).

Chimney Sweeping Whetstone

If you have an open fire or a wood burner in your house in Whetstone, the routine sweeping of your chimney is essential. Chimneys need to be cleaned and swept at least once yearly to keep them in a safe state.

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You can sweep your own chimney, if you have the right tools, but this is a dirty job and is best left to a professional Whetstone chimney sweep if you want it done cleanly and correctly. If there are any problems with your chimney, your chimney sweep will be able to identify them and let you know about them.

Chimney fires can easily be the result of an accumulation of soot and ash if you forget to sweep your chimney. Apart from fires there are other hazardous situations that can be caused by a blocked chimney, one example is that of carbon monoxide gas being drawn back into your house.

This all adds up to the fact that you should always employ a reliable Whetstone chimney sweep, and one who has decent public liability cover in case of any accidents or damage. You can GO HERE for chimney sweeping prices in Whetstone.

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Recent Leicestershire fireplace installation requests: Kenny and Leila Lewis recently asked for a quotation for fitting a wood burning stove in Waltham. Eric Bugg in Donisthorpe was looking for somebody who can fit a Regency style fireplace in his cottage. Verity Prentice in Old Dalby, Leicestershire was searching for someone to install a corner fireplace in her property. Julian Samuels in Waltham on the Wolds, Leicestershire was searching for somebody to renovate a Victorian fireplace in his house. Isaiah Macfarlane and Daisy Macfarlane recently asked for a quotation for the installation of an electric fire in a cottage in Shepshed. Anika and Dylan Mooney recently asked for a quotation for opening up and repairing an old stone fireplace in Thurlaston. Rian and Maja Whittington recently enquired about opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in Asfordby, Leicestershire. Carly Palmer and Maximillian Palmer recently enquired about opening up and restoring an old fireplace in a semi-detached house in Thornton.

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Also find: Wigston fireplaces, Aylestone fireplaces, Cosby fireplaces, Thurlaston fireplaces, Narborough fireplaces, Broughton Astley fireplaces, Glen Parva fireplaces, Huncote fireplaces, Blaby fireplaces, Countesthorpe fireplaces, South Wigston fireplaces, Kilby fireplaces, Littlethorpe fireplaces, Willoughby Waterleys fireplace services and more. Most of these areas are serviced by tradesmen installing fireplaces. Whetstone householders can get fireplace quotations by going here.

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Fireplaces Around Whetstone: Households in The Crestway, Barley Close, Sanderson Close, Vicarage Lane, Dog & Gun Lane, Medhurst Close, Reeves Close, Springwell Lane, Coulson Close, Emperor Way, Hubbard Close, Fallow Close, Rumsey Drive, Biggs Close, Elliot Close, Greylag Close, Central Close, Curtis Close, Herbert Close, Ewan Close, Worsley Way, Eider Close, Hexter Close, Station Street, Browns Way, Grange Drive, Mill Hill Close, have needed fireplace installation just recently. Fireplace refurbishment was also completed in these Whetstone area postcodes: LE8 6YX, LE8 6LD, LE8 6ZF, LE8 6JZ, LE8 6ZB, LE8 6YH, LE8 6ND, LE8 6HW, LE8 6ZQ, LE8 6QU. Work was carried out in these locations by installers of fireplaces. Whetstone property owners enjoyed high quality and reliable fireplace services in all cases.

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