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Fireplace Fitter Whickham Tyne and Wear (NE16): Opening up a disused fireplace to fit a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a splendid way to add a homely feel and some charm to your Whickham home. If you combine a new fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove during the cold winters' evenings, you'll also be supplied with plenty of steaming hot water.

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Before you start chipping away at a bricked-up chimney there are a few things you will need to do to ensure you can safely install your new fireplace. Any combustible appliance in residential homes in Whickham must adhere to Part J of the UK's buildings regulations, and this applies to chimney breasts, flue linings, fireplaces and hearths. If your home is a listed building you will also need to find out if planning permission is necessary from the local authorities before any work begins.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

If you are a competent and enthusiastic DIY'er it is quite possible to restore a blocked up fireplace, however the chances of running into structural problems in most cases is high. You might be fortunate when you uncover the old fireplace and find you need little more than a good clean out of the hearth and a quick chimney sweep in order to get a fire roaring. More likely you will discover a blocked flue and old brickwork that needs structural modifications.

Employing a specialist fireplace installer in Whickham is widely advised, as an improperly installed fireplace can cause respiratory health problems and a serious risk of fire. As stated in the Building Regulations (Part J) for fireplaces, the airflow in a room must be adequate where there's a fireplace, because in order to burn efficiently, the right volume of oxygen is necessary. An accumulation of deadly carbon monoxide gas can result in a room where there's not enough airflow, and death is possible when a fire is burning inefficiently.

It may be necessary to install airflow vents in floors and walls to enable the fire to receive adequate oxygen to burn safely and effectively at all times. Blocked off and unused chimney flues might also have to have air vents installed since they can sometimes trap moist air within them and cause damp to develop inside the chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK BEGINS

An enormous amount of soot and dust can be discharged from a bricked up chimney upon reopening it for restoration. A thoughtful Whickham fireplace installer will bring coverings for your home furnishings and provide some form of protection, but it is wise where feasible to remove carpets and furniture from the area before any work starts. If you're conducting a full renovation of a house or room, the fireplace should be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are undertaken. By opening up a fireplace first you will prevent any soot from the chimney causing discolouring damage to other parts of your project, such as fresh plaster or wallpapered walls.

CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK

Once you've opened up your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean up any sections of hearth that remains. You now need to get in touch with 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 clean the flue and while doing this will be able to check the structural condition of the chimney and provide guidance on whether you need a new flue liner.

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After a chimney sweeps assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining as set out in Part J of the Building Regulations. This kind of work should be tackled by a qualified person who is acquainted with the current building regulations and good construction practices.

If you need to change the size of opening of your existing fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a supporting lintel will have to be installed. Once this has been done the next phase for your fireplace installation in Whickham will be to upgrade the hearth. In the old days the hearth was set into a hole in the floor, however current regulations require it to be raised above floor level. There are made to measure options to fit pretty much any size and style of fireplace, or you can select from a range of popular size and shape hearths to match your decor.

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DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE

If you pay a visit to a fireplace showroom you are spoilt for choice with the array of different choices available to you. Every fireplace might not be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney and it's wise to accept any advice and guidance from your installation team regarding your particular circumstances.

Whether you go for a wood burner, an open fireplace or a multi-fuel stove will hinge on the overall style you're trying to develop, your current decor and maybe, the age of your property. As an example, an attractive inglenook fireplace can be an eye-catching backdrop for a traditional cast iron wood-burner stove, which highlights its charm and deflects the heat into the room.

A cast iron wood burner is also a splendid option if your home does not have a chimney breast. A pre-existing chimney isn't required because a stainless steel flue is fitted to the top or rear of the stove and routed through an exterior wall.

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

Who can deny that they enjoy the warmth and glow of a natural fire on a cool winters' evening, but if your circumstances do not permit this, what other options are on offer?

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Can be fired up with with various different fuels, (oil, gas, wood, coal) to generate an attractive focal point in your property in Whickham. Some types, like the AGA range of multi-fuel stoves, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire house.

Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more efficient when compared to open fireplaces, there are a wide variety of designs to suit any type of Whickham home. Have to be professionally maintained and fitted by Gas Safe certified (replaced CORGI register in 2009) engineer.

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Wood Burning Stoves - An array of styles to suit any kind of house in Whickham, and can even be freestanding. A version with an integrated back boiler will provide supplementary heating capabilities by connecting the heated water to a radiator in a cold spot of your home.

Electric Fireplaces - Simple installation and a wide choice of designs make electric fireplaces a popular choice for Whickham houses without a chimney. Can be inset into conventional fireplaces, and with "real feel" electric fires it can sometimes be hard to distinguish them from the real thing.

Open Fireplaces - A flickering fire is a focus for any room in your home and it has the capacity to burn virtually any solid fuel that you can buy. In past times an open fire may have been associated with being inefficient, smoky and draughty, but a skillfully fitted fireplace is a joy to behold while lounging in the warmth it provides.

Fireplace installation providers can be accessed in the Whickham area, and in: Shalwell, Fenham, Lemington, Swalwell, Axwell Park, Team Valley, Elswick, Street Gate, Winlayton, Bladen, Greenside, Sunniside, Dunston Hill, plus these postcode areas: NE16 4RL, NE16 4DG, NE16 4JQ, NE16 4LW, NE16 4AR, NE16 4AJ, NE16 4BD, NE16 4NH, NE16 4SY, and NE16 4DB. If they have the postcode NE16 and the phone code 0191, it is fairly likely that they work in Whickham or somewhere close by. Whickham householders will be able to utilise these and countless other comparable services.

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Homeowners desiring both aesthetic appeal and efficient heating solutions have turned to log burner fireplaces, otherwise known as wood-burning stoves. These fireplaces offer a rustic and charming touch to any building, creating a cosy and snug atmosphere during the wintertime. Capable of providing considerable warmth with relatively cheap fuel costs, log burning stoves, as well as being visually appealing, are highly efficient. Because they're both practical and beauty, they make an ideal fit for many homes.

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However, the installation of a wood-burning stove requires thoughtful planning and consideration. First of all, it is essential to choose the appropriate model and size to suit the specific requirements of your property in Whickham. Considerations like room size, insulation quality and ventilation must be taken into account. Ensuring compliance with local building regulations and safe installation, professional fitting of the stove is highly recommended. To guarantee optimum performance and minimise the risk of hazards such as chimney fires or carbon monoxide leaks, correct installation is essential.

A crucial part of having a wood-burning fireplace is its maintenance. Regular cleaning of your chimney and stove is vital to remove creosote, a flammable tar left behind by the burning of wood. It is recommended to have yearly inspections conducted by accredited professionals to guarantee the system remains in optimal condition. Residents can enjoy the cosy warmth and inviting ambiance of their log burner fireplaces while ensuring safety and longevity by observing these maintenance measures. (Log Burner Fireplaces Whickham)

Chimney Repair Whickham

Proper chimney repair is vital for the efficiency and safety of fireplaces and heating systems. With the passing of time, chimneys are susceptible to wear and tear, resulting in problems like leaks, cracks or blockages. Averting potential hazards, including fire and exposure to carbon monoxide, is dependent on swift repairs. Professional chimney repair specialists in Whickham can tackle these problems, ensuring that the chimney functions optimally and adheres to safety standards. Regular repairs and inspections contribute to extending the chimney's lifespan and decreasing the requirement for costly future repairs, granting home and property owners peace of mind and a dependable heating source. (21016 - Chimney Repairs Whickham)

More Help and Advice

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A forum is a fantastic destination to learn information and facts on fireplace installation, so it might be a wise idea to have a look at the Buildhub Forum, subjects include wood burners, trims for stoves, widening fireplaces, chimney designs, building regulations and pellet boilers and stoves. See a step by step YouTube guide on how to install and restore a Victorian cast iron fireplace range here. To check out an illuminating article about fireplace decoration ideas head here. To learn how freplace fitters are marketing themselves on social websites, check this out. You could have a look at the Wikipedia webpage to learn info regarding wood burning fireplaces, the types of fireplace, the environmental effects of fireplaces, the health effects of fireplaces, the heating efficiency of fireplaces and the history of the fireplace.

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Also find: Elswick fireplace installers, Bladen fireplace installers, Dunston Hill fireplace installers, Team Valley fireplace installers, Swalwell fireplace installers, Sunniside fireplace installers, Shalwell fireplace installers, Axwell Park fireplace installers, Greenside fireplace installers, Lemington fireplace installers, Fenham fireplace installers, Winlayton fireplace installers, Street Gate fireplace installers and more. Companies who fit fireplaces can be found in almost all of these villages and towns. These versatile tradesmen's knowledge and experience make them well-suited for the precise installation of fireplaces in your property. The ambiance, comfort and warmth that a fireplace brings to their living areas can be enjoyed by residents with the assistance and help of these dedicated experts. Local householders can get quotes by simply clicking here.

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