Fireplace Fitter Whitehaven Cumbria (CA28): Putting in a brand new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Whitehaven property is a wonderful way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to any room. The addition of an open fire or multi-fuel stove for those cold winter evenings can even prove more cost effective than some central heating systems, providing that you've got a regular source of wood. If combined with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.
However before you begin bashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some important things to consider to achieve an efficient and safe fireplace. All work carried out must abide by Part J of the UK's Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of fireplaces, hearths, chimney breasts and flue linings of any combustible appliance. If you reside in a listed building you'll also have to ascertain if planning permission is required from the local council before any work is started.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
A basic remodel of a pre-existing fireplace can perhaps be accomplished by a skilled do-it-yourselfer, however if any building work is necessary there's the chance of running into structural issues that will have to be resolved professionally. If you are fortunate when you expose a stopped up fireplace you might find a decent lintel, chimney breast and hearth that needs little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get it ready for use. What's more typical however is an area of crumbling, old brickwork covering a blocked flue, and also requires some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.
If fireplaces are installed incorrectly there is not only a fire risk to your property, but there can be health hazards, which is why it is advisable to employ a competent Whitehaven installation team for a fireplace. Airflow must be adequate in any room which has a fireplace; in fact it's a requirement in the Building Regulations (Part J) that this is the case. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes can build up from an inefficiently burning fire in a poorly ventilated room.
To overcome this issue a professional installation team will assess the circumstances and fit vents around the room, or beneath the floor, to ensure a satisfactory airflow for the fire to burn safely and efficiently. Unused and blocked up chimney flues may also have to have air vents fitted as they can often trap moist air within them and cause damp to occur inside the chimney.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A substantial amount of dust and soot can be released from an old chimney when reopening it for restoration. It is advisable to remove any rugs, carpets and furniture from an area where you're going to uncover an old fireplace, to prevent them being affected by dust, soot and muck that might be stirred up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning work. If your fireplace is being installed as part of a larger renovation project then it should be one of the first things to be done once you have taken the room back to its bare floors and walls. This prevents any discolouration damage to any renovated work you may have already completed.
STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK
Once you have exposed your old fireplace you'll have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to thoroughly sweep the chimney and clean any sections of hearth that is still in position. Contacting a proper chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the very first things on your checklist. Not only will they make sure that your flue and chimney are nice and clean, but they can also take a look at the condition of the chimney and flue liner and offer guidance about whether you need to upgrade any area of the chimney and flue.
Following a chimney sweep examination it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. A reputable fireplace installer in Whitehaven will be needed to perform this task, and should have the skills and knowledge of construction to follow all regulations.
If the dimensions of the existing fireplace are bigger than your requirements, a concrete supporting lintel will have to be put in. When you have successfully supported your fireplace with a new lintel it is now time to upgrade or repair the hearth. You might discover that the original hearth has been sunken into a void in the floor, however to abide by current regulations it is required to be raised above floor level. Off-the-shelf solutions from concrete, slate or marble are available to achieve this, or your fireplace installer in Whitehaven might be able to offer a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match the style of your room.
STYLE OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a visit to a fireplace showroom will illustrate the options available for the different fireplace designs and styles. It's possible that owing to your current flue, chimney and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces might not be suitable, therefore it's advisable to follow the advice of your fireplace installation company with respect to this.
Whether you go for a multi-fuel stove, a wood burner or an open fireplace will be determined by the look you're trying to establish, your current decor and perhaps even, the age of your home. If you've got an inglenook fireplace, a wood burner can look spectacular in this surrounding, which also has the benefit of deflecting heat back into the room from the stone or brick walls that surround the stove.
A cast iron wood burner is also an excellent option if your home hasn't got a chimney breast. A chimney isn't required because a stainless steel flue is taken directly from the top or rear of the stove and channeled through an exterior wall.
WOOD, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL, OPEN OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who does not enjoy the glow and warmth of an open fireplace on a cold evening, however if your circumstances do not permit this, what alternatives are available?
Open Fireplaces - The classic fireplace which can be used with various fuels such as wood, smokeless coal, briquettes and other combustible materials. An open fire is a sight to behold and contemporary fireplaces are no more the inefficient, draughty and smoky objects that they were in the past.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any home in Whitehaven, can be easily fitted by any competent individual. Even if your home has a traditional fireplace, an electric fire can be installed that looks almost like a "real" fire with multi-coloured flames.
Wood Burning Stoves - Even the smallest room in Whitehaven can benefit from the fitting of a wood burning stove, which are available in a variety of designs, and can even be fitted freestanding. If fitted with a back boiler can provide piping hot water for radiators or for other use around the home.
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more efficient when compared with wood burning stoves, there are a whole host of designs and styles to suit any type of Whitehaven home. Must be professionally installed and maintained by a Gas Safe registered tradesman.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name suggests they can be used with different fuels, such as gas, smokeless coal, wood or oil, and become an attractive focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Whitehaven. They can be utilised not just for heating a single room, but some types like the AGA collection, can provide useful cooking areas, supply hot water and can be used to heat the entire property if they are plumbed into a radiator system.
Fireplace installation is available in Whitehaven and also in nearby places like: Moresby Parks, Ennerdale Bridge, Rottington, Distington, Arlecdon, Moor Row, Howman, Bransty, Parton, Frizington, Sandwith, Bigrigg, Hensingham, Moresby, Cleator Moor, Harras Moor, Mirehouse, and in these postcodes CA28 0TW, CA28 6JB, CA28 6SJ, CA28 0TB, CA28 6RP, CA28 6EH, CA28 6BQ, CA28 6TB, CA28 0TP, CA28 6HE. Local Whitehaven fireplace specialists will most likely have the dialling code 01946 and the postcode CA28.
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Householders living in the following roads and streets have recently requested fireplace installation - Alexandra Terrace, Aikbank Road, Sea View Drive, Albion Street, Thwaiteville, Slipway, Scilly Banks, St James Court, Countess Terrace, Ashness Close, Bank Yard Road, Cliff Road, Standings Rise, The Rise, Derwentwater Road, The Close, Cambridge Road, St Georges Terrace, Beatty Road, Bedford Street, Carlton Drive, Brook Bank, Sandringham Avenue, Brunlea Drive, Station Terrace, Albert Terrace, as well as the following Whitehaven area postcodes: CA28 0TW, CA28 6JB, CA28 6SJ, CA28 0TB, CA28 6RP, CA28 6EH, CA28 6BQ, CA28 6TB, CA28 0TP, CA28 6HE.
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