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Fireplace Fitter Whitworth Lancashire (OL12): Re-opening a disused fireplace to put in a wood burner, a gas fire or an open fire is a great way to add a homely feel and a bit of charm to your Whitworth home. Cold winters' evenings can become a joy as you relax in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackling of a burning fire, and if your fire is used in combination with a back boiler you can even benefit from a plentiful supply of hot water as well.

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There are some important things to consider before you commence any work, if you are going to create an efficient, safe and attractive fireplace in your property. All work must observe Part J of the Building Regulations, which addresses the installation and construction of hearths, chimney breasts, flue linings and fireplaces of any combustible appliance. If you live in a designated conservation area or a listed building you have to check with local council to see if planning permission is needed for a fireplace installation in your house.

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DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?

A simple remodeling of a pre-existing fireplace can be accomplished by a competent DIY enthusiast, however if any building work is needed there's a possibility of encountering structural problems which will need to be handled by a professional. If you're lucky when you open up a stopped up fireplace you might find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that needs little more than the services and advice of a chimney sweep to get a toasty fire going. What's more common however is an area of crumbling brickwork that hides a blocked flue, and needs some degree of structural modification before it can be used safely.

If fireplaces are installed improperly there's not just a risk of fire to your home, but there can also be associated respiratory health hazards, which is why it is advisable to bring in a competent Whitworth installation company for fireplaces. Airflow must be satisfactory in any room which has a fireplace; and it is a key requirement of Part J of the Building Regulations that this is the case. If there's not enough airflow then it is quite possible that a fire will not burn efficiently and cause carbon monoxide to build up, which can be deadly.

It could be necessary to fit airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to receive ample oxygen to burn effectively and safely at all times. They may also have to install vents into unused chimney flues which can sometimes trap moist air and lead to damp spots and staining to your chimney breast.

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BEFORE WORK STARTS

A substantial amount of soot and grime can be discharged from an old chimney when reopening it for renovation. It is advisable to remove any furniture, rugs and carpets from a room where you're planning to open up an old fireplace, to prevent them being damaged by dust, soot and muck that might be whipped up during the fireplace installation work. If you are lucky enough to be carrying out a complete renovation then it ought to be one of the first tasks to complete before you re-plaster or decorate the walls. By opening a fireplace first you will stop any chimney soot causing discolouring damage to other stages of your renovation project, such as wallpapered walls or fresh plasterwork.

STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION WORK

With the fireplace open, it is time to see what needs to be restored and to give the chimney and hearth an intensive clean. The very first thing on your checklist should be to call in a professional chimney sweep. A chimney sweep will first clean the flue and whilst doing this can check the condition of the chimney and provide you with advice on whether a new flue liner is needed.

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Following a chimney sweep examination it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast and/or install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the Building Regulations. These are projects that should be done by an experienced craftsman with a good understanding of the relevant regulations and quality construction skills.

If it is necessary to change the width of opening of your existing fireplace to something more suitable for your new design, a supporting concrete lintel will have to be put in. When your concrete lintel is safely in place you may now get on with the upgrade, renovation and installation of the fireplace hearth. You may find the original hearth has been set into the floor, but to abide by latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is not a standard size you may have to purchase a made to measure hearth, but there are a wide range of "off-the-shelf" hearths in concrete, marble or slate.

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DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE

Deciding on your choice of fireplace can be difficult amongst the different styles available from an online dealer or fireplace showroom. The suggestions and advice from your installation team, which will be specific to your requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace which is both suited to your flue and chimney, as well as for your decor.

You home's age, and the style that you're trying to create for your room, will all help you determine the type and design of fireplace that's most suitable for you. For example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks marvelous set into an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room to good effect.

If your Whitworth home hasn't got a chimney you've still got the option of a fireplace feature by putting in a multi-fuel or wood burning stove. Provided that you've got an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the stove can be channeled, you don't need to have a pre-existing chimney structure to experience a "real" fire.

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

Who doesn't enjoy the glow and warmth of a natural fireplace on a cold winters' evening, but if your situation doesn't allow for this, what other options are available?

Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fireplaces the obvious choice for Whitworth homes that don't have a chimney. Contemporary electric fires can deliver real look flames and even the sound of crackling wood to replicate a real fire when inset into a conventional fireplace.

Gas Fireplaces - Gas fireplaces come in an array of styles to suit your home and are more efficient (thermally) than open fireplaces. Gas fireplaces must only be installed and maintained by a certified Gas Safe registered technician, (previously CORGI registered).

Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves can be used with a variety of fuels, including gas, coal, oil or wood, to generate a unique focal point in your house in Whitworth. Some styles, such as the AGA range, are also suitable for cooking, providing hot water and heating your entire property.

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Wood Burning Stoves - A wide variety of different styles to suit any period of home in Whitworth, and can even be a free standing feature. If coupled with a back boiler these can provide piping hot water for radiators or for other use in your house.

Open Fireplaces - The traditional fireplace that can be used with various fuels such as wood, briquettes, coal and other combustive materials. An open fire is a sight to behold and modern fireplaces are no longer the smoky, draughty and inefficient objects they used to be.

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Fireplace installation is available in Whitworth and also nearby in: Belfield, Shawclough, Shawfield, Wardle, Ramsbottom, Smallbridge, Rawtenstall, Smithybridge, Trough Gate, Littleborough, Stacksteads, Clough, Haslingden, Shawforth, Rochdale, and in these postcodes OL12 8QN, OL12 8SW, OL12 8DF, OL12 8RH, OL12 8NA, OL12 8RL, OL12 8SN, OL12 8PP, OL12 8EA, OL12 0TH. Locally based Whitworth fireplace specialists will likely have the postcode OL12 and the telephone code 01706. Checking this will confirm that you access local tradespeople installing fireplaces. Whitworth property owners can utilise these and many other fireplace related services. Simply click on the "quote" banner or form to get details about fireplace installation in your location.

Improve the Efficiency of Your Fireplace

With all of the current concerns about the environment, the traditional fireplace has lost a little of its former charm, however it's still a favourite feature for many householders in Whitworth. There is nothing like feeling the warmth of a fireplace on a cold winter's evening. The fireplace has a lot of benefits for your property, but there are also a few significant drawbacks that may need to be monitored. Because of energy costs rising so quickly these days, your fireplace needs to be a source of heat, not one of inefficiency. Whilst having a fire going in a fireplace keeps those close to it warm, it actually removes warm air from the rest of the space, causing your heat source to work harder. If there is no fire, a damper should regulate the airflow. The thing is, fireplace dampers can be very inefficient in keeping warm air in the home and cold air out.

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Plenty of householders in Whitworth with fireplaces don't know how it can affect the cost of heating. Instead of heating a house naturally, a fireplace can actually add hundreds of pounds to your heating expenses. However, there are several procedures that you can follow that can turn your budget busting fireplace into something a touch more efficient. Just about all you need to do is only four basic things to fix your fireplace. You will see that these tips will help to make your fireplace produce quality heat and your current heating bill lower.

The first tip is to change your fireplace damper with a more efficient top sealing damper. This form of damper is set up at the top end of the chimney, and acts like a storm door. It will keep the outside air from coming in, and the internal air from getting out, and functions in hot weather or cold. The seal is easy to fit, and can be bought on the internet. An additional thing that you can do is to fit a fire-back at the rear of your fireplace. It is produced from cast iron and it is used to help the look of your fireplace whilst shielding the back wall from fire damage. The fire-back actually heats up from the fire and reflects the heat back into the room, hence improving the overall efficiency of the fireplace.

Another cost saver is a fireplace fan/heater, which heats the area by drawing the air into a heat chamber and returning the air back into the room. These heating units are enclosed systems, therefore no smoke is released, and they really can make a huge difference to the temperature of your home. And finally, putting in glass doors, even though a bit on the expensive side, can be helpful in making your fireplace economical to run. If you do some groundwork, you can certainly get an excellent deal on glass doors and they're not too difficult to put in yourself. These doors create a screen between the chimney and living space, not only stopping the air in the room from escaping, but also providing protection to the inhabitants.

Every one of these tips are straightforward to do, and the required products can be easily sourced online. Take care of your fireplace and observe your energy bills tumble.

Flue Liners

A flue or chimney lining is an important part of the chimney set-up on your house, allowing it to function far more efficiently and improving the safety of your chimney. With the purpose of transporting toxic fumes safely to the outside of a building, flue liners are conduits manufactured from metal, clay or ceramic material which are fitted to the inside of chimneys. Some older chimneys in Whitworth might not even have a flue liner, or if the existing liner is defective, might need to be relined.

The dangerous fumes and gases which are generated when burning a fire can damage your fireplace's flue. Your flue needs to be regularly assessed for potential issues and damage every time it is being swept. If it is compromised, those dangerous gases may be able to seep into your living area instead of being safely expelled outside. Extreme heat can also be permitted to pass into the structure of the chimney, creating the possibility of fires.

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If your house in Whitworth has an open fire or a log burning stove, it is imperative that you have the chimney swept frequently. At least once each year is the recommendation for chimney sweeping.

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This is a dirty job, so it is wise to bring in a qualified Whitworth chimney sweep. Using the services of a chimney sweep not only keeps your chimney clean but also highlights any problems that there may be with your chimney.

Regular sweeping helps prevent a build-up of soot and ash, a common cause of chimney fires. Another hazardous situation that you want to avoid at all costs is carbon monoxide gas being drawn back into your property, which can also be caused by a blocked chimney.

All these factors add up to the importance of picking an experienced Whitworth chimney sweep, who's also covered by public liability insurance. To arrange your chimney sweep in Whitworth CLICK HERE. You should also be able to get chimney sweeps in Belfield, Shawclough, Shawfield, Wardle, Ramsbottom, Smallbridge, Rawtenstall, Smithybridge, Trough Gate, Littleborough, Stacksteads, Clough, Haslingden, Shawforth, Rochdale, and in Whitworth itself.

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Recent Lancashire fireplace installation enquiries: Hawwa Churchill and Harley Churchill recently asked for a price quote for opening up and restoring an old fireplace in a cottage in Goosnargh. Farrah Mackay and Hadi Mackay recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in Worsthorne. Dale Booth and Stephanie Booth recently enquired about getting a price for opening up an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in a cottage in Oswaldtwistle. Calum Marsden and Lillie-Mae Marsden recently asked for an estimate for installing an open fireplace in a bungalow in Langho, Lancashire. Mr and Mrs Batty recently enquired about getting a price for opening up and restoring an old stone fireplace in Altham. Mr and Mrs Court recently requested a price quote for the installation of a gas fire in Overton. Alex Turnbull and Leena Turnbull recently enquired about the possibility of opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new wood burner in Ightenhill, Lancashire. Franklyn and Anika Derrick recently enquired about the possibility of re-opening an old fireplace and fitting a new multi-fuel stove in a cottage in Read.

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Also find: Clough fireplace installers, Ramsbottom fireplace installers, Shawforth fireplace installers, Wardle fireplace installers, Rochdale fireplace installers, Shawfield fireplace installers, Smithybridge fireplace installers, Littleborough fireplace installers, Haslingden fireplace installers, Belfield fireplace installers, Shawclough fireplace installers, Stacksteads fireplace installers, Trough Gate fireplace installers, Smallbridge fireplace installers, Rawtenstall fireplace services and more. Most of these locations are serviced by tradesmen installing fireplaces. Whitworth homeowners can get price quotes by going here.

Fireplaces Around Whitworth: Some Whitworth streets and areas where fireplace installation work has recently been carried out - John Street, Brown Wardle, Thorburn Drive, Bank Terrace, The Meadows, Cleggs Avenue, Grogan Close, Croft Bank, Industry Street, Ethel Street, Broadley View, Millgate Terrace, Village Court, Tonacliffe Terrace, Barnside, Albert Street, The Greens, High Peak Road, Stoneyroyd, Thor Drive, The Willows, Lobden Crescent, Handel Street, Cowm Park Way South, Clegg Street, as well as the following Whitworth area postcodes: OL12 8QN, OL12 8SW, OL12 8DF, OL12 8RH, OL12 8NA, OL12 8RL, OL12 8SN, OL12 8PP, OL12 8EA, OL12 0TH. Work was carried out in these locations by installers of fireplaces. Whitworth home and business owners benefited from reliable and professional fireplace services in all cases.

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