Fireplace Fitter Wimborne Minster Dorset (BH21): Putting in a new fireplace or opening up a disused fireplace in your Wimborne Minster home is a splendid way to add character and a homely feel to any room. The addition of a wood burning stove or open fire for those frosty winters' evenings can even prove cheaper than certain central heating systems, as long as you've got a ready source of wood. If used in combination with a back boiler it can provide you with a plentiful supply of steaming hot water in the process.
There are some vital considerations to make before you begin any work, if you are going to create an attractive, efficient and safe fireplace in your property. Any combustible appliance installed within residential homes in Wimborne Minster must follow Part J of the UK's buildings regulations, and this covers hearths, chimney breasts, flue linings and fireplaces. Planning permission may also be necessary before work begins if your property is in a conservation area or is listed.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're an enthusiastic and competent do-it-yourselfer it may be quite possible to refurbish an existing blocked up fireplace, however the chance of encountering structural problems in most cases is high. It may be the case that when you pull back the covering from a disused fireplace to discover a hidden treasure which requires little more than a quick clean up and a check from a chimney sweep to get a fire roaring once again. However, what you'll more likely find is an area of crumbling, old bricks that hides problems such as a lintel that needs replacing or a stopped up chimney.
If a fireplace is installed incorrectly there is not just a fire risk to your property, but there can also be health hazards, which is why it's best to hire an experienced Wimborne Minster installation company for a fireplace. Airflow has to be adequate in any room in which a fireplace is to be installed; in fact it is a requirement in Part J of the Building Regulations that this is so. Not enough oxygen means that the fire will not burn properly, and carbon monoxide fumes could build up, which can cause injury or death.
To overcome this problem a professional fireplace installation team will analyse the circumstances and fit vents in the room, or underneath the flooring, to guarantee a sufficient air flow for the fire to combust safely and efficiently. Unused and blocked up chimney flues might also need to have air vents fitted because they can sometimes trap moist air causing damp to develop inside the chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK STARTS
An enormous amount of soot and grime can be discharged from an old chimney upon reopening it for restoration. It is good practice to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from an area where you're going to expose an old fireplace, to prevent them from being damaged by soot, grime and dust that will be disturbed during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you are installing a fireplace as part of an overall renovation project then it should be one of the first things to be completed once you have taken the room back to bare walls and floors. By opening a fireplace first you will avoid any chimney soot causing damage to other phases of your project, such as fresh plaster or paint on walls.
CONSTRUCTION & STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you have revealed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of what work needs to be done, and also be in a position to sweep the chimney and clean up any hearth that remains. You should now get hold of your chimney sweep, if you've not already done this, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They will be able to offer expert guidance on the flue and chimney after sweeping, regarding the situation with the chimney structure and if you need to switch the existing lining.
If you need to strengthen the chimney or install a flue lining all Building Regulations must be followed to the letter. An experienced fireplace installer in Wimborne Minster will be needed to perform this task, and will have the skills and knowledge of construction to follow all building regulations.
In older buildings you might find the existing fireplace is too big for your needs, in which case a concrete supporting lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When this is complete the next phase for your Wimborne Minster fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. You might find the original hearth has been sunken into a floor void, however to be in accordance with latest regulations it must be raised above floor level. Pre-made options from slate, marble or concrete are available to achieve this, or your fireplace builder in Wimborne Minster should be able to offer a bespoke, tailor-made hearth to complement the design of your room.
DESIGNS OF FIREPLACE
Choosing your ideal fireplace can be challenging when faced with the many styles and designs available from an online retailer or fireplace showroom. Not all fireplaces may be appropriate for your existing flue and chimney therefore it's wise to accept any help and advice offered by your installation team with regards to your specific situation.
The age of your property, and the style you're trying to develop for your room, will all help you decide upon the type and design of fireplace which is most suitable for you. For example, a cast iron wood burning stove looks amazing set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the character of the stove and reflecting the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if you don't have an existing chimney in your Wimborne Minster property, it's still possible to install a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. A pre-existing chimney isn't needed since a stainless steel flue is fitted to the rear or top of the stove and routed through an external wall.
ELECTRIC, OPEN, MULTI-FUEL, WOOD OR GAS FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a "real" fire can't be surpassed, however what options are out there if this style of fireplace is not possible within your Wimborne Minster property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - As the name indicates they can be fired up with with different fuels, such as oil, smokeless coal, wood or gas, and become an attractive focal point in any kitchen or lounge in Wimborne Minster. They can be used not merely for heating an individual room, but some designs like the AGA collection, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the complete home when plumbed into a network of radiators.
Gas Fireplaces - Providing instant heat and more thermally efficient than open fireplaces, there are a whole host of designs and styles to suit any Wimborne Minster property. A Gas Safe certified contractor must fit and maintain any gas fireplace in your property, (CORGI was replaced by Gas Safe in 2009).
Wood Burning Stoves - Wood burning stoves have become "the in thing" in a lot of homes in Wimborne Minster, and can have modern or classic styling to suit your furnishings. A back boiler is an added benefit and could provide piping hot water for use around the home, or for heating for the house via radiators.
Electric Fireplaces - A wide selection of electric fireplaces to complement any house in Wimborne Minster, can easily be fitted by anyone who is reasonable competent. Contemporary electric fires can provide authentic looking flames and even the sound of crackling wood to imitate a real open fire when set into into a traditional fireplace.
Open Fireplaces - Provides an eye-catching focal point for a room and can be used with a variety of solid fuels. In the bad old days an open fire may have had the reputation of being draughty, smoky and inefficient, however a professionally installed fireplace is a delight to the eye whilst lounging in the warmth it provides.
Fireplace installation is available in Wimborne Minster and also nearby in: Clapgate, Ashington, Bothenwood, Colehill, Knobcrook, Walford, Tadden, Pilford, Lower Barnsley, Oakley, Canford Bottom, Canford Magna, Stanbridge, Merley, Furzehill, Little Canford, Hillbutts, Leigh, and in these postcodes BH21 1GH, BH21 1ED, BH21 1DX, BH21 1GN, BH21 1DT, BH21 1JF, BH21 1GR, BH21 1HU, BH21 1LR, BH21 1PZ. Locally based Wimborne Minster fireplace specialists will probably have the telephone dialling code 01202 and the postcode BH21.
Dorset Fireplace Enquiries
Current Dorset fireplace installation customer projects: Ali Downes and Carla Downes recently enquired about getting a price for fitting a wood burner in a cottage in Crossways, Dorset. Ivor Tucker and Safaa Tucker recently enquired about the possibility of opening up and restoring an old stone fireplace in a terraced house in Dorchester. Isa Reeves and Kaitlin Reeves recently requested an estimate for installing a gas fire in Okeford Fitzpaine. Violet and Parker Briggs recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of an electric fireplace in Merley. Mr and Mrs Clegg recently asked for a price quote for re-opening an old fireplace and installing a new gas fireplace in Burton Bradstock. Honor and Amari Garcia recently enquired about the possibility of the installation of a wood burning stove in West Moors. Kiyan and Agatha Watts recently requested a price quote for opening up an old, boarded up fireplace and fitting a new electric fire in Broadmayne, Dorset. Annabelle Tovey and Samir Tovey recently enquired about getting a price for the installation of an open fireplace in Broadwindsor.
Searching On the Web
Doing a search on the web is the way that most property owners in Wimborne Minster look for any kind of tradesmen these days. With widely used search engines such as Ask, Google, Yahoo or Bing, it is easy to view a number of immediate results. Searching through these results can however be tricky and it may not all be as it appears at first. In this precise case you'll be entering something like "fireplace installation in Wimborne Minster", "Wimborne Minster fireplace installation", "fireplace installation Wimborne Minster" or "fireplace installation near me" to find the best individual.
Nonetheless, you will swiftly notice that a large percentage of the consequential page one listings on these search engines will either be entries from corporate lead generating sites such as Rated People, My Hammer, Quotatis, TrustaTrader, Checkatrade or Local Heroes, business directories like Yell, 3 Best Rated, Yelp or Cyclex, or "pay per click" adverts that the search engine has for profit positioned there. If you prefer to get hold of fireplace installers in Wimborne Minster direct, you will need to look further down the search engine pages, maybe the 2nd or 3rd pages. Getting client feedback, free quotes and reviews on a tradesman vetting portal like Rated People or Trustatrader can come in handy, since there will be tradesmen working with such websites who don't yet have their own websites or related social media accounts.
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Around Wimborne Minster
Some Wimborne Minster streets where fireplace installation has recently been done - Eden Grove, Allenview Road, Byron Road, Blind Lane, Rowlands Hill, Avenue Road, Day's Court, Lacy Drive, Tennyson Road, Cowdrys Field, Cheriton Way, Elizabeth Road, Brook Road, Grove Road, Poole Road, Retreat Road, Newmans Close, Harleston Villas, Cuthburga Road, Sheppards Field, East Street, Ethelbert Road, Beech Court, Cromwell Road, St Catherines, Knobcrook Road, Redcotts Lane, as well as the following Wimborne Minster area postcodes: BH21 1GH, BH21 1ED, BH21 1DX, BH21 1GN, BH21 1DT, BH21 1JF, BH21 1GR, BH21 1HU, BH21 1LR, BH21 1PZ.
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