Fireplace Fitter Wisbech Cambridgeshire (PE13): A wonderful way to add some charm to any Wisbech home is by installing a brand new fireplace, or restoring an existing one. If you opt to combine your fireplace with a back boiler, you can not only enjoy the ambience and warmth of an open fire or stove on those cold winter evenings, you will also be provided with plentiful hot water.
However before you begin bashing down the walls of a blocked up fireplace there are some important things to consider to achieve a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance in the home must follow Part J of the building regs, and this applies to hearths, flue linings, fireplaces and chimney breasts. Planning permission may also be needed before work commences if your property is listed or in a conservation area.
DIY OR PROFESSIONAL FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
You might be able to do some of the restoration work on a blocked up fireplace if you've got the skills to do so, however safety and structural problems are often found which need to be resolved by a specialist. You might be lucky when you reveal the old fireplace and find you need little more than a thorough chimney sweep and a quick clean up of the hearth to get a fire roaring. What you'll likely find is a patch of old, crumbling bricks that conceals problems such as a blocked chimney or a lintel that needs replacing.
Because of the serious health and fire risk problems that can be caused by an incorrectly fitted or restored fireplace, it's best to avail yourself of the experience and knowledge of a skilled fireplace installer in Wisbech. A major factor of the Building Regulations for fireplaces is that sufficient oxygen is available in a room for a fire to burn safely and efficiently. If the airflow is not sufficient then it is possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide, which can be deadly.
It may be necessary to install airflow vents in walls and floors to enable the fire to get sufficient oxygen to burn safely and efficiently all the time. They might have to install air vents in unused chimney flues which sometimes trap moist air and result in staining and damp spots on your chimney breast.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
A substantial amount of soot and grime can be released from a blocked up fireplace upon reopening it for renovation. It is sensible to remove any carpets, furniture and rugs from an area where you're going to open up an old fireplace, to avoid them being affected by dust, grime and soot that might be whipped up during the fireplace installation and chimney cleaning works. If you're carrying out a complete renovation of a room or house, the fireplace should be opened up and worked on before any plastering or decorating is tackled. This stops any discolouring damage to any renovated work you've already done.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
Once you've exposed your old fireplace you will have a better understanding of the work that needs to be done, and also be able to sweep the chimney and clean up any parts of hearth that can be re-used. Contacting a chimney sweep to clean your chimney is one of the very first items on your checklist. They will be able to provide you with expert guidance on the chimney and flue after sweeping, concerning the condition of the chimney structure and if it is advisable to exchange the existing flue lining.
After a chimney sweep assessment it may be necessary to strengthen the chimney breast or/and install a new flue lining in keeping with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This kind of work should be completed by a skilled tradesperson with experience of the appropriate building regulations and decent working practices.
If you need to adjust the width of opening of your original fireplace to something more suitable for your design, a supporting lintel must be put in. Once this is complete the next phase for your Wisbech fireplace installation will be to modernise the hearth. In the past the hearth would be set into a void in the floor, but the latest regulations require it to be raised above floor level. If your fireplace is of non-standard size you might have to choose a bespoke, custom-built hearth, however there are also a whole host of ready to fit hearths in marble, concrete or slate.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will demonstrate the choices that are available for the different styles and types of fireplaces. The advice and suggestions from your sales and installation team, which will be in line with your specific requirements, will help you to pick a fireplace that is both suited to your chimney and flue, as well as for your home's decor.
Certain homes and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a wood burner or multi fuel stove and vice versa. For instance, a cast iron wood burner looks great set into an inglenook fireplace, highlighting the charm and character of the stove and deflecting the heat into the room to good effect.
A wood burner is also a good option if your Wisbech property doesn't have a chimney breast. Providing that you have an outside wall through which a stainless steel flue from the top or back of the stove can be routed, you do not need a chimney structure to experience a "real" fire.
MULTI-FUEL, WOOD, OPEN, ELECTRIC OR GAS FIREPLACE?
Who can deny that they enjoy the flickering of a natural fire on a cold evening, but if your situation doesn't permit this, what are the other alternatives?
Wood Burning Stoves - An array of different styles to suit any kind of house in Wisbech, and can even be free standing. A back boiler is an extra benefit and could provide steaming hot water for use around the home, or for heating for the house via radiators.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a unique focal point for any room and can be used with a range of solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and modern fireplaces are no more the draughty, smoky and inefficient items that they once were.
Gas Fireplaces - Come in a multitude of styles to suit any home and are more efficient than wood burners. Have to be professionally fitted and maintained by a Gas Safe registered tradesman.
Electric Fireplaces - Basic installation and a diverse choice of designs make electric fires the obvious choice for Wisbech houses without a chimney breast. Even if your room has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire can be fitted that looks almost like a genuine fire with dancing flames.
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with the option of using gas, coal, oil and wood to deliver a multi-purpose heater for any house in Wisbech. The AGA range for instance is renowned as being capable of providing heating for the whole home, a constant hot water supply and an oven and hob all in one unit.
Fireplace installation is available in Wisbech and also in: Ring's End, Marshland St James, Guyhirn, Tilney St Lawrence, Coldham, Fitton End, Walton Highway, Walpole Highway, Outwell, Elm, Gorefield, West Walton, Friday Bridge, Leverington, Sutton St Edmund, Emneth, Walsoken, Upwell, South Brink, Begdale, Wisbech St Mary, Stowbridge, Newton, and in these postcodes PE13 2BT, PE13 1AU, PE13 1PP, PE13 1NX, PE13 1JD, PE13 1JT, PE13 1EF, PE13 2BY, PE13 1SH, PE13 1RW. Local Wisbech fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode PE13 and the dialling code 01945. Simply click the "quote" form or banner to get information on fireplace installation in your area.
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Fireplace Installation has recently been required in these Wisbech areas - Belt Drove, Toll Road, Begdale Road, Bamber Lane, Clarence Road, Burrett Road, Sunset Gardens, C W S Coldham Estate, Butlers Close, Chaucer Close, School Road, Drawdyke, The Barracks, Artillery Street, Third Avenue, Allens Drove, Sixteen Foot Bank, All Saints Avenue, Chapel Road, Corporation Road, Seafield Road, Algores Way, Cromwell Road, St Giles Grove, Bath Road, Salts Road, Baldwins Drove, Townsend Estate, Summer Close, Beechwood Road, as well as these local Wisbech postcodes: PE13 2BT, PE13 1AU, PE13 1PP, PE13 1NX, PE13 1JD, PE13 1JT, PE13 1EF, PE13 2BY, PE13 1SH, PE13 1RW.
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Wisbech Cambridgeshire (Cambs): The attractive, historic market town of Wisbech can be found in the county of Cambridgeshire in the Eastern district of Great Britain. Wisbech is approximately 22 miles from Peterborough and 40 miles from Cambridge, neighbouring towns and villages include West Walton, Fitton End, Walpole Highway, Marshland St James, Stowbridge, Ring's End, Wisbech St Mary and South Brink. Wisbech has the area dialling code 01945, has a population of around 34,000 and is in the postcode district PE13 - PE14. Wisbech is an inland port and Fenland town. (Tags: Wisbech Cambridgeshire, Wisbech Cambs, Wisbech England, Wisbech UK)
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