Fireplace Fitter Wymondham Norfolk (NR18): A splendid way to add some character to any Wymondham home is by installing a brand new fireplace, or renovating an existing one. Chilly winter evenings can become a pleasure as you sit in front of your new fireplace surrounded by the crackle of a burning fire, and if your fire is combined with a back boiler you can also benefit from cheap hot water too.
But before you start smashing down the walls of a bricked-up fireplace there are some important considerations you must bear in mind if you are to end up with a safe and efficient fireplace. Any combustible appliance in the home must conform to Part J of the Building Regs, and this applies to hearths, fireplaces, flue linings and chimney breasts. If you live in a listed building or are in a designated conservation area you have to check with local authorities to find out if planning permission is necessary for a fireplace installation in your property.
PROFESSIONAL OR DIY FIREPLACE INSTALLATION?
If you're a keen and competent DIYer it may be quite possible to renovate an existing bricked-up or blocked fireplace, but the likelihood of running into structural problems in most cases is unfortunately high. If you're lucky when you expose a boarded fireplace you may find a decent lintel, hearth and chimney breast that requires nothing other than the advice and services of a chimney sweep to get it ready for a fire once more. It is much more likely that you'll come across old brickwork that needs structural reinforcement and a stopped up flue.
An incorrectly fitted fireplace can cause severe fire risk and respiratory health problems and, as such, should only be put in by a professional fireplace specialist in Wymondham with the knowledge and experience to do the work safely. There must always be a decent air flow into a room where a fireplace is installed to ensure adequate quantities of oxygen for the fire to burn safely. If there's not enough airflow then it's quite possible that a fire will burn inefficiently and cause a build-up of carbon monoxide fumes, which can be deadly.
To safely overcome any problems with air flow, vents may need to be installed around the room during a fireplace installation, to ensure suitable levels of oxygen are able to reach the fire. To prevent condensed air from becoming trapped in unused chimney flues and producing damp spots and staining, vents might have to be fitted by the fireplace installation team to enhance the airflow.
BEFORE WORK BEGINS
It is amazing how much soot and dust can accumulate inside an old chimney and you won't know exactly what is there until you proceed to open it up. Even with coverings for your home furnishings, the likelihood of damage from soot and dust is still possible and it's advisable to remove your belongings and any woven materials before any fireplace restoration work and chimney cleaning commences. If you're engaging in a full renovation of a room or property, the fireplace ought to be opened up before any decoration or plastering works are dealt with. This should help to prevent any discolouration damage by soot and dirt to any previously completed work.
CONSTRUCTION AND STRUCTURAL WORK
With your fireplace open, it's time to see what can be renovated and give the hearth and chimney a thorough clean. You should now speak to your chimney sweep, if you've not already done so, to come and clean the old fireplace and chimney. They'll not only make certain that your chimney and flue are completely clean, but they can additionally investigate the condition of the flue liner and existing chimney and provide advice if you need to upgrade any area of the chimney structure and flue.
After a chimney sweep's assessment it may be required to strengthen the chimney breast or install a new flue lining in accordance with Part J of the UK Building Regulations. This kind of work should be completed by a competent person who is acquainted with the building regulations and decent construction practices.
In older buildings you might discover that the existing fireplace is too large for your needs, in which case a supporting concrete lintel will be required to adapt the opening. When you have successfully supported the fireplace with your lintel it is now necessary to renovate or update the hearth. In earlier times the hearth was generally sunken into a hole in the floor, however the current building regulations require it to be raised above floor level. Pre-made options from marble, concrete or slate are available on the market to accomplish this, or your fireplace fitter in Wymondham should be able to provide you with a bespoke, custom-made hearth to match your room style.
DESIGNS AND STYLES OF FIREPLACE
A quick browse online or a trip to a fireplace showroom will show the alternatives available for the different fireplace designs and styles. It's entirely possible that because of your existing chimney, flue and airflow to the room, that certain fireplaces may not be suitable, therefore it's a good idea to follow the the recommendations and advice of the fireplace installation company in this respect.
Certain homes and rooms will look better with an open fireplace than a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner and vice versa. For instance, a cast iron wood burning stove looks marvelous set back in an old-fashioned inglenook fireplace, which highlights the character of the stove and also reflects the heat back into the room to good effect.
Even if your Wymondham property does not have a chimney breast you still have options for a fireplace feature by installing a multi-fuel stove or a wood burner. This kind of fireplace can be fitted with a flue which is routed through an outside wall and does not need a chimney, to be installed safely.
GAS, OPEN, ELECTRIC, MULTI-FUEL OR WOOD FIREPLACE?
The charm and look of a log fire cannot be beaten, but what alternatives are available if this type of fireplace isn't possible within your Wymondham property?
Multi-Fuel Stoves - Multi-fuel stoves provide you with options to use wood, gas, oil and coal to furnish you with a multipurpose stove for any property in Wymondham. They can be utilised not only for heating a room, but some designs like the AGA range, can supply hot water, provide a useful cooking area and can be used to heat the entire home if plumbed into an existing radiator network.
Electric Fireplaces - Can be fitted easily and safely by anyone who is reasonable competent and there are varieties and styles that are suitable for almost any room and type of home in Wymondham. Even if your house has a conventional fireplace, an electric fire that looks almost like a "real" fire can be installed.
Gas Fireplaces - There are a variety of designs to suit all types of property and their effectiveness in warming a room is better than wood burners. Must be professionally maintained and installed by Gas Safe certified (previously CORGI registered) tradesperson.
Open Fireplaces - Provides a focal point for your room and can utilise a variety of solid fuels. An open fire is a delight to the eye and contemporary fireplaces are no more the smoky, draughty and inefficient items that they once were.
Wood Burning Stoves - These have become extremely popular in a lot of properties in Wymondham, and can have classic or modern styling to suit your furnishings. A version with a back boiler can deliver additional heating capabilities by transferring the piping hot water to a radiator in a cold spot of your property.
Fireplace installations are available in Wymondham and also nearby in: Mulbarton, Ashwellthorpe, Bunwell, Hethersett, Ketteringham, Tharston, Great Ellingham, Hethel, Morley St Botolph, Silfield, Wicklewood, Barford, Barnham Broom, and in these postcodes NR18 0BP, NR18 0FZ, NR18 0PD, NR18 0BS, NR18 0DW, NR18 0FH, NR18, NR18 0EG, NR18 0EJ, NR18 0HU. Local Wymondham fireplace specialists will most likely have the postcode NR18 and the telephone code 01953.
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