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Benefits of Opening a Fireplace

Benefits of Opening a Fireplace

Opening a fireplace that was previously redundant can be a great move, adding value and appeal to your home. If you plan on reselling in the future, this renovation project can also encourage more  interest in your property.

However, you need to understand that the fireplace refurbishment project will involve more than just prising off the boards and scrubbing the soot off to reveal your hidden gem. Even if you don’t find a marble masterpiece under the dirt and grit, you can still do a lot to create what could end up being your room’s most captivating feature.

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The process will pretty much depend on the overall style you are aiming to create and the age of your property. For instance, you might want to install  a wood burning stove or replace a traditional Victorian insert.

That said keep in mind that fireplace reinstating is not always as easy and straight forward as it may seem. This is why it is better to get professionals to do it on your behalf – it’s money well spent. After all, apart from getting warmer, more welcoming and glowing rooms, you will be able to create invigorating and healthier spaces that will add to the character of your home.

Opening a Fireplace – Why Go Professional?

Even if you are used to DIY projects, this is one of those times where you certainly need to call in the professionals. The opening up of a fireplace that has been blocked up is a serious undertaking, irrespective of whether the fireplace is or isn’t intact. It requires a great deal of expertise and know how. The practical help and expert advice you will receive will also ensure that you do not deviate from set building regulations.

Today, alternations to fireplaces and flues are generally classified as building works. Therefore, you will need to get Building Control approval before you proceed or enlist the service of a HETAS registered engineer. The installation manual provided by the manufacturer (in those cases where there is one) should also be strictly adhered to.

On Fireplaces

Ideally, fireplaces are always a pleasure to use. Most of them do not smoke in the lit state or spill odours and cold air when you are not using them. Additionally, they will not back draft. Instead, they work perfectly regardless of the speed or direction of the wind. However, you need to open your fireplace correctly.

If you are planning on getting a new fireplace installed choose wisely and buy the best that you can afford.

New Industry Knowledge

A great deal of research has been carried out in the fireplace industry over the past few years. The knowledge and experience has been gathered and will be used by your chimney and fireplace installation professionals.

These experts have been in the business long enough to know exactly what is required when it comes to opening up a fireplace. They will, therefore, work to the best of their ability to provide effective fireplace installation and opening. Similarly, they will go out of their way to design the performance of the fireplace so that you no longer have to deal with smoke or draught seeping into your house.

Best Practices in Fireplace Design, Opening Up and Installation

In the same way, they are aware of all the best practices to be following when opening a fireplace up. To this end, they will take care of your project in an expert manner, while minimizing the overall costs and problems. That is why its so critical that you get it right from the start.

In conclusion, get the best experts in your area. Call them in and have them open your fireplace up, call the sweep to sweep the chimney, that is always the first step, he will be able to advise you on what happens next.  It might take some time and cost you some money. However, in the long run, you will be glad you went the professional way.

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Contact Apex Chimney Sweeps  to book a professional chimney sweeping company!

Please contact us if you’d like to discuss sorting out any of  chimney related problems. We can arrange for Chimney Pots, Cowls And BirdguardsComplete Chimney Safety Inspections and of course Chimney Sweeping and Chimney CCTV Survey.