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Reviewed by Anouk on 11/11/2018

Quick and effiencent. Great job. I would recommend.

At Lockhart Roofing and Brickwork Services, we believe in high quality workmanship, provided at very competitive prices. We give a 10 year guarantee on all roofing repairs & maintenance, along with specialist skills in leadwork. All quotes are free & no-obligation.

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Reviewed by Peter on 1/11/2018

We will have him back in the future. Explained every part of the work in detail. All good.

Hi I am focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction with over 10 years experience .You can be confident that I will deliver the highest standards on which my reputation of being reliable,honest and recommended has been build

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Reviewed by Peter on 21/10/2018

Throughout my dealings with Rafal I found him to be highly professional, polite, helpful and completely trustworthy. His commitment to providing excellent customer service was very refreshing to see and I would have no hesitation in recommending him anyone. Job was carried out to a very high standard & he clearly takes pride in his work.

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Reviewed by John Sebastian on 11/11/2018

great job, very reliable arrived on time. will definately consider in the future. Highly recommended.

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality emergency heating & plumbing service to our customers. All of our Gas engineers and plumbers are highly trained and qualified in all areas of the trade, including Gas Safe registered

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Reviewed by Ferhan on 20/2/2018

Job done

Gas & Heating services company (established 1990) based in Leeds. Specialists in INSTALLATIONS, REPAIRS and MAINTENANCE of BOILERS / COOKERS / FIRES and FIREPLACES / WATER HEATERS / GAS SAFETY CHECKS. All work FULLY guarenteed.

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Reviewed by Sam on 30/10/2018

friendly! very helpful!

The First Element is a professional and experienced plumbing and heating services provider. Contact us for a free quote from a repair,service and installing a heating appliance. We also provide and install full heating systems, fires and cookers. Gassafe.

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Reviewed by christopher on 16/3/2018

He never turned up or had the good manners to say he was not coming

TC Joinery cover all aspects of trades from roofing to carpet fitting.

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Reviewed by Carol on 12/11/2018

I needed the front of my house re pointing and Terry put me in touch with Wayne. Wayne did an amazing job! He worked to the time scale , charged a very good price and even did some extra bits I asked for.And I now have a very nice looking house. Thank you Wayne.

We have been in the gas and plumbing trade for approximatley 13 years. We pride ourselves in providing good quality standards of workmanship, value for money and customer satisfaction.

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Reviewed by Pauline on 17/10/2018

Very pleased with Steves work on our Bath refurb. Always arrived punctal and eager to get going. Tidy and cleaned up after each day. Pricevwuoted very good. Love our new shower and tiling looks great.No hestitation to recommend.

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Reviewed by Victor on 13/2/2016

Cliff did a fantastic job and I was really pleased. He was very professional, punctual, courteous and went beyond to ensure job was done to a very high standard. He lived up to all the previous reviews about him and I will definitely be recommending him to friends.

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Fireplace specialists - what you need to know

The range of fireplaces available today is extremely diverse – from those traditional, grand hearths and surrounds to modern, elegant and minimal units. Whatever the style or size you need, there’s almost certainly an option to suit what you’re looking for.

The cost and complexity of installing your fireplace will depend on the fuel source (in other words the type of fireplace) you choose. The majority of fireplaces will be an open stove, a wood burner, a gas fire or an electric model.

Each type has its own strengths. If your home already has a chimney, replacing all (or part) of an open fireplace can be relatively cost-effective and straightforward. Wood burners are often retro-fitted into homes without a chimney, as their flues can be run up an external wall. Gas and electric models are convenient options when space is at a premium, as well as providing the convenience of instant heat.

It’s worth remembering the primary function of the fireplace though – to heat your home. Unleashing the intense heat of an open fireplace in a small room might not be advisable. Similarly, a small electric or gas unit may not kick out enough warmth for a large room or open-plan area. Your tradesperson should be able to advise you here.

Cost of fireplace installation

The cost of installing a fireplace can vary significantly, depending on the type you opt for and the preparatory work required.

Fireplace cost

    • Budget: £500
    • Medium: £1,000
    • Expensive: £2,000+

Labour

  • Budget: £750
  • Medium: £1,500
  • Expensive: £3,000+

What types of fireplace are there?

The open fireplace

This is the most traditional. Quite simply, unless your house already has a chimney breast, it’s unlikely that installing an open fireplace will be a cost-effective option. If you do have a chimney, replacing an existing open fireplace is relatively simple – either the entire stove can be replaced, or selected elements (like the grate, hearth or surround). As well as sweeping your chimney prior to installing a new fireplace, you may need your flue relined to prevent carbon dioxide from leaking into your home, so beware of that potential added bill.

Wood-burning stoves

Next up, and the vogue fireplace choice for the last decade - the wood-burning stove. Wood burners have a few advantages compared with open stoves. They’re particularly efficient when it comes to heating your home, they’re not as messy as an open fireplace, and they can also be installed without the need for a traditional chimney breast.

Gas fireplaces

These were once drab, dated and dull. That’s no longer the case, with today’s models not only looking the part, but offering convenience and efficiency too. They can even be wall-mounted if you don’t want to sacrifice space for a fireplace hearth and surround, and some have handy features like remote control operation. Ventilation is something you’ll need to consider with a gas fireplace, however.

Electric fireplaces

Perhaps the ultimate in convenience, even if they’re not the most authentic. Modern units can be incredibly efficient and cheap to run. And, while you won’t benefit from a real flame, even the slenderest wall-mounted models can pump out an impressive amount of heat.

Fireplace accessories

The accessories you need will depend on the type of fireplace you install. Both open stoves and wood burners will require more accessories, allowing you to safely load logs or coal. A suitable pair of fireplace tongs and a dedicated shovel are must-haves. Ideally, you’ll also have a stove brush, a log basket and potentially a coal bucket too.

From a safety perspective, and particularly important for families with young children, it’s advisable to have a fire guard – especially for open stoves and wood burners. Guards for gas fires may also be a wise choice – while there’s nothing to spit or jump out from the fire, it’ll help keep little hands away from hot elements.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

There are a number of important qualifications when it comes to fireplace installation, and the one your tradesperson requires will depend on what they’re installing (or modifying).

Both open stoves and wood burners require a HETAS-registered professional. HETAS is the organisation that makes sure appliances and installers of wood and solid mineral fuel fireplaces adhere to the required safety criteria.

For gas appliances, your tradesperson must hold Gas Safe registration. This applies no matter whether you’re replacing one gas fire with another, simply removing and decommissioning an old gas fire, or installing a gas fireplace from scratch. Your Gas Safe-registered professional will also be able to advise you on a maintenance schedule, which is an important consideration.

Finally, for electric fireplaces your tradesperson will need NICEIC (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) accreditation. This will make sure they can install and officially sign off the work – this record will be required should you sell your home.

Planning permission for fireplace installation

The only planning considerations when it comes to fireplace installation are chimneys and external flues. Ordinarily, planning permission is not required if your chimney or flue doesn’t extend 1 metre above the highest part of the roof.

To read the list of fireplace-specific planning considerations, visit the planning portal website.

Insurance for fireplace installation

If you’re having a new fireplace installed, be sure to ask whether the supplier has a warranty. Most will include warranties extending anywhere from 1-5 years, giving you peace of mind.

You’ll also need to ask about public liability insurance. It’s easy to overlook this or assume that your tradesperson has it covered, but public liability insurance is important to protect you and your property against any (albeit unlikely) damage.

Questions you should ask your fireplace installation specialist

  • Which type of fireplace would they recommend (and why)?
  • If they supply the fireplace, does it come with a warranty?
  • Can they show you their public liability insurance?
  • Do they hold the required HETAS, Gas Safe or NICEIC accreditation?

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