Post your job for free, get up to 3 quotes

Post your job for free. Read reviews, get quotes, and see tips on hiring the right person.

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

Find a local fireplace specialist

Browse Fireplace specialists

Take a look at our Fireplace specialists profiles, read reviews and request quotes directly.

Please specify a location
Please specify a trade

We are a period property restoration company. Specialised in lime pointing, brick restoration/paint removal and lime rendering. We also cover property services with our other main trades including painting and decorating, damp proofing and chimney works.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Deborah on 24/11/2021

Marcus was knowledgeable about the property and what was needed. His quote was also very reasonable. We will definitely be using this company for the work we need.

A-S-Taylor established in 1994. specializing in drylining,plastering,demolition and alterations. we are a family run company with many years experience in all aspects of building works.profile picture and photos will be uploaded shortly.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Jonathan on 27/1/2022

Aaron completed soundproofing and plastering for us. He provided a very quick service with a great standard of work. No complaints and would recommend to others. Thanks

GARAGE CONVERSION SPECIALISTS with a vast portfolio and customer base, our company has been established 10 years. Fully insured, all employees and sub contractors cscs trained/qualified. All works completed to a high standard at competitive prices

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by James on 3/5/2022

James & Tristan were fantastic throughout the entire process. Not only was the team collaborative with us they were considerate, accommodating and did a fantastic job with our garage conversion. Highly recommended.

ELT plastering and rendering are a team of plastering contractors who offer fully comprehensive plastering services taylores to each of our clients needs. our expertise also extends to full decoration and refurbishment projects making our tailor made packages a hassle free solution to getting your project completed to the highest possible standard and within budget. customer satisfaction is a core aspect of the service we provide and we utilise all of our abilities and expertise to meet your expectations .

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Lisa on 5/5/2022

ELTON did a fantastic job, was on time and just focused on doing the job. Would recommend his professionalism and workmanship 100%

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Cherry on 11/1/2022

Job was to widen our Archway in between our living room and dining room, which included fitting an RSJ. Karl was very knowledgeable and explained to us what he would be doing. All completed within the same day to a very good standard. Thank Karl. ??

I am very serious worker and many years to be. Big team to make any thing to do Free quote for the all my costumer

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Clare on 12/5/2022

I was so impressed by Sorin & his team. From first meeting Sorin gave me confidence that he’d do a good job & he certainly didn’t disappoint. The team worked super hard, were very friendly, polite & respectful. They really made sure everything was done well, nothing was too much trouble & the end result is beyond my expectations. Thank you very much to all the team!

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Kevin on 11/3/2022

Very helpful and very prompt

I’m a handyman with many years experience. I’m doing everything from painting to electrical work. Professional electrical engineering education.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by caroline on 22/4/2022

Excellent professional manner. Polite and prompt. Job done was perfect very competitive price.

We are family-based firm that pride ourselves on top quality workmanship for affordable prices all our work comes with a 10 years guarantee free quotations given?

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by John on 21/4/2022

Completed work to a high standard, friendly and helpful. Would recommend

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Andrew on 25/6/2021

Superb from start to finish. Came up with aesthetic ideas & did what they said on time, to budget. Would strongly recommend.

Our mission is to provide professional services and we are dedicated to the customer's satisfaction.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Ekbahadur on 5/4/2022

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Linda on 8/4/2022

Excellent job. Clean and professional

Trust is everything At Warm Sure Heating, we understand being trusted with ensuring your home is warm with no leaks is a big responsibility. That’s why with every task we face, we approach it as if it was our own home. Having worked in new builds and existing homes, we’re proud to have been the solution for so many households. Over the years we have listened to our customers and have continued to improve our service so you won’t have any nasty surprises like some of the stories we’ve heard about our competitors. At Warm Sure Heating we have the skills and experience to guarantee your work will go without a hitch from start to finish. We will advise you on what needs to be done and how we’re going to do it giving you piece of mind on your project regardless of what the job is. Customer service is something we care passionately about at Warm Sure Heating – and always have. Our unparalleled attention to customer satisfaction ensures you’ll always experience service quality that’s the envy of the industry. Why choose Warm Sure Heating? Reliable and punctual… we believe that’s just being respectful and goes without saying. We pride ourselves on offering you an outstanding, affordable installation, maintenance gas, heating and plumbing service not just to our surrounding areas but to the whole Uk. We’re friendly but professional which is reassuring when having tradesmen in your home. Wide range of services which include gas, heating, electrical, building work, plastering and much more. We also specialise in domestic electrical installations. We are NICEIC registered and listed on the UK electrical safety register. We pride ourselves on the ability to deliver a high quality service at an unbeatable price. We won't be beaten on price! Experience a Clean & Tidy As We Go Policy Busy life, don’t worry well contact you and arrange a suitable time so you’re not waiting in vain. Highly competitive and flexible pricing Flexible finance available Will beat any written like-for-like quote Gas Safe Registered NICEIC approved contractor

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Amy on 24/1/2022

During a tough time during covid we hire this team to install our boiler. The install was carried out to the highest standard and we could not be happier. We had the boiler replaced but a week later all the radiators replaced also. House has never been warmer.

Hi there we are a plastering and building company We are a family run business Our aim is for customer satisfaction on every job Over 30 years exp All trades back up No job to small or big We cover Edinburgh lothians Fife Scottish Borders Kitchen & bathroom specialists the complete home improvement specialist Same day estimates Free estimates and advice

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by JACK on 17/5/2022

Exellent father and son team .Everything went as planned definitely deserve the 5 star rating or more!!

Dedicated to our craft. We cover all aspects of building work including: - home extentions - renovations - conversions - plumbing and heating - kitchens - roofing - all general building work

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Mike on 29/4/2022

Gary and his team are very professional and did an excellent job. Gary takes a great pride in his work and does all the preparation necessary to ensure a smooth and efficient job. Had extra work done re rendering, driveway and patio as their work was so good. Would recommend

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

We offer 24/7 solutions to all your property maintenance needs, whether it’s a small task such as assembling a desk or a seemingly daunting full house refurbishment. It is our extensive experience within the industry, combined with passion, innovation and dedication that makes our clients choose us for all maintenance or building services required. Our professional staff will guide you from your first encounter with us all the way to billing and subsequent repairs and we guarantee that you will look nowhere else for assistance!

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Tom on 19/5/2022

The team did a brilliant job plastering our new room. They did it on time and to budget. Definitely recommend

Fast, reliable and efficient heating and renewable engineering company. A company you can rely on to meet all your requirements

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Bianca on 21/2/2019

Happy with the service and how quickly George was able to attend to the job.

We are a general building and maintenance company. We cover all aspects of building from small maintenance items to full refurbishments, conversions and extensions. We have over 30 years experience and all our operatives are time served tradesmen. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and always price competitively. No job is too difficult and we specialise in structural work, composite walls, dry rot and other challenging jobs which we will execute and resolve at an extremely reasonable cost. We also attach a 'no quibble guarantee' on all our work for your peace of mind. Although we are geared mainly to commercial customers we welcome residential homeowners as well. Please feel free to email me or call me and I will be happy to discuss your requirements with you. We offer free estimates, are fully insured and can provide references if required. Andrew Truby Company Director AVT Building Solutions.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Debbie on 30/11/2021

We can highly recommend this company. They were efficent, competative, polite and did a faultless job. They came when they said they would. Would not hesitate to use them again. Thank you.

Family running business based in Gravesend. Our priority is excelent service and satisfide customer. Top quality work is our trademark. Specialised in all type of build work with very expirienced team. Plenty of references form our previous satisfied clients. In need of top quality builders? call for more informations.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Mark on 12/11/2019

Looking forward to our next build with Bogdan and co. Highly recommended team of builders who go above and beyond to make sure you are happy!

hi! I have a small team and we can do: -complete bathroom refurbishment -kitchen refurbishment- tiles and a carpentry job..

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Noelita on 12/9/2020

Florin and his team were exceptional. Extremely hardworking, they paid a lot of attention to the details and to making us happy. They are also just very nice people. We are delighted with the final outcome and would recommend Florin to everyone.

Arki Decorators have many years of experience offering professional painting & decorating, bathroom & kitchen installations , odd-job services to your house/business. With 10 solid years of experience in painting and decorating and general building maintenance. We provide our own equipment and tools and can assure every job is carried out professionally from start to finish at your convenience. We are reliable tradesmen and take pride in having a satisfied client base. We have a can-do attitude and are happy to consider a wide range of jobs regardless of size.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Jack on 9/4/2022

Really helpful and great aftercare - offered to come and touch up any final bits free of charge. Highly recommend

Gas Safe Registered engineer covering all aspects of domestic gas small plumbing and electrical works. All white goods covered (gas appliances, electric appliances, washing machines dishwashers, fridges etc) integrated works also undertaken. Please Note: Call out charges apply

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Sheila on 16/11/2021

Arrived promptly. Efficient service. Would use again.

Creative Bespoke Solutions provide quality tradesmen to customers in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire. Offering a no hassle service our team of renovation specialists will present you with an affordable quote for any of your renovation needs. Furthermore, we make it our mission to offer the best price available on all jobs. All jobs are completed to a high standard by a professional member of our teams.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Chris on 30/6/2021

Shoddy work with loose boards, came back to fix loose decking boards with bright lost head nails!. Some timbers fixed upside down. Decking dips in the middle so water doesn't run off.

We are a very responsible and accurate people with high standard of work. Attention on details and happy costumer is our priority. Painting, tiling, floor,dry laying, plasterbord,tape jointing, plastering is our service for you.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Oluwakemi on 23/3/2022

Alan was just the man for the job, very good with the job. I am very pleased with the job and I will recommend him again and again. His price his reasonable and affordable. He was very specific of when he will finish the job! And he did before the day! with a good Job...very happy with his job.

At Cymraeg Construction, building work has been at the heart of our family for generations with skills, knowledge and training passed on from one to another, even in the day to day running of the business we can call upon over 40 years experience from my father who is an integral part of the company and has made us what we are today with a passion for quality that shines through on every job we undertake. Covering all of South Wales, you can be sure to rely on us to undertake any project you may have from conception to completion, we can take care of all aspects of the build including planning and skilled tradesmen in all trades, let us deal with all the complications and timings as we project manage the process to ensure everything is done correctly and to schedule all while keeping you informed every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation estimate on any work you may have. Cymraeg Construction.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Glyn on 18/1/2022

Good work but painfully slow and continually extended finish date. There were however, a couple of extenuating reasons.....but literally a couple. A few of small jobs still need to be completed but unfortunately, still waiting.....and waiting....and waiting for him to call back. If he does, I may alter the rating.

17 years of experience of construction industry.Educational training at Industrial High School.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Abhijith on 23/1/2020

He was excellent and the only trade person who was able to confidently say that he could build this toilet and delivered it on time. Not only that he also helped us with other fittings around the house with minimal charges. He is definitely a go to person for any of our future building works

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by ALAN on 19/3/2022

Yet another month on from agreed start to work and still nothing. Originally planned for sept 2021. Then was Feb 22. No communication at all. Would definitely NOT recommend this person for any work.

Artisan Builders are a small company who have been trading for over 30 years around the Essex and Cambridgeshire area. We have a wealth of experience with a range of building works and trades. We aim to provide a friendly and professional service at all times.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Lynda on 2/4/2014

First Class Company. We found Trevor and his people very courteous and friendly and they are most reliable.We are very satisfied with the work carried out.

Sweet Plastering & Carpentry is a small local business who pride themselves on carrying out a high standard of workmanship with a reputation of great customer service. We carry out all aspects of building work internal and external by qualified tradesman.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by julie on 28/2/2022

So pleased with the work that was done so friendly and was kept in the loop at every stage would definitely hire again

We are a Specialist re-pointing service with over 15 years experience. We are also fully insured and can provide a free no obligation estimate upon request. We also undertake all aspects of external property maintenance Such as replacing wall ties,as your mortar fails due to age water gets to the wall ties which makes them rust and expand which then cracks will appear in the brickwork For advice or a estimate give us a call

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Jo on 29/5/2020

Couldn’t be more pleased with Andy and the team. Brilliant, efficient job made of repointing, great job done on clean up afterwards (our yard was cleaner than when they started!) and totally reasonably priced. Highly recommend.

Under Construction Geoff Barker Ltd offers a total renovation and redecoration services that includes the management of all specialist trades required to provide you with a beautifully refurbished home you desire. Where you are looking for: New Kitchen, Bathroom, Carpenter, Decoration Full home refurbishment and project management Geoff offers you a one-stop shop and a service you can trust. Based in South Oxfordshire Geoff has grown his business over 15 years based on his solid reputation and craftsmanship.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Ben on 12/3/2021

Geoff is not only the lovliest bloke you'll ever meet, he loves his job and produces excellent results. He built and installed some bespoke cupboards and shelves for us in unique spaces. He walked us through the whole process and helped us with all the decisions. And - bonus for everyone - he wasn't satisfied until it was all perfect and to our liking.

Over 20 years experience in all aspects of the building trade. Bricklaying, Groundwork's,complete restoration. I pride my business on customer care, and aim for 100% customer satisfaction. PTS construction will provide qualified experienced and honest tradesmen

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Carol on 27/1/2016

Pleasant man, good at his job.

Working with our customers to create their ideas into reality!

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Colin on 30/4/2022

Very, very expensive, didn't finish the job on the decking I'm sill awaiting for a hand rail to be fitted to the stairs of the decking. The company who he contacted out to do my decking said he was coming put never turns I what be using them again.

Onyx stonework and restoration have teamed up with BSW construction and are willing to help in any way needed, there is no job too small, if you need any guidance we are happy to help, free quotes and we will not leave a job till the customer is happy, phone is always on. thank you and kind regards Ben

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by John on 5/5/2022

An absolute pleasure to deal with. Excellent communications and the restorer who came today was both extremely knowledgable and very helpful. Will definitely be using again

Building for your comfort!

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Phebe on 20/5/2022

Great job done on my garden. Punctual and very professional service. I will happily recommend and use again. Thanks Andrei

We are a company with experience in domestic installers we offer all type of general building services.You can be assured that your job is in the safe & professional hands! FREE estimates and call out of charge.Visit us on Facebook for more info: @2BROTHERSCCONSTRUCTION. Thank you!!!

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Elias on 31/1/2022

We're so delighted that we went with TBC. TBC completed major works on our property - structural works, full electrics/re-wiring, plumbing, tiling, decorating, new flooring, new bathroom etc. etc. TBC were so professional throughout and had all the relevant knowledge with regards to certificates and approvals needed. They worked incredibly hard and to the highest quality. They have been readily available to come over and finish off the final snags. We look forward to working with TBC again for our loft!

With over 30 experience in building and property maintenance, our aim is to complete the works on time and in budget. From dry rot to a new roof or full property re-fits and landscaping. we never turn away customers.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Terry on 26/4/2021

Came to assess job. Quote promised that evening (21 April). Nothing heard since despite follow up attempts to contact by phone and message. Very disappointed.

Welcome to Ross Property repair a family run business with 18 years experience in property repairs & maintenance our professional, efficient and reliable handymen are just one call away to fix all your “to do” list with no hassle involved. Ross Property care is the best solution for all your property maintenance needs, no matter how small or how big the job is. We serve both commercial and residential customers in Edinburgh, Lothian and Scottish Borders area. By choosing Ross property repair you have guaranteed: ? job done at the highest standards on every visit ? agreed appoitments and timing followed ? no mess left behind when job is done ? no extras and hidden charges ? you pay just for work done . We pride ourselves on the high standards out work is finished to . First class workmanship at affordable prices . Below I have listed some of the services we offer - letting agent and land lord services -rot and mould -mastic and silicone replacement - handyman services -All aspects of joinery work - tilling -wet wall panelling - painting and decorating - small plumbing jobs - laminate flooring , carpets ,linoleum ELECTRICAL - new sockets or extra sockets - new light fittings - fit cookers - exterior garden sockets EXTERIOR - Decking -slabbing - build Huts - fencing - build small walls - gutter repairs and cleaning - slate repairs - flat roof repairs SMALL JOBS - plasterboard repairs - new toilet seats - new door handles - shelving - cleaning services on request - and all aspects of gardening - FULLY INSURED - and much more to much to list ANY JOB BiG OR SMALL WE DO IT ALL

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Lynne on 18/5/2022

Good quality work, friendly service, completed when they said it would be.

WK CONTRACTORS LTD undertake all aspects of building work from plastering a single ceiling or wall to a full house renovation. We also offer home refurbishment, rendering, new build, renovation and home extension work which can include joinery, plumbing and electrics alongside our high quality plastering and finishing service. 

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Debbie on 16/5/2022

The team turned up as promised and worked solid all day to get the job finished. They were polite at all times and delivered exactly what we asked for. We will be using them again for other work. Paul YO25

hi there welcome to my profile our business is very smal run by myself and dad who have 10+ years in the building trade. no job is too big or too small free no obligation quotes we undertake any jobs from stone walls, patio's, plastering many other jobs

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Claire on 26/10/2017

A quick response, work completed the next day. A nice clean finish.

We specialise in all type of carpentry services in London and surrounding areas,from installing shelvs,fitting doors, to fitted wardrobes and new storage units,fit kitchens,flooring,decking etc. Don't hesitate to call us for a free quote!

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Nicolas on 24/1/2022

Excellent work. I will happy to use his services again.

Greens builders and home maintenance

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by dennis on 4/7/2021

Top quality and service

We are a family run building company, we cover a wide range of works from joinery , building, landscaping and maintenance, We have over 20 years experience and pride ourselves on our professional ability to adapt to each of are customers needs Thank you ,,and hope to help you with your job whatever the size big or small

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Mark on 20/2/2022

Raymond was very quick to respond and extremely helpful, will use again

J R Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

Surrey Hills Plastering and Damp Proofing are based in Dorking. We travel all over Surrey and the surrounding areas, offering plastering and damp proofing services. I am a PCA qualified technician we can also offer insurance backed guarantees. We take immense pride in being honest, polite and reliable. We won't leave your home until you are totally satisfied with both the end result AND our workmanship. We rely on our excellent reputation and we are always mindful of maintaining it.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Stephen on 18/2/2019

Surrey Hills did an excellent job on the rising damp in my dining room. Tidy, friendly and extremely efficient. Fair price too. Absolutely recommended.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Paul on 3/3/2013

A pleasure to deal with. Reliable and flexible in their approach. Gave good advice and suggestions throughout. Well recommended!

As a Stonemason for more than 20 years I have specialised in the restoration and conservation of historic/period properties, churches and buildings. In 2010 I established my own Ltd company bringing my skills to the domestic market.

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Rita on 5/6/2020

Good professional assessment of problem, came up with list of options, gave a price and start date. Came on time, carried out work competently and cleared up well. Coped with family and pets! We would happily contact him if we had further jobs suitable for his skill set

What We Do We are here to provide the best possible solutions in the masonry construction industry within Yorkshire . We provide services such as Repointing, Extensions, Foundations, Brickwork & Stonework and with our excellence in customer satisfaction we provide the best possible solution to our clients. Working Together We offer an end-to-end client experience that includes seamless communication, budgeting, staffing, site organization, and solid, quality handiwork every time. Why Choose Us? We have a legacy of over 100 years of collective experience in Masonry Industry. Our qualified and experienced team can provide you the best masonry solution to construct or renovate the world around you at the most affordable manner. More about us We are here to provide the best possible solution in the masonry construction industry and are based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We are in the provide services such as Repointing, Extensions, Brickwork & Stonework using our excellence to provide the best possible solution to our clients. We have the legacy of over 100 years of collective experience in Masonry Industry! Our qualified and experienced team can provide you the best masonry solution to construct or renovate the world around you at the most affordable manner. Craig Marrison, the founder of CM Masonry has a vast range of experience in numerous construction and Masonry projects across the UK. With a vast number of qualifications and the real- time experience from masonry and construction projects, Craig had a visionary to revolutionise Masonry Industry. Initiating its journey in 2019, CM Masonry has achieved a praiseworthy level within a very short time. We are committed to provide the best quality Masonry Construction Services that is in compliance with all the quality norms and standards. Our partnership with Liam Witty to expand the business to North Yorkshire has accelerated our growth by many fold since 2020. Today, CM Masonry is the most trusted name in the field of Masonry Industry in Yorkshire and the UK. CM Masonry is there to ensure the best possible Masonry Solutions for you!

Latest homeowner review

Reviewed by Stefan on 25/2/2022

Poor communication and lack of project management skills and honesty leaves something to be desired of this company. A 4 week job turned into a 16 week job due to the fact that the sub contractor was not released monies to purchase materials although I paid a hefty 30% deposit and further 30% before up to roof level. I would recommend Carl the sub contractor that did the work but wouldn't recommend CM Masonry. The sub contractor did a good job thankfully so the end result is good.

Post your job for free and up to 3 tradespeople will be in contact to quote

What type of tradesperson do you need?

What type of job is it?

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?

How our service works

  • Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradesperson, from over 30 different trades.

  • Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  • Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile page to see their ratings and reviews.

  • Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  • Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliability and value.


Recently completed jobs

Here's what's been happening in and around your area

Solid fuel fireplace...

We would like to get quotes for a solid fuel open fireplace installation. We have a reclaimed but restored Victorian fireplace insert, with a new...

Log burner and chamber...

The property I am purchasing has a log burner installed currently which I will be keeping along with the slotted on the floor. I am eating the lint...

Replace Log Burner and re line...

We need a new log burner and the chimney needs relining. We aren’t in any rush.

Chimney sweep required

Open up fireplace in bedroom, remove dirt and soot

Wood burning stove put into a...

Wood burning stove put into a 80s home

Chimney sweep required

Open up fireplace in bedroom, remove dirt and soot

Fireplace

Considering a new fireplace. Would like the whole think changed to a log burner including mantal

Fireplace supply and fit

One living room working fireplace (incl stove lining if needed) and one bedroom decorative fireplace

chimney clean

I need the chimney swept please

Living room fireplace safety...

Downstairs gas fireplace has not been used for over 3 years. Needs to be checked to establish if safe to reuse and complete carbon monoxide safety...

How our service works

  1. Create a job - it's free

    We'll connect you with the right tradespeople, from over 30 different trades.

  2. Get quotes

    Up to 3 tradespeople can provide a quote, but on average you'll get 1-2.

  3. Check ratings

    Look at each tradesperson's profile to see their ratings and reviews.

  4. Pick a tradesperson

    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.

app-icon

Get our app for homeowners

  • Send messages and get notifications from tradespeople
  • Add photos to get more accurate quotes
  • View tradespeople’s profiles