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What Happens If You Dont Clean Your Chimney

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What Happens If You Dont Clean Your Chimney

Cleaning your chimney likely isn't at the forefront of your mind; however, it is one of those household chores that you should always consider. Whilst it's not widely discussed, predominantly because many homes across the country no longer have them, if you still have one or have one by request, you must educate yourself on how best to clean them. You typically cannot see most of the damage that the dust, ash and sooty residue do to your...

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What Is Better Gas Or Wood Fireplace

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What Is Better Gas Or Wood Fireplace

Brick fireplaces come in a wide range of forms and structures, many of which have unique advantages and disadvantages. New technology and our climate-conscious agendas have allowed electricians and engineers to advance our fireplace appliances and ensure they are heat-efficient, cost-effective, and not as harmful to the environment as before There's plenty of debate surrounding which is superior: gas vs wood fireplaces.  Firstly, with...

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Is It Possible To Have A Fireplace Without Chimney

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Is It Possible To Have A Fireplace Without Chimney

Fireplaces and log burners are a great feature for any living room or room in a household or property. They add a homely, cosy element and provide an excellent centrepiece that is a tremendous structural starting point for those decorating new builds or searching for the perfect focal point for a particularly bare room. Several modern properties have advanced a long way in the last few decades, especially when finding the perfect solutions for staying...

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How Do I Choose A Fireplace Surround

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How Do I Choose A Fireplace Surround

When you are considering a new fireplace and a new fireplace surround for your home, then you need to consider the following: If your fireplace and the attached surround are too big, they can overpower your room, creating an overbearing feeling. On the other hand, if your fireplace and surround are too small, then the whole ensemble will make zero impact at all, and the fireplace will feel totally insignificant. You should also consider...

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What Material Is Best Around Fireplace

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What Material Is Best Around Fireplace

The fireplace surround is the object that sticks out from the wall of a fireplace and then covers up the fireplace opening. The fireplace surround is constructed out of the sides and the mantel, in some cases this can also include the base of the fireplace, also known as the hearth.In other words, the fireplace surround is essentially thought of as the components which protrude from the wall and away from the firebox opening. Commonly, fireplace...

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Is Marble A Good Choice For Fireplace

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Is Marble A Good Choice For Fireplace

Marble is known for being both highly opulent and luxurious. Marble is one of the most popular stones chosen to be featured within the home. This includes marbles common inclusion with fireplaces. If you wish you add a fireplace to your home, and want a design that is both homely and eye-catching, then marble fireplaces are perfect for creating that atmosphere. Fireplaces are usually designed in a way to be the focal point of the room that they...

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How Do You Know If Your Chimney Needs To Be Cleaned

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How Do You Know If Your Chimney Needs To Be Cleaned

No other feeling can beat cosying up to your fireplace during a chilly winter night and embracing the warm glow of the flame. For centuries fireplaces have been considered the centrepiece for many homes; a place to bring families together, create a romantic ambience for date night, or find peace in your own company.  On the other hand, a dirty, smelly and inefficient fireplace can ruin the whole experience. In turn, the fireplace may become...

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Which Open Fire Fuel Is Best

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Which Open Fire Fuel Is Best

Selecting the correct fuel for your fireplace or open fire can be tricky, and your choice will impact the cost-effectiveness and sense of enjoyment with your fire. Firstly, you should consider the expected heat and smoke output, as these levels can vary drastically depending on the amount of moisture retained in the fuel you select. Take special care when working with firewood as it has substantial water retention abilities and must thoroughly dry...

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When Should You Get Your Fireplace Serviced

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When Should You Get Your Fireplace Serviced

If you have a fireplace within your home, it is incredibly likely that you walk past it or at least look at it every day. But are you maintaining the fireplace as well as you should? Many fireplace owners wrongly assume that there is absolutely nothing wrong with their fireplace and that there is never a need to get the system serviced. Though it may feel as if you are saving money in the short term when this mistake is made, you...

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How Do You Install A Victorian Fireplace

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How Do You Install A Victorian Fireplace

How Do You Install A Victorian Fireplace? This article looks at the steps involved in installing a Victorian period fireplace in your home. Firstly, you should now measure the opening to decide whether any of the already installed brickwork needs to be cut away in order to form a larger opening. The majority of older houses will have an original fireplace opening of around 36 inches by 36 inches.  The opening...

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What Era Are Cast Iron Fireplaces From

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What Era Are Cast Iron Fireplaces From

 What Era Are Cast Iron Fireplaces From? We look at antique cast iron fireplaces and discus the various period design features. The early domestic iron fireplaces were more like free-standing baskets with legs attached. After this, the stove grate was developed. The iron fireplace then persisted as a built-in wood-burning grate until the latter half of the eighteenth century.  Around this time, grates started to be set...

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Choosing A Fireplace For Your Period Home

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Choosing A Fireplace For Your Period Home

Do you need tips and advice for choosing a fireplace for your period home? This article looks at period home fireplace considerations and how to find the right fireplace to suit your home. Sourcing a fireplace that suits the style of your home can be a headscratcher, the first piece of advice we would give is to speak to some of your neighbours.  Do they still have their home's original fireplace in situ? If not, take...

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Why Repair Cracks In Fireplaces

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Why Repair Cracks In Fireplaces

Have you asked: why you should repair a crack in a fireplace?   This article looks at what it means when a crack appears and why it should be seen to by an expert. Well-constructed chimneys typically utilise two or more efficient fire-resistant layers, for example, double-walled steel, steel with some stone wool insulation and double bricklayers. However, once cracks start forming in your appliance, there is a significant threat...

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How Much Is An Antique Fireplace Worth

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How Much Is An Antique Fireplace Worth

Do you want to find out: how much an antique fireplace is worth? We look at buying or selling an old fireplace and how an antique fireplaces can boost your home value? If you've just purchased a house and found yourself with a fireplace that you are not too fond of, then selling is always an option. Here are a few steps to get you started. Firstly, take a picture of the fireplace while it is still installed. No matter...

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Can A Fireplace Add Value To Your Home

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Can A Fireplace Add Value To Your Home

Can a fireplace add value to your home? Find out how the addition of a fireplace installation makes you house more appealing to home buyers. Increasing the value of your home can be as simple as re-painting a room or as complex as installing new drainage systems; either way, it makes the home more desirable to live in and for potential future buyers.  Fireplaces were a staple in homes for many years; however, the now popular new...

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Is A Fireplace A Good Investment

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Is A Fireplace A Good Investment

Investing in at least one fireplace can add tremendous value to your home, and they are rising in popularity. Homebuyers are looking for these most desirable features, whether that's an electric fireplace or wood-burning. The question is, however: are fireplaces a good investment? There's a good reason why most buyers choose to install wood-burning fireplaces or gas fireplaces in their homes, and they can add warmth and luxury...

Posted by:Admin on:2022-03-23 11:12:00 Read More

How Long Does A Fireplace Last

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How Long Does A Fireplace Last

If you want to install a fireplace in your home, you may ask: how long does a fireplace last? This article looks at the range of fireplaces available and how long you should expect them to last for. Gas fireplaces can often provide you with a solid 10-15 years of actual usage before it needs replacing. Various factors impact and extend the lifespan of your gas fire. For example, the diligence of your maintenance routine, the type you...

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Beginners Guide To Fireplace Restoration

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Beginners Guide To Fireplace Restoration

This beginners guide to fireplace restoration will help you understand  what is involved in the restoration process. Find out where to start with a fireplace restoration. Historical trends in interior home design always come back around. Notably, many homeowners decided to cover up or rip out any remnants of the previously favoured Victorian designs and features to modernise their homes in the post-war era. However, in more recent...

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How To Restore An Old Fireplace

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How To Restore An Old Fireplace

Are you looking for advice about how to restore an old fireplace? This article looks at whether fireplace restoration is a good idea and what steps you need to take. Suppose you've just moved into a brand-new home and inherited a gorgeous old fireplace; you likely want to get it working again so that you can enjoy all the benefits it brings. The best way to start restoring is to ensure your chimney breast is swept by a professional...

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Cast Iron Fireplace Restoration Guide

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Cast Iron Fireplace Restoration Guide

Are you looking to replace a cast iron fireplace? We have created this cast iron fireplace restoration guide to show steps to restore a cast iron fireplace. Anyone who has attempted to restore an old cast iron fireplace to its former glory will know the many issues involved when restoring cast iron. Ensuring that you properly care for and manage these issues is the best way to help your restoration succeed. These issues can be anything...

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How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Fireplace

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How Much Does It Cost To Remove A Fireplace

How much does it cost to remove a fireplace? We look at the cost to remove a fireplace and what needs removing. Find out below what you need to know before you remove a fireplace. Deciding to remove an old fireplace from your home or property can provide you with a great way of redecorating or refurbishing a room. Alternatively, by removing one fireplace, you can replace it with a more efficient model to save on energy costs or more decorative,...

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How Do You Restore A Cast Iron Fireplace

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How Do You Restore A Cast Iron Fireplace

Do you have a fireplace that requires restoration? How do you restore a cast iron fireplace? We look at the steps involved in restoring a cast iron fireplace. Restoring an old cast iron fireplace is no easy task, but it is doable at home as long as you have a little know-how and are prepared for what is ahead of you.  Everything from rust to paint to breaks and faulty parts. It's important to ensure that you are taking complete...

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How Do I Choose An Antique Fireplace

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How Do I Choose An Antique Fireplace

If you are considering a fireplace, you may ask: how do I choose an antique fireplace? We look at how to choose an antique fireplace and what features to look for. Fireplaces can be the final piece that will bring your whole room together. A focal point. So when you're picking your new fireplace for your freshly designed room, you want to make sure you do it right and make the best choice possible.  There are hundreds...

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What Are The Types Of Period Fireplaces

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What Are The Types Of Period Fireplaces

What are the types of period fireplaces? This article will help you understand the types of period fireplaces from Georgian to Victorian to Edwardian to Art Deco.   Period and traditional fireplaces differ greatly from those currently being installed into new builds. Many styles have fallen in and out of fashion through the centuries, with different period homes containing different fireplaces depending on when they were built. From...

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How are Victorian fireplaces restored

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How are Victorian fireplaces restored

Do you want to find out more about  how a Victorian fireplace is restored? We look at the process of restoring a Victorian fireplace. Victorian fireplaces are beautiful works of art which brings undisputable class and elegance into a home. Due to their age, unfortunately most will have been damaged during use.  Sussex Fireplace Restoration have years of experience restoring fireplaces back to their former glory; our team are experienced and...

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What is a Victorian fireplace

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What is a Victorian fireplace

If you are interested in antique fireplaces, you may want to know what is a Victorian fireplace? We look at the features that make a Victorian fireplace distinct.  Antique fireplaces, the Victorian fireplace is iconic and can easily become the centrepiece in your house. While Victorian fireplaces are synonymous with class and luxury, they typically vary from region to region and different economic, social classes and the fireplace's...

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What is a traditional fireplace

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What is a traditional fireplace

Traditional fireplaces create a comforting and cosy atmosphere for all living rooms and households. Beautiful fireplaces alight with burning logs or coal are perfect for cosying around on cold winter evenings and nights and make excellent centrepieces for homes.  These traditional fireplaces look stunning in period homes. Period homes are renowned for looking and being cold and challenging to heat due to their spaciousness. However,...

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How to date a fireplace

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How to date a fireplace

Are you wondering how old your antique fireplace is? Our experts explain how to date a fireplace. Read more about antique fireplaces. There are a few ways of telling whether your antique fireplace is an original piece or a reproduction. One of the first things to check what the screws in the rear of the fireplace look like. If these screws appear new, then this suggests that the fireplace is not original or that some changes have been made...

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