It wasn't too long ago that homeowners were ripping out original fireplaces or bricking them in. Now however, we really appreciate how a beautiful fireplace can be the most integral part of a room. The Heat Installers should be your first contact in Greater Manchester when it comes to removing old fires and fireplaces, sourcing new fireplaces, the safe fitting of your fireplace, and any associated building work.
Your must-have Fireplace
Many of our customers in the North West are inspired by fireplaces they see on the web or in consumer magazines. If you show us your dream fireplace, our team can source custom designs to your exact specifications. We can fit and source all types of fireplaces: marble, wood, stone, cast iron combined with a gas fire, electric fire or a wood burning stove – and all from leading brand names.
Peace of mind
It's not just about the aesthetics of your new fireplace, the correct installation is also about safety. The Heat Installers have years of experience fitting fireplaces of all kinds in Greater Manchester. The incorrect fitting of fireplaces can cause adhesive bleeding through natural stone surrounds. Another problem of incorrect fitting could mean the hearth is not properly supported which can lead to safety issues.
There are regulations in place around the safe installation of all types of natural and artificial stones including limestone, sandstone, marble, granite and slate. These are obviously very heavy and sadly, there have been incidents where stone fireplace surrounds have partially collapsed, resulting in fatalities and serious injuries. In order to be confident in the safety of your stone fireplace, our Heat Installer fitters are fully trained and will ensure the products used to bed, secure and point fireplace surrounds are the appropriate ones for your fireplace.
Prior to installation, our experienced fitter will carry out a site survey to determine the structure of the floor and wall where the surround will sit. An assessment will also be made on the manual handling required to manoeuvre the stonework into the property and install it in a safe manner. After installation, we will provide instruction on the safe use of your new stone fireplace.
No chimney? That's no problem for The Heat Installers. We can fit fireplaces in properties in Greater Manchester without a chimney or flue combined with electric fires or balanced flue gas fires.
We can also construct false chimney breasts in the room to accommodate deeper fires, which gives the room more character. Our team can additionally create custom cut-outs allowing you to install your television above fireplaces and to hide all the wires/cables for televisions. If you want to tile the chimney breast or the wall behind your fireplace, our one-stop-shop skill set means we can do that too.
As energy prices continue to rise its vital that your heating appliance performs to optimum efficiently. Normally classical cast iron inserts are supplied with a dedicated gas fire which is extremely inefficient and loses most of the heat up the chimney. Our team can fit the new hybrid models gas fire models which allow you to combine high efficiency and high output – no chimney necessary.
If your style is more modern than classical, you may prefer a double-sided fireplaces or wall-hung fireplaces. We will carry out the installation of a custom flue system to accommodate your designer fireplace and we can carry out all out all necessary building work for contemporary ‘hole-in-the-wall’ style fireplaces including the new lintel, building work and plastering.