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Need a local fireplace specialist? If you post your job with Plentific you’ll receive quotes from recommended fireplace specialists near you. Whether you need a chimney lining, sweeping or inspection service, Plentific can find an approved Pro in no time at all!
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Finding a fireplace specialist
Use Plentific to compare competitive prices for the best local fireplace specialists. Fireplace specialists are qualified professionals who are skilled in the installation, repairs and servicing of fireplaces and fireplace brickwork. Their work can also extend to other service maintenance tasks within their specialism. These include AGA/stove installation, gas safety checks, chimney reconstruction and chimney or flue design.
By hiring a specialist, rather than a tradesman who offers fireplace maintenance/installation as part of his services, you are also gaining expert advice during the project. A specialist can also assist you in the event that you have purchased an off-the-shelf fireplace and require it to be fitted seamlessly into your existing home structure.
What do you need to think about when hiring a fireplace specialist?
When hiring a fireplace specialist, you must go beyond a personal recommendation as this is not confirmation of their experience or qualifications. When initially engaging with fireplace specialists, you want to ask them for proof of their accreditation.
Use Plentific to search for fireplace specialists in your area and, once you are liaising with them, request to see their registration with either the GMC, NACS, NACE or HETAS. The GMC is the Guild of Master Craftsmen, where it is ensured that all members are skilled professionals engaged in a trade or craft in order to safeguard the interests of the public and ensure they receive a premium service from recommended tradesmen.
The Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme registers qualified professionals that carry out installation of dry appliances, hot water and heating systems. They measure their members on an ongoing basis and demand they follow a strict code of conduct.
The National Association of Chimney Engineers registers qualified professionals that carry out all types of chimney work. They measure their members on an ongoing basis and demand they follow a strict code of conduct.
The National Association of Chimney Sweeps is an association that offers education and expertise regarding installation and maintenance of chimneys, appliances and flue systems.
An experienced professional should be able to provide all of this information. If they cannot, or are hesitant to do so, it would be wise to continue your search.
What does a fireplace specialists do?
A fireplace specialist will carry out the construction and installation of fireplaces, the supply of materials, design of the chimney and flue systems. They would also be responsible for the construction and relining of chimneys, installation of wood burning, brick, biofuel and inglenook fireplaces.
You could also hire a fireplace specialist to install your AGA, gas or cassette stove. In the event that you don’t have a chimney, some local fireplace specialists offer a service whereby they install modern twin wall systems to allow you to put a stove anywhere. This can also lessen your energy bills as they run through your home and provide additional heat.
How much does a fireplace specialist cost?
The terms of a fireplace specialists invoice varies from business to business. For example, some fireplace specialists charge for a consultation, whereby they have spent time visiting the property and assessing the space. Others only charge for their installation/fitting service.
Use Plentific to compare prices for the best local fireplace specialists in your area. Plentific recommends that you speak to at least three local fireplace specialists to receive quotes in order to find the best professional for your home services.