Fireplaces in Camberley
When you are looking for fireplaces in Camberley, it is very easy to be swept away by the temptations of fancy designs and slick looks. However, there is more to fireplace shopping than what just meets the eye.
There are many important factors to consider when shopping for fireplaces in Camberley. As expert fireplace installers, we know what it takes to ensure that you purchase a reliable, durable and long-lasting fireplace.
The Room Size
It is important that the room you are looking to implement a fireplace into is actually suitable for the fireplace you want. It sounds obvious, but often, we see customers come into our showroom and just pick which fireplace pleases them the most without considering if it will do the job right.
Many times we have surveyed a home and we discover that the fireplace is physically too large for the space they had planned it for or it is simply too powerful on heat output.
If you can bring in the dimensions and some pictures of your room when you visit the showroom it really can help us advise properly so you avoid disappointment on the day of the survey.
Our extensive knowledge also allows us to visualise the space and we can actually make recommendations based off of the room you have to work with.
Space For Fuel Storage
If you are considering a wood burning stove in your Camberley home another factor that is often looked over is the space required to store the wood.
We can advise on positioning and have recommended local manufacturers we can put you in touch with. We have an extensive network of trusted manufacturers to aid with any extra work.
Let us do the homework; we are able to ensure that your building meets health and safety standards.
Being Gas safe and HETAS registered we are self-certified under building regulations for the installation of domestic gas and solid fuel appliances.
If you are unsure, please do ask one of our helpful team members. We are always more than happy to help.
Long Term Maintenance & Running Costs
Fireplaces are not cheap to install but they will give you years of efficient heating as long as they are kept in tip top condition.
Gas fires and Wood burning stoves both require annual servicing to keep them working well, looking good and to preserve your guarantees.
Wood is not as cheap as gas with current prices (assuming you are buying your wood). The cost of wood may go up if it is taxed but there is some uncertainty at the moment. All we know is the suppliers are being monitored for quality and dryness of their products.
The cost of gas and electricity are ever fluctuating so it is important to be aware of the prices at all times.
As fireplaces are generally more of a luxury item, and something to enjoy on odd occasions, you may look at running costs a little differently than if it was something like a boiler or car, meaning if you choose when you use it, you can control how much it is costing to use.
Required Heat Output for fireplaces in Camberley
This is the one that not a lot of our customers are not aware of. We have customers from Camberley that come in and have their measurements for the installation site, they’ve considered storage of the fuel, budgeted correctly and even done their research into the building regulations.
However, when we mention ‘required heat output’, we are often met with a face of confusion!
The required heat output will differ dramatically depending on the size of the room, the fireplace itself, the temperature outside as well as an abundance of other factors.
As a general rule, measure the volume of your room in meters (width x length x height) divide this by 14 and you will get the average heat output requirement for the space.
If you are thinking of having a fireplace installed into your Camberley home, then please do follow the above points. Alternatively, we are more than happy to answer your questions about your potential Camberley fireplace in our award-winning showroom.