Understanding the Important Things
Every industry has its jargon, we’re no different! This page explains what we mean by some of the most popular terms you will encounter
Glossary of Terms
Fire Surround Cushion
The notice plate should be displayed either:
- by the electricity consumer meter
- by the water stop-cock
- by the hearth or flue that it describes
Notice plates are a building regs requirement. Many customers contact us wanting to make changes to their flue systems or install new stoves. A lot of time is saved when identifying the type and size of flue if the notice plate has been displayed as it should be.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of Chimney do I have and how does that affect my choice of fireplace?
Before you start searching for your new fireplace one of the most important starting points is determining what fires you can install in your home. Every home is different and it is for this reason that we recommend having a installation survey to help identify the correct class of chimney for your home and if your chimney requires a flue liner. For further details, consult our Flues and Chimneys guide.
What type of gas fire can I have if I don't have a chimney?
How should I care for a wooden surround?
How should I care for a cast-iron fireplace?
Cast iron will rust quickly if exposed to moisture. Direct contact with liquids, for example by spilling or by wiping with a damp cloth, will quickly cause formation of rust unless immediately dried. Cast iron can also be affected by moisture in the atmosphere. For this reason it is best not to install a cast iron fireplace in a room which gets damp, or in a freshly plastered room. If surface rust develops then polishing the fireplace will usually completely remove it, as well as protecting the surface.
What are the Buildings Regulations covering fireplaces?
Why do I need a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector / alarm?
Carbon Monoxide detectors are set to sound an alarm before the exposure to carbon monoxide would present a hazard to a healthy adult. Current legislation states that if you have installed a wood burning or multifuel stove a carbon monoxide alarm is required.
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