Advice fireplace


Sometimes it is not easy to make a right choice. Which fireplace best suits your decor and personal taste. You do not need to reinvent the wheel because you are in the right place for the right advice.

If you do not know where to begin or thinks a fireplace in your home is not feasible. No problem! Rob Houweling is regularly present in the showroom itself. He knows what the possibilities are. After more than 25 years to build fireplaces, there is no longer a question where to stay the answer to guilty. He knows every problem or a good solution. It becomes very easy for you. You ask; we build!

Houweling style fireplaces

Houweling’s stijlschouwen- / traditional fireplace construction and home decorating Safety first! A fireplace stands for style, quality and warmth. If the fireplace once built and is ready for use, you naturally comes to pure enjoyment. So let the “pure enjoyment” does not spoil the thoughts in your mind, “it will still be safe!” Fortunately, “A real Houweling ‘for quality and safety. Therefore, we offer you some explanation to make sure that the quality and your safety is guaranteed.

Build a new fireplace

The construction of fireplaces and chimneys happening in our traditional way. That is to say, no concrete liner (this will always tear, also used as a gas) This is because the Concrete bucket can’t expand or shrink due to the heat effect. The result will provide Cracks! That’s why we build the fire section of the fireplace of original traditional flint. Original traditional flint yellow flint we use is processed in parts into one whole, and can themselves absorb the expansion and contraction. We do not use iron do it yourself-hood, because here we again choose a safety device and quality for this we bricklaying traditional methods like hundreds of years ago. At the same time we close the fireplace still with a valve we will gladly provide you with an explanation how this system works when we welcome in our showroom.

Installation in existing chimney

In this situation, we heels completely from the inside of the chimney, and, of course, run off the debris. We then lay bricks inside the chimney with proceeding to the flue. It does not matter whether this should be done on the ground floor on the first or second floor. Here, too, we naturally build an original firebox.

Flues for building a fireplace

(Existing channels) you should always perform a smoke test to leak it can be fixed. We will always be heels, only 15cm snake will go in there at all eteages. This is for gas range is sufficient, but wood min. 18 cm absolutely necessary. When a new house where the chimney is a double-walled flue necessary.

Gas installation

The built-in stoves or fireplaces which we build, can also be fitted with a gas valve. Such gas valve may loose on the floor heating fires, or an ash pan / grid. At a gas valve on the floor, the gas equipment / control block mounted on the side of the chimney.

In an ash pan and grate done this installation behind the ashtray. Gas consumption is low, there is no need, in principle, not in the spring / fall are the CV fired at.

Fireplace with no chimney

We build next to fireplaces also fireplaces without chimney, this can afstuken and possibly with moldings or MDF finish. We also build so-called corner fireplaces, also with original flint.

Attractions include a fireplace pit in the floor or an ash pan and grate?

A combustion pit is a recessed portion where the ashes left after firing. Before we do this, we will of course examine whether bint layer of the floor does not extend into the cannon / boiler section. If this is the case then we can adjust the foundation so that a combustion pit is nevertheless possible, or install an ash pan / grid. With underfloor heating, you are required to take an ash pan / grate this in connection with the possible melting heat long.

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