Perhaps one of the most important decisions regarding a fireplace us installation. It is a legal requirement to have a gas fireplace installed by a Gas Safe Engineer. Electric Fireplaces on the other hand can be installed by the home owner as they simply need to be plugged into a standard socket. Many home owners will know local trade people in your area who can carry out the work. However if you do not know anyone local in your area, perhaps you should consider posting your job in www.ratedpeople.com . The website is very simple and free to use and will enable to find local fitters in your area. 1. Simply post your job on the site, and local trades’ people will contact you to quote on the required work. 2. You can see the ratings the trade’s person has received from other customers, and effectively the reputation of the fitter. 3. Only tradespeople who are interested in carrying out the work will contact you. 4. The site is completely free to use (Tradespeople pay to register on the site).

How much should I expect to pay for installation of a marble fireplace?

Depending on how much work is involved, Gas Fireplaces are usually installed for £180-£200. Most fitters charge £100 to £150 to install an Electric fireplace. Extra charges are often incurred if you are changing from a Gas fireplace to an Electric fireplace and your existing gas supply needs to be capped off. In our experience fitters often charge £25 for this. All plaster work and painting/wallpapering is additional.