Chimneys are often the most exposed part of a property. Over time pointing and weather flaunching can fail allowing rain to penetrate the stack; in combination with frost deterioration is accelerated. If neglected the stack will degenerate and eventually become unsafe and dangerous. If spotted in time new weather flaunching and pointing will extend the longevity of the stack but from time to time it may be necessary to rebuild the stack in order to ensure its permanence. It is not just the weather that can cause serious harm, chimney fires can do untold damage. Chimneys R Us provides a complete chimney repair and restoration service where a chimney has become damaged or unsuitable for use.
Over time chimneys can suffer wear and tear especially with our British weather, harsh conditions and usage can erode a chimney, and because of its position at the top of a building it's much more susceptible to damage.
Although we can fit a brand new chimney, we also specialise in chimney restoration to retain the character of a property. This is particularly necessary if the chimney is on a listed building. Planning regulations and restrictions require restoration rather than replacement which means that any changes must be matched to what is already there.
Lining a chimney can ensure a safe insulated flue system from the appliance through the property to the outside terminal. With old brick built chimneys over the years the condition of the brick work will become warn and damaged through use and weathering. When the original lining of the old flue becomes unsound, the particles of the combustion and toxic fumes can leak from the flue into the neighbouring flues and other parts of the home.
A chimney sweep or smoke test can be carried out to investigate the condition of a flue, we always ensure that a chimney has been inspected and certified before any appliance is installed by us, and if you would like us to carry out the full service of checking your chimney then just let us know!