Does your chimney stack require attention? We specialise in removing, rebuilding, repairing and repointing chimneys. FREE ESTIMATES - NO HIDDEN FEES
Removing and replacing damaged bricks!
Cutting out a damaged brick entails chiselling out the existing mortar around the brick and drilling several holes into the damaged brick. The joints are cleaned out completely removing the remaining loose mortar.
The damaged bricks are removed, although we do not remove too many bricks from the chimney at any one time. The chimney repair is done in stages, removing only a handful of bricks ensuring the chimney is secure and safe.
The chimney breast is then hosed down with water removing any remaining dust in preparation for the replacement bricks. A bed of mortar that is colour matched to the original is applied to the spaces between the bricks in a layer that is the same thickness as the adjacent joints.
Replacement bricks that are the same as the existing are placed onto the mortar bed and skilfully pointed and cleaned with a soft brush to finish.
How To Install A Chimney Pot! The existing or new chimney pot is bedded onto a mortar mix and pushed down firmly to ensure a good hold. We taper the mortar up to the chimney pot, this will allow rainwater to be channelled away from the chimney pot rather than become trapped between the pot and the mortar, where rainwater could freeze, expand and cause a leakage point.
A cowl is an attachment that fixes to the top of your chimney pot to enhance or improve the basic function of the chimneys flue. There are several different types available including the galvanized wire balloon, plastic, metal and terracotta gas cowls. The most common cowls are used to stop bird entry, stop rain entry, increase up-draft and prevent downdraught.
When your chimney stack is removed there will often be roof repairs involved. There may be timbers that require installation and matching roof tiles or slates will be used to patch the area where the chimney breast has been demolished. We have been carrying out these types of roof repairs for more than 25 years and would be happy to offer you a free quote.