We work alongside and partner our roofing company to regularly work on chimney stacks as part of their complete re-roofing process. Chimney stacks are designed to dissipate the products of combustion into the atmosphere, and are therefore placed well above buildings, exposed to the elements throughout their lifetime. Being constantly under attack from nature and the effects of weathering, we often find that chimney stacks and their brickwork bear the brunt, with cracks appearing that then get worse as the years pass by. Once water starts to ingress into these spaces, freezing weather and natural expansion will force the cracks to increase in size and problems will generally escalate.
Nowadays most chimney stacks are redundant, often leading to neglect which then causes them to fall into a state of disrepair. Chimney pots and their flaunching generally take the biggest punishment from weathering and wind, sometimes making them unstable and dangerous. Flaunching will become cracked and loose, allowing the chimney pot to move, which could then crash down in strong winds and destroy anything in its path during its fall. With such a weight so high up, it’s an important aspect of your property to maintain, one that our roofing team inspects as part of their standard roofing service. If you’re in doubt, we recommend that you have your chimney stack professionally checked for peace of mind. Afterall, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
As with all work on your properly, we always recommend that you use the experts who can apply years of experience to provide the best solution to your problem. Chimney stacks maintained to a poor standard can often cause more problems than they solve, leading to water penetration through the pointing, flashings and damaged brickwork and more costs in the long run. Our advice would be to do it properly, do it once and do it right, using a company with experience in both roofing and brickwork. Our team are experienced in all aspects of chimney stacks, masonry and roofing, allowing us to provide solutions to all manner of problems, whatever the scale. We can replace individual bricks in your chimney stack, rebuild the entire stack, or simply renew the flaunching, flashing and repoint. You also might choose to reduce the height where brickwork is damaged, and cap off the opening with a ridge tile, vented cover or false chimneys to retain the aesthetics. Whatever your problem, we will work with you to achieve the desired effect whilst protecting your property for years and years to come.
If you think you have a problem with your chimney stack and are unsure of what you want or need, don't worry as we are here to help. We are happy to visit you to provide expert advice, discuss all of the options with you, and help to achieve the desired standard for your chimney stack, priding ourselves on the quality of our workmanship. Proper chimney stack repairs can transform your building and provide a lifetime of reassurance and peace of mind, so we take time and dedication to ensure we get it right for each and every customer. Find out more about our chimney stack repair services and view photos from our previous projects below.