Chimney maintenance is a crucial part of being a homeowner, not only can a dysfunctional chimney put your property at risk but also the lives of its occupants. Most specialists would recommend yearly chimney sweepings, particularly if it is regularly used during the colder months. As a homeowner, you can begin this process by inspecting […]
Whilst UK building regulations regarding chimneys are generally very strict to ensure the property is safe they do not insist that you fit a chimney liner. That being said, it is very rare that you will come across a chimney sweep or installation specialist that would not recommend having a flue liner installed. There are […]
Part of ensuring that your chimney is functional and safe is regularly checking that your flue liner is in good condition. If it shows any signs of deterioration whether it be cracks, water damage or missing mortar it is time for you to look into replacing it. What most home owners are not aware of […]
Once you’ve concluded that your chimney is in need of repair the need step is for you to find a company to carry out this work. Seemingly a simple task, but it only takes one wrong choice of company for you to put your property and yourself at risk. Here we help you understand what […]
Repairing chimney flashing
Repairing a chimney flashing be a challenging job but if you choose to carry out the work yourself there are a number of tips you should take into account. If done correctly, it can be a relatively quick process and you should be able to save money without having to pay out for […]
Flue liners are an integral part of any chimney, not only do they ensure that your fireplace works safely and efficiently, they also increase the life of your chimney. With that in mind, when picking out a flue liner you will find that there are two types to choose from, the 316 and the 904.
When it comes to wood burning stoves, there are a variety of flue liners to choose from and as with any important purchase, it can be difficult to know which is best. Any chimney specialist will advise you that buying a flexible flue liner is the best choice for any wood burning stove. They are […]
Keeping up with your chimney maintenance is extremely important to ensure the safety of you and your home. Whilst a lot of maintenance needs to be carried out by a professional chimney sweep to remove blockages and check for the build-up of tar and creosote there are some checks you can do yourself. To help […]
Fireplace maintenance is extremely important in ensuring the safety of not only your home but more importantly its occupants. It is not a job that simply requires cleaning up the ashes and keeping it fuelled. When it comes to your chimney and fireplace there are a number of strict dos and don’ts for keeping it […]
The purpose of chimney flashing is to create a waterproof barrier between the front, back and sides of the roof structure. When you begin to notice leaks around your chimney or stains on your ceiling from moisture it may be time to replace the flashing.
All the materials you will need for this job can be […]