Chimney maintenance and Repair

Chimney maintenance and chimney rebuilds are one of the areas that FireBug specialises in. We often carry out work on older and listed properties. Older properties often require specific brick stocks and specialist mortars.

The exposed position of the chimneys on your property means that they will be hit hardest by the elements. Failing pointing or flaunching encourages water ingress which, combined with the action of frost in the colder months, can lead to a rapid deterioration of your chimney stack.

As part of every log burner installation we will assess the state of your chimney stack and recommend any repairs that may need to be carried out. This can be as simple as capping a disused flue or replacing a damaged chimney pot, repointing the chimney stack or replacing the flaunching on the top of the chimney. Sometimes years of neglect can leave a chimney stack unstable and unsafe which may require partial rebuilding, damage of this sort can often be seen from the ground.

Firebug can offer all aspects of chimney maintenance, repair and rebuild, or we can advise your builder on the specific requirements needed to bring a chimney up to the required standard ready for us to line the chimney and fit your wood burner or open fire. Please get in touch if you have a chimney that needs attention.