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Why You Need Chimney Repair and Restoration Services from Whiteacre Stonemasonry

Chimney Repair

If you have a chimney in your home, you may not pay much attention to it until something goes wrong. However, a damaged or poorly maintained chimney can cause a lot of problems for your property and your health. That's why you need to hire a professional chimney repair and restoration service to keep your chimney in good condition and prevent any potential hazards.

In this blog post, we will explain why chimney repair and restoration is important, what types of damage and problems can be caused by a faulty chimney, and how White Acre Stonemasonry can help you with our expert chimney repair and restoration service. We are a local company based in the South West of the UK that specialises in repairing, restoring and renovating chimneys for home owners. We have many years of experience in the industry and we are fully qualified and insured.

Types of Damage and Problems Caused by a Damaged Chimney

A chimney is exposed to various elements such as wind, rain, snow, ice, heat, smoke and soot. Over time, these can cause wear and tear on the chimney structure and affect its performance and safety. Some of the common types of damage and problems that can be caused by a damaged chimney are:

  • Cracked or loose bricks or mortar: This can lead to water ingress, structural instability, reduced insulation and increased fire risk.

  • Damaged or missing lead flashing: This can cause leaks, dampness, mould growth and rotting of the roof timbers.

  • Cracked or broken flue liner: This can result in poor draught, smoke spillage, carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fire.

  • Blocked or clogged flue: This can be caused by bird nests, debris, creosote build-up or collapsed flue liner. It can prevent the proper ventilation of the chimney and cause smoke back-up, reduced efficiency and fire hazard.

  • Damaged or missing chimney pot or cowl: This can affect the chimney draw, allow rainwater or birds to enter the flue, create noise or vibration and increase the risk of downdraught.

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How White Acre Stonemasonry Can Help You with Chimney Repair and Restoration

At White Acre Stonemasonry, we offer a comprehensive chimney repair and restoration service that covers all aspects of chimney maintenance. We can help you with:

  • Chimney repointing: We can rake out the old mortar and repoint the brickwork with new mortar to seal the gaps and strengthen the chimney structure.

  • Chimney flashing: We can replace or repair the lead flashing around the base of the chimney stack to prevent water penetration and protect the roof from damage.

  • Chimney flue liner: We can install, repair or replace the flue liner to ensure a safe and efficient operation of the chimney. We use both traditional and state-of-the-art rotary power sweeping techniques to clean the flue and remove any blockages or deposits.

  • Chimney pot or cowl: We can install, repair or replace the chimney pot or cowl to improve the chimney performance and prevent any unwanted intrusions or disturbances.

  • Chimney restoration or removal: We can restore your chimney to its original condition or remove it completely if it is beyond repair or no longer needed. We can also rebuild your chimney stack if necessary.

We use high-quality materials and equipment to carry out our work. We also provide free quotes and consultations for any of our services. We are reliable, friendly and professional. We work with minimal disruption and leave your property clean and tidy.

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Chimney Repair FAQ

Q: How often should I have my chimney inspected?

A: It is recommended that you have your chimney inspected at least once a year by a qualified professional. This will help you identify any issues or defects before they become serious or costly.

Q: How much does it cost to have my chimney repaired or restored?

A: The cost of chimney repair or restoration depends on various factors such as the size, condition, location and type of your chimney. Considerations are:

  • The cost of scaffolding for a typical two-storey home.

  • The cost of repointing a small chimney stack.

  • The cost of replacing all four sides of the lead flashing.

  • The cost of installing a new flue liner.

For an accurate quote, please contact us today.

Q: How long does it take to have my chimney repaired or restored?

A: The duration of chimney repair or restoration depends on the extent and complexity of the work involved. It can range from a few hours to a few days. We will give you an estimated time frame when we provide you with a quote.


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