Furber Roofing Limited are stack work specialists: with almost sixty years experience rest assured we will give you the best service guaranteed.
We have recently had a number of regular customers contacting us for advice on the most cost effective way to resolve their stack problems as they were undecided on whether or not to remove or repair their stack.
If your chimney is in a state of disrepair then it may cost more to repair/maintain than it would to completely remove it.
What Work is Involved With Chimney Stack Removal?
Here is a step-by-step works schedule:
• Erect scaffold to chimney
• Remove cement flaunching and chimney cowls/pots
• Dismantle bricks and lower to ground
• Make good roof rafters over removed stack
• Supply and install new roofing felt, timber battens and roof covering
• Dispose of all waste material
• If the chimney is very large, a small skip may need to be hired
• Dismantle and remove scaffold.
Rather than removing a chimney stack there are a few other options, depending on what issues the chimney suffers from:
A complete re-point and re-flaunch – this involves raking out existing mortar to a depth of 25mm and re-pointing with a sand:cement mixture. The cement on the top of the chimney, called chimney flaunching is usually removed and replaced
Lead Defects – the lead around the base of a chimney is a common weak spot that can result in water ingress. Replacing defective flashings and soakers using new lead can solve common leaks.
Chimney cowl – A cowl can be secured to the top of the chimney pots, this will prevent rainwater from entering the chimney However it is extremely important that the correct cowl is fitted to the flue to ensure there is sufficient draw for living flame and all gas fires to ventilate.