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Why cap an unused chimney?

Why cap an unused chimney?

Chimneys have long been an essential feature in homes, providing an outlet for smoke and gases to escape from within. But as times and technology has progressed, chimneys are no longer as prevalent in households - many opting instead for gas or electric heating...

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Chimney repair vs. replacement: which option is right for you?

Chimney repair vs. replacement: which option is right for you?

Your chimney is a crucial part of your home’s structure, providing ventilation for your fireplace and helping to eliminate dangerous gases. As with any part of your home, your chimney is susceptible to wear and tear over time. However, when it comes to addressing any issues with your chimney, you may be wondering whether repair or replacement is the best option. Let’s take a look at the differences between chimney repair and replacement and help you decide which option is right for you.

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Chimney alterations, neighbour’s rights & responsibilities

Chimney alterations, neighbour’s rights & responsibilities

If you are looking to repair, alter or remove a shared chimney stack, you need to ensure that both parties are in agreement. Both property owners are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of their portion of the stack, so all decisions must be made collaboratively. Before any work is completed, both owners should agree upon any repairs and the financial responsibility for them.

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Adding a touch of class with a cast iron fire surround

Adding a touch of class with a cast iron fire surround

A cast iron fire surround is an enduring classic of interior design, offering both practical and aesthetic enhancements to practically any home. As far back as the late 1700s these sorts of surrounds have been used for homes all across the world, with plenty of traditional designs still being made to this day.

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How to mix chimney flaunching cement

How to mix chimney flaunching cement

Chimney flaunching cement mix is an essential part of a successful chimney repair or restoration job. Not only does it ensure that the chimney pots are firmly in place, but it also acts as a weather-resistant barrier to keep rain and snow out of the chimney stack. As such, selecting the appropriate cement mix for the job is very much all-important. This article we aim to give you a few tips about which one to choose.

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The 5 best medieval fireplaces in the UK

The 5 best medieval fireplaces in the UK

The United Kingdom is filled with some of the best and most beautiful medieval fireplaces in the world, including some that are up to 500 years old. Here are the five best medieval fireplaces in the UK that are a must-visit for traditional architecture lovers from all around the world.

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How are chimneys cleaned?

How are chimneys cleaned?

This guide will explain how are chimneys cleaned and provide step-by-step instructions on how to clean your chimney yourself. With the right tools and supplies, and following the techniques outlined below, you can safely and efficiently clean your own chimney. So, if you want to learn how to do this job safely and cost effectively, then read on!

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The benefits of installing a chimney cowl

The benefits of installing a chimney cowl

A chimney cowl is an important piece of kit for your chimney. It prevents wind and rain from entering the chimney, as well as preventing birds from entering and causing obstruction issues. It also plays a key role in improving the draught of the fireplace. Here’s a closer look at why having a chimney cowl is so important.

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Smoke control areas London – What you need to know

Smoke control areas London – What you need to know

If you live in London, you need to be aware of the laws governing the types of fuels you can burn in your fireplace. The UK Government has put in place strict rules for smoke control areas that must be followed in order to protect public health and the environment. In this post we look at the smoke control area in London.

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Victorian chimney sweeps

Victorian chimney sweeps

The Victorian era in London was one of the most prosperous times in the city’s history. It was during this time that the population of the city exploded, with the population reaching a peak of over 6 million people. This dramatic increase in population led to the need for many new services, including the services of chimney sweeps.

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Wood burners & carbon monoxide

Wood burners & carbon monoxide

As the temperatures drop, many people are looking forward to the cozy warmth of a wood burner. However, with the increased use of wood burner, you need to be aware of the potential dangers that come with them. Learn more in this post about wood burner carbon monoxide.

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Why get a chimney inspection?

Why get a chimney inspection?

Getting a chimney inspection is an important part of keeping your home safe and free from chimney fires and other potential hazards. A professional chimney inspection can help identify any issues with your chimney before they become bigger problems, and can also help...

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Common signs of chimney damage

Common signs of chimney damage

Your chimney is an essential part of your home! If the chimney in your home is not doing its job correctly, your safety is compromised. For a layperson, you might assume that some tell tale signs are harmless and just the effects of using the chimney over an extended...

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The anatomy of a chimney

The anatomy of a chimney

Do you know the different parts of a chimney stack and their functions? It is helpful to have this knowledge as you examine your chimney for repairs or choose a company to do the repair. Learning this information will help you make a better decision when dealing with...

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