We conduct many chimneystack repairs as part of our general workload. Chimneystacks often seem to be the cause of many leaks into domestic properties through perished lead work and flashings. We also see many loose chimney pots and poor flaunching around the top of chimneystacks which can cause falling debris. Whenever possible dormant or disused chimneystacks should be either reduced in height and capped off or completely removed from the roof to ensure they are unable to cause property damage or harm to the public.
We believe repointing should be carried out when the existing cement mortar is failing to ensure existing chimneystacks are safe, secure and protected against the elements.