Chimney stacks should be checked regularly for any potential problems. A chimney in poor condition can develop a number of different issues from causing damp in the house below to water ingress to being unstable and a danger to the passing public. In some circumstances it is more economical to remove the chimney stack altogether rather than attempt a repair or commit to regular maintenance. This is especially the case if the fireplaces in a house are unused.
There follows a number of pictures of a recent (2010) chimney stack removal.
|The chimney stacks to be removed.|
|Each chimney stack is carefully taken down brick by brick.|
|Each stacks brickwork is removed until it fits comfortably below the existing roofline.|
|Once the stacks have been removed, the roof is strengthened and new tiles installed with the chimney stack vented to the outside wall.|