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Chimney Lining

 

 

There are a number of reasons for lining a chimney.  These include;

  • The flue is leaking smoke and fumes into other rooms or parts of the building.

  • Condensates or tar are seeping through the chimney walls causing staining either inside or outside the building.

  • The flue is much too large for the type of fire or appliance being used.

  • The flue is too cold, particularly if on an outside wall, and is not drawing properly.

 

Methods of lining include;

  • Rigid sections of clay or refractory liner installed by cutting into the flue wall or by lowering from the top of the chimney.

  • Insulating concrete pumped in around an inflatable former by a specialist contractor.

  • Flexible metal liner in a continuous length lowered down the chimney.

  • Spray on coating by specialist contractor.

  • Ceramic coating by specialist contractor.

All of these methods have some advantages and some drawbacks.  Their suitability will depend on individual circumstances.  Good professional advice on the most appropriate system is essential

Home-sweep can provide comprehensive advice in respect of your installation and are HETAS Approved Installers.

Not all chimneys require lining, but a pressure test is necessary to ascertain the integrity of a chimney if the intention is not to line the flue. 

Home-sweep can undertake pressure testing to assess the integrity of the flue and provide all necessary advice.

 

Rigid Chimney Systems

Not all houses have a chimney, but this need not prevent the installation of a stove.  In these circumstances, a System Chimney (twin wall insulated) can be installed.  These are produced in stainless steel, but can be powder-coated black to be less intrusive.

Home-sweep can provide comprehensive advice in respect of all aspects of your installation.

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