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Chimney stacks poking out from rooftops is one of those quintessentially British sights. If yours is falling into disrepair, or if you’d like to give your chimney a new lease of life, find a specialist tradesperson to sweep away your fireplace frets.

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I'm a fully qualified plasterer & builder, working on old and new properties. We specialise in Garage Conversions start to finish, full renovations and all building alterations. No job too big or small. Always work in the cleanest safest way possible. Top quality assured. Fully insured. Free quotes and advice.

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Reviewed by Claire on 21/5/2022

Tom converted our garage into living space. He was totally reliable from start to finish. Provided a quick quote, started the job when he said he would and completed within the expected time frame. He has created a lovely room, with and excellent finish, and a high quality job throughout. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Tom, and would certainly use his services again if we require future building work. Thanks you Tom.

We are a small company based in Sunderland,we cover all building work including extensions,loft conversions,kitchens,bathrooms and full refurbs

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Reviewed by Lisa on 3/6/2021

Really pleased with the job that Steve and his team carried out. We had windows and a back door replaced as well as a full kitchen re-fit. All the work was done to a high standard by friendly reliable tradesmen. I would highly recommend SB builders.

Hello from kingsmeadow We are a local based company started trading 2000 and have gone from strength to strength over the years Here are some of the services we offer Extensions Grp roofing Drainage Blockpaving Artificial grass Decking Fencing And much more We are not scared to take on a challenge We are always happy to quote you

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Reviewed by Carol on 20/3/2022

Great work. Very efficient. Turned up when they said they would. Pprofessional and would highly recommend them.

Hi my name is Tom I’ve been plastering for 20 years. I provide a clean helpful service and i do my up most to meet customers requirements

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Reviewed by Catherine on 7/7/2021

Tom came to skim my son's ceiling but because it had old artex and very uneven he decided to put a false ceiling in, board that and then skim it. Tom is a really friendly guy, kept showing me where he was up to in the job and was very tidy and did a great overall job at a good price. Wouldn't hesitate to use Tom again or recommend to friends and family.

We are Two Brothers Refurbishment, if you are thinking in starting your own domestic or commercial project improvement,then please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be only to happy to help. Extension&Loft Conversion Internal Renovation&Reconfig.

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Reviewed by Elise on 13/1/2022

Saby and his team were incredible to work with. They brought brilliant suggestions and were able to adapt the remodel to our flat which is old and therefore not straight or symmetrical. They were efficient and quick in doing the job but still paid close attention to the details. Would highly recommend them.

We are a plumbing and heating company that carries out all plumbing and heating work and internal building works from Full central heating systems, Bathroom and Kitchen installations to leaky taps.

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Reviewed by Adam on 19/4/2020

Great service, very understanding with what I was expecting and do a great job, would recommend

B.M.G Roofing Services is a well established roofing company that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 10 years. we pride ourselves on our commitment to provide professional and speedy service at all times.

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Reviewed by Jim on 2/4/2022

Here at F.Scott Roofing and Roughcasting we are highly experienced & highly qualified tradesman. My name is Fraser Scott, owner of of the company. I am a fully qualified roofer & roughcaster with an svq level 3 & sqv level 4 advance roofing.

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Reviewed by Mark on 18/4/2022

we are a small roofing company that covers the whole of the north west, we do repairs as well as new roofs. we also do fascia and soffit work. all our new roofs come with a 15 year guarantee.

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Reviewed by Terry on 15/5/2022

First class looks very nice on time perfect job

Rankins Roofing & Building are a family established business with over 30 years in the building/roofing industry. We pride ourself on customer satisfaction. All of our engineers are competent and qualified technicians. We offer free no obligations quotes, all works come with guarantees & we are fully insured.

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Reviewed by Heather on 30/3/2022

Jack was good at communicating and made everything really easy. He met me at the property on time and just got on with everything that needed to be done. He messaged to give me notice about 30mins before finishing, so I could check things over and sign off the job

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Reviewed by Kevin on 5/12/2019

Great communication, did a great job and will definitely use again.

Quick,clean proffesional service from quotation to invoice.Always reliable,always competitive.

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Reviewed by Peter on 1/10/2020

We needed a bathroom ceiling repaired and plastered quickly. Ian was very prompt in quoting vert competitively and we engaged him. He worked very well, very tidy (lots of protective coverings on the floor etc). Did the bond coat, and returned next day to skim - it looks really great. Well done, and would certainly recommend him. Real value for money.

DKL property services Ltd are a family run company, based in the home counties. We provide our customers with the complete property improvement package. Together with trusted trades persons and partners we have built up many years of experience, and we always provide a professional and reliable service.

JJ Walker property development”We have successfully undertaken and completed a number of projects.We have over 10 years building and demolition experience.With a work force of fully qualified tradesmen.

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Reviewed by Mairi on 1/3/2021

We had missing slates, leaking chimney and attic insulation repairs required. Job completed in 1 week to a great spec. Competitively priced compare to other quotes we obtained. John and his team we so professional, efficient and responsive to all questions and details about the job. They were on site to assess and quote promptly with realistic start date and kept us informed of progress throughout. I cannot recommend these guys enough, any jobs in the future we will be using Johnand his team. Top guys.

Specialist in block paving tarmacadam of drive ways and patios and also include exterior house hold work finance services offered available

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Reviewed by Gavin on 9/5/2022

Nice guys who did a good job of my paving. Worked hard and cleaned up well when they were finished. Thanks

Home maintenance, Wood , concrete , metal Fencing ! wood / composite deking Paving, we are open and able to do any kind of work both outside and inside

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Reviewed by Paul on 2/4/2022

Samual did a great professional job for me replacing some fence posts and rehanging a gate. Everything was done to a good standard and the price was fair for the work carried out. I would recommend him

Roofing is our focus and speciality. with many satisfied customers who have had us create everything from entirely new roofs to simple roof repairs. We supply and fit all kinds of up can roofline products including fascias,soffits,guttering and downpipes.

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Reviewed by Simon on 19/2/2019

Quick fix on time and budget. No problems and would recommend.

My Hull Roofer offers a wide range of roofing services and upvc fascias, soffits and gutters! We cover all aspects of roofing: pitched roofing, flat roofing, upvc fascias soffits and gutters, chimney rebuilding and much more! All our work is done safely and correctly with no details spared we have 20 years experience in the trade, the thing that sets My Hull Roofer apart from the other market leading companies in the area is that we our sometimes up to 40% cheaper and the quality of our work Speaks for itself. We are not the biggest company but we’re far from the local 1 man band handyman. all our work is given with a insurance backed guarantee and do not require any payments or deposits until the work you have had done is finished and your completely satisfied.

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Reviewed by Shalaka on 19/11/2021

Great

We are a groundwork’s and building company with 20 years experience

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Reviewed by Audrey on 8/12/2020

Jay and his team connected our garden house to the water supply and sewer network. They worked fast and did a very good job. Our terrace looks better now than before! The quote was honest for the amount of work. I really recommend them.

Excellent time served Plasterer with 14years building experience all over the UK .No job to small and always to highest standard possible. Experienced with:Skimming,Boarding,Damp proofing, wall removal (Steel work), extensions, Rendering, roofing, tiling, bathroom fitting Coving,brickwork , joinery. All work is guaranteed . Give us a call for your free quotation

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Reviewed by Paul on 10/5/2022

Absolutely fantastic work carried out on my chimney breast, taken back to brick and then cleaned up and repointed. The result is better than expected just a shame I can't add before and after photographs. The lads are really friendly and as well as being hard workers are good craic as well. Definitely recommend and I wouldn't think twice about using them again. Thanks for doing the job. Wife is over the moon with the result.

ABC Roofing and building carries out all roofing ad building work.

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Reviewed by chinedum on 15/3/2021

Issues Swiftly resolved when I spoke to a very reasonable member of the organisation. I will prefer to take down previous rating but I don't know how to do that. Thank you Mr. A.H. I am very pleased with your input.

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Reviewed by Cherry on 11/1/2022

Job was to widen our Archway in between our living room and dining room, which included fitting an RSJ. Karl was very knowledgeable and explained to us what he would be doing. All completed within the same day to a very good standard. Thank Karl. ??

Luton Building services Ltd we are a Building company specialising in new builds +extinctions +maintenance + loft conversion +paving +landscape gardening

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Reviewed by salma on 4/4/2022

J R Griffiths roofing we specialise at 're roofing, slate tiles and leadwork. also chimney work undertook. Rubber roof and also grp

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Reviewed by Oswyn on 7/11/2020

Highly recommended, job done on time and at quoted price. Very happy

Welcome to Your Local Roofing Company, Roofing ltd specialists We are a family run roofing company who work in the domestic and commercial sectors of roofing covering all types of roofing with specialist tradesmen at youre service using quality materials. We pride ourselves on a huge portfolio of clients from housing trust properties too royal parks properties. We are fully qualified and insured Thankyou for taking the time in viewing our profile

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Reviewed by Hafizur on 24/3/2022

Did a great job on the roof as quoted for, very good price, kept to timelines, kept the area clean, great guys that came. Would recommend to anyone.

high quality work ... and serioziti about my work

We are a small team of builders who specialises in mostly residential projects. We do home extensions, fitted kitchens, fitted bathrooms, plastering, decorating and most trades. We take pride in our work and we work to a very high standard. Free Quotes

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Reviewed by abdul on 3/2/2022

Wow what can I say they have been amazing from start to end gave us advice on what was happening when carrying out the job , always came on time to start work start the work with very short notice , the standard of work is on point. I Would 100% recommend to do any jobs due to the professionalism and good workmen ship.

At Visionary Roofing and Building, we take great pride in taking care of your property needs. By choosing us to handle your property refurbishment project, you are guaranteed a service of the highest quality. Whether you want roofing or home improvement services, you can rely on us to get the job done. To find out more, talk to a member of our team today. Visionary Roofing and Building have a team of highly skilled workers that are fully trained and have many years of experince. Previous Clients have complimented us on our care and attention to detail. They also mentioned our positive attitude to cleaning the site properly once the work has finished you will refer us to family and friends Visionary Roofing and Building is your roofing and roof repair service provider. We only use quality material from well known manufacturers for years of good services, so why not improve your property with us!

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Reviewed by Andrew on 19/5/2022

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We are a fast growing company in London. We specialize in construction and renovation works.

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Reviewed by Donna on 30/10/2021

Very efficient and professional job. Exceeded expectations!

Elite roofing are highly trained and professional, ready to face any new project handed to them. We will perform all the previously mentioned roofing work with expert precision, confidence, the up most professionalism and the highest levels of health and safety.

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Reviewed by Pete on 24/1/2022

Great service.

HELLO. MY NAME IS GRIGORE CHIS A MULTI TRADESMAN WITH MAIN TRADE CARPENTRY, JOINERY WHO WORKS IN PARTENERSHIP WITH 4 OTHER PROFESIONALS. WE COVER A LARGE RANGE OF TRADES LIKE CARPENTRY, ELECTRICITY, TILING, PLASTERING, PAINTING, PLUMBING.

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Reviewed by Ian on 24/9/2021

Professional finish and completed quicker than expected. Will use again for sure. Thanks Grig.

We're an established roofing company offering over 15 years expertise in roofing, fascias, soffit & Guttering products and epdm rubber flat roofs, installing across Nottingham, Mansfield, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Newark, Worksop, Derby & surrounding area.

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Reviewed by Margaret on 14/7/2020

Really pleased with the standard of service

Hi my name is mark palmer I have been in the building game for about 28years my profession is a bricklayer and I’m available to do most brickwork

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Reviewed by Harminderjit on 3/4/2022

Morrison contractors covering all areas of painting and Home Improvements specialists in exterior roof and wall coatings all our work is guaranteed using best of materials finished at high standard friendly reliable family business

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Reviewed by Rod on 8/5/2022

Very impressed with a highly professional job. They arrived on time to supply me with a quote, completed the chimney repairs and roof tiling within 3 days, tidied up and finished off with minimum of noise or fuss. Thanks, would recommend to anyone.

T Rawley Stonemasonry is a small, family business specializing in Stone masonry, Brickwork and stone flagging. We are listed building and conservation specialists.

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Reviewed by Paul on 10/5/2022

Tom may be a bit untidy but he did a great job, at a good price and is quiet but friendly (especially if the subject of rugby crops up)!

Welcome to ACG&sons Building ( Bi fold door specialist supply and fit 3 week turn around ) We are a gang of bricklayers with over 25 years experience each. With combined over 75 years The three us make up a team of experienced builders with a wide variety of skills. We hold nvq and city and guilds. in drainage foundations /ground works /slabbing /block paving /concrete floors /underpinning damp damage and all other structural works . we hold levels 1 /2/3 city and guilds in brickwork and stone work We also have many years experience building houses extensions garden walls garages any thing that involves bricks and blocks and mortar We hold full insurance and public liability Also all work carried out will be warranted for 8 years All quotes are free with no obligations But there will be charge for any insurance quotes (this will be for extra office work) Works will be subject to legal contract on certain projects and £10k and over Please take time to view the gallery for pictures of previous projects

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Reviewed by Martyn on 7/5/2022

Specialist Roofing are a full service, maintenance and restoration company with remarkable customer satisfaction and high client retention rate. Specialist Roofing has had a track record of providing reliable and superior roofing services to both residential and commercial properties. Our company has done roofing for local authorities, letting agents and major building contractors in Edinburgh, West Lothian and throughout Scotland, we have expertise in Slating, Tiling, Leadwork, Built up Felt roofing and Single Ply membrane.  At the core of Specialist Roofing is client satisfaction and flexibility, we work with the highest possible ethical and professional standards.

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Reviewed by Martin on 25/9/2020

Graham was great, got a good quote and explained everything well. Scaffold was up quickly, unfortunately weather was not permitting so job took longer than expected, but can't be helped. Roof looks great, happy with the work.

Www.LambardeCarpentry.com Lambarde carpentry is located in the Sidcup area and covers most of the South east, we have a combined experience of 45 years, I started carpentry as soon as I left school then going to college for two years becoming a fully qualified carpenter with Levels 1,2 NVQ Diploma. All of our team carry public liability insurance, so you’re in safe hands. We also work alongside other fully qualified trustworthy tradesman for our refurbishment works. We pride ourselves on: • Workmanship • Time keeping • Honest communication Portfolio on Instagram: Lambardecarpentry Director: Scott Kempster We specialize in: •.Loft conversions • Kitchens • Internal and external doors • Skirting and architrave • Roofs cut/pitched • Decking • Flooring laminate/herringbone • Ironmongery • Cladding • Refurbishments • Painting and decorating Free quote available

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Reviewed by Chris on 3/5/2022

Scott committed to the date he’d undertake the project and stuck to both the budget and timescales. He gave some great advice and was friendly and helpful at all times. No reservations at all with recommending.

My name is Mr. Baker, company name "Ivory property service" Ive been a roofer for over 30 years , im city and guilds approved , and we are also on other websites including Checkatrade, Mybuilder , RCP , Bark and several other websites. We pride ourselfes on our work, very polite and very relaiable. Please call for a free quote and advice, Kind regards Mr T Baker

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Reviewed by Elena on 20/5/2022

Mr Baker was very efficient and professional, he managed to complete repairs quickly and effectively at a good price. I would highly recommend this company.

Bristol House Extensions is a family owned business. Our workforce is fully qualified and experienced at working in domestic and commercial properties and carries out work for our customer, customer satisfaction is our main priority.

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Reviewed by Anne on 12/2/2022

Was given 10 year guarantee but repair work not done- a top stone that came off less than a year after wall was built. Have been asking since October 2021 first it to be fixed (it is now Feb 2022) and just getting strung along. Would not recommend. Dishonest

We are a company that specializes in external rendering throughout the uk.We cover every external finish from traditional sand and cement render to through coloured polymer renders. We aim to leave all our customers 100% happy.we also cover internal plastering and plasterboarding mainly in the winter months.

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Reviewed by Leon on 5/5/2022

Jonathon and Tony of Classic Coatings came and rendered the side of my house. They did a great job, very tidy and professional. I would recommend this company whom have been in the business for over 20 years. If you want quality give Jonathon a call.

Razas Direct Ltd. is a small friendly company providing home and office renovation and garden landscaping services ideal for homeowners, business executives and investors. With our services you will be able to change entire look of your home or a garden.

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Reviewed by Cathie on 13/9/2020

Hello all, had Denis to finish my kitchen which was in a sorry state after bodge job by another builder. Denis carried out all work without issue or intimidation. Pleasant and professional throughout. Denis will offer his advice and opinion, however, he has no qualms about listening to you, which can be a problem these days with builders, who enter your home and proceed to tell you what you want. Denis, I would hire without hesitation.

I’m a handyman with many years experience. I’m doing everything from painting to electrical work. Professional electrical engineering education.

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Reviewed by caroline on 22/4/2022

Excellent professional manner. Polite and prompt. Job done was perfect very competitive price.

RPS Roofing and Building LTD have been supplying a quality & trustworthy service for over 10-years and have an experienced fully trained workforce. Having building work done on your property can be stressful and a little worrying, whether the job is large or small, however you can have complete peace of mind knowing you will be hiring a proud member of the Federation of Master Builders, not only that you can browse through our feedback from our long lists of satisfied customers. RPS Roofing & Building LTD have over 50 years of experience combined within our team. We’ve had the pleasure of working on some fantastic projects over the years ranging from domestic properties to large scale industrial projects all over the UK. We are proud to be a member of the Federation of Master Builders. We know how important it is to find the right builder for your project and knowing that we are FMB members can give all our clients that extra peace of mind, as well as recommendations from our former clients. We always aim to give the customer a pleasurable hassle-free experience throughout the project, ensuing the work is carried out to the highest standard, safely, on-time and on-budget.

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Reviewed by Graeme on 17/5/2022

Robert and his RPS team are a pleasure to have working on your roof. They turn up every morning early until the job is finished. Their workmanship is of a high quality and any snags are dealt with immediately. We had our slates delivered and on discovering excess pyrite in the slates a new batch was immediately ordered and the originals not put on the roof. A really nice touch is the free service to have slates cut to form a pattern on the roof making it unique to your home.

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Reviewed by Kevin on 11/3/2022

Very helpful and very prompt

Small family run buissness priding ourselfs on a reliable service

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Reviewed by Ashley on 12/2/2021

Great service and honest assessment of the work actually required. Quick and efficient, good local tradesman. Would definitely recommend and use again for future repairs. Thank you so much for fixing our roof.

Artisan Builders are a small company who have been trading for over 30 years around the Essex and Cambridgeshire area. We have a wealth of experience with a range of building works and trades. We aim to provide a friendly and professional service at all times.

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Reviewed by Lynda on 2/4/2014

First Class Company. We found Trevor and his people very courteous and friendly and they are most reliable.We are very satisfied with the work carried out.

Over 30 years roofing and property maintenance experience. No job too big or too small. A good standard of workmanship and will guarantee all our work. Reliability is key. we have expanded the area's we will work to Monmouth and Herefordshire, has we want to give customers peace of mind when looking for a reliable roofer with a wealth of knowledge, experience and satisfaction knowing that a professional job is carried out . cpm roofing is the first name you should be looking for when choosing a reputable roofer.

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Reviewed by Neil on 15/3/2022

The lads did an excellent job. Rebuilt chimney stack and capped the chimney, clean out the gutters, repaired a few broken tiles and removed all the moss from our slate roof.

Professional , friendly and thorough of customers needs . All types of property works covered with many skilled tradesmen . All works bespoke to requirement .

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Reviewed by Arjun on 17/5/2021

There was additional work conducted on some leaks through my window and I have noticed that this was not foxed. I have just noticed that the leak for the work done on the window has come back. This is therefore not been fixed.

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Chimney Building / Repair specialists - what you need to know

Chimneys might be a sought-after design feature, but they also perform a crucial role whenever you use your gas, wood-burning or open fire. Chimneys are engineered to allow just the right flow of air to get rid of dirty emissions, while maintaining as much heat in your home as possible.

In fact, the construction of chimneys is governed by strict building regulations – so it pays to use a professional when you’re having work done. As well as creating a chimney breast and fitting a pot or terminal (if necessary), building a new chimney involves assembling the flue lining, flue pipe (where required), connector and the smoke chamber. Doing this in the correct way makes sure a draft is created, which pulls smoke out of your room and evacuates it safely.

The complexity of repairing a chimney depends on the fault. The good news is that most problems can be resolved. Flues can be relined or repaired to address issues with leaking smoke or emissions. Or, if you’re having damp problems, these can be fixed too – either with brickwork remediation or by replacing lead flashings. And even more serious structural problems such as a leaning chimney breast can be sorted – though this may be a big job, with scaffolding required.

Cost of chimney building and repair

The labour and material costs to build a chimney will depend on the complexity of what you’re trying to achieve. And, design features aside, that will usually be steered by the type of fire you have (or want). Expect the construction of even the most modest chimney to start at around £1,000 and go up from there.

When it comes to flue costs, these vary according to the type of fuel you’re using. Wood-burning stoves can use prefabricated stainless-steel flues, which are the cheapest option. Gas fires only need a single-skin flue, but solid fuel fires require an insulated twin-wall flue – this is to stop smoke from condensing inside. A typical twin-wall stainless-steel flue will cost anywhere from £1,250-£1,500. Ceramic flues (as well as those made from other resilient materials like pumice stone) are also available, but these will cost significantly more than the steel option.

Chimney repair costs can vary drastically according to the job. You’ll usually be quoted according to the time required to remedy your exact problem. Depending on where you are, that rate will be between £150-£300.

How to repair a chimney

  • Problems with the flue. Your flue has to be airtight for safety, to make sure carbon monoxide is sent out of your home. The flue can be tested using a smoke pellet, or your professional may recommend a specialist survey using a video camera. The solution to most flue-related problems is having a new liner installed, which an experienced tradesperson will carry out in accordance with building regulations.
  • Leaking chimney stack. Stains on ceilings or walls near your chimney breast are the telltale signs of a leak. Often this is the result of flashings (strips which cover the area where roof tiles meet the chimney brickwork) either coming loose or cracking and allowing rainwater in. Replacing flashings is a relatively straightforward job, and lead is typically selected as it is both durable and weatherproof. New flashings are usually installed in a stepped pattern for waterproofing.
  • Cracked brickwork. Whether internally or externally, cracked brickwork can present problems for your chimney and will need to be resolved. External cracks can create structural damage, while internal cracks could allow dangerous emissions to escape into your home. Replacing damaged brickwork requires any defective sections to be removed and replaced, or for more minor repairs areas can simply be repointed. In extreme cases, the chimney stack may need to be taken down and rebuilt.
  • Unstable chimney stacks. If chimneys show evidence of leaning, they can be reinforced with steel straps or stay bars. Where leaning becomes more exaggerated, it may be necessary to rebuild the chimney – either partially or entirely.

Building a chimney – the key components

  • Chimney breast. Usually a brick or blockwork column either built inside a property or on the outside of an external wall, the chimney breast directs smoke, gas and other by-products out of your home. Some may have a dedicated flue pipe inside, or simply be lined with a flue liner. A chimney breast will terminate at the roof of your home and is usually finished by a pot or cowl.
  • Flue liner. The flue liner is made from a fire-resistant material – typically specialist concrete, clay, or metal. Flue liners help to protect the brickwork of a chimney from combustion gases, and also improve air flow. There are two types of flue liner – class 1, for solid fuel fires, and class 2, for gas fires.
  • Flue pipe. The flue pipe allows smoke and other emissions to travel out of your home, away from the fire. Not every chimney will have (or needs) a flue pipe, but where they are present, they need to be engineered to ensure they create enough draught.
  • Flue connector. This connects the fireplace to the flue. Provided the angle it is installed at doesn’t exceed 45°, your chimney sweep can still clean your fireplace.
  • Hearth. This is the surround that helps keep your fire where it’s supposed to be and prevents heat from damaging nearby elements, like carpets and walls.
  • Smoke shelf. A horizontal surface that helps to prevent downdraughts of smoke from entering your home.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

A general builder will be able to construct a chimney, while a roofing expert can repair elements like lead flashings. These tradespeople don’t necessarily need any specific qualification to do this work.

But to install a fireplace your tradesperson may require additional accreditation, depending on the type of fuel you’ll be using. For gas fires, your professional must be Gas Safe registered. For solid fuel fires, they should be HETAS (the solid fuel fire accreditation body) registered.

Planning permission for chimney construction and repair

You won’t usually need planning permission to install a chimney. To quote the planning portal: “Planning permission is not required provided that the height of the chimney, flue or soil and vent pipe is not more than 1 metre above the highest part of the roof.”

There may be additional requirements if you live certain areas, such as a national park or a neighbourhood featuring listed buildings.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Make sure your tradesperson holds public liability insurance. This helps to protect you and your tradesperson from any damage to your property.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Would your professional recommend installing a flue pipe?
  • If a flue pipe is not necessary, would they recommend a flue liner?
  • What techniques would they recommend for a smoke or gas leak, or a damp issue?
  • Do they hold Gas Safe or HETAS accreditation?
  • Can they offer a warranty on their work?

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Services required: rebuild existing chimney stack Number of chimneys the work relates to: 2 Work required is: 2 storeys high Additional...

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