If there is an existing chimney breast present in your home it will need to be swept thoroughly and then lined with a flex liner so a solid fuel appliance can be installed (existing gas liners left in the flue after a gas fire has been removed is not appropriate) lining the chimney helps the stove operate more efficiently.
The image below shows signs that the chimney is in need of re-pointing and re-stabilizing. The wind and rain is eroding the concrete coating and the exposed brickwork has evidence of loose mortar and the brickwork itself is crumbling. This chimney is in need of repair to stop it deteriorating further. Eventually the risk is the chimney eventually falls damaging the roof and passers by. Inspections and small repairs undertaken early will prevent larger, more expensive repairs if left.
Thompsons Roofing and Fascias can perform all of the above services and more to keep your chimney in tip-top shape.
We can also remove chimneys, if necessary. If the chimney is not being used, and perhaps the attic is to be converted into a living space, then it makes sense to remove the chimney for the extra space.
Ridges and Verges are in constant need of attention! You must make sure they are repaired and protecting your roof, they take huge beatings during the winter times and birds pick away at them during the summer. These new additions will provide support and protection to your roof and house.
Pointing refers to the exposed finish of mortar joints in facing brickwork. For many years Thompsons have been developing effective solutions in these various skills with a common purpose and shared vision to enable us to achieve the sensitive restoration of our homes.
Over time, the
Wet mortar is used when the existing mortar between tiles and bricks breaks apart. This sometimes leaves a gap where water can get under the tiles. Birds and rodents can also borrow in and make their nest under the tiles. Our repointing services will prevent this damage.