Chimney Relining - Unique Reline 1
In some cases the only way to reline a chimney, (especially where larger flues are needed), will be to 'break' or ‘tooth out’ the brickwork internally or externally to enable the insertion of new solid liners into the remaining original chimney stack. The owner of this Victorian house in Shenfield required, the previously dismantled top section of chimney, to be rebuilt and serve an original open fire to be fitted into the original blocked up chimney breast.
Our mission was to sympathetically rebuild the top section of the chimney to an original design using reclaimed bricks while relining the whole chimney to ensure a safe working appliance for generations to come. The external brickwork containing the remaining bottom section of chimney was chiselled out to expose the original flue so that solid liners could be inserted, sealed and surrounded by insulating concrete.
The brickwork affected to the side of the house was replaced and the top of the chimney rebuilt, adding solid liners in the way a new build chimney is constructed. The reclaimed bricks used were then toned down to match existing.
The reconditioned cast iron insert and marble surround were then fitted onto the new granite hearth and fireback bringing the heart back into this period property.