Water leaks relating to the chimney are quite common as a property ages or following other works that have disturbed something within the chimney. Leaks can travel away from their source confusing customers as to the reason behind the leak. A leaking chimney usually presents itself to the homeowner in the following ways: peeling wallpaper,… Read More »
Listed Buildings Historic England defines listed building consent to be “required for all works of demolition, alteration or extension to a listed building that affect its character as a building of special architectural or historic interest”. Just like placing a building notice or applying for planning permission, applications are made to the Local Planning Authority… Read More »
Is chimney height important? At Billing Chimneys we’re are constantly reiterating the importance of chimney safety. A key aspect of this is that a chimney or flue should create sufficient draft to take away the harmful gases created by the fuel burned by open fires and appliances. The efficiency of this draft is affected by… Read More »
Is it possible to have a wood burner with no chimney? With Billing Chimneys’ many years of experience, we get asked lots of questions about chimneys and stoves, and some crop up again and again. One of these is, ‘Do I need a chimney for a wood burning stove?’ The simple answer for many is… Read More »
If you own a property with a chimney, you may ask yourself the question, do I need a chimney inspection? The answer is yes, it’s essential that it’s kept in good condition and is well maintained. In this article we explain the reasons why your chimney should be inspected on a regular basis, what happens… Read More »
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