The ins and outs of choosing a wood burning stove You’ve seen them in other people’s houses or looked at pictures in home design magazines and now you’re seriously considering a wood burning stove for your home. With so much choice and practical considerations to think about, which you’re probably unsure of, just how do… Read More »
It is silent and invisible, it has no scent nor taste and, worst of all it is deadly. Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that kills and it could creep into your home with awful consequences. Government statistics tell us that around 4,000 people go to accident and emergency departments, 200 people are hospitalised and… Read More »
At Billing Chimneys we will only recommend the Schiedel Isokern pumice lining system in thatched properties. There are two theories regarding the cause of chimney fires and the pumice system deals with both scenarios much better than other flue lining systems. A recent study by Burgoynes loss adjusters came to the conclusion that most chimney… Read More »
At Billing Chimneys our first concern is to ensure that chimneys are safe to use. Our teams of qualified engineers have a broad experience of issues that affect domestic and commercial chimneys. This article focuses on our state-of-the-art, closed-circuit television (CCTV), chimney inspection and survey service, where we use cameras to inspect chimney flues and… Read More »
Flue Lining – current practice In recently built houses, where a fireplace is specified, the chimney structure is often brick built and then lined with clay or other liners. The size of the liners chosen at that time will determine the potential of the fireplace whether limiting it to an enclosed stove by fitting 150mm… Read More »
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