The substantial property was being renovated and some of the ground floor layout changed. A new chimney breast was to be positioned against an outside wall to accommodate a 1m2 fire opening for an open fire. The designer did not want to see a chimney breast internally at first floor level. The solution on offer… Read More »
Our client’s house has a thatched roof covering. We only recommend the Schiedel Isokern pumice product in these situations because as well as its longevity and durability it has excellent insulation value. The insulation is important because this keeps the inside of the flue hot and efficient and at the same time prevents undue heat… Read More »
Grade I listed Shanks House set in 70 acres at Cucklington in Somerset Parts of the house date back to medieval times, but both the north and east facades are Georgian in style, and are believed to have been refitted by architect Nathaniel Ireson. The house, with its high ceilings, grand fireplaces, original shutters and… Read More »
The client contacted us having noticed damp in their chimney breast and then on studying the stack itself noticed a substantial crack. This is a 6 flue stack and you can see the brick withes that separate each flue. One of the flues is serving a boiler and the old terminal is visible. One other… Read More »
We only recommend the Schiedel Isokern flue lining system for thatched properties because of its robustness, its excellent insulation value and its ability to withstand chimney fires. The client did not like the look of the inglenook fireplace with its new superimposed brick work and asked that this be removed to reveal much of the… Read More »
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