Reading Chimney Repair Services
All Platinum Roofing & Building Ltd chimney repairs are professionally carried out
Platinum Roofing & Building Ltd in Reading offers all forms of chimney repairs and repointing for homes in and around Reading. When you’re chimney fails often our customers haven’t realised for a number of months, resulting in the need for chimney repairs or total chimney rebuild. If you spot a problem don’t wait, whatever the situation, we can help call Platinum Roofing & Building Ltd on 0118 968 0877 now.
Common Chimney Rebuild & Repairs
Partial chimney rebuilds
Small chimneys (no scaffolding required) or only the top few courses of a large chimney.
Total chimney rebuilds
The brick and other materials that make up your home are protected by the roof and eaves. The chimney, however, sits up above the roof and is exposed to rain, snow, wind, and frost. Masonry materials deteriorate very quickly when they absorb moisture and are exposed to the elements, causing undue stress and integrity loss. Total chimney rebuilds are necessary when the chimney is leaning, has severe mortar deterioration or when severe brick spalling has occurred from ground level up. In most cases the firebox, hearth and smoke chamber do not have to be removed.
Roof line up chimney rebuilds
In this situation, substantial mortar and/or brick deterioration will have eliminated the possibility of a restoration job. The structure is torn down to the flashing area near the roofline, and then the chimney rebuild begins.
A chimney crown is the top element of a chimney rebuild and allows maximum protection for the construction beneath by preventing the need for fireplace chimney repairs and chimney rebuilding in the future. It protects the top of the chimney, and hangs over the chimney’s edge. The mortar used in most chimney crowns is not designed for years of weather abuse without cracking, chipping or deteriorating – situations that allow water to penetrate the chimney.