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Although a pleasing original feature the chimneystack was thought to be leaking which may have been remedied by repointing and new lead flashing. However the homeowner had experienced penetrating damp from above which manifested itself by cracking and discolouring the internal plaster finishes. It appeared this had happened over a long period of time and had caused the plaster to separate or ‘blow’ away from close contact with the masonry walls.

As you may notice in the photographs, the chimneystack was situated on a party wall, so the penetrating damp was ruining plaster finishes to two properties. It was this, combined with the fact that the chimneystack was no longer in use that prompted the homeowners to have it removed.

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Building work

These photographs detail the removal of an original chimneystack to a lovely 1930’s terraced home in Slough, Berkshire.

The chimney stack before work began.

Building work

Building work Having taken away the brickwork stack, the adjacent back gutter lead support timbers look damp and have begun to deteriorate or rot.
Building work The ceiling, ceiling joists ends and rafters all having been subject to water ingress.
Building work Exposed party wall, two chimney flues and fascia.
Building work Clearly shows the clay tiles, existing timber roof joists and tiling battens have all been trimmed back and removed where necessary. New treated structural timbers have been cut and fixed in place over the roof wall plate.
Building work The party wall brickwork having been built up and re-instated between and under the new structural timbers. Out of shot, the two flues were blanked off with slate.
Building work New treated tiling battens cut and fixed in place and some roof tiles refitted.
Building work The completed roof area carefully reinstated to match including purchasing authentic tiles. The finished result- structurally sound, maintenance free and aesthetically pleasing.
The damaged internal plaster finishes were subsequently removed, re-instated and decorated to finish by associate recommended tradesmen
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