Brick Chimney Pointing

Re-pointing and Brick Chimney Repairs in Essex

Over the years the original brick lime mortar pointing erodes and falls out. If left unattended a brick chimney structure can start to move or collapse 

Re-pointing the brickwork by raking out the loose mortar and replacing with like for like lime mortar will strengthen the chimney for another generation. As part of the re-pointing work, Scarlett Fireplaces replace crumbling Essex stock clay bricks where required to ensure a long-lasting safe brick chimney structure.

Do It Properly

Brick chimney stacks have a hard life as exposed structures above roof level. Prevailing wind directions and local weather patterns can erode parts of a chimney while other sections are sheltered from the extremes of winter. This phenomenon can lead to a chimney leaning to one side because the other side of the stack is kept warmer and so temperature expansion and contraction causes the structure to move slowly in a certain direction.

To simply patch point parts of the chimney where mortar has eroded is not good practice. We find many chimneys in Essex that have had different types of mortar or render added at different times across the structure, in some cases the brickwork is such a mess that rebuilding is the only option. 


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