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Reinstalling a flue/chimney

I am thinking of buying a 1950s house that has has the chimney stack removed from the loft space upwards - it is still in place on the ground and first floor although the fireplaces themselves are blocked off. Is it reasonable to consider puttoing a flue through the lost space and out of the roof and openign up a fireplace in the living room for a log burner? Would I need planning -permission and any idea of a rough sort of cost..(Leeds)? Thanks in advance.

2 Answers from MyBuilder Chimney & Fireplace Specialists

I would suggest, rebuild the stack back to original by a builder, plus fit a liner, you should have this done by a Hetas registered installer.
You should contact bco at your local council, as you may require permission to reinstate chimney, or if fitting the stove and liner yourself.


Answered 6th Nov 2011

Three ways this could be done. Either do what BJD building says and re-build the stack above the roof - either 600mm above ridge or 2300mm horizontally to roof pitch. Have a HETAS engineer drop a liner down and fit your stove.

Alternatively you could line what is already there with flex and use a twin wall conversion adaptor to get through the roof with a twin wall insulated system. Will be cheaper but not as aesthetically pleasing.

Company called Poujelat also do a pre-fab chimney stack with twin wall installed inside. Visually looks like a chimney stack but from the research i have done quite expensive for what it is - similar costs to rebuilding in brick.


Answered 8th Nov 2011

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