Chimneys & Fireplaces Question

Venting a chimney breast?

Hi all,
I own a Victorian house and have just had my chimney stack removed from the roof. My roofer took the chimney stack down below roof level and reslated over where the chimney used to be. There is a chimney breast still in one of the bedrooms which I am leaving there. The question I have is do I still need to put a vent in on this breast? Or not due to the chimney stack Completly removed from outside, so no rain can get in. The breast used to be vented but I have recently had the room reboarded and skimmed and not sure whether one needs to go back in?

Thanks again for your help
Simon

1 Answer

Best Answer

even although it has been removed inside the roof it should have an air brick at the top venting to the out side and a vent at the bottom to avoid damp.

Answered 31st Aug 2012

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

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