Chimneys & Fireplaces Question

Cold air from the from my original 1930's fireplaces

I live in a 1930's house with has 2 orginal fireplaces with tiled decor surrounds in two of the bedrooms. I would like to keep these original features, but i have noticed that their is a lot of cold air coming down the chimmey breats which makes the rooms very cold during the night. I was wondering wether i could have these blocked to avoid this. Any other suggestions would be appreciated .


2 Answers

you will need the chimneys capped this will reduce the amount of air flow

Answered 11th Oct 2012

jd kent

Member since 14 Jun 2008

not a good idea to block them of you can cap the top and vent the bottom they must have some air flow to avoid dampness

Answered 11th Oct 2012

ADR Property Maintenance

Member since 1 Mar 2009

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