Chimney Inspections Wexford, Waterford, Kilkenny ,, Have you had a Chimney fire? We repair chimneys to Professional and industry standards call James kells 0879533753.
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James is very professional he did an excellent job I would recommend him 100% !
I recently used James to reline & construct new chimney . Found his service & workmanship excellent . Top quality materials used with very clean finish . He is well up with current standards & I would highly recommend in the future .
Having bought and old terraced house in Wexford town, with the intention of renovating it myself, I quickly realised that the chimney was in very poor condition. I also had concerns about the flashing on the chimney stack. This type of work was beyond my ability, both from a knowledge and safety point of view. I contacted James Kells and he agreed to call, inspect, report and price the necessary work. He did this in a timely and detailed manner. He answered any questions I had and gave me advice communicating with the owners of adjoining properties. Being very happy with further discussion I engaged him to do the work. Several complications (all outside of his control) arose and he dealt with/worked around them and completed the job to a very high standard and to agreed price. He left everywhere clean. He also dealt with the process to ensure tax relief. In short, I felt I was dealing with a competent, honest professional. I would have no hesitation recommending him. Paul Irving
Pre Puchase Roof Inspections
Before you purchase your new home get the chimney checked for hidden defects or damage.
All to Many people Purchase a new home and discover that after a time actually living in the house little problems start to show up.
Some of these problems may have been there prior to you purchasing the dwelling
1. A Stove may have been installed incorrectly
2. Inadequate Ventilation
3. The chimney may have suffered a chimney fire
These are just some problems that can occur, so if you have your heart set on a property, get it examined and any faults rectified before you buy.
Possible Causes, Dirty chimney lining, Cresote build up or bird nests,
Chimney cleaning is an essential before winter burning, clean the smoke chamber and remove the flammable cresote deposits and soot build up.
Chimney fires may affect the structure of the chimney causing distortion of the metal or ceramic clay structures and resulting in chimney failure.
Chimney Leaks and Dampness
Possible Causes Cracked Render, mortar joint breakdown, cracked masonry or crazing, roof flashing damage, spalling masonry or bricks or cracked chimney cap.
The chimney stack sitting at the highest point of the house has no protection from the elements, The moisture that penetrates the masonry periodically freezes and thaws causing expansion and undue stress on the material causing movement and cracking.
Chimney re-rendering with Lead Flashing changed
Causes of Dampness
- Lead damaged or installed incorrectly.
- Cracked slates or tiles.
- Cracked chimney cap.
- Cracked or damaged render/plaster.
chimney blown over in high winds