Chimney Repair in Kerry and Cork Limerick

Chimney Repairs, Chimney Relining, Re-Building

W.A.W.C. have extensive experience and solved many chimney problems such as smoke problems and downdraught / updraught issues,chimney cracking and other such complaints. Clients of ours have often been given many different solutions by other chimney repair services or builders, but we were the only company who could solve their problems as we have the knowledge from nearly 20 years experience in this line of business alone. Chimney relining as-well  as offer the following services.

  • The replacement of the chimney capping.
  • Repair or replacement of the lead flashing that provides a seal between the chimney and the roof surface. Failure or cracking of the lead can allow water inside the property.
  • The fitting of smoke cowls which can enhance the draw obtained from the chimney.
  • The re-pointing of brick chimneys.
  • Restoration of old chimneys.
  • Removal of chimney stack and the subsequent making good of the roof.
  • Design and relocation of chimney breast.
  • Enlargement of fire opening.

Chimney Re-lining and lining

At some stage throughout the lifetime of your home, you will have to re-line or install lining in your chimney flue chamber. This is because the traditional clay liners have a maximum lifetime of between 25 to 40 years. The burning of wetter fuels such as turf or damp timber will influence this lifetime, also incidences of fire which can occur at any stage or other influences such as moisture/water intake will influence the life of the clay liners.

Chimney fires / fire hazards.

A damaged or badly constructed chimney flue chamber is a serious fire and a fire safety cert on You and your family are at risk due to noxious fumes, carbon monoxide or fire. A properly functioning flue chamber is essential for optimum burning conditions.

Chimney Construction and Re-Installation

We are a construction company and have had to rebuild chimney’s or knock and re-build as a result of a chimney fire, combination of chimney fires or badly constructed housing standards prior or during building boom.

Stoves, Ranges, Fire Surrounds, Fireplaces

The correct installation of any range or stove is important. We are regularly coming across damage as a result of incorrectly installed stoves and ranges.

Chimney Maintenance and Cleaning

Frequently maintain your chimney as build up of soot and other deposits during the process of burning fuels may leave your chimney open to chimney fires leading to flue liner damage and structural damage to the entire chimney.

Chimneys Repairs & Rebuilds

Chimney Rebuilds | Chimney Relining

Chimneys Repairs & Rebuilds in Kerry and Cork

Chimneys Repairs & RebuildsW.A.W.C. Roofing Specialists offer chimney reconstruction, block or brick chimney repairs, partial chimney rebuilds, roofing repair and chimney rebuilds, and chimney rebuilds. Cracking, water leaking, element exposure, usage, time, and lack of maintenance can render your chimney structurally weakness, resulting in the need for chimney repairs or chimney rebuild.

At W.A.W.C. Roofing we specialise in chimney rebuild include set-up scaffolding, tear down and disposal, as well as reconstruction of your existing chimney.

The most common chimney problems are:

Partial chimney rebuilds: A small chimneys no scaffolding required or only the top few courses of a large chimney.

Roof line up chimney rebuilds: Substantial mortar or brick deterioration will have eliminated the possibility of a chimney restoration job. The structure has to torn down to the flashing area at the roof line, and then the chimney rebuild begins.

Chimney Repair in Kerry and Cork Limerick
Chimney Repairs | Chimney Rebuilds | Chimney Relining

Chimney rebuilds: The blocks and other materials that make up your home are protected by the roof and eaves system. The chimney is above the roof and is exposed to rain, wind, and frost (general Irish weather). Masonry materials deteriorate very quickly when they absorb moisture and are exposed to the elements, causing undue stress, integrity loss and brittle.

We provide a chimney rebuilds service where the chimney is leaning, has severe mortar deterioration or when severe brick or block spalling has occurred from ground level up. In most cases the fireplate, hearth and smoke chamber do not have to be removed.

A chimney crown is the top element of a chimney rebuild and allows maximum protection for the construction beneath by preventing the need for fireplace chimney repairs and chimney rebuilding. It protects the top of the chimney, and hangs over the chimney’s edge usually about 4inches. The mortar used in most chimney crowns is not designed for years of weather without cracking, chipping or deteriorating. The situations that allow water to penetrate the chimney.

We also offer a chimney painting and valley pointing services in all area’s.

Chimney repairs, rebuilds and reconstruction. Whatever the situation, we can help call W.A.W.C. Roofing Kerry and Cork and Limerick.