Chimney sweep came and did a good job and gave me the certificate to prove it. So far so good....All part of getting ready to buy & install my new Burley 12 kw woodburning stove......But unfortunately an exterior inspection, up a ladder and via binoculars, confirmed my fears that the stack had developed a 'lean'.
Through the binos, it was easy to see a certain amount of crumbly brickwork (though the house itself is stone), and at about the eighth course of bricks, a distinct lean, (outwards away from the house, thankfully), could be seen. Although apart from this(I can here the laughter), it doesn't look too bad.
"Il est dangereuse..".so it must be fixed asap. The sweep suggested that it could be partially dismantled and then instead of building it up again a tubular section could be inserted....He was not interested in doing the work himself or installing my flue for the wood burner , as the roof on this old maison from the 1920's is quite high(as is the stack) and the sweep has said that it would need someone with access to a "cherry picker".
I would be grateful if anyone with expertise in this area, could give me any idea of how much this is likely to cost ? Obviously, I need to get estimates...but what did they charge you for this ?
Answers asap please,Thanks.