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What are the signs that my chimney needs repair?

There are several signs that your chimney may need repair, including:

• Cracks in the brickwork
• Missing or damaged mortar
• Leaks
• Stains on the brickwork
• A crumbling or tilting chimney stack
• A damaged chimney cap
• Difficulty lighting a fire
• Smoke entering the house

If you notice any of these signs, it is important to have your chimney inspected by a qualified professional as soon as possible. From precise flaunching and repointing to effective leak repairs, our skilled engineers guarantee a secure and durable chimney structure. Trust Pimlico for unmatched expertise and reliability.

Chimney repair services

Flaunching

Flaunching seals the chimney stack and roof joint, preventing water leakage into the home. This crucial process safeguards against potential water damage and ensures a watertight seal.

Repointing

Repointing is the process of repairing damaged or missing mortar between bricks in the chimney stack. This helps to keep the chimney structurally sound and prevents water from leaking in.

Flashing repair

Flashing, the metal sheet around the chimney and roof junction, may degrade over time, causing leaks. Our flashing repair services ensure your chimney remains watertight, preventing potential damage.

Chimney stack repair

If the chimney stack is damaged or unstable, it may need to be repaired or replaced. We offer chimney stack repair services, including brickwork repairs, crown repairs, and stack rebuilding.

Our expertise & quality craftmanship

We provide chimney repair services across London, restoring and protecting chimney stacks to prevent further issues. Our skilled engineers specialise in precise flaunching, repointing, and effective leak repairs, ensuring a secure and durable structure.

Our engineers take pride in craftsmanship, employing the latest techniques in chimney repairs for longevity and efficiency. From roof flashing to chimney cap installations, we deliver quality workmanship that stands the test of time.

Why choose Pimlico?

  • Expert engineers

    Our skilled engineers bring unmatched expertise to every chimney repair project, ensuring precision and reliability.

  • Timely repairs

    At Pimlico, we prioritise timely repairs, minimising inconvenience and ensuring a swift solution to your chimney issues.

  • Quality materials

    We use top-quality materials in all our chimney repairs, ensuring durability and a long-lasting solution for your home.

  • Customer satisfaction

    We are dedicated to your satisfaction. We go the extra mile to exceed your expectations in every chimney repair service.

Chimney Repair Services FAQs

The time it takes to repair a chimney will also vary depending on the severity of the damage and the type of repairs required. However, we aim to complete all our chimney repairs as quickly as possible without compromising on quality.

The cost of chimney repair will vary depending on the severity of the damage and the type of repairs required. However, we offer competitive prices on all our chimney repair services.

The most common chimney problems include cracks in the brickwork, missing or damaged mortar, leaks, stains on the brickwork, a crumbling or tilting chimney stack, a damaged chimney cap, and difficulty lighting a fire.

The best way to prevent chimney problems is to have your chimney inspected and serviced regularly by a qualified professional. This will help to identify any potential problems early on before they cause serious damage.

What our clients say

We are proud to support our clients across London with first class property maintenance services.

Pimlico engineer
Boiler replacement and radiator move very professional

James and Andrew spent 2 days replacing the boiler and replumbing radiators. Highly professional approach, keeping all their equipment tidy, insuring all replacement work was of the highest standard and fully compliant. It's not cheap, but you get real peace of mind with the work done.

Jamie
Quick to reply and fix the issues in an expert manner

The engineer was very experienced and sorted out the issues very soon. I am very happy with the services!

Joanne Tipping
So impressed

So impressed - fantastic electrician Andrew fixed the kitchen under-cabinet lights that were flickering. He diagnosed and fixed the issue incredibly quickly, replacing the LED-driver unit with a brand new one and also fixed another electrical fault which he discovered.

Super friendly, professional and expert.

Highly recommended 10/10

Daniel H
The level of service and the response time was amazing

Thank you!

Bella Lisovitskaya
Good service

Used a locksmith from Pimlico who completed works to a high standard and was fully equipped. At the end, offered if there was anything other carpentry work they could do. Quite pricey but a no fuss experience so very worth it

Lucas T
Pimlico Plumbers great

Very efficient and respond quickly. More expensive but work completed is very professional and reliable.

G Hay
Radiator Valves

Installed a new hot water tap a few days ago and have also been to fix our heating. Drained the heating system and replaced 2 leaking radiator valves. Great job

Jacqui
Pimlico Plumbers deserved 6 stars

Pimlico Plumbers really offer a five star service. Their work is excellent, and you can trust their time estimates etc. We have used them several times and been satisfied every time, They are not the cheapest, but they get it right first time! All of the people I have met are pleasant, friendly and efficient.

Mrs Armstrong
Excellent service

Excellent service. At the house with 30min and fixed the plumbing issue very quickly. Made sure everything is in order cleaned up and asked if I wanted anything else. Very polite and knew his stuff. no waiting time. strongly recommend

Ricardo Honegger
Seamus is a superb 1st class electrician

Seamus is a superb 1st class electrician thorough, hardworking and concise in his work and communication.

Mr Gardiner
Happy New Customer

Excellent service, arrived on time and hot water tap working perfectly. Would highly recommend and Mick was a star!

Jacqui
I contacted Pimlico and 45 minutes later

I contacted Pimlico and Darren, a drains specialist arrived inside 45 minutes. Within another 45 minutes he’d found the cause of my drain blockage, cleared it and cleaned up after himself. Great service.

Mike
The Best

Adam came out at short notice to help us. We’ve used PP before. The very best and worth the cost. The job is always done properly to the highest standard.

Nicholas M
Annual gas check

Annual gas check including boiler and gas fire place. The service received was excellent and the work was carried out in a very clean and timely manner by Pimlico Plumbers.

Customer
My new boiler had developed a small but definite leak

Continuity of care is important to me, so it was a pleasure and a relief when Julian arrived to fix it.
I always appreciate his expertise and kindness .
Definitely my knight in shining armour!
Thanks Julian

Ruth Butler
Excellent

Couldn't have been better - thank you

Karina Sauerland
Excellent service

My hot water stopped working in the morning, I called Pimlico and within 30 minutes the plumber had arrived. Lee was very cheerful and competent. He diagnosed the issues, purchased the required parts, and had everything installed & working before the end of the day. Great!

Ben
Great service from Pimlico

We needed a plumber to rectify a leak under the kitchen sink. The technician turned up exactly on time and put in a full days work. As part of this he replaced the incoming pipework, valves and flexible hoses which was necessary. His workmanship was excellent and we now have a proper, well laid out and installed water & waste system as opposed to the spaghetti that existed before. Service was excellent as it has been on previous occasions when we have used Pimlico.

Steve
Happy with Service

We have been very happy with the service we have received - the problem we had has been explained to us and given us the correct information we needed to resolve the issue.
Will use again

Sue
Quality craftsmanship and great customer service

I have used Pimlico Plumbers for a few jobs in the past few years (mostly plumbing and electrical). Their workers are always polite, friendly, and considerate. They take care of your property and belongings (e.g. taking their shoes off in the house, covering/protecting surfaces, and cleaning after the job). Their work is thorough, of quality, and they keep you up to date through out the process. I highly recommend Pimlico Plumbers.

Audrey
A completely outstanding job

Josh, Mike and Barry have done a completely outstanding job. In particular, I would highlight the attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship in the work implemented. All three take a real pride in doing a great job.
Thank you for putting this team on my job.

D Robertson
They’re the true experts!

As ever the adage about getting what you pay for is very true - and with Pimlico you are getting the absolute best quality of professionals. In all of my dealings with Pimlico, I’ve appreciated their transparency around estimates, their advice as they’ve worked with me to get what I want and stay within budget, as well as their positive attitudes - not to mention the work itself which I’ve found to be meticulous, organised, and considerate. I’d happily recommend Pimlico for anyone else considering minor or extensive bathroom renovations, or anything else for that matter - they’re the true experts!

A De Grunchy
I have no hesitation in recommending Pimlico

I recently completed a project with Pimlico which involved stripping two bathrooms and doing a full renovation of both. The project was completed on time, on budget, and to the highest professional standards. I am thrilled with the results.
Throughout the communication between myself, the contractor, and the Pimlico team was excellent. E-mails and phone calls were without exception responded to promptly, and where appropriate, action initiated.
I have no hesitation in recommending Pimlico, based on my experience.

Mindy
Excellent service

Excellent service, had all the materials to replace my bathroom extractor fan. Same day service. As always very professional and efficient.

Miguel Municio
Skilled carpentry work

We had Ed Jackson, a carpenter to undertake some works of repair to wooden flooring and install two shelves in a fitted cupboard. His work was excellent, he was a pleasure to have around and we shall certainly ask for him again.

Caroline
Highly experienced carpenter

This carpenter was found to be most efficient in all aspects of the work that was carried out, and highly experienced.

Pimlico engineer
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