Once we have determined what flue solution is required and have discussed all options with you in detail, you will be sent a no obligation quotation to review.
If you decide to go ahead, we will take a deposit for scheduling the installation date and order the materials. We will keep you informed of all developments in the lead up to your installation. A sweeps should always take place before lining to ensure the flue is clear of obstructions such as loose bricks or bird nests.
On the day of the installation, we will arrive at the pre-arranged time and begin by inspecting the fireplace to ensure it is ready for works. We will fully protect the area (only asking that delicate and valuable items be removed) and carefully unload our materials and tools.
The flexible flue liner is transported up to chimney pot/roof level in a safe method (usually by scaffold which can be pre-arranged by us). Stainless steel flexible liners are designed to take the shape of your chimney and should fit around most bends. The flexible liner is installed by lowering it down the flue while carefully easing around each bend and connecting to the gather or appliance. At chimney pot level these are fixed to a pot hanger which secures the liner in place and stops it from falling down the chimney.
The entire length of the flue must be kept warm to work and cold spots in the chimney could cause the gasses not to be drawn properly. To protect the flue and ensure the appliance works as it should when necessary, we recommend that we “back fill” the flue with specialist insulation.
On completion, the flue will be thoroughly inspected and tested to ensure the flue liner installation meets all safety standard requirements. We will talk you through the inspection results and will be happy to answer any questions you have. We will also provide detailed advice on how to maintain your fireplace before the certificate and data plates are handed over.
Duty of care is our priority and we always clean up the location and leave the property as we found it. Please be aware that as with all building work, there is a risk that some residual dust will continuing to fall after we have left.
Any remedial works must be maintained and swept regularly and used with the appropriate fuel type.