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WHY FIREPLACE AND FLUE SURVEYS ARE NEEDED

In existing buildings it is vital to understand the current status of the existing flues. In order to establish the final fireplace design and opening sizes a survey will need to be carried out and a report provided.

What you are aiming to establish is:

Flue Size
Flue Route
Flue Condition – relined, broken, feathered
Flue Status – removed, blocked, partially blocked or open

This process requires one or more of the following actions:

Opening up of the fireplace if boarded up or covered
Cleaning
CCTV surveys
Flexitrace (running cables down the flue and tracking via receivers).
Ground Penetrating Radar – used to scan walls to establish routes and locations.
Smoke Tests
This crucial information is used to decide the best way of making these existing flues operational in the context of their intended future use.