WHY FIREPLACE AND FLUE SURVEYS ARE NEEDEDIn 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 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
Flexitrace (running cables down the flue and tracking via receivers).
Ground Penetrating Radar – used to scan walls to establish routes and locations.
This crucial information is used to decide the best way of making these existing flues operational in the context of their intended future use.