DPR have recently completed the repair of a chimney at a property on Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds. The customer contacted DPR concerned that there was vegetation growing out of the chimney and was worried that the chimney pots were loose. Following a comprehensive site survey, it was evident that the chimney was in need of urgent repair. The project included repairing the chimney mortar base (Re-flaunching) and replacing the roofline with new black PVCu guttering and fascia boards.

Flaunching is the mortar base holding the chimney pot in position on top of the chimney stack. If there are minor cracks in the mortar, these are easily repaired with mastic applied with a gun or pressed into the cracks. If there are more serious cracks evident, then the flaunching should be completely replaced.