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Long shot - anyone with experience of fake chimneys?

Discussion in 'off topic' started by hc25036, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. Cav

    Cav pfm Member

    This is news to me.

    Where is this requirement on homeowner's set out in Law? Does it apply in every commercial circumstance e.g. do I have to have such paperwork from my car dealership before a mechanic touches a spanner?
  2. psd122

    psd122 pfm Member

    There is no stepflashing over the soakers, I've been a roofer 40 years. Regards, Paul
    Fatmarley, Tarzan, JimmyB and 2 others like this.
  3. martin clark

    martin clark pinko bodger

    ^1 @psd122 ; thanks, that's exactly the kind of experienced input this thread & similar need :)
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  4. JimmyB

    JimmyB pfm Member

    Awesome, I'll let my neighbor know he's on the hook for the whole street!
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  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    can you explain that in one sentence- I am curious

    we have soakers here but I think we might have a double meaning thing happening
  6. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

    Just what I needed! Many thanks indeed - all I need to do is Google that phrase...:)
  7. psd122

    psd122 pfm Member

    The lead chased into the brickwork on the front is the apron,the lead soakers are what you see under each course of tiles and folded up the sides of the chimney, the stepflashing fits over the soakers and is chased into the brickwork and pointed creating a watertight finish. Hope this helps.
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  8. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

    That is brilliant and will help several owners on this estate. Thanks again.
  9. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    have you got a link to an Internet image of a proper job?
  10. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    few good examples on the very mini estate next door, not wanting to take a picture as bit of a disturbance there the other night. false chimneys, text book installation. the comnpany that built them were local builders, i worked for them in the 70's and my son served his apprenticeship with them.
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  11. peter bj

    peter bj pfm Member

    That looks like a shocking job carried out by cowboys wearing double glazes glasses . I do hope you can get a proper job done it by the builders
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  12. psd122

    psd122 pfm Member

    No sorry gt,good at roofing no so anything to do with tech.
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  13. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    it OK I found some illustrated diagrams....
  14. clifftaylor

    clifftaylor Absolutely retired!

    I have a properly built chimney which isn't used at all, if anyone's interested in buying (no time wasters, collect only).
  15. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    me too, mine is connected to next door, for an additional commission, I would happily negotiate with them as well
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  16. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    in fact I am happy to lob in a chimney breast for free.....Still buyer collects though
  17. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

  18. Andrew L Weekes

    Andrew L Weekes Reverse Engineer

    I'm genuinely surprised fake chimneys are a thing. Are they structurally sound enough to support a TV / radio antenna?

    That's the only logical reason I can think for building one, otherwise it's an utter waste of materials and labour.
    Tarzan and Bob McC like this.
  19. hc25036

    hc25036 pfm Member

    If it had been an option we wouldn’t have one! The planning documents suggest that the ‘landscape’ adviser to local planning pointed out typically properties in the village have chimneys, so despite the whole estate having air source heat pumps, chimneys we had!
  20. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    how do they work out for you - we are pondering them,

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