Chimney repair following mid feather walls collapse
A "mid feather" wall is the name given to a dividing wall that separates two flu systems inside a single chimney stack. With this particular house the brick mid feather walls that separated four chimneys had collapsed and the chimneys could not function safely.
Once we removed the capping and the flue pots from the top it became obvious that there was none of the original brickwork that could be salvaged inside the flue chamber.
Remideal action undertaken
Our first task was to set up a scaffolding system that would allow us to carry out the work safely.
We also set up our plastic air tight dust chamber inside the house to minimise the dust generated during the excavation works. inside the house we open up all four chimney openings and constructed new mid feather wall right up to roof level. Once these wall were in place we relined each of the four flues with stainless steel liners.
We had to disassemble / reassemble the wardrobes in one of the rooms in order to gain access to the chimney breast.