Mr Crack were called to repair damage to six historic chimneys as part of a full restoration of Lancewood house. Inspection of all six chimneys revealed extensive and similar damage to all.
The six chimneys were all in bad condition with four pots on each. The pots had become weathered and porous, with hairline cracking. The mortar capping surrounding the pots was also full of cracks and no longer waterproof or sound. Under the capping the moulding that makes up the top rims had pieces missing. The skirt of the chimneys were ok but had moss and bad deterioration of paint. The skirting also had weathering to the edges. The body of the chimneys was basically in good general condition but with some paint damage.
Some of the chimney pots had deteriorated to the point that they were about to fall, and were removed for safety. The overall damage was extensive and would require refabration of some of the pots, in addition to structural repairs to existing.
Once all works were completed and the newly fabricated and kiln cured chimneys were finished (made using the same 150yr old hand crafted techniques), they were then re-painted and reinstalled.The 6 Historic 150yr old chimneys were fully repaired and reinstated, All works completed to quoted amount with no variations working with the heritage architects.