Client's needs and concerns

  • Client was experiencing some debris coming down a chimney
  • Client was convinced it was loose mortar from weight-supporting bricks and so a concern existed that the cover-slate may lose its support (health and safety danger potential)
  • Access to chimney was restricted by a nearby tree
  • Inspection of issue was required
  • A cost effective and convenient option was desired


  • We undertook a 20 minute inspection of chimney and other roof features in the same inspection session
  • The mortar on the cover-slate support bricks was found to be in good order
  • Other features of the roof were also in good order
  • Other causes were correctly suspected (thanks to aerial photography)
  • Issue was subsequently identified as a loose chimney liner, and fixed at minimal cost

Project photographs (6 of 16 taken) are shown below.