With wood burners and multi fuel stoves on the rise in the UK it is essential your chimney is in good condition and safe which would involve checking for blockages or structural failures/damages.
Before you can have your chimney bird proofed you will need to ensure there are no active bird nests or trapped birds inside your chimney. Under the Wildlife and Country Act, it is an offence to destroy or remove an active nest during the nesting season which is usually from March to August. It is necessary to wait until the end of August before checking that the nest is empty and can be removed. You may need to get in a chimney sweep to clear out the chimney when nesting has finished then you can bird proof the chimney.
Re-pointing is an important part of your chimney’s upkeep and should be done by a professional roofer. Having your chimney re-pointed will ensure it is waterproof and secure and will save you money in the long run if the chimney should become unstable.
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