What is a Chimney Liner?
A flue liner is described as a metal conduit installed inside of a chimney, intended to contain the combustion products, direct them to the outside atmosphere, and protect the chimney walls from heat and corrosion.
Do I need my chimney Lined?
Often, the answer to this question is yes. Chimneys are lined for various reasons, usually safety-related and although newer chimneys may not require relining, systems built pre-1965 often require a modern lining solution if any of the following is true:
•The flue has lost integrity, causing smoke leakage.
•Condensates or tar deposits are seeping through the chimney causing staining to the building.
•The appliance and flu operations need to be improved with a lining and insulation – usually if the chimney is situated on any outside walls.
•Poor updraught is detected, usually because the inside of the chimney has become eroded and coarse, causing resistance to the flow of gases.
•Larger flues/chimneys may affect appliance performance, therefore manufacturers may specify a smaller flue to be installed to increase it’s efficiency.
Why use a HETAS registered professional installer?
M H Coles Ltd. is a fully qualified HETAS Registered Installer. HETAS Registered Installers are trained, registered and insured to work on solid fuel, wood & biomass heating systems in your home. The law in the UK states that new solid fuel, wood burning or biomass appliances installations must meet Building Regulation standards and your Local Authority must be notified; Failing to do so means the work is not legal and you could face prosecution and a fine.
HETAS installers are able to:
•Self-certify their own work
•Supply a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate for the job