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    • Peta63
    • By Peta63 20th Sep 19, 8:26 AM
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    Unknown damp/leak
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    • 20th Sep 19, 8:26 AM
    Unknown damp/leak 20th Sep 19 at 8:26 AM
    Hope someone can help. I have a (very) damp patch going around my chimney breast, about a foot off the floor. Which expert do I contact to come and investigate? Many thanks
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    • 20th Sep 19, 10:49 AM
    Hope someone can help. I have a (very) damp patch going around my chimney breast, about a foot off the floor. Which expert do I contact to come and investigate? Many thanks
    Originally posted by Peta63
    Is the fireplace bricked up ?
    Is the chimney capped at the top ?

    If this is an unused fireplace that has been blocked off but not capped, then call a roofer - He should be able to fit a cap to the chimney pot and put a small vent at the base of the old fireplace.


    Do not waste your time and money on one of these "free" damp surveys. They will end up advising expensive & inappropriate work that will just hide the problem.
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