Chimney Leaks:-

These are an absolute pain to cure. Why? Because nine times out of ten they don't leak they are damp. Take the little fellow on the left much reduced in size so all the rain (that now runs down the bricks as the sailor course has gone)soaks into the bricks that are only a course away from your lovely plastered wall in the attic. Result wet plaster. This stack was pointed only a year ago just look at the state of it.

The Cure:- Get rid of it and Tile the hole over.

If the stack does leak i.e. water runs in then the lead will need attention, see our lead page and learn about the Dean way