Cost to Rebuild a Chimney Stack (including a video guide)
We assume the following…
There are no conservatories, or other impediments to scaffolding erection. That all chimneys are average size (whatever that is) with no aerial and that if rebuilding, 90% the bricks and all the original pots can be reused. That pointing is done correctly. That “party chimneys” are all being done and that no tiles/slates are broken during the process
To rebuild the corbelled “top” of an eaves chimney will take 2 men 2.5 days.
Scaffolding & materials £450 Labour £650
To rebuild it all will take 2 men 4 days £1500.00
To rebuild the top of a ridge chimney will take 2 men 2.5 days
Scaffolding & materials £875, Labour £650 £1525.00
To rebuild it all will take 2 men 4 days £1900.00
To remove, temporarily resite and return an aerial on completion,
done by an aerial fitter (from the scaffolding) could cost you an extra.. £150.00
To return when the scaffolding has gone and replace broken tiles/slates
could cost anywhere between £50-£200.00
We usually ramble on a bit to introduce a subject, however, some time ago we wrote a rather comprehensive article on chimneys. It‘s positively packed with fascinating facts, several of which are relevant to pointing. You might even find the others of passing interest. If you're 17 years old and looking for some "first date" conversation pointers, we'd recommend you shy away from "flaunching" and "back gutters".