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    • #708608
      henry
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      anyone got any nice pics of modern chimneys and does anyone know how they are actually built?
      I am thinking of a cast in situ capping on 4 blocks laid on the side but Im not sure how I am going to fix them.
      Also any nice pics of aluminium gutters ??or anyone know suppliers
      cheers in advance

    • #777583
      Anonymous
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      Have a look at http://www.alumasc-exteriors.co.uk/rainwater/default.asp?referrer=Intermediate
      I’ve got them, very good quality and a benefit is that they can be ordered in any of the RAL colours. Make sure builder uses clear silicone sealant!

      Our chimney (traditional) was cast in situ, mould made in workshop, wooden frame bolted around it to ensure solidity/rigidity and then placed in position. Cement was poured by hand from a teleporter. A touch I liked was builder’s use of a Kango to vibrate the frame to dislodge any air pockets/bubbles.
      Rs
      KB2

    • #777584
      Bren88
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      @henry wrote:

      I am thinking of a cast in situ capping on 4 blocks laid on the side but Im not sure how I am going to fix them.

      A precast coping would be alot easier than in-situ if you are going to use a brick chimney. When you say fix them to, what exactly are you refering to?

    • #777585
      henry
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      Well its a one off house so precast wont work becaue the sizes are all standard.
      I just wanted other peoples experiences with one-off chimneys- ie do they use glavanised starps to attach blocks to the capping.Just hoping the capping won’t blow off!!!!!!

    • #777586
      henry
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      something like this

    • #777587
      Bren88
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      @henry wrote:

      Well its a one off house so precast wont work becaue the sizes are all standard.
      I just wanted other peoples experiences with one-off chimneys- ie do they use glavanised starps to attach blocks to the capping.Just hoping the capping won’t blow off!!!!!!

      Probably possible to steel mesh/bars fixed in place before the concrete is poured. If bricks with voids in the centre are used. The concrete will flow into these and provide support from the wind.
      I’d still check around for a pre-cast unit. you’d be surprised at what you can find.

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