Sometimes you may find that the chimney in your brand new home is beyond use and is even considered dangerous which means that it could be time to invest in a brand new chimney. Contrary to belief, there are actually two different types of chimneys on the market and the team here at Pearson Fuels are going to go over them…

Masonry Chimney

This type of chimney is created using brick, blocks or stone and mortar in order to form a creation that can be a single brick wide or multiple bricks wide. Regardless of this however, a chimney liner is necessary for this type of chimney in order to support it. It is particularly required in order to ensure that the chimney is able to ventilate properly. There are three types available; clay tile, metal and cast in piece; which each have their own unique advantages and disadvantages.

Metal Chimney

Coming in either double or triple walled designs, a metal chimney can actually be enclosed within a masonry chimney, wooden chimney or a side frame if one was looking to adhere to aesthetic qualities. The double wall design involves insulation placed between the walls while the triple wall design allows air to travel between the layers in order to cool a chimney or insulate it. Always consult a manufacturer before installing a metal chimney to ensure it is safe.

Here at Pearson Fuels, we like to believe that we are the best coal merchants around, which is why we decided to put together this blog on the different kinds of chimneys available! For more information, get in contact with a member of the team today!