For the average size chimney, two roofers can remove a chimney stack within one working day. Larger chimneys may take roughly a day and a half. The cost of removing a chimney stack can vary between £1000-£1700 depending on the size and your location in the UK.
There are numerous factors that will vary the price such as the size of the chimney stack, scaffolding required and labour costs so we always recommend getting multiple quotes.
Why remove a chimney stack?
Leaks and structural damage are the most common reasons for wanting to remove a chimney stack, and in such cases, you will have the option of simply covering over the rest of an unused chimney when you extend the roof over the gap left by the stack.
Often chimneys can cause damp in your home which can damage the inside of your home but can also cause health issues. Getting a professional roofing company to remove the chimney stack can solve these issues correctly and safety protecting you and your family.
Chimneys can make a home look outdated. Often, getting rid of the chimney stack makes your house look more aesthetically pleasing, and in some cases, particularly if it is really unstable, it can increase the value of the house.
It can be cheaper to remove the chimney stack rather than having to keep repairing it. The maintenance of it can also be expensive when you consider repointing and restoration costs over a long period of time.
It doesn’t take too long to do. It all depends on the size of your chimney, but by getting a professional roofing company in, it can be done and dusted within a few days.