Chimney Experts

At BARL, we specialise in the rebuild, restoration, repair and maintenance of chimneys, particularly in the iconic Georgian and Victorian London houses. Our experienced team is equipped to handle every aspect of chimney care.

With a blend of traditional methods and materials to deliver unparalleled chimney services. Trust us to preserve the character and functionality of your chimney, making it a safe, functional and striking feature of your home

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Premier Chimney Experts

At BARL, we specialize in the repair, restoration, and maintenance of chimneys, particularly in the iconic Victorian London housing stock. Our experienced team is equipped to handle every aspect of chimney care, ensuring your chimney’s safety and efficiency.

Our Chimney Services:

  1. Chimney Flashings:  Providing skilled leadwork installations from step dressed flashings to Aprons and back gutters.
  2. Chimney Flaunchings: Ensuring a waterproof seal to protect your chimney and rebedding of pots.
  3. Chimney Rebuilds: Expert reconstruction for damaged or deteriorating chimney brickwork.
  4. Chimney Repair and Restoration: Comprehensive repair services to restore chimneys to their original state.
  5. Repointing of Chimney Stacks: Enhancing structural integrity and delivering  a traditional appearance.
  6. Chimney Inspections: Detailed assessments to identify and address any issues.
  7. Dismantling and Disposal of Chimneys: Safe and responsible removal services.
  8. Replacement of Chimney Pots and Cowls: Providing a range of options to suit your style and needs.

Why Trust BARL for Your Chimney Needs?

Vastly experienced in the rebuild and restoration of Georgian and Victorian Chimneys returning them to their original appearance and specification. BARL ensures that each chimney project is completed with the highest standards of workmanship and materials.


Complete Repointing of Rear Exterior
Replacement of two Roofs
I can’t recommend BARL highly enough. This was a significant project that involved repointing the entire rear house, replacing two roofs and repointing the pavers in the back garden. The repointing actually required a rebuild of the entire upper section of the house, which made this a large job. BARL were 100% professional, very neat and did an outstanding job of communicating the status of the project and why the works they were undertaking were necessary. At the end of the project there was nothing that was left undone- something I have never experienced with other builders. Worth every penny!
Anthony T
N7 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
Brickwork and Roofing to Prevent
Leaks and Structural Defects
BARL were thorough and professional throughout every stage of the process. Communication was excellent from owners and onsite supervisors. The brickwork and roofing repairs were carried our to the highest standard of craftsmanship. The areas that were leaking internally have now dried up thereby solving long term problems. Builders were courteous and considerate throughout.
Philip J
E8 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
New Roof
We needed a roof restoration for our Victorian terraced house which included new slate, parapet wall restoration, repointing of chimney stack, and replacing rooflights with new Velux windows. The end result is fantastic and we are very pleased with the quality of the work. David and Lee from BARL are straightforward and easy to work with. The team members doing the work were conscientious and hard working. If you need a new roof you can’t go wrong with BARL.
Brian B
E8 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
Wall, brick and downpipe and waste pipe replacement
We needed emergency repairs on a wall that was leaking to the inside of the house. David came quickly to quote and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable, suggesting how the issue could be rectified with the least work and disruption. David’s brother Lee provided a clear description of the issues with photos and quotes. The team who completed the work were timely, courteous, skilled and always cleared up thoroughly. Comms were great throughout and David is clearly en expert. Would definitely recommend!
Chloe E
N1 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
Repointing and Brickwork Repairs
BARL did an excellent job addressing a couple of issues highlighted in my recent building survey. David knew exactly what needed doing at the initial visit and took the time to explain the work that could be carried out. The job was done within timeframe expected and to high standard. Very professional, would recommend.
Catherine B
NW1 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
Replacement of Two Flat Roofs
The work was completed efficiently, and the end result is excellent. The teams were polite and helpful, and worked extremely hard.
Anna H
N5 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
Extensive Roof Removal and Replacement
BARL are knowledgeable, capable and very experienced roofers, who I highly recommend. BARL offer high-level customer service and competency. From day one, the BARL team were accessible, honest, and easy to work with. The highly skilled labourers were respectful, friendly, efficient and always tidied up at the end of the day. I am extremely happy with totally watertight, properly insulated and incredibly smart roofs. It was a pleasure to work with BARL. They know exactly what they’re doing.
Maya H
E5 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
Remedial Brickwork on Exterior Wal
Felt very reassured by BARL, the work was to the highest standard, best builders I have come across in London. Would use them again for any work. - can’t recommend more.
Cal G
SE22 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
GRP Cap on Flat Roof
Very happy with the work on our flat roof. BARL put a GRP cap on our leaky flat roof, and we’re very happy with the results, and the way the job was carried out. The quote was reasonable, work started/ finished on schedule, and they were pleasant to deal with throughout. I’m not a buildings expert but I do have some experience with trades and I saw how neat the job was at various stages. The boarding was cut and laid very accurately and the GRP layer is very neatly finished. And that bit of roof has stopped leaking! Thank you.
Jim C
E2 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review
Full Replacement Slate Roof
The work was completed in two weeks and the workers were polite and considerate. The site was kept clean and organised and frankly they were a joy to have around. The standard of work is excellent and they were completely professional throughout the job.
Simon S
N1 - Verified Check-a-Trade Review


How often should a chimney be inspected?

Regular inspections, ideally annually, are recommended to ensure safety and efficiency.

What are the signs that my chimney needs repair?

Indicators include visible damage, leaks, or poor fireplace performance.

Can you work with historic or older chimneys?

Yes, we specialise in Victorian and older chimney restoration and repair.

Is chimney flashing important?

Absolutely, it prevents water infiltration and protects the chimney's structure.

What is involved in chimney repointing?

It involves renewing the external mortar joints to enhance stability.

How long does a chimney repair take?

It varies, but we strive for efficiency without compromising on quality.

Do you offer custom chimney pot replacements?

Yes, we provide a variety of chimney pot styles to match your home’s aesthetics.

When you notice deterioration to Flaunching, brickwork or flashings, you should arrange for a professional to inspect.

Indicators include visible damage or cracking to the flaunching, cracks or deterioration to brickwork, and deteriorated flashings to include dressing.

Yes, we specialise in Georgian and Victorian and older chimney restoration and repair.

Absolutely, it prevents water ingress into the building structure and creates a waterproof seal with the adjoining roof.

Raking out of deteriorated brickwork mortar pointing, conducting brickwork repairs and repointing with a new mortar joint.

It varies, but we strive for efficiency without compromising on quality.

Yes, we provide a variety of chimney pot styles to match your home’s aesthetics.