Chimney Fire Risk

Unbelievable as it may seem this roof in Lancashire had a devastating fire and the property underwent major refurbishment work including new roof timbers and a new coat of water reed Thatch.  This photo was taken AFTER the re-instatement.  However little thought was put into the ‘chimney’ design and the spark arrestor is not high enough above the ridge line.  Insurance Companies no longer recommend chimney spark arrestors because unless they are regularly cleaned they can be a source of thatched roof fires.