Comprehensive Chimney Repairs Services in Edinburgh

Are you in search of highly rated and accredited chimney services in Edinburgh? Look no further. At Edinburgh Borders Roofing, we pride ourselves on offering a complete range of chimney solutions to meet all your needs.

All Work Guaranteed

All of our work is fully guaranteed and we can also provide a guarantee on a range of roofing and building materials.

We're Fully Insured

We are fully insured and carry £5 million public liability insurance & £10m employers liability so can receive full peace of mind.

We're Highly Rated

We work hard at maintaining our reputation both offline and online, that's why you'll find our ratings on popular review websites very favorable.

The Vital Role of Chimney Maintenance

Over time, the elements can take a toll on chimney stacks. Neglecting chimney issues can lead to more serious problems down the line. Chimney stacks, in particular, are exposed to the harshest weather conditions, making them susceptible to damage. Our team of skilled, professional, and fully insured tradesmen is here to provide top-notch chimney repair and rebuild services.

Our Comprehensive Chimney Repairs Services

Every chimney is unique, and we understand that it requires tailored solutions. Whether you need repairs, restoration, or a full chimney rebuild, we have the expertise to deliver exceptional results. Our comprehensive chimney services in Edinburgh include:


Full Chimney Rebuilds or Removals: 

When your chimney requires extensive work, our experts can perform complete rebuilds or removals, ensuring structural integrity and safety.

Chimney Stack Restoration: 

Our restoration services breathe new life into aging chimney stacks, preserving their historic charm while enhancing their durability.

Chimney Cowl Installation: 

We offer full installation of chimney cowls, which not only protect your chimney but also improve its efficiency.

Chimney Re-pointing and Render: 

Proper re-pointing and rendering are essential to maintaining the integrity of your chimney. We handle these tasks with precision to ensure longevity.

Lead Flashing Installation and Chimney Repair: 

Our experts are skilled in installing, repairing, and replacing lead flashing, a critical component of a watertight chimney.

Lime Pointing for Sandstone Chimneys: 

For sandstone chimney stacks, we provide lime pointing, a traditional technique that enhances the appearance and resilience of your chimney.

Free Photographic Roof Survey in Edinburgh

Transparency is at the core of our service. We offer a comprehensive, free roofing survey in Edinburgh, which includes a detailed inspection of your chimney and roof. Our local roofer, with over 20 years of roofing experience, conducts this meticulous photographic inspection. We believe in providing friendly, helpful advice without applying any sales pressure. Feel free to compare our quotes with others; we’re even happy to match competitors’ prices.

  • 100% free and no-obligation quotes with a full photo survey
  • Surveyor with two decades of roofing experience
  • No salespeople or pushy tactics
  • Price match service available
  • Detailed and itemized quotes
Chimney Repairs Flat Roofing
Book a free photo survey to recieve images like this of your roof.

Examples of Our Previous Work

Chimney Rebuild, Edinburgh

In a recent chimney rebuild project in Edinburgh, we demonstrated our expertise. We carefully removed all chimney pots for re-use and addressed issues with the stone coping. After stripping the chimney of render down to the bare brick, we encountered additional work, including rectifying four courses of brick with no bounding. The rebuild was performed using engineering brick, and we also constructed a timber coping stone box filled with concrete. Finally, we restored the chimney pots to their original locations and finished the chimney with a smooth render, ensuring both structural integrity and aesthetics.


Chimney Rebuild, Edinburgh

In another project, we stripped the chimney down to a solid course where the stone was still in good condition. We rebuilt the chimney using building brick, replacing the existing stone cope. We then applied precast concrete hunching to secure the existing chimney pots. The chimney received a St-Astier one-coat render followed by a second-coat render, with a smooth light rub for a pleasing finish.

Why Choose Professional Chimney Repairs Services in Edinburgh

Investing in professional chimney services in Edinburgh is essential for homeowners in Edinburgh. Here are compelling reasons why:


Properly maintained chimneys are safe chimneys. Professionals ensure that your chimney stack is structurally sound and free from hazards.


Professional repairs and rebuilds extend the lifespan of your chimney, saving you money in the long run.

Energy Efficiency: 

A well-maintained chimney contributes to energy efficiency by preventing drafts and ensuring proper ventilation.

Property Value: 

A well-maintained chimney enhances your property’s value and curb appeal.


Professionals adhere to safety and building codes, ensuring that your chimney meets all necessary regulations.

Different Types of Chimneys in Edinburgh

Chimneys come in various styles and materials. Here are some common types you might find in Edinburgh:

Brick Chimneys: 

Traditional brick chimneys are known for their classic appearance and durability. They require regular maintenance to stay in good condition.

Stone Chimneys: 

Stone chimneys, often found in historic properties, can be stunning. Proper restoration is essential to preserve their unique charm.

Metal Chimneys: 

Metal chimneys are popular in modern construction. They are known for their durability and resistance to weather.

Flueless Gas Chimneys: 

These chimneys don’t require a traditional flue. They are energy-efficient but need regular maintenance to ensure safe operation.

Chimney Repairs and Maintenance Tips for Edinburgh Residents

In addition to professional services, here are some maintenance tips for Edinburgh residents to keep their chimneys in top condition:


Regular Inspections: 

Schedule regular chimney inspections to catch and address issues early.


Clear Debris: 

Remove leaves, branches, and debris from your chimney and flue to prevent blockages.


Cap Installation: 

Consider installing a chimney cap to keep out birds, animals, and debris.


Proper Ventilation: 

Ensure proper ventilation in your home to prevent the buildup of harmful gases.


Creosote Removal: 

If you use a wood-burning fireplace, schedule regular creosote removal to prevent chimney fires.

Contact Us for Chimney Repairs Services in Edinburgh

Your chimney is not just a functional component of your home; it’s a piece of architectural character. Trust Edinburgh Borders Roofing to provide expert solutions, unmatched quality, and peace of mind for your chimney projects in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or discuss your chimney needs.


1. What services do you offer for chimney repairs?

Our chimney repairs services in Edinburgh cover a wide range of needs, including full chimney rebuilds or removals, chimney stack restoration, chimney cowl installation, chimney re-pointing and render, lead flashing installation and repair, as well as lime pointing for sandstone chimneys.

2. Are your services guaranteed?

Yes, all the work we undertake is fully guaranteed. Additionally, we can provide guarantees on a variety of roofing and building materials used in our projects.

3. Are you insured?

Absolutely. We carry £5 million in public liability insurance and £10 million in employers’ liability insurance, ensuring complete peace of mind for our clients.

4. How do I know about my chimney repairs?

It’s essential to pay attention to signs such as crumbling bricks, mortar deterioration, water leaks, or visible damage to your chimney. If you’re unsure, our expert team can conduct a thorough inspection and advise you accordingly.

5. Do you offer free estimates?

Yes, we provide 100% free, no-obligation quotes accompanied by a full photo survey of your roof and chimney. Our detailed and itemized quotes allow you to understand the scope of work involved

We're highly rated online

We value our reputation

Trustpilot Brandmark Roof Repair Edinburgh
Google Logo
Checkatrade Strapline Lead Roofing Videos