Auckland homeowners who live in designated heritage or conservation zoned areas like Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, Remuera for instance, often do not realise their chimneys have heritage value and with that can come responsibilities Homeowners looking to renovate often need to remove their heritage chimneys to facilitate fabulous design outcomes within the home by…

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In the wake of the recent earthquakes, awareness is rising over the risks chimneys pose to New Zealand housing. The 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes caused significant damage to Strowan House, the 123-year-old homestead at St Andrew’s College. This was largely due to the collapse of its seven large brick chimneys. Read more here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/86867523/Should-chimneys-be-removed-from-Kiwi-homes

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