Chimney Re-Pointing & Leadwork in St Albans

Expert Roofing Services in

St Albans, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire

At Dean Flecknell Roofing & PVC Specialists, we carry out chimney re-pointing work that renews the exterior mortar joints so that your chimney remains structurally sound and watertight.

Chimneys are designed to deal with long term exposure to the elements, but like the rest of your roof, can be susceptible to weathering, which may lead to water damage.

Thankfully we come out to customers within a 25-mile radius to carry out chimney re-pointing and leadwork. We cover the areas of Bedford, Dunstable, Harpenden, Hitchin, Luton, Markyate, Redbourn, St Albans and Stevenage. If you are concerned about the condition of your chimney, then reach out to us and we will promptly visit your property to assess the situation. 

We understand that your chimney is not a part of the house you give much thought to, however, it is important to spot the signs that you could have a problem. If you notice any of the things listed below, it could be worth getting a professional to take a closer look:

  • Cracking
  • Damaged or distorted chimney joints
  • Falling or missing masonry
  • Wet patches on walls near fireplace
  • Rusting inside fireplace

Signs you need your chimney re-pointed

Expert chimney re-pointing services

Our team will go about re-pointing your chimney by partially scraping out the old mortar between the bricks and replacing it with fresh mortar. The chimney will then be smoothed down, leaving you with a clean finish, which will last for years.

The good news is that chimney re-pointing only needs to be carried out every 30-50 years, so if in doubt about the condition of your chimney,  give us a call to put your mind at ease.

Like other components of your roof, it can weaken over time and come loose, exposing gaps. Lead welding must be handled by specialists as most problems arise when it is not installed correctly.

The material comes in rolls that need to be cut to fit. Step flashing, in particular, is challenging as it needs to be cut into angles to match the pitch of your roof. Thankfully here at Dean Flecknell Roofing & PVC Specialists, we employ certified tradesmen who are highly trained in leadwork flashing repairs and replacements and can carry out the task to an exceptional standard.


Lead is a highly durable material commonly used on the base of chimneys, roof canopies and bays and where the wall meets the roof tiles.

Trust us with your chimney repairs

Established in 1985, we are family-run and committed to excellent customer care.

By choosing Dean Flecknell Roofing, you will be engaging with highly experienced roofers who will carry out an end-to-end service with a commitment to doing a great job.

We are regarded as one of the most trusted roofers in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire region, and over a third of our business comes directly from past customer recommendations. From our base in Luton, we repair chimneys and carry out leadwork within 25-miles that includes Bedford, Dunstable, Harpenden, Hitchin, Luton, Markyate, Redbourn, St Albans and Stevenage.

Here to help

Worried about your chimney? Call us 7 days a week on 01582 611125 or 07714 344652 for a no-obligation quote. Alternatively, you can email us at