Chimney stack removal costs: What you can expect to pay

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Chimney stack removal costs involved a number of elements (Image credit: Gregory Adams/Getty Images)

If you're renovating your property and have inherited a home with chimneys and the stacks aren't needed, or you're adding an extension and need to remove one for practical or aesthetic reasons, you may be considering adding chimney removal costs to your budget.

Or, perhaps it's turning into an area of concern as various parts of it start to break down leading to bigger issues such as damp. Either way, getting rid of it may seem a more sensible option.

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Thomas Goodman

Thomas Goodman has worked in construction industry for over twenty years. Thomas continues to work on building projects, while also providing expert construction and property advice to industry professionals and DIY enthusiasts via the MyJobQuote platform.

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Charlie Avara

After a very successful career as MD of a design and build company Charlie has recently launched her own domestic contracting business, BUILD by Charlie. With over 15 years in the industry Charlie has built up a wealth of knowledge on all things renovating and remodelling with a proven track record of delivering on projects ranging from the ultra modern, through to period properties, working with architects or directly with the homeowners. 

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Scaffolding£20-25 per metre
Skip£200-400 per skip
Labour£200-300 per day
Materials£1-5 per tile or slate, £1.28 per metre of waterproof membrane, £1.20 per treated batton
Building regulations £200 plus VAT for independent inspector
Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.