Multi-flue installation: Pandora Inn, Restronguet, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 < Back

Commercial Chimney Lining Cornwall

Following a fire, the Pandora Inn was rebuilt from the ground floor up. Much of the reinstatement works were carried out by our sister company, Greystone Moore LTD including thatching, cob works, and traditional timber construction.


The flues and chimneystacks had to be rebuilt. The challenge was that the construction method was traditional, and building control required that works conformed to Document J of the building regulations, along with the Dorset Model, usually reserved for new build thatch projects. To enable proper thermal separation between flue and combustible materials (200mm), it was decided that Thermocrete offered the best solution. The chimneys were raised at the request of the building control officer on site. The existing structure was rebuilt with the use of lime mortar, natural stone and reclaimed brick to properly reproduce what had been lost. Thermocrete was then poured into the flues around inflated rubber formers, which flooded the remainder of the burnt out voids where cob mortar had previously been, rebuilding the stack from the inside out and leaving a smooth, functional liner installed ready for use.


The finished overall project was nominated for an LABC award.