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Flue Lining

flue liningIf you are looking for a new Flue Lining, the team at Landy Vent can help you, as we are able to offer a range of solutions to suit your requirements. Here at our website, you will find information about flexible flue liners, pumice chimney linings and our very own Eldfast ceramic chimney lining system.

There are many benefits to be had when you install a new flue liner, so it is always wise to choose a quality product from Landy Vent rather than cutting corners with an inferior lining. The top reason for getting a new chimney liner is safety – a new flue liner can reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. As this type of poisoning is a hidden danger, it really is a good idea to reduce the risk by keeping your chimney in good condition, and a new flue liner can also help to prolong the lifespan of your chimney flue too.

Another benefit is that a new flue lining can also improve the efficiency of your heating appliance. This can lead to a reduction in your energy bills, saving you money on fuel in the long run. Don’t forget that installing a new flue liner is an important part of complying with building regulation standards and you will find that the team at Landy Vent can help you fulfill these requirements by providing you with excellent expert advice.

When considering a new flue lining, we recommend taking a look at our revolutionary Eldfast ceramic chimney lining system. This innovative product is made up of two elements: a refractory ceramic aggregate powder and a powder-bonding agent that come together to create a thick slurry which forms an adhesive when applied under pressure. This mixture, which has been specially developed by Landy Vent is supremely strong and resistant against corrosion and deterioration. Unlike water, cement or lime/clay mortar, which has been used in the past for flues, the Eldfast system is not susceptible to acid attack and deterioration. You will be pleased to know that the Eldfast chimney lining from Landy Vent is suitable for all fuels, easy to install, and resistant to high temperatures.

Landy Vent has been providing solutions for chimneys since 1988 and we are therefore a highly respected company within the industry. Landy Vent is a member of both NACE and NACS, proving that we are a name to trust. You can have your new Eldfast chimney liner installed by our network of approved agents if you are in the UK and our ceramic flue linings are now also available in many European countries. If you would like further advice about chimney and flue installation, please feel free to give one of our experienced team members a call on 01527 857814 for more information and they will be happy to help you with your enquiry. You can also contact us by email by filling out the contact form on our website and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Occasionally, stoves and open fires can produce a tar or glaze known as third-degree creosote.

This creosote, along with soot, can build up in your chimney system. If the flue is not properly cleaned and maintained this can create a fire hazard.

It is virtually impossible to remove glazed creosote by normal sweeping alone. There are various time consuming ways in which a sweep can eliminate this build up such as the use of caustic chemicals and rotary sweeping devices.

Cre-Away chemically modifies existing third degree creosote. In doing so the glaze is altered to become a substance far easier to remove using traditional chimney sweeping methods.

Cre-Away is fast, effective and easy to use. The speed of which the product modifies third-degree creosote varies from flue to flue and depends on many variables. These include the type of wood burned and the moisture content of that fuel. Also, air flow, flue size and the amount of existing build up have to be considered.

In some cases the chemical reaction will only take a week or two. In other more difficult projects the build up may require multiple applications during the heating season to completely modify the remaining glaze.

How it Works

Cre-Away is a four component powder which safely and effectively modifies third-degree creosote so that it can be more easily removed by chimney sweeping.

First a reactive agent neutralizes the slightly acidic creosote making it less corrosive to metal components and less flammable.

Second a dehydrator absorbs the the oils and moisture contained in some forms of creosote. A combustion inhibitor helps reduce the chance of chimney fires.

Finally a magnesium catalyst helps break down third-degree creosote when the flue is heated by normal use.