We stock & supply a wide range of chimney pots manufactured by W T Knowles, who is the only privately owned manufacturer of chimney pots and flues in the UK. These clay chimney pots are designed and manufactured to the latest British Standards.
TOP SUPPLIERS OF CHIMNEY POTS ACROSS THE UK
About Roofing is proud to provide our customers with an excellent range of high-quality Chimney Pots in a variety of sizes and colours. Our chimney pots are designed by leading manufacturer W T Knowles and can bring a wealth of character to any home, as well as adding value too.
W T Knowles & Sons Ltd has been established for over a century and has been one of the leading producers of durable, practical and aesthetically pleasing chimney pots and cowls since 1906. The family-run factory base is situated in Elland, West Yorkshire and brings unrivalled quality to the marketplace. In fact, the company is one of only a handful of UK based clay pot manufacturers left and is proud to supply an exciting range of stylish, characterful clay chimney pots to the UK housing market.
WHAT ARE CHIMNEY POTS?
Chimney pots sit on the roof of a house atop a chimney flue. They are made from clay and are traditionally round in shape, though they can be manufactured in many different shapes including square chimney pots, rectangular chimney pots, and even octagonal designs.
The definition of a chimney pot from the Dictionary of Architecture and Construction is as follows:
"A cylindrical pipe of brick, terra-cotta, or metal placed atop a chimney to extend and thereby increase the draft."
The pot is essentially an extension that juts out of the roof. Its purpose is to ensure that there is an optimum draft for combustion. Without oxygen, a fire will not light, so chimney pots help to ensure that enough oxygen reaches the flames to keep the fire going and additionally means that the smokestack is taller.
The pot is open at the bottom end to enable it to be attached to the top of the chimney flue, the opposite end is also open, though vented, so it is almost tube-like in shape. Most designs are tapered at the top; however, nowadays a chimney pot can be practically any shape, size, or colour a person desires.
Historical buildings tend to have the same type of chimney pot according to the era in which they were built. A Tudor or Medieval Revival building will probably have wide, tall chimneys with either circular or octagonal-shaped pots at the top. These were the most prominent chimney type during this era as people began to make use of coal to warm their homes, but needed an effective way to remove the smoke and other potentially dangerous fumes without compromising on heat loss.
As chimney pots grew in popularity, designs became more extravagant as another way to demonstrate a person’s wealth and status. Therefore some chimney pots are incredibly elaborate in design and decoration to denote social status.
WHAT DIFFERENT PRODUCTS CAN YOU FIND IN THE CHIMNEY SUPPLIES RANGE?
About Roofing is delighted to provide homeowners, architects, project managers and roofers with a great variety of elegant, stylish chimney pots that will become a feature of any home. In our collection you will find:
- Clay Square Base Round Chimney Pot
- Crown Clay Chimney Pot
- Leeds Bishop Clay Chimney
- Louvre Clay Chimney Pot
- Clay Double Beaded Contemporary Chimney Pot
- Clay Double Beaded Chimney Pot
- Clay Chimney Pot Traditional Roll Top
All come in several sizes and colours as well as glazed options to choose from too.
NEED HELP ON HOW TO FIT A CHIMNEY POT?
At About Roofing Supplies, we believe in supporting you in every way we can - whether you're looking to fit a new chimney pot or replace a broken one, we have a very handy how to guide. Fitting a chimney doesn't have to be an onerous task - click on the link below and check out our guide:
HOW TO FIT A CHIMNEY POT
MAKE GREAT SAVINGS ON CLAY CHIMNEY POTS
If you are looking for high-quality clay chimney pots at great value prices, then look no further! All of the chimney pots in our range are excellent value, being not only beautifully designed but long-lasting and effective too.
We know that when it comes to choosing the right chimney pots, you want to ensure that you make the best decision. If you have any questions about the products in our range, need more information or would like some friendly advice, why not get in touch with the roofing experts at About Roofing today? You can contact us by phone +44(0) 1737 948888, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, if you've got an urgent question, then why not start a conversation right now by using the chat box at the bottom right of this page? A member of our team is ready and would be delighted to help!