|Cenent mixer making mortar|
|Bricks + Mortar = Chimney|
So the chimney is receiving a fresh new set of bricks this week. The is a substantial difference in the way that chimneys are built these days and the biggest change is that there is no smoke any more. wood fires are a thing of the past and the new gas fireplaces vent directly out the side of the chimney. The brick does form part of the exterior envelope now though and it is another type of cladding.