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Ibstock offers plastic chimneys

25 Jan 17 The drive for prefabrication, speed and cost reduction in house-building has prompted brick maker Ibstock to develop a chimney stack that looks like brick but is actually plastic.

GRP chimney stack
GRP chimney stack

Ibstock says that its prefabricated, brick-effect FastStack chimney helps builders to significantly reduce the time spent on installation.

Manufactured using glass reinforced polyester (GRP) technology, the FastStack chimney weighs just 25kg on average, so it can be installed without the aid of specialist lifting equipment. It is available in a range of styles.

Marketing manager Andrew Halstead-Smith said: “The lightweight, brick-effect, FastStack chimney is ideal for those facing time or labour challenges, helping to significantly shorten installation times. Yet, while the FastStack is even easier to install, its combination of glass reinforced polyester, together with brick clad exterior, means aesthetics need not be compromised.”

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