I've been reading the numerous posts about chimney damp on here and am after a little advice.
The internal wall of my chimney breast, in an upstairs room shows a damp problem in the top corner of the side of the breast spreading to the wall. There also appears to be damp on the internal face of the breast with a few spots appearing randomly here and there. The damp is showing through the wallpaper but is not brown in colour. The plaster is old on the wall/breast and is all cracked.
I have had the chimney repointed, flashing done etc to no avail. The problem appears worse since the chimney was blocked up below a few weeks ago when a back boiler & gas fire was removed. The top of the chimney is capped with some sort of silver capping device as there used to be a gas fire down below. Plumbers who removed back boiler etc said airflow should be fine as the top is not blocked.
I am at my wits end with this, can anyone help? :cry:
Thanks in anticipation.