I have been working on the cabin again at weekends, now I am feeling better.
We have had a lot of problems with the chimney; birds coming in, mortar disintegrating and loose bricks. The smoke came out through holes in the sides of the chimney, and on windy days it could be difficult to light a fire
I decided to take down the chimney to just below the holes
and then put a metal cap over the chimney. I had designed a frame which a friend welded together for me
Sebastian was keen to help with the construction project
I then pop-riveted a sheet of metal over the frame
I will cover the ends with wire netting so that birds do not come in
and I will cover the rest of the chimney with either metal or cement.