Should chimneys be removed from Kiwi homes?

In the wake of the recent earthquakes, awareness is rising over the risks chimneys pose to New Zealand housing.

The 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes caused significant damage to Strowan House, the 123-year-old homestead at St Andrew’s College. This was largely due to the collapse of its seven large brick chimneys.

Read more here:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/86867523/Should-chimneys-be-removed-from-Kiwi-homes?cid=app-iPhone

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