A chimney pot and cowl are essential in finalising the installation of your wood burner or open fire. A chimney pot is an extension on top of a chimney made from a terracotta/buff clay mould, they vary in height and shape depending on personal preference. There are also many varieties of cowls that can be fitted dependant on fuel type; solid fuel, gas and oil.
Reasons for Different Cowls & Pots
The best practice for all unused flues is to cap and vent correctly. If the chimney has a pot on top, then a chimney cap can be used to help prevent unnecessary wildlife and water. If there is no pot on top then slate and mortar can be used to form a ventilated capping.