Whether it's a routine annual sweep, a chimney you are considering using for the first time, or a problem with smoke in the room, or you are considering a new log burner or multi fuel stove then contact me for free advice or to arrange a visit.
All services are professionally carried out. I am a qualified, experienced and fully insured.
I sweep all manner of chimneys and flues from a variety of appliances or absent appliances. I use rods, brushes and an industrial vacuum. The local area is covered with sheets and the fireplace is sealed off to prevent any mess.
A chimney sweep ususally takes 45-60 minutes.
I can inspect your flue for obstructions, defects and other problems using a camera upto a height of 20m (60 feet)
This can be useful if a chimney is being used for the first time.
I can sweep the chimney above your gas fire. However occassionally there is no gap to push a brush! For advice on having your gas fire removed to allow a sweep contact gas safe register to locate a local gas engineer or contact me as I know an excellent tradesman
I install wood burning and multi fuel stoves. I can complete all aspects of the process including chimney liners, chimney pots, register plates, hearths and mantles. I am HETAS registered and ensure installations meet building regulations and can certify the work.
A free smoke test is included with every sweep to check the draw and highlight any problems. A more thourough 'smoke evacuation test' can be performed to investigate the intergity of your chimney and to detect any leaks. Useful for reinstating unused chimneys
Nests and other obstructions can be removed from the chimney using rods, brushes and other tools. This is undertaken from the fireplace, with some persuasion the nest material will fall and be cleared away.
I fit chimney pots of various shapes and sizes and also bird and rain guards to prevent nests and damp. I fit chimney caps for disused chimneys and can remove caps, tiles and cement to reinstate a chimney. I can also remove unwanted flexi liners. I use ladders rather than scaffolding to keep costs down
servicing & repairs
I can service your wood burner, stove or open fire. The fire bricks may be cracked or broken and need replacing. The rope around the door may need renewing, or other joints and seals may need re sealing. I can advise if any repairs are needed and can often complete these immediately or can order parts where necessary.
I am happy to try to help with any of your chimney associated questions.Please get in touch using the contacts information.