For over 13 years, we have provided homeowners and businesses with a complete chimney sweeping and chimney restoration service, helping improve the overall performance of your chimney on top of increasing the extraction it offers.
As one of the Midlands foremost chimney sweeping firms, we’re able to help fix any issues around your home or business, ensuring a reliable and efficient heat source. Having worked on projects for both domestic and commercial clients, we’re well equipped to deal with private homeowners, local schools, small businesses, public houses and letting agents alongside much more.
Whether it’s a stove, boiler or open fire, we can help it run as efficiently as possible. We can provide not only general chimney maintenance tips such as how to clean your chimney flue but we can also offer chimney unblocking, chimney lining services and more.
Our team is highly experienced in the industry and can offer advice and support regarding any aspect of your fire or chimney functions. As a member of the Guild of Master Sweeps and HETAS alongside being a Which? Trusted Trader, you’re guaranteed to receive great advice and an even better service for your domestic chimney issues.
For commercial clients, we can provide a similarly qualified service, as a member of the Guild of Master Sweeps, HETAS and Constructionline we ensure we have good standing with businesses, all of our insurance and health and safety checks as well as being CSCS and DBS checked.
How often should I sweep my chimney?
Smokeless Coal: At least once a year
Wood: Once a quarter
Bitumous Coal: Twice a year
Oil / Gas: Once a year
Why do I need a certificate?
Many insurance companies now require you to prove that you have had your chimney swept. A Guild Certificate will be recognised by your insurance company. They also fulfill a landlords mandatory safety obligations regarding Oil, Gas and Solid Fuel.
Do you make a mess?
I am a very clean sweep. With the methods I use and the technology I employ I generally expect to leave your fireplace cleaner than I found it. On occasions I can find birds nests, falling masonry or other such obstacles lodged inside a flue. These are much more difficult to contain and when this happens I cannot guarantee that there won't be a slight mess.
What's the best wood to burn?
For the best results logs should be seasoned for two years or more. This will not only give twice the output of freshly felled wood but it will also help to avoid the build up of tar in your flue. Basically the drier the wood the better it burns. Hardwood logs are better still. They have about twice the calorific value of softwoods.
I have a woodburning stove with a metal flue all the way to the top. Does this still need to be swept as often?
Yes. Soot still forms inside these Flues and there is still a risk of a chimney fire. Blockages can also still occur. See above for sweeping frequency.
How do I prepare for a sweep’s visit?
It is helpful if you ensure a clear route to the fireplace, some items of equipment a big or heavy.
Remove ornaments and other items from your fireplace.
Ensure that your cats, dogs and other roaming pets are not in the room as soot is harmful to them.
Don’t light the fire!
Empty the stove or fireplace of ash and clinkers before we start to save time.
Have a power socket available for our vacuum.
If you’re experiencing problems with your chimney flue or the chimney itself, see how A Chimney Sweep in the Midlands can offer the highest possible service when it comes to chimney maintenance.
We’re capable of working with all makes and models, whether you’re a homeowner or a small business.
Call us today on 01785 472368
Friendly, Professional Staff
Chimney Maintenance & Chimney Restoration
Stoves, Open Fires and Ranges Maintained
Bird Guards and Chimney Cowls Available
Reliable and Consistent Service
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HETAS Approved and Guild of Masters Chimney Sweep
WHICH Trusted Trader
We had emergency with central heating boiler chimney. They came quickly and did very professional job.
We have used this trader for several years and have always been very satisfied. I would recommend them to anyone.
Simon Guy-Holt - excellent service, very efficient, really nice guy, would definitely recommend.
Terms and Conditions
Name: A Chimney Sweep Ltd
Legal form: A Limited company registered in London and incorporated in the UK
Service: Chimney Sweeping
Registered Office: 14 Sycamore Road, Stone, Staffordshire ST158NJ
Public registers: Details about the limited company's registration can be viewed at www.companieshouse.gov.uk under reference number 10100630.
Regulating body: Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps, no. 1112
General terms and conditions: A letter of engagement accompanied by our standard terms and conditions will be provided at the start of any contract for works.
Applicable law: Unless otherwise agreed, English law, with the English Courts having exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any claim, dispute or difference concerning the service and any matter arising from it.
Work Guarantees: Due to concealed nature of flues, and that chimneys are affected by the way they are used, the weather and many other conditions not known to your sweep we cannot offer a guarantee.
Complaints: Complaints can be made by contacting Simon Guy-Holt at the above address.
The Guild also operate a complaints procedure and you can access this by visiting www.guildofmasterchimneysweeps.co.ukA
We always endeavour to provide the best service and products for our customers. However, on rare occasions, we recognise that there may be times where our customers may not be completely satisfied.
To ensure we are able to put things rights as soon as we can, please read our complaints procedure below and we will respond promptly to ensure complete satisfaction.
As soon as possible after the completion of the works, please inspect the work to ensure everything has been carried out to our usual high standards.
In the unlikely event there is anything you are not completely satisfied with, please contact us as soon as you can in order that we can rectify any problems as soon as possible.
Either call us on 01785609454, or write to us at 14 Sycamore Road, Stone, Staffordshire, ST15 8NJ, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to respond within 14 days of receiving your complaint and where possible, will provide you with a date to remedy any issues raised.
Where we are unable to resolve your complaint using our own complaints procedure, as a Which? Trusted trader we use Dispute Resolution Ombudsman for dispute resolution. In the unlikely event that we cannot remedy your complaint to your satisfaction you may wish to refer your complaint to them.
If you wish to do so please contact Which? Trusted traders in the first instance on 0333 241 3209.