A Professional, Comprehensive Chimney Sweeping and Chimney Repair Service in The Midlands and Cheshire.

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About A Chimney Sweep

Formally Simon Guy-Holt Trading as A Chimney Sweep, it was incorporated in 2016 to A Chimney Sweep Ltd and has now been trading for over 13 years, providing 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.

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 609454 or 07748628535

Chimney Sweeping in Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire

A Chimney Sweep Provides

  • Friendly, Professional Staff

  • Chimney Maintenance & Chimney Restoration

  • Stoves, Open Fires and Ranges Maintained

  • Bird Guards and Chimney Cowls Available

  • Reliable and Consistent Service

  • FREE Quotations On Request

  • HETAS Approved and Guild of Masters Chimney Sweep

  • WHICH Trusted Trader


Great job.

We had emergency with central heating boiler chimney. They came quickly and did very professional job.

Stephen, Staffordshire - 11/05/2017

Consistently good service.

We have used this trader for several years and have always been very satisfied. I would recommend them to anyone.

John, Shropshire - 10/05/2017

Excellent service

Simon Guy-Holt - excellent service, very efficient, really nice guy, would definitely recommend.

Helen, West Midlands - 13/03/2017

Contact Information

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A Chimney Sweep

14 Sycamore Road


ST15 8NJ

Tel: 01785 609454

Mob:  07748628535

Email: info@achimneysweep.co.uk

Important Information

Name: A Chimney Sweep Ltd

Legal form: A Limited company registered in England and Wales

Services: Chimney Sweeping undertaking installation, maintenance, inspection, testing, sale or supply of equipment

Payments accepted by: Cash, cheques, BACS, credit card and debit card (dependany on availability of service)

Insurance Details: 

Insurance Provider: Hiscox Underwriting Ltd 

Expiry Date: 31/10/2018

Registered Office: 14 Sycamore Road, Stone, Staffordshire ST158NJ

Telephone: 01785609454

Email: info@achimneysweep.co.uk

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

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 policy

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 info@achimneysweep.co.uk

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.