A Professional, Comprehensive Chimney Sweeping 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 14 years as one of the Midlands foremost chimney sweeping firms.

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. Experienced at maintaining open fires, multifuel stoves/log burners, ranges and boilers there is not a lot A Chimney Sweep Ltd cannot handle, be it a stove service, unblocking a flue and even animal rescue.

Being a member of Constructionline A Chimney Sweep Ltd has a good standing with businesses as they can be reassured that Qualifications, Insurance and Health and Safety procedures are all current. Site staff hold CSCS cards and are DBS checked.

With a client list covering homeowners, public houses, construction companies, letting agents, property management and local authorities you can be confident in choosing A Chimney Sweep Ltd.

man cleaning out chimney

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?

Modern chimney sweeping generally doesn’t make a mess. On occasion with bird nests, falling masonry or other such blockages you cannot guarantee that there will not be a slight mess as they become more difficult to contain.

What's the best wood to burn?

For the best results logs should be well seasoned (20% moisture or less) and not too big (about 5 inches wide). The choice between Hard or Soft wood comes down to how often you want to refuel the fire, overloading a stove can lead to creosote/tar build up. It also wastes fuel and money.

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. One of your liners warranty conditions will be sweeping by a member of the Guild of Master Sweeps, APICs or a HETAS approved sweep.

How do I prepare for a sweep’s visit?

Don’t light the fire!

It is helpful if you ensure a clear route to the fireplace, some items of equipment are 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.

Have a power socket available for our vacuum.

Emptying the stove or fireplace of ash and clinkers before we start to save time.

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 0800 7720192

Chimney Sweeping in The Midlands and Cheshire.

Payments accepted by: Cash, cheques, BACS, credit card and debit card (dependent on connectivity)

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

find a sweep

A Chimney Sweep

14 Sycamore Road


ST15 8NJ

Tel: 0800 7720192

Email: info@achimneysweep.co.uk

If you have any questions, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly.

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: 0800 7720192

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 0800 7720192, 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.