It is advised that your chimney should be swept at least once a year, more if you use it for long periods without it going out. A qualified chimney sweep will be able to put a sweeping plan together depending on your stoves usage & product burnt.
We have a fully trained chimney sweep, he is trained using the power sweep process. This process uses specially designed rods and different head attachments for all types of sweeping issues. The rods are attached to a drill making the process quicker, cleaner and more affective. No more forcing the rods up the chimney. The drill brushes at a great speed in a forward gear pulling itself up the flue system. When he reaches the top he switches the drill to reverse, sweeping the chimney in both directions. Every part of the flue system has been touched by the brush heads. We have a sweep register which we hold all our customers information on regarding the flue system.
We then contact our customers between APRIL – SEPTEMBER each year to arrange the sweep before the stove is needed for the colder period.
Please contact the office for more details or to book a sweep.
A site survey and quotation will always be undertaken before any work starts.
If we are installing a flexible flue liner to an existing chimney stack then we use the following materials-
904/904 grade stainless steel flexible flue liner 150mm diameter unless stated otherwise, with a 25 yr manufactures warranty. If back filling is needed we use a vermiculite insulation product. The connecting pipes are all 316 grade solid stainless steel prim smooth plus. The register plate is constructed of 1.6mm steel. The top of the chimney will have a cowl fitted to prevent wind, rain & birds getting into the flue system. A carbon monoxide detector will be fitted and the hetas certification and data plate will be issued.
This installation covers a typical installation. However every job will be assessed on an individual bases. Regarding airvents, termination height of the roof and roof product and condition.
If we are installing a twinwall flue system to a property or building without an existing chimney stack then we use the following materials-
316 inner 304 outer stainless steel twinwall insulated internal and external usage-multi fuel applications with a 25mm high density rockwool insulation. With a 10yr manufactures warranty. Available in stainless steel or matt black.
Twinwall flue installations are either via the building or externally installed on an outside wall. Detailed plans are drawn with measurements concerning all aspects of the installation are gathered so we can comply with building control requirements and hetas.
Twinwall installations vary depending on flue termination points, we use a range of industry designed charts and calculations to make sure each installation is install correctly.
Sometimes we need to bring in experts to assist us in installing flue system, such as lorry based lifts, scaffolding contractors or specialised flat roofers. These services if needed will be picked up at the survey stage and costed into the quotation.
We undertake all types of building work from the small alterations to building complete chimney systems. The following photos show some of our past projects.