Our stove service can address basic remedial repairs highlighted from the sweep. These include:
Please note, we are not certified stove installers; if any work requires the stove to be disconnected from the flue liner, or advanced technical help, then we will recommend an alternative service route.
If you suspect your chimney or stove flue is blocked, or you have seen evidence of birds nesting, then we can do a CCTV flue inspection. This will also be recommended if any evidence of a blockage is removed during a standard sweep; e.g. if twigs, leaves or feathers are found.
The price of the CCTV inspection includes a standard sweep, so you don't pay twice. We will provide verbal feedback and very basic summary notes as part of the post-sweep certificate. If a detailed written report is required, that this will be produced at an additional cost.
There are several species of UK birds that utilise cavity nesting, and a chimney pot is an ideal spot! The most common of these is the Jackdaw, but you may find Rooks, Starlings and Swallows. Unfortunately though, a bird's nest is a significant fire hazard, can attract fly infestations, spread disease, and block the exhaust of hazardous products of combustion.
We can remove a bird's nest with specialist tools, then power-sweep the chimney and carry out a smoke test. A CCTV inspection might also be required; either initially, or for confirmation that all material has gone. It can be difficult to assess how long a bird's nest removal will take. We charge for one hour, then per-30 minutes thereafter.
It is illegal to destroy a bird's nest that is being built or in use (as per the Wildlife & Countryside Act, 1981). The breeding season is typically March to August, but fledglings can leave the nest as late as mid-September. Please DO NOT light a fire if you suspect any nesting activity.
As part of our installation services, we can advise you of the best fixtures and fittings to suit your needs. For example, the most effective way to prevent birds from nesting is the installation of a bird guard. Alternatively you may have a problem with rain ingress, down-draughts, or want to cap-off a chimney that is no longer in use.
Our installation service starts from £145 including parts and labour, and we will provide a quote for all work. Please note, our ability to carry out the work is dependent on having safe access. Scaffolding may be required - at an additional cost - for work above two storeys, or where access is not possible or safe with traditional ladders.
A chimney liner is not a legal requirement, as long as your chimney stack is free from defects and is suitable for its intended use. However, a liner has several benefits from an efficiency point of view, and positive implications for the environment and your safety. These include:
We have trade relationships with multiple suppliers, providing high quality 316 and 904 grade steel liners and fittings. We will provide a quote for all work. If you are getting a stove installed, we can install the liner for you, and leave it long for the stove installers to connect up and commission (under their own certification).
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