Supply, Install & Maintain

Servicing Devon, Dorset and Somerset;
WestCountry Chimney Services are your local chimney experts providing a full range of chimney services:

Introduction

We are a team of specialists who can advise and make the right recommendations for your requirements. We can provide specialist building skills to do extra work around the chimney place and repair damaged chimney stacks.

We are HETAS approved, and members of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps proving commitment to the chimney industry and demonstrating this commitment and professionalism by taking the time to pass the Guilds assessment.

We are fully insured by HETAS and able to carry out all stove and flue installations. We adhere to the strict guidelines of HETAS and all installations are signed off to meet building regulations

We are fully insured and will supply an insurance approved certificate for every flue swept.

Advice will be given on areas such as correct ventilation as this will help to improve the efficiency and safety of the appliance.

It is extremely important to regularly sweep your chimney flue to prevent soot build up within the flue which can cause a chimney fire.

Soot build up can cause damage to the flue, not only reducing the efficiency of the appliance but can cause dangerous fumes such as carbon monoxide leaking into your home thus why regular sweeping is imperative.

Services

Chimney sweeping / rotary power sweeping

If you have a coal or wood fire then you should have your chimney swept at least once a year to help protect both your health and your home. Sweeping your chimney on a regular basis will make sure your fireplace functions both safely and efficiently as it will prevent harmful gases escaping back into your room, avoid smoke damage, prevent chimney fires and help your fire burn more effectively, saving you money. We have a team of reliable and efficient staff to offer traditional brush chimney sweeping as well as power sweeping, bird nest removal, cowl installations and minor chimney repairs. We can sweep coal, oil, gas and wood pellet burning appliances and venting systems using traditional chimney brushes and rods as well as more modern tools such as power brushes, vacuums, cameras and other special chimney sweeping tools.

Stove cleaning and maintenance

 A clean fireplace provides for a great view of the fire and the wood burns better and cleaner. In addition, if you burn dry wood of good quality and ensure regular sweeping of your chimney, you minimise the risk of soot fires that can cause damage to the chimney. A proper maintenance system extends the lifetime for your product and gives you many years of great experiences. We offer this additional cleaning and maintenance service if required, just let us know at the time of booking.

Bird nest removal

Birds, nests and their eggs are protected by Law and there are severe penalties issued for deliberately destroying active nests. It is important you seek specialist advice and do not disturb the birds yourself, especially during the breeding season. Many birds and other insects such as bees and wasps can often make their homes in your chimney causing a potentially dangerous blockage.   A blocked chimney can result in smoke or lethal gases like carbon monoxide escaping into your home or even cause a chimney fire so keeping your chimney clear of blockages is vitally important for health and safety.   We can safely remove nests and give advice on hives. Once removed we can install a cowl to prevent this happening in the future.

Cowl fitting

A chimney cowl is a hood shaped covering that fits over the top of your chimney pot and prevents a multitude of problems.   A well fitted cowl can stop birds, squirrels and other animals falling or nesting in your chimney which can cause your chimney to be blocked. A blocked chimney can potentially cause lethal gases to escape into your room and even cause a chimney fire.   Chimney Cowls can also prevent rain getting in which can cause damp patches in your chimney or in your home. There are a wide range of cowls available in many different styles, we can source and supply the right cowl for your chimney and will install this at a convenient time for you.

Chimney lining and repairs

The chimney liner is there to ensure safe usage of your stove by preventing carbon monoxide leaking into other areas of the property. Another main advantage of lining is to increase the performance and efficiency of the flue and will also prevent the build of tar within the flue which is a potential fire hazard. A wood stove or multi fuel stove can be up to 80% efficient in comparison to open fires which might be as low as 20%. We provide and install the right flue lining for your chimney according to the stove manufacturer regulations and building requirements STOVES WORK BEST WITH A FLUE DIAMETER AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THAT SPECIFIED BY THE STOVE MANUFACTURER OR BUILDING REGULATIONS. We can carry out most minor repairs such as repointing and re-flaunching  your chimney pot or stack, repair broken or unstable brickwork and repair and install a range of chimney cowls to prevent birds and other wildlife getting into your chimney.   We can also carry out surveys and safety checks to ensure your chimney is working safely and efficiently.

Wood burning stoves

For a mid-range budget and for the best efficiency in a wood burner within this price range we recommend Arada Stoves. We are able to recommend the right model and size for you as well as supply and deliver on the day of the install so you don’t have the hassle of going to collect. We are the approved and recommended wood burner installer for Arada stoves.

Installations

We install, renovate, line and repair chimneys to improve performance. We can offer a solution for all types of domestic & residential chimney problems. We install all flue systems including 316 & 904 flexi liners as well as Twin wall Rigid Chimney systems. All materials are the highest quality and supplied by reputable companies. We also advise, recommend, and if required, source the most appropriate wood burning stove to suit your needs. For mid range pricing we recommend Arada stoves.

Building

Within our team we have building experts who can carry out all manner of works including re-sculpting your fire place to accommodate a stove. Hearths can be made to measure.We can provide additional specialist building skills to do extra work around the chimney place if it is required. In some cases we may need to arrange a scaffold tower to safely carry out the work. We will complete the job with as little disruption as possible to you and your family. We are fully certified by HETAS

Twin wall – Rigid Chimney Systems

If you don’t have a chimney we can still offer a solution for your home such as a Twin wall – Rigid flue Systems. This allows you to position a stove in almost any room in your house and is particularly useful in new properties and extensions as they often do not have a chimney system of stack.

CONTACT US TODAY

Call Dan and Kate to book an appointment on:
T: 01297 647 350
M: 07730 349 725
E: dan@westcountrychimneyservices.co.uk

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