Welcome to the UK’s principal directory of highly trained master chimney sweeps registered in your local area.
Findachimneysweep is the UK directory of local master chimney sweeps. Does your chimney need a professional inspection and sweeping? Is there a Jackdaw or other bird’s nest in your chimney? You can really benefit from advice about the efficient use of your fire and fuel – you’ll reduce unnecessary pollution, and save money. It’s easy to find your local sweep in our search directory. All sweeps registered in the Findachimneysweep directory are members of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps, the premier trade association in the chimney sweeping industry.
Your local sweep adheres to the professional standards of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps. They must follow high industry standards promoted by the Guild. New sweeps complete intensive training and mentoring courses. Existing members are the only sweeps in the UK who are required to undertake mandatory refresher training to update their knowledge of regulations and good practice. Regular chimney maintenance reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and chimney fires. Guild sweeps are passionate about their work because sweeping protects the lives of customers. You can expect your sweep to inspect your chimney and give impartial advice, sweep the chimney with no mess, give helpful advice on safety and the efficient use of your fuel and fire – plus issue a certificate, which can be useful for household insurance. They can save you money and help you keep your family and property safe.
The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps was formed more than 25 years ago and we work as a community, supporting each other through our national networking platforms. As a ‘not-for-profit’ trade association for professional chimney sweeps, we are the first to see any emerging industry issues. We also report ongoing statistics and alert government authorities and the wider public about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. We promote environmentally-friendly and safe use of fires and fuels and are strong supporters of the BurnRight campaign. Charity fundraising and promotion of these issues helps keep us all safer. The Guild also represents the UK chimney sweeping internationally at the European Federation of Chimney Sweeps.
Please enjoy browsing this online directory. If you have any questions about chimney sweeping, contact your local Guild sweep.
Clearing the ashes from your woodburner or open fire is just part of the routine. Many of us will use a metal bucket to put them in as it’s not uncommon for there to be... View Article
To preserve the guarantees on your woodburner and chimney, you may well need to have them swept / serviced. BUT, has the installation company said you must use them for service and maintenance to preserve... View Article
The combination of lockdown and cold weather means people are at home using their fires for many more hours per week. Unfortunately for some, this will result in a potentially dangerous chimney fire.
Properly maintained fires and chimneys are very safe but a Carbon Monoxide alarm is there to warn you if something goes wrong. Ask your local professional chimney sweep about CO alarms. A good alarm costs... View Article
Getting your fire up to temperature quickly reduces unnecessary pollution and it's also rather satisfying.
EMILIANO Sala’s death in a tragic plane crash has brought the issue of carbon monoxide in aeroplanes to the forefront of national news. The Argentinian football star was on his way to begin a new... View Article
IF YOU have recently moved into a new home – you may want to study these photos closely. The pics were taken by respected Guild member Alec Osborn, who covers the Hereford area, after he... View Article
CANCER was once an occupational hazard for chimney sweeps. And as if that wasn't bad enough, cancer of the scrotum was a particular problem.
McCauley, aged 5, with mum Adele. He died alongside his grandparents (below) _ PERHAPS it sounds dramatic to say book a chimney sweep to protect your children’s lives from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.... View Article
Guild chimney sweeps offer a friendly service but take their profession of protecting lives very seriously _ THE MODERN HISTORY of chimney sweeping, in the past 200 years or so, is full of merriment, mystery and... View Article
MONEY is the main concern for a mortgage company when a house buying survey is organised. The company want reassurance that there are no structural issues in the property, for which a buyer is seeking... View Article
CONSUMERS are often advised of the importance in installing a working carbon monoxide (CO) alarm – and rightly so. CO alarms give a level of reassurance to the householder that they will be alerted if... View Article
In case you hadn’t noticed(!) - Christmas is coming. It’s that traditional time of year when our heads spin with a massive list of Things-To-Do. And whatever we tick on that list, there’s always another thing to think of, and another, and so on.
Radio 4 presenter Steve Carver’s documentary on the run up to Christmas following a Cambridge Chimney Sweep!