Useful tips and advice to help you get the most our of your wood burner or open fire.

Removing Ash From Wood Burning Fireplace Or Stov

Wood Ash

If you burn wood, you’ll produce some ash. But what is ash and what can we use it for?

November 15, 2023

Soot Smell in Your House?

Find out why you might be having this problem in the warmer weather.

June 14, 2023

Clearing ash from your fire? NEVER leave ashes in the house

Even a small amount of glowing embers will give off poisonous Carbon Monoxide gas. This gas is harmless outside but,…

March 17, 2022

‘Bits’ keep falling down my chimney!

Sweeps are often asked about the ‘bits’ that keep falling. It can be annoying cleaning it up. So what’s happening?

September 16, 2021

A penny a day to save a life? Carbon Monoxide Awareness.

Properly maintained fires and chimneys are very safe but a Carbon Monoxide alarm is there to warn you if something…

November 21, 2020

Chimney Sweep Roof Top

Can my chimney sweep visit during a lockdown?

We all need people to visit our homes to carry out essential repair and maintenance work. It’s no surprise that…

August 27, 2020

Summer birch wood

Amazing Natural Firelighter

Getting your fire up to temperature quickly reduces unnecessary pollution and it’s also rather satisfying.

February 18, 2020

Saw Dust

Can I burn sawdust? No, and Yes

If you try to burn sawdust on your stove or open fire you’ll be disappointed. It will tend to smother…

November 21, 2019

Your AGA / Rayburn flue definitely needs sweeping

You MUST have your AGA or Rayburn cooker flue swept if they run on oil or gas or solid fuel.…

September 10, 2019

All about Chimney Fires

The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps supports national Chimney Fire Safety Week, 30th Aug to 6th Sept 2021.

August 29, 2019