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

Chimney Sweep Day

May 1st – Chimney Sweeps Day

The days surrounding May 1st have long been associated with festivals and celebrations.

May 1, 2024

St. Florian Statue

From Sainthood to Soot

The Surprising Connection between Saints and Chimney Sweeps From sacred saints depicted holding holy relics to soot-covered sweeps and their…

April 11, 2024

Death of coal

The Death of Coal

The sale of house coal as a domestic fuel in England came to an end on 1st May 2023.

August 8, 2023

House Coal Ban In England

Traditional House Coal Ban for England

Centuries of history came to a close on May 1st 2023 as the sale of traditional housecoal was banned for…

April 28, 2023

Log Shortage

‘Perfect storm’ prompts woodburner fuel warning

A ‘perfect storm’ could prompt a shortage of logs for woodburning stoves this winter.

August 5, 2022


Dodgy Data on Woodburners

How The Media & Government Got it SO WRONG Over Woodburner Emissions

May 26, 2022

1st Female Sweep Elected as Director

Emma Roddy is believed to be the first female sweep to take on such a senior role within a chimney…

April 1, 2022

Make your own firelighters

A quick and simple way to make your own firelighters.

December 11, 2021

‘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

Preserving the guarantee on your woodburner and chimney

To preserve the guarantees on your woodburner and chimney, you may well need to have them swept / serviced. BUT,…

August 15, 2021