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

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

Nests in your chimney can be a BIG problem

JACKDAW nesting season is here – and that could be a problem for your fire and chimney. There are around…

March 10, 2021

Sweeps warn of spike in chimney fires

The combination of lockdown and cold weather means people are at home using their fires for many more hours per…

February 3, 2021

Bees round chimney pot

Bees In Chimneys

Bees nesting in chimneys are a common problem that we in the chimney industry are all familiar with. When bees…

February 1, 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

Brick Dust Cobweb

Deadly spider cobweb in UK chimneys!

How can spiders be deadly in chimneys? These are not some exotic species that hitched a lift in a box…

October 20, 2019

Footballer and pilot deaths in carbon monoxide plane crash

EMILIANO Sala’s death in a tragic plane crash has brought the issue of carbon monoxide in aeroplanes to the forefront…

September 17, 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

Devoted couple died in their own garage

DEATH can be the tragic outcome within just minutes when people encounter carbon monoxide (CO), a deadly poisonous gas.

July 27, 2019