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BFS Heating Ltd, T/A Bentley Fire Shop



Berty Appleby

Berty Appleby

Unit 4 Plough Road Centre, Great Bentley, Essex, CO7 8LG



Stove, flue, and fireplace specialists based in Great Bentley, Essex for over 30 years. Renovation of fireplace and chimney stacks in period and listed properties, using reclaimed materials, is a speciality, and we also work closely with a number of local builders and interior designers.
Our engineers are HETAS and Gas Safe registered where appropriate and our extensive showroom boasts a wide range of fireplace designs together with woodburning, gas, and electric fires and stoves.


We cover North Essex and South Suffolk, including but not limited to – Great Bentley, Thorrington, Brightlingsea, Colchester, Clacton, Manningtree, Dedham, Harwich, Hadleigh, Sudbury, Tendring, Thorpe le Soken, Wivenhoe, Boxford, East Bergholt, Nayland, Langham, Boxted, Polstead, Walton on Naze, Holland on Sea, Frinton on Sea, Woodbridge, Ipswich, Capel St Mayr, Stratford St Mary, Great Oakley.

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  • Advice
  • Biomass Sweeping
  • Bird Nests Removed
  • Birdguards Supplied / Fitted
  • CCTV Inspections
  • Chimney Testing
  • CO Alarms Supplied
  • Commercial Chimney Sweeping
  • Power Sweeping
  • Stove / Fireplace Installer
  • Stove & Fireplace Service / Maintenance
  • Stove Repairs
  • Weddings Attended


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10 Things To Ask Your Sweep On Their Next Visit

A wood burning stove gives you the choice of opting for a carbon neutral, renewable, and sustainable domestic heat source. Here are 10 things to ask your chimney sweep on their next visit to help you find the best way to achieve efficiency and low environmental impact with your woodburner or fire.

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness

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