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  • ‘Bits’ keep falling down my chimney!

    What To Do When Dust and Mortar Is Dropping Down Your Chimney Seeing debris falling into your open fireplace is relatively common, and there can be a few different reasons...

  • 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, has the installation company said you must use them for...

  • Wet Wood and Logs – New Rules

    There are new rules in England for the sale of wood fuel. There may be similar changes in the devolved parts of the UK in the future. There's always confusion...

  • The one that got away, and a lucky householder!

    'HELLO, I think I have a pigeon stuck in my chimney'. This was the call last week to a sweep in Cambridgeshire. Further questioning revealed that the chimney was above...

  • Sweeps warn of spike in chimney fires

    Leading chimney sweeps warn of a spike in chimney fires this February and March. Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps chairman Lawson Wight said: 'The combination of lockdown and cold weather...

  • 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 goes wrong. Ask your local professional chimney sweep about CO...

  • Consumer Fuels Guidance

    Here are a few of the ‘headlines’ from the  recent official announcement, and some of the supporting information. Some regulation to come into effect in 2021, some later and there...

  • Kenilworth welcomes 500 Chimney Sweeps

    LUCKY or what? This weekend, Fri 28th & 29th February, over 500 chimney sweeps will gather at the Chesford Grange hotel just outside Kenilworth in Warwickshire. They will be visiting...

  • Burning plastics at home – it’s lethal

    BURNING PLASTICS on open fires and stoves will release a cocktail of TOXIC POISONS. These poisons harm us, our families, in fact all living creatures. Some  toxins last many years...

  • 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 a nice fire and produce lots and lots of smoke....

  • Deadly spiders in UK chimneys!

    Deadly spiders have been found in UK chimneys. But these are not some exotic species that hitched a lift in a box of bananas. They are common spiders found all...

  • 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. Regular servicing alone is not enough.        ...

  • All about Chimney Fires

    CHIMNEY fires are a hazard posing a risk to people and property. That is why the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps supports national Chimney Fire Safety Week, 30th Aug to...

  • How to light a perfect barbecue – tips

    NOTHING beats a perfect barbecue at this time of year when the Sun is shining and everyone is having a good time in the garden. On that note, don’t forget...

  • Fighting for his daughter in the Sahara desert

    WHY would a chimney sweep put down his brush, get on an aeroplane bound for Morocco and then run across the Sahara desert? For Paul Blinstone the answer is simple:...

  • 14 wheelbarrows of nest removed from chimney – a warning for new homeowners!

    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...

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