Stove Installation and Chimney Sweeping


About me

I provide a professional, friendly and conscientious sweeping service in and around Abbotskerswell, Newton Abbot and the surrounding area. I am a HETAS qualified and registered installer.

Services I provide include:

  • Stove Installations
  • Chimney Sweeping
  • Chimney inspections 
  • Flue re-lining
  • Bird Guards and Cowls fitted.

I am fully trained by the Institute of Chimney Sweeps, the UK's largest Chimney Sweeping organisation. I use the latest approach to sweeping, Power Sweeping, which delivers a superior clean. I carry out a smoke draw test as standard on all sweeps. After sweeping your chimney I will issue you with a Certificate recognised by all leading insurers. I pride myself on providing a clean and detailed service.


Abbotskerswell, Ipplepen, Kingskerswell, Totnes, Torquay, Teignmouth, Newton Abbot, Bishopsteignton, Kingsteignton, Chudleigh, Bovey Tracey and all surrounding areas.

Power Sweeping

Why choose Power Sweeping? It is proven that power sweeping removes more deposits and is far kinder to all flues and stainless steel liners. However not all Chimneys are suitable for Power Sweeping. I will assess their suitability and use only if appropriate. I am fully equipped with traditional brushes too and will use the equipment which is most appropriate for the job.


How often should I sweep my Chimney?

Chimneys should be swept at least once every year. Sweeping your chimney prevents the build up of soot and therefore reduces the risk of a chimney fire.  If you have a Thatched house current advice is to get it swept twice a year.

Is Chimney Sweeping really messy? I'm worried about my floor getting damaged.

I always place a clean sheet on the floor in front of the fireplace, dust sheets will then be placed over the fireplace. This prevents any soot entering the room. I pride myself on providing a clean service.

I have a Stove, does that still need to be swept?

It is true that Stoves are usually more efficient than an open fires but they do still produce soot. This is especially true if you keep the burn temperature low because the fuel is then not burning at its optimum heat and this can produce a lot of smoke and soot build up in the Chimney.

Do you need to go up on the roof?

No, chimneys are swept from the fireplace so there is no need for me to go up on the roof. I do carry ladders for fitting cowls so I am able to access the roof if the job requires it.

When should I have my Chimney swept?

Ideally a chimney should be swept twice a year. In Autumn before the burning season and after the season in early Spring or Summer. If you do not sweep your chimney after a Winter there is a possibility of soot falling from the chimney into your room. Don't forget that Chimney Sweeps are very busy in Autumn and early Winter so book up early.

What is the best type of wood to burn?

Try to use well seasoned wood to burn as dry wood will burn hotter and cleaner. I can advise on burning technique and also local suppliers of logs.

What happens if there is a Birds nest in my Chimney?

If you have a bird’s nest in your chimney you should get the chimney swept, removing the nest and then I'll fit a bird guard to prevent the birds returning. Once they have made a nest they often try to return.

Are Carbon Monoxide detectors necessary?

Yes it is recommended by the Fire Service that one should be installed for each appliance you have. Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer and I would not advise that you take any chances.