Gary offers the following range of chimney related services.

  • Chimney Sweeping.
  • Blockage and bird nest removal.
  • Testing and inspection.
  • Problem solving and advice.

In order to comply with building insurance requirements, certification is provided at no additional cost. Certification expires yearly and the responsibility is upon the house owner to ensure yearly maintenance is carried out. However in some circumstances more frequent sweeping may be necessary. Please see table below.

Recommended sweeping frequency

Fuel Type Sweeping Frequency
Gas Once yearly
Smokeless Fuel Once yearly
Wood Once yearly, possibly twice if heavy use
Coal Once yearly, possibly twice if heavy use
Bitumous/House Coal At least twice yearly


All services include - Chimney Sweep, Smoke test & Insurance compliance certificate. Charges are based per fireplace/stove/heating appliance and may increase if the chimney is in poor condition, there is difficult access or if the flue is particularly large.

Appliance Type Description Price
Regular open fire Found in most terrace and semi properties £70
Large open fire/Inglenook Found in older rural properties and larger ‘Clifton’ type properties £80
Woodburner with chimney liner Compliant and professionally fitted stoves £70
Woodburner without a chimney liner Usually DIY or local builder installations £80
Biomass systems Windhauger type pellet and batch systems From £70
Blockages or Birdnest removal Includes sweep and CCTV inspection From £110
CCTV inspections Find problems or check for usage suitability with a close up inspection of hard to access areas. Includes a chimney sweep. From £90


Gary Avery

Gary Avery has worked with chimneys most of his working life, eventually specialising in chimney maintenance and safety in 2006. Having successfully completed formal training with the Institute of Chimney Sweeps and HETAS, Gary has continued to earn a good local reputation for both service and customer care and has collected many positive reviews from happy customers.

See my reviews via the links below