NACS registered chimney sweep covering south
insurance, domestic and commercial.
cowls sold and fitted.
certificate issued with every sweep.
swept given a basic smoke test.
regulation checks on solid fuel appliances.
- Chimney camera surveys carried
testing of flues available with 2 page
NACS certificate. I have passed the relevant course for this.
Solid fuel HETAS registered installer/
liners and stoves fitted.
insulated stainless steel multi fuel flues installed.
supplied at excellent prices.
Monoxide detectors sold.
I offer a clean,
convenient and reliable REGISTERED chimney sweeping service in South Wales. I
cover an area encompassing Cardiff, the vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly and
I carry full public
liability insurance and use high quality equipment and
I am happy to remove
birds nests and other obstructions and will never charge you more than the
maximum fee I quote for this work, no matter how long it
If you require advice
on chimney condition, new appliance installation and problems relating to you
chimney/ fireplace, please feel free to ask. I am a HETAS registered installer
and so am well qualified to offer such advice.
Arrow stove installed in an existing opening in Radyr. The stove was chosen because it is approved for smoke controlled zones and so can run on a 5 inch liner. The chimney already had a clay liner but a connection could not be made in a safe manner to the stove and a 6 inch liner would not down through the small clay liner.
Hunter Hawk stove fitted in Caerleon. In this case the recess was not prepared by us but we can undertake this work. All work has a HETAS installation certificate issued against it and a plaque placed in the house as per
REDUCE HEAT LOSS FROM
Fitting a ventilation cowl on top of your
chimney pot will save you money by reducing the loss of heat from the building.
The cowls reduce the air flow through the chimney to the minimum to keep the
chimney dry. Of course they can only be fitted if you have a chimney
I am getting a lot of calls about damp in
chimneys at the moment so I thought I would list a few possible causes
Defective chimney pot benching which is
cracked and lets water in. The benching is the mortar around the pot itself.
Defective pointing on the
Defective lead flashing and soakers. The
soakers are the lead sections under the flashing.
Years of burning can lead to tar and salts build up in the chimney that leach into the structure. The salts are hydroscopic so they absorb moisture from the atmosphere, this can then spread into the plaster work.
None ventilated chimneys. If a fire has
been removed and the opening boarded up/ blocked up without fitting a vent then
any damp that gets in the chimney has little chance of drying out. Of course for
a vent to work then the chimney must be vented on top of the chimney stack as
well. So if a slate has been placed over the top of the chimney then ideally the
chimney should be vented with a chimney pot and ventilation cowl (see page on
cowls). It is recommended that you do not fit a vent for the opening with a
fly screen and/or a closure device. The fly screens tend to get blocked in the end
and people close the vents! We ventilate redundant chimneys but is an easy job
you can do yourselves. Incidently the ventilation can help prevent condensation on your windows.
Of course a large number of chimney stacks
have had no work done on them since the house was built, is it any wonder that
so many are giving problems now?
SAVE UP TO 33% ON YOUR WOOD FUEL CONSUMPTION ?
Check out the fire mizer at www.firemizer.com. It is supposed to save up to 33% of your fuel consumption and can be used on stoves or open fires. If you have experience of it drop me an email and let me know how you got on with it.