CHIMNEY SWEEPING IN CARDIFF AND SOUTH WALES.

  • I am a National association of Chimney sweeps (NACS) registered sweep based in Cardiff. I am also a HETAS approved chimney sweep.

  • I offer the highest standard of customer care. Plenty of time is scheduled in to sweep your chimney. You will not feel the job has been rushed. I pride myself on arriving on time or early.

  • If am running late I will send you a text to let you know and the same applies if I am running early. I will also text you when I am on the way.

  • Every chimney sweep includes a basic smoke test, NACS sweeping certificate and written report which is also an invoice. Each job has a unique reference number and I keep copies of the certificate and report for 5 years in case you need advice in the future. Click on the link for more details. Please note the type of smoke test with the chimney sweep does not guarantee the flue is gas tight. However it can show faults on the flue and appliance. ASK ABOUT THIS IF YOU ARE UNSURE WHAT IT MEANS.

  • I cover the floor area around the fireplace and use different colour coded covers for the furniture/ electrical equipment.

  • I sweep the chimney with a brush sized for your flue and clean up with an industrial vacuum cleaner designed to handle soot.

  • I carry out building regulation checks on solid fuel/ wood burning appliances.

  • If you are unhappy with the sweeping service you can of course complain to NACS who are an independent body and regarded as the main professional body for sweeping.

  • I give the same attention to your chimney as I do to my equipment. Please take a look inside my van.

Mrs M Penarth - The cleanest sweeping of a chimney I have ever had. He took such care

Mrs H Roath - I will definitely use Philip again.

Mrs U Vale of Glamorgan - Philip came to remove a birds nest from my chimney in the afternoon after I called him in the morning. He came knowing that in could not pay him until later.

Inside of Philip Lowe chimney sweeps van for sweeping chimneys in Cardiff and South Wales. It shows some of the chimney sweeping equipment I have, the care I take and the cleanliness of my chimney sweeping service.

PRESSURE TESTING OF CHIMNEYS/ FLUES.

 

If you live in an older property and the chimney has not been lined, you may wish to have a more advanced form of smoke test conducted which will involve accessing the roof and checking the full length of the flue. The test is sometimes called a pressure test as it takes the chimney gases above atmospheric pressure. The test will be conducted in accordance with the British standard and two page National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) smoke test certificate issued. The certificate covers items such as a sketch of the stack and comments on the test results re particular parts of the flue run. I am of course NACS qualified on this procedure.

HETAS SOLID FUEL AND WOOD BURNING INSTALLATION WORK.

As a HETAS self certifying registered engineer I am entitled to line chimneys and install open grates and stoves. A HETAS certificate is issued with each installation and a chimney data plate displayed in the building. Within 7 days a copy of the certificate is sent to HETAS and within 30 days the local authority will be informed of the installation by HETAS. Should you sell the house then the certificate will be required by law. Please note self certifying engineers cannot sign off other peoples work.

Logo to show Philip Lowe Chimney Sweep is National Association of Chimney Sweeps qualified to smoke test chimneys. It has a link on it to NACS.

OTHER CHIMNEY WORK CARRIED OUT.

Wood burning stove manuafactured by Burley fitted in Cardiff by Philip Lowe chimney sweep as a HETAS engineer. It has a link to the Burley website.

DEBDALE WOOD BURNING STOVE FIT IN CARDIFF.

Fitted in Lakeside Cardiff. The picture was taken about a year after the fit the first time the chimney was swept. The stove is approved to operate in smoke controlled zones by DEFRA. We supplied the hearth. The stove is manufactured by Burley and is part of the fireball range.

HUNTER HAWK STOVE FIT NEAR NEWPORT

Fitted in Caerleon. In this case the recess was not prepared by us but we do undertake that work. A HETAS certificate was issued and chimney data plate placed in the building, both are required by building regulations. This stove is manufactured by Hunter stoves.

  • Solid fuel building regulation compliant hearths supplied.

  • Chimney camera surveys.

  • Vents supplied for solid fuel/ wood installations.

  • Bricked up builders openings opened up.

  • Blocked up builders openings ventilated.

  • Carbon Monoxide detectors supplied.

  • Solid fuel/ wood burning appliance surveys/ reports.

  • Chimney pots supplied/ fitted.

  • Chimney stacks rebuilt and repairs. Stacks demolished and roofed over.

  • Cowls supplied and fitted.

Wood burning stove manufactured by Hunter  stoves and fitted by Philip Lowe Chimney Sweep near Newport South Wales. It has a link to the Hunter Stoves website.

PHILIP LOWE CARDIFF CHIMNEY SWEEP t/a FIRE AND FLUE CARDIFF.

AREAS COVERED INCLUDE     CARDIFF | NEWPORT | CAERPHILLY | VALE OF GLAMORGAN | BLAENAU GWENT | BRIDGEND | RHONDDA CYNON TAF |