This big old fireplace had an old stove (pictured) sitting off centre on a raised stone slab.This picture shows the old stonework and stove removed. The chimney was blocked with birds nests because there was no terminal fitted and as can be seen from the second picture the register plate was fitted to a Wooden frame. ! A very real fire hazard.
The Client has recently purchased a lovely little cottage with lots of potential,the intention being to rent it out as a holiday home. The brief was to take out the old gas fire and install a log burner. The stove selected here was a Franco Belge Belfort 4.9kw of heat and Multi fuel.
This site is being developed at this time,however I have put a lot of information on here regarding what we do,where we do it etc. Please click on the pages at the top to see various stoves that have been installed.There are some pictures of recent installations,and some pictures of some horrors ! More information,pages and links will be added as time goes on.
Please scroll down where you will find my contact details. Please use them if you want to book a sweep,get a estimate for anything or just want an opinion or some advice. If you are thinking of having a Log burner installed or any fireplace work carried out a site visit is essential so that your requirements can be discussed and that you have the full details of what is required and possible.
I am a Member of HETAS Reg No 4153 & 16632 and also a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.To satisfy all Insurance companies and trade bodies I have £5M of Public Liability Insurance.Copies can be provided on request.
We work with a lot of reliable trades too and often some jobs can be tackled together for cost effectiveness.
Recent Installations of Log burners.
The FDC 5kw Defra approved stove. DEFRA approved stoves may be used in Smoke Control Areas. This stove can also be placed on a 12mm hearth.The 25mm slate shelf allowed the safe storage of logs underneath and made good use of a limited space.
North Devon,West Somerset, Exmoor, North Cornwall. (other areas considered, We have customers in London and Kent too !).
What we Do.
We sweep chimneys, Lined or unlined – All types from Open Fires to Logburners, Rayburns, Agas and Stanleys in all types of properties.
We Install Logburning and Multifuel Stoves. To do this a free no obligation visit can be arranged to discuss your needs and explain the benefits of having a stove fitted.Its important that a stove is installed safely and to Current Building Regulations ,so this will all be explained at the time.As a HETAS registered installer you will receive a certificate of compliance when the job is complete.This means that you dont have to inform the local council of the work being undertaken.
Top of the pot and the pot broken – someone has attempted a repair with some gutter sealant !
When we inspect the top of your chimney stack we will always take photographs to show you anything that might be a problem not just with the chimney but with the roof,Tv ariel,gutter or anything else, that can be seen.You can then decide what to do,if anything. Many of our customers find this useful,after all how often do you actually look at the top of your property ?
We supply and fit Carbon Monoxide alarms,smoke alarms and Heat detectors (for Kitchens). With all installations it is the law that a Co Alarm is fitted within 3m but not closer than 1m to the appliance.
Its sensible to have one fitted near any Gas,Oil or solid fuel burning appliance that you have already fitted. Test them weekly and don’t buy the cheap ones that change colour when Co is detected….You may not be awake to check it.
Smoke Alarms should be fitted throughout the house and its a good idea to fit a Heat Detector in the Kitchen.
We Install and repair Log Burners and Multi Fuel stoves, replacing everything from Firebricks,Door Glass, and Seals to a full service and respray, if required.
Fitting Cowls and birdguards can solve many issues from poor performance,to downdraught and of course stop birds and pests from getting in your chimney. Please contact us for an estimate or further information.
We also work with local builders who have years of experience in Chimney and Fireplace building or rebuilding, opening up dis used fireplaces,roof work and other skills so that a complete package can be offered.
Landlord Checks for Log and multifuel Burners. (This will be arranged through the letting agent)
Please call Chris on – 01271-855543. M. 07956-866593. orE mail – email@example.com If you have any questions or want free advice.
HETAS registered installer and a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.
And now here are a few Horrors that We have come across…….!!
This liner was incorrectly fitted fell apart ,collapsed and blocked the chimney.