HETAS approved Master Chimney sweep - Orpington, Kent, BR6
My chimney cleaning services in Orpington
Chimney cleaning in Orpington
I charge £60 for a standard brush sweep for a wood burner or open fire. This chimney cleaning price includes the full chimney sweep, the fire and CO risk assessment, a chimney smoke test and an official Certificate of Chimney Sweeping useful for household insurance.
I am licensed and insured to sweep all kinds of chimneys, flues fireplaces and stoves. This includes Aga flues, Multi fuel stoves, Jetmaster fire, Rayburn, Inglenook, Parkray, Gas Fire and Oil Fired Boilers.
- What's included in a chimney sweeping?
- When can I book a sweep?
- How long does it take to sweep a chimney?
- How do you prepare for a chimney sweep?
- When should you sweep a chimney?
- How to sweep a chimney?
- What happens if you don't sweep your chimney?
Bird nest removal in Orpington
I charge £100 for the first hour of work and then £60 per hour after that if the job is particularly complicated. Please note that the bird's nest is always left with the householder for disposal.
- How do you know birds are nesting in your chimney?
- How do you remove a nest from a chimney?
- How to keep birds out of your chimney?
- The law on bird nest removal from your chimney
CCTV chimney inspection in Orpington
I charge £60 for a sweep (which must be conducted before the inspection) and £100 for a chimney inspection. If you have any worries about using your solid fuel appliance or open fire you should get a CCTV chimney inspection from a qualified chimney sweep.
- What is a chimney inspection?
- 5 Signs that you need a chimney inspection
- What is involved in a chimney inspection?
- 5 benefits of a chimney inspection?
- Should I get a chimney inspection before buying a house?
A chimney sweep hoover is used as standard with every sweep
During my standard £60 sweep I use a HEPA filter chimney sweep vacuum to make sure no soot and ash particles escape into your home.
A chimney sweep certificate issued with every sweep
Whenever I conduct a sweep in Orpington, I always provide the householder with an official, Certificate of Chimney Sweeping. This indicates that a sweep has been conducted to the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps industry standard and can be used for household insurance purposes.
- What is a chimney sweep certificate?
- Do I need a chimney sweep certificate?
- The Certificate of Chimney Sweeping
Chimney cowls, chimney pots and chimney guards
I advise clients in Orpington about what type and what size chimney cowl, pot or guard will best suit their fire setup. Due to health and safety issues, I do not fit chimney cowls, pots or guards myself. I arrange fitting with my trusted colleagues who do an excellent job of installation for my clients.
- What is a chimney cowl?
- What is a chimney pot?
- What is a chimney bird guard?
- What is capping a chimney?
- Broken or damaged chimney cowls, chimney pots and chimney bird guards
- Can I fit my own chimney pot, cowl or bird guard?
- Can a chimney sweep fit a cowl?
If you have any questions about chimney sweeping or chimney care, I would love to hear from you. Call me on 07587 134589 today.
Orpington is a town and borough ward near Bromley, in South East London. The town was located within the county boundaries of Kent before Greater London was founded in 1965. Orpington’s history dates back to the Stone Age era and tools from the period have been discovered at the Ramsden Estate, Poverest, Priory Gardens and Goddington Park. There is further evidence of the Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. Modern day Orpington contains a good range of shops based in the Walnuts Shopping Centre, the High Street and nearby roads. There is a leisure centre in the shopping centre as well, for use by residents in Orpington.
Orpington does have a quirky side and ‘Orpington Man’ is a phrase coined by journalists to describe a typical lower middle class person. Chickens bred in the town gained a wider recognition with the speckled, black and buff varieties of Buff Orpington kept by William Cook, in the 1890s, being a particularly noteworthy breed, which were at Tripes Farm in Chelsfield Lane until the 1990s. He also bred Buff Orpington ducks. A very different product is the Orpington Car, which was a two-seater convertible made by Smith & Milroy Ltd in Wellington Road. The 10 horsepower engine impressed motor enthusiasts and the car was brought to the Motor Show in 1920. The model could not compete with other cars in mass production and there are no surviving models.
Orpington is certainly a friendly town with a busy, cheerful community. As a settlement not far from T Wells, it is also very well linked to Bromley and to other areas such as Petts Wood, and also Crockenhill, which is conveniently accessed via a route involving Perry Hall Road to Willett Way, but via Chislehurst Road. The A232 goes through Orpington in the southern area of the residential strip, which are themselves set up around larger roads such as Broxbourne Road, Crofton Lane. and Mayfield Avenue. Keswick Road also deserves a mention. This road, where James often sweeps chimneys when sweeping for residents in Orpington, eventually wends its way to Broomhill Common. From that point, the road heads to Orpington High Street via Broomhill Road. Many smaller roads also make-up the vicinity, such as Oatfield Road, Novar Close; Westholme; Cyril Road; Brookside; and Nursery Close. Orpington Hospital, popular and supported by the local community, is accessed off Sevenoaks Road.
– James The Chimney Sweep