HETAS approved Master Chimney sweep - Paddock Wood, Kent, TN12
My chimney cleaning services in Paddock Wood
Chimney cleaning in Paddock Wood
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.
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- How long does it take to sweep a chimney?
- How do you prepare for a chimney sweep?
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Bird nest removal in Paddock Wood
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 Paddock Wood
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 Paddock Wood, 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 Paddock Wood 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.
About Paddock Wood
Paddock Wood is a town with lots of interesting architecture – plenty of chimneys swept by James the Sweep! In fact, James has been sweeping chimney flues, clearing birds’ nests and inspecting woodburners, open fires and gas fires for many years in this lovely small town located near Maidstone in the borough of Royal Tunbridge Wells. If you want to know about Kent’s famous hop growing industry – head to Paddock Wood! It’s here that the epicentre of this busy trade was born. Other industries also thrive with local businesses in Paddock Wood Distribution Centre, Eldon Way and Transfesa Road. There’s also a good retail offering with shops in Commercial Road and nearby streets. Arts and culture also play an important role in the town and both international and national artists’ works are displayed at Mascalls Art Gallery.
An interesting fact: Charles Dickens featured Paddock Wood Railway Station in his famous classic novel ‘Dombey and Son’ when Mr Carter tragically falls under a train and dies.
Paddock Wood has two schools, for different age groups. Mascalls Academy is the main secondary school, established in 1956 under the name: Mascalls School. Pupils to the school hail from as far afield as Capel, Matfield, Five Oaks Green, Brenchley, Hormonsden, Yalding, East Peckham, Lamberhurst and within the vicinity of Paddock Wood itself. Some 1,400 pupils are recorded on the school register. Younger children attend studies at Paddock Wood Primary School, founded in 1909. The remit of the primary school covers not only Paddock Wood but the wider civil parish.
There have been residents in Paddock Wood who have gained a respectable reputation beyond its borders. Philip Martin Brown, an actor who has appeared in numerous TV shows and had parts in films, is a resident. Sammy Rimmington, a jazz musician, is another famous resident. He was born in Paddock Wood in 1942. Two British Army officers also lived in the vicinity – Frederick E Morgan, who died in 1967 and John Brunt, who died in 1944 – he was a VC winner. Captain Brunt was a brave soldier known for being in the thick of fighting whenever in conflict with the enemy. He was in Italy, twice decorated for bravery and killed by mortar fire. Yet there are a number of stories about his feats such as climbing on top of a German tank and directing the drive while firing a gun. His family moved to Paddock Wood in 1934 and ‘Young John’, as he was called, helped to train the local Home Guard. He also helped with the local hop harvest.
Looking for a chimney sweep in Paddock Wood?
James the Chimney Sweep is available in Paddock Wood and surrounding areas.