HETAS approved Master Chimney sweep - Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13
My chimney cleaning services in Sevenoaks
Chimney cleaning in Sevenoaks
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?
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- What happens if you don't sweep your chimney?
Bird nest removal in Sevenoaks
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 Sevenoaks
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 Sevenoaks, 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 Sevenoaks 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.
Sevenoaks is known for West Heath School where Diana, the Princess of Wales, the late mother to Princes William and Harry, was a pupil. The local master chimney sweep is James the Sweep who conducts fire risk assessments of chimney flues, woodburners, gas fires and open fires – as well as sweeping flues and clearing out birds’ nests. Located within Sevenoaks District on the western side of Kent, Sevenoaks began as a village but developed a lot in the 15th century thanks to the influence of the local manor – Knole House. The town eventually formed within the main junction of two main directions from Greensand Ridge to the north of the county, crossing Kent from west to east. Today, the town of Sevenoaks has a robust high street and Bligh’s shopping centre. RotoSound is a local employer of note. A music string manufacturer whose strings have been utlised in instruments favoured by musicians known on a global basis: Brian May, Peter Townshend and Jimi Hendrix. Another royal connection is Timothy Lawrence, the former husband of Princess Anne. He was a pupil at Sevenoaks School. Sevenoaks is a brilliant location for reaching other parts of the South East: London, Sussex and, of course, Kent.
Sevenoaks was bolstered in terms of development when the road was turnpiked in 1709. The River Darwent is nearby in the north, which wends its way across the North Downs. There are beautiful lakes in the local rural area. Sevenoaks suffered a mishap in the Great Storm of 1987 when six oak trees, from which the town gets its name (there is evidence to suggest oaks have been present since about 800AD), were blown over and just one tree remained. The trees, planted in 1902 for Edward VII’s coronation, were located near the Vine cricket ground, named after a vineyard planted by a former Archbishop of Canterbury. The trees were replanted and in fact, there are now eight oaks in the vicinity because the seventh oak, thought to be damaged, actually made a full recovery. Cricket, interestingly, has been played in Sevenoaks since 1734. A nugget of sporting historical fact is that the middle stump, now commonly used internationally and nationally in the game, happened after ‘Lumpy Stevens’ bowled out Mr John Small three times during a cricket match in Sevenoaks by focusing on the gap between two stumps common at the time. So a middle stump was added to make the game fairer. Sevenoaks has, therefore, had a big impact on the game of cricket with this small but significant change.
Sevenoaks has a high standard of provision for education with a good number of schools catering for pupils of all ages. Four state primary schools serve younger pupils within the Sevenoaks area and there is a mixed secondary school, from the state sector, called the Knole Academy, which was formed from Bradbourne School and Wildernesse School in 2009. Trinity School, a Christian free school, is situated on the Seal Hollow Road, which is to the north-east of Sevenoaks. The same road is also the location for a grammar school. Independent schools are also represented well in Sevenoaks, with preparatory schools including New Beacon Preparatory School, Sevenoaks Preparatory School, Solefield School for boys and Walthamstow Hall. There is also Sevenoaks School, which is a day and boarding school for both sexes. Residents in Sevenoaks where chimney sweeping is done by James the Sweep inhabit a lovely range of homes. Street names are somewhat intriguing such as Seal Hollow Road, Kippington Road, Granville Road, Hitchen Hatch Lane and the solid-sounding St Botolphs Road, London Road, Pembroke Road. Then there is St Johns Hill, following the A225 route, which wends off to Sevenoaks Hospital. Meanwhile, Bradbourne Vale Road, for the A25, concurs with the Bradbourne Sandpits Recreation Ground and Lakes. Roads nearby include Bradboune Park Road, Robyns Way, Pontoise Close, Oakdene Road, Betenson Avenue and Hill Crest.
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James the chimney sweep covers the whole of Sevenoaks and surrounding villages.