HETAS approved Master Chimney sweep - Tonbridge, Kent, TN9
My chimney cleaning services in Tonbridge
Chimney cleaning in Tonbridge
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 Tonbridge
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 Tonbridge
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 Tonbridge, 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 Tonbridge 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.
Tonbridge is a quaint market town some four miles from Royal Tunbridge Wells. It is also in Tonbridge and Malling District in Kent. The town epitomizes the tranquility of Kent. There is the River Medway as a backdrop, with surroundings that include hop farms, woodland, fields; alongside the majestic 11th century Tonbridge Castle. Even so, Tonbridge is also a dynamic place with a lively community and mix of retail outlets. There have been specific local industries too such as Tunbridgeware and the manufacture of cricket balls. A more intriguing claim to fame is that the first ever speeding fine was recorded in the environs of Tonbridge – Paddock Wood. The fine of one shilling was given to Walter Arnold of East Peckham in 1896. He was speeding along at eight-miles-per-hour in a two-mile zone. A policeman gave chase on his push bicycle and managed to pull the speedster over for a ticking-off and the subsequent fine.
Customers in Tonbridge live in a superb range of homes. You’ll often see chimneys at work, following a full sweep by James the Sweep, along roads such as Vale Road, Mabledon Road, Waterloo Road, Sussex Road, Chichester Road, Lionel Road, Hadlow Road. Locals residents also live further afield within Tonbridge such as Hectorage Road, Shakespeare Road, Crabapple Road, Upper Haysden Road, Masefield Way, Deaklin Lis, Dowgate Close, Tudeley Lane, Postern Lane, Shipbourne Road, Whistler Road and Willow Lea – and there are more examples. Tonbridge is simply a lovely town, which is strongly appreciated by residents and visitors alike. The culture is friendly and that’s why so many people choose to stay and make Tonbridge their longterm home.
Tonbridge industries have included financial and fiscal related services alongside distribution: light engineering; printing and publishing. Manufacturing is currently represented through the respectable firm Enalon Ltd, the last plastic moulder and toolmaker in Tonbridge. Tourism also plays a key role in the success of the town’s economy with Tonbridge Castle and country park being a very popular attraction. Shopping facilities do well on the High Street and there are a good number of estate agents and restaurants. Tonbridge Borough Council is scrutinising methods to further increase leisure and shopping facilities in Tonbridge and the future looks very positive, economically speaking. An example of ongoing development is the creation of The River Centre by Harvester Trust Tonbridge, on Medway Wharf Road, for use as a church, community hub and conference centre.
Easy-to-access transport routes to-and-from Tonbridge and other areas of Kent are of benefit to businesses in the town. That has a roll-on effect in terms of boosting the local economy. It’s also handy for commuters who have set up home in Tonbridge but can then access other Kentish towns for work: Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Southborough, Maidstone as well as if they need to get to London. Tonbridge Railway Station witnesses an impressive 4.1 million passengers per year, which certainly makes it one of the busiest railway stations in the county of Kent. Commuters who opt to drive for work can use the A26 Maidstone to Brighton road, or A21 Hastings to London route. Both of these popular routes provide access for residents and visitors for business and leisure. The M25 motorway is near too for those wanting to travel even further. Bus services are well-served by Arriva Southern Counties throughout the wider region surrounding Tonbridge.
Tonbridge played a very important role in the Medieval era. It had strategic importance in the local areas of the county of Kent, with the construction of robust defence works, such as an impressive outer bailey. The historic heart of Tonbridge still shows evidence of the town’s Medieval past with buildings which date back to the 15th century. Port Reeves in East Street is a particularly notable model of the era. Other parts of Tonbridge also hint at its Medieval past with Tonbridge School dating from 1552, set up to educate both gentry and young farmers. Protestant martyrs from the time are recorded to have met their poignant fate in Tonbridge. The most famous of these ardent believers are arguably Margery Polley, Joan Beach and James Tutty, who were all burned at the stake in the 1550s. There is a green in Pembury, which contains a poignant memorial to Margery Polley, which is well worth a visit.
Looking for a chimney sweep in Tonbridge?
James the Chimney Sweep is available in Tonbridge and surrounding areas.
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