Services

Chimney Sweeping

Utilising modern, efficient & professional chimney sweeping equipment your flue is guaranteed to be left fully cleaned and safer. There’s also zero mess through using specialist sealing and dust control equipment (see below photo). Depending on factors such as the age of your property, the level of soot / tar build up, and fuel used I will use either power sweeping tools or traditional manual brush methods if a more delicate, slower and considered approach is necessary.

Nest Removal & Chimney Sweep

Nests can be formed rapidly by birds in the nesting season & will cause a blockage of your chimney & flue, rendering your fire or stove out of action. Even minor blockages will cause Carbon Monoxide to form, and smoke to kickback into the room. If left, a nest will likely increase in size and can embed itself into brickwork and flues causing further significant damage. As standard, each nest removal service also includes a full chimney sweep and camera inspection.

Camera Inspection & Full NACS Approved Written Survey

A service frequently chosen as a ‘benchmarking’ exercise prior to solid fuel installations in older properties, and for those who have moved into properties with existing fires/stoves who wish to have a full, detailed & comprehensive assessment. Furthermore, they’re ideal if there are concerns about damage caused by nests, vermin, birds, the weather & following a chimney fire.

Every inspection & survey is exceptionally thorough and includes videos, detailed assessments, smoke evacuation checks & comprehensive written reports to meet strict NACS Approved Standards.

Cowl Installation

This isn’t something I typically offer. Simply, I don’t wish to go on roofs and prefer to specialise as a chimney sweep! However, as I work closely with HETA Approved Installers, I’m able to provide details of reputable companies that undertake such installations.

There are wide range of cowls available to choose from, ranging from simple birdguard-cowls and rain-guards, to Rotorvents which actually improve the draw up the chimney by creating a vacuum up the flue! Your HETAS Installer will be able to advise on the correct choice for your chimney. Colt Cowls are perhaps market leaders in the provision of all types of cowl, and the quality of their products are exceptional & represent excellent value.

I’m a proud and active member of the NACS and for complete peace of mind a genuine NACS approved insurance compliant certificate is always issued and guaranteed to be accepted by ALL insurance companies.

‘How much does a professional chimney sweep service cost in the UK?’

BEWARE! There can be slightly cheaper options offered by ‘sweeps’ with little genuine professional training, accreditation and perhaps most terrifyingly no insurance. Survey results from 2022 show the UK’s typical standard professional chimney sweep to be £80.

South West – £75 to £110 / North West – £60 to £85 / North East – £60 to £80 / Central & South Midlands – £70 to £90 / S.E & London – £110 to £130

A great resource with more information & detail can be found here: https://www.priceyourjob.co.uk/chimney-sweeping-cost/

Testimonials

Joanne Foley
Joanne Foley
2024-05-08
Professional friendly service from Paul. Very knowledgeable. Helpful advice. Good contact throughout. Would definitely use again and recommend. Thank you 🙂
Sally Vivian
Sally Vivian
2024-05-05
Paul was punctual, efficient and the whole process was clean. We also received a certificate for our home insurance, thanks Paul
David Hughes
David Hughes
2024-05-02
Very professional and friendly service. Very highly recommend.
Tony Couchman
Tony Couchman
2024-04-21
Paul was quick to respond, arrived when promised and did an excellent job for a reasonable price. He was also very informative and nice to deal with.
Tom Cella
Tom Cella
2024-04-20
Great service. Quick, thorough, friendly and professional
Innes Donaldson
Innes Donaldson
2024-03-05
Excellent service from beginning to end and best of all, such a lovely guy too. Very tidy and thorough and incredibly trustworthy; if you are looking for a chimney sweep in Bath, look no further!
Rich Ryan
Rich Ryan
2024-02-13
I really enjoyed my visit from Paul and had nothing to fault at all. It was terrific and he was good enough to answer all my geeky questions! The booking was easy, clear, and straightforward. The pricing was clear and well-structured too, with no extras or hidden things. I felt I had maximum value for money. Paul messaged me a couple of days out and on the morning of the visit, just to check timings. He was neat and tidy, respectful of being in someone else’s home, and he explained what he was going to do, how long it would take and everything he expected to find from the visit. He sized up my woodburner and was spot on, showing clear experience in his work. I had a few questions about my woodburner and he answered them all, even going as far as to cement one of the insulation bricks for me that had a crack in it. Paul was efficient and tidy, made sure the hearth was spotless on fishing and he wrote out my certificate and also tested my Carbon Monoxide alarm and the smoke integrity of the woodburner’s door seal. I am definitely booking again for a year’s time. Spot on and I would have no hesitation in recommending Captain Sweep!
Edward Whittle
Edward Whittle
2024-02-06
Great and honest work. Trust worthy and reliable would highly recommend
Karen Rye
Karen Rye
2024-02-05
Super helpful and great service at very short notice! Highly recommended.
Lin Haskins
Lin Haskins
2024-02-04
Great sweep, great advice, great job. Thanks Paul, see you next year.