Meet The Mr Soot Team: David

Job Title: Company owner and founder.

Qualifications: Registered master sweep, NVQ qualified sweep, HETAS approved sweep and OFTEC solid fuel installer. I’m also a trainer for the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.

Favourite stove: Woodwarm – all round quality.

Most hated stove: Any stove with screwed in baffle plates. There’s no need and they almost always seize up.

Favourite piece of equipment: My Tamar brushes and 4ft rods. Love a traditional, manual sweep.

Favourite holiday destination to date: Berlin, it’s fantastic, vibrant city. Russia was fascinating but I also love Scandinavia.

Best part of my job: Seeing our loyal customers return year after year. That’s the best feedback you can get really.

Worst part of my job: Dangerous/non-compliant installations. There are far too many of them, and most only get picked up when a property is sold.

Stoves or open fires? Open fires. They get a bad press but nothing quite beats the look of them, especially if they are an original feature.

Coal or wood? Coal on an open fire, smokeless fuel on a stove.

Tea or coffee? Coffee – no milk or sugar please. Nespresso if you’re feeling generous!

To contact David, please email or call 0161 706 1217.