Services & Price List

I believe in being open, honest and offering a transparent pricing system which is fair and excellent value for money. Every chimney, and how it works, is different but I’ve tried – as far as possible – to provide flat fees so there’s no nasty surprises

Please see below for details as well as Terms & Conditions:

Lined stoves and small open fires – from £60 per standard sized flue and opening serving lined stoves and smaller open fires (dog basket open fire prices are shown below). This includes a full sweep carried out to national standards and the issuing of an insurance industry-recognised Certificate of Sweeping from The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps. Lined multi fuel stoves, woodburners and small lined/unlined open fires all catered for. See T&Cs below for details on gas fires, sweep access and fireplace location. Please note that if, during the sweep, I discover a bird’s nest or other blockage then its removal is an extra, chargeable service (see below)Book now.

Unlined Stoves – from £75. These are multi fuel stoves and woodburners which are typically installed into masonry/clay flues without a modern solid fuel liner. The reason it is more expensive than a standard sweep is that the gathering the fallen soot is more time-consuming as it has be be taken off the register plate through an access hatch. See T&Cs below for details on gas fires, sweep access and fireplace location.  Please note that if, during the sweep, I discover a bird’s nest or other blockage, then its removal is an extra, chargeable service (see below)Book now.

Standard Sized Gas Fires£60: Some flues serving gas fires can be swept without moving the appliance. This is usually identifiable by looking up the chimney and being able to see a void. However, if you cannot see a void,  or the opening to the flue is narrow (long and thin like a letterbox or just with a couple of round holes) this usually means the appliance needs to be disconnected before gaining access to the flue. This MUST be carried out by a registered gas engineer before I can carry out a sweep. This is to be arranged by the customer and is at the customer’s own expense. Please note I do not carry out servicing of the actual gas fire – that also must be done by a registered gas engineer. See T&Cs below for details on gas fires, sweep access and fireplace location.Please note that if, during the sweep, I discover a bird’s nest or other blockage, then its removal is an extra, chargeable service (see below)Book now.

Large opening/dog basket open fire (solid fuel or gas) – from £80  These are usually found in large, older properties including stately homes and homes of local, historical interest.  See T&Cs below for details on gas fires, sweep access and fireplace location.Please note that if, during the sweep, I discover a bird’s nest or other blockage, then its removal is an extra, chargeable service (see below). Book now.

Pre-installation/flue closure sweep – £80. This is a sweep which takes place an appliance before a new appliance is fitted. This is to ensure the flue is clear of any remaining soot deposits and, if a liner is being fitted, confirms both a clear passage and helps determines the length of the flue. In the event of a flue being closed off, this service helps reduce the risk of damp in the chimney caused by any residual soot deposits in the flue. See T&Cs below for details on gas fires, sweep access and fireplace location. Please note that if, during the sweep, I discover a bird’s nest or other blockage, then its removal is an extra, chargeable service (see below)Book now.

Stove Servicing and Maintenance (only available as part of a sweep):  This covers a range of different aspects, including:

  • Stove rope replacement (single door) – from £35
  • Stove rope replacement (double door) – from £45
  • Glass cleaning – £10

We can also supply and fit new stove glass, firebricks and baffle plates. Prices vary depending on the make of stove – please enquire for more details. Service available January-August only.

Inglenook Open Fire Sweeping Service  from £80 depending on the size of the opening into the room. Usually this means anything over 6ft in width. See T&Cs below for details on gas fires, sweep access and fireplace location. Please note that if, during the sweep, I discover a bird’s nest or other blockage, then its removal is an extra, chargeable service (see below).  Please contact Mr Soot on 07724 311992 with your specific requirements or  book now.

Sweep & CCTV Inspection – £140. This is to confirm whether there is a blockage in the flue or not. Book now.

Chimney Sweep & Pressure/Integrity Testing – From £350. This is carried out in accordance with Approved Document J Guidance to check for leaks/defects/ or other issues in a flue. A pressure test is advised if a fireplace, most typically an open fire, has been out of use for a long period of time or whether you are wishing to install a fire into a currently disused flue. Book now.

Bird’s Nest Removal – From £200-£300. All nest removals include  a CCTV inspection to confirm that the flue is clear of debris. See T&Cs below for details on gas fires, sweep access and fireplace location. Please note that, in accordance with the Wildlife & Countryside Act, it is an offence to destroy a live nest. As such, our policy is not to remove nests which are suspected of capable of being live between the months of February and August inclusive. Book now.

Hardened Soot/Tar Blockage Removal – From £160. This is usually required when soot and tar has built up over a period of time and has resulted in a blocked flue and cannot be removed through the normal, standard sweeping process. Please note this is not applicable to bird nests, which is a separate service. Book now.

Tar and Creosote Removal  – From £250. This is a chemical treatment applied to a flue which has large deposits of tar or creosote. Removal of these deposits is essential as using the flue while in this state can cause a chimney fire. Tar and creosote must also be removed before fitting a liner. See T&Cs below for details on gas fires, sweep access and fireplace location.  Book now.

Carbon Monoxide Alarm supplied and fitted – £40 each, or £25 if I am already at your property carrying out another service. Book now.

Terms & Conditions – Please Read Carefully

Inspection Fee – £40: In the event of being unable to sweep an appliance due to access issues, inappropriate installation or other hazards present, I reserve the right to charge a standard £40 Inspection Fee. This will include bespoke advice on the nature of the fault(s), suggested remedial actions and, where relevant, completion of appropriate documentation. 

Missed Appointment Fee – £40: A call out fee of £40 will be applied if, upon arriving at an appointment, I am unable to gain access to a property for any reason. To reschedule or cancel appointments, please call 07724311992 by noon the day beforehand.

Ladder/Loft Access Charge – From £20 upwards dependent on height/access Some flues require soot removal from the system by accessing a soot hatch either outside the property or in the loft space. Sometimes this is only available by use of a ladder. Price varies dependent on access and height required

Flue and Fireplace Location/Height Charges: Fireplaces other than those on the ground floor will incur an additional charge of £10 per flue. Properties which are taller than 2 storeys in height will incur an additional fee of £10 per storey, per flue.

Live bird/wildlife rescue: Any works undertaken to remove a live bird/wildlife from a flue or fireplace will incur an additional charge of from £20, depending on amount of time taken,

Preparation for the sweeping appointment: Appliances must not be used at all in the 24 hours leading up to an appointment. Please remove any ash/debris/other items from the fire grate so it is clear. I require a space of around 6ft in front of the fireplace, so please move any coffee tables/furniture and items from the hearth.

Waste: All debris and waste from and associated with the chimney sweeping process is left with the customer for disposal, and responsibility for safe disposal rests with them.