I use modern, power sweeping equipment to clean all types of flue, from open fireplaces to multi-fuel stoves and boilers. I carry a range of brush types and sizes to suit every chimney and flue liner and have the training and professional knowledge to ensure a clean and efficient service.
As well as using CCTV equipment to carry out a safety check on your flue after every sweep, I can also provide you with a detailed written report on the state of your chimney.
HOME BUYER'S INSPECTION REPORT
Ideal if you have purchased or are in the process of buying a new home where there is little or no paperwork about its installation, maintenance or usage. This service includes sweep, CCTV flue inspection, safety checks and checks against current building regulations, as well as general advice on using your new appliance.
Meon Valley Chimney Sweep can be found in the Thatch Directory at the Thatch Advice Centre. Owning a thatched property means taking great care of your chimney. I have the knowledge and understanding required to give sound advice and help you to maintain a safe working fireplace in your thatched home.
Bird nest removal in accordance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (September to March only)
Stove servicing: fire brick replacement, rope seals, baffle plates, glass replacement, debris collars fitted, etc.
Supply and arrange fitting of chimney cowls
Certificates issued with every job
CHIMNEY SWEEP: A basic sweep costs £65. If you have more than one chimney in the same property, each subsequent sweep costs £60. This price includes a brief CCTV flue inspection where deemed necessary, stove cleaning, smoke test and an insurance-approved completion certificate.
AGA / RAYBURN COOKERS: Range cookers and boilers cost £65.
NEST REMOVAL: The cost of a sweep plus a nest removal is £80. If the nest takes more than an hour to remove, an hourly rate will be applied.
LEVEL 1 INSPECTION AND REPORT: A full CCTV chimney inspection, including a detailed written report and photos, chimney sweep, smoke test, safety checks, compliance with building regulations, internal and external visual checks, costs £80.
HOME BUYER'S INSPECTION REPORT: Sweep, CCTV flue inspection, safety checks, compliance with building regulations and advice regarding your new appliance. £80
STOVE SERVICING: I can supply and fit new door/glass rope seals, fire bricks, baffle plates, debris collars, etc. for your stove. Prices vary depending upon the make and model of your appliance and the availability of spare parts.
CREOSOTE AND TAR REMOVAL: To chemically remove stubborn layers of creosote from any flue type. Prices start at £250 depending upon the severity of the problem.
Payment by cash, bank transfer or cheque please, payable to Katie Foster.
Certificates are provided free of charge to all customers.
Please contact me if you have any questions, or if you would like to arrange a booking.
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I completed my training and began sweeping chimneys in the Autumn of 2018. I feel lucky to be able to visit so many beautiful properties in the Hampshire countryside and towns and I've met so many interesting people through my work.
In an as-yet unregulated industry, I am proud to be a qualified sweep, ensuring I always try to provide my customers with the most accurate information and best service possible, asking more experienced fellow-sweeps for advice when I need to. As well as completing my NVQ, I have also worked alongside other professional chimney sweeps and stove installers, and completed specialist training courses on various aspects of chimney sweeping.
When not sweeping chimneys or reading about chimneys, I love going out on my bike, building Lego, going to the pub with friends, and watching my favourite bands.
THATCH ADVICE CENTRE
Meon Valley Chimney Sweep can be found in the Thatch Directory as qualified to give advice to homeowners and sweep chimneys in thatched properties
NVQ CHIMNEY SWEEPING
I have met all the required standards and have been assessed as a qualified chimney sweep
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