Read the latest news from Ablewight founder, Bil Wight

What different types of fuel can I burn?

As chimney sweeps we get a lot of questions as to what people can and should burn in their appliances. A chimney sweep, especially an approved chimney sweep is a good repository for this sort of data. Essentially, we can divide fuel into three groups. Wood, house coal and smokeless fuels.  Smokeless fuels produce little soot, but what they do produce, while it isn’t a huge fire risk is very, very acidic, and if you are burning such fuels, it is advisable to get the chimney sweep in as soon as you have finished fires in the early summer, so that the acidic soot doesn’t sit there and cause a corrosion problem. (more…)

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The Dangers of Birds Nesting in Your Chimney

In 30 years of chimney sweeping, few phrases used to strike more cold into my heart than the words ‘I’ve got a bird’s nest’. As a chimney sweep, I know EXACTLY what that can entail, which is why we always tell people, “If there is any risk of your chimney being seen as a des res by the local jackdaw population, do please get a bird guard fitted as soon as possible after we have swept it, and if at all possible, do it the same day, best of all have the builder there and ready to put it on as soon as we have finished sweeping the chimney.” (more…)

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Innovating Your Chimney Sweeping Service

After decades of providing chimney services and innovating the way it is carried out; through writing the City & Guilds Chimney Sweeping Qualification and starting the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps.  We are now looking at how we can improve the service as a whole for you, our customers. This means not stopping at purely our chimney sweeping service, but reviewing our service as a whole and seeing where we can provide more value to you each and every time. (more…)

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