The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps was established with the goal to improve standards within the industry by introducing professional training and assessment for sweeps.
Today, the Guild is both nationally and internationally recognised for its efforts and achievements in improving standards for both chimney sweeps and their customers.
The Guild’s ethos is to provide the highest quality of training and service for chimney sweeps in the UK and this is the reason our members join us; Because they want to be the best at what they do. So you can be sure when choosing a Guild Sweep you will be receiving a service from a dedicated and proactive chimney sweep.
Our method statement/risk assessment to ensure an effective and safe sweep:
Recommendations for chimney and flue sweep intervals
This system has been used since chimney sweeping began many years ago. A suitable size brush is chosen and rods are added until the brush passes through the chimney pot.The cleaning process is then carried out removing rods as each section is completed.
This is a relatively new system which involves the use of spring loaded button lock rods and a similar type brush head to a garden strimmer. The bottom rod is connected to a hand held drill which rotates the head throughout the chimney at high speed.This is a very effective system ,other head attachments can be used to remove stubborn tar and creosote deposits within the chimney.
Vipers come in many forms and are generally used to sweep lined solid fuel stoves and many other flues. Instead of attaching individual rods they have a continuous fibreglass rod with a plastic coating which is fed up the chimney as with other methods. There are various types of Viper including floor standing and hand held for use through inspection doors installed within,usually, the stove pipe.
Don't usually 'do' reviews but as we were so pleased with the job he did we wanted others to know about it. Very reasonable quote for fitting our burner and he did a great job quicker than we expected. I was worried as we have a white carpet in the lounge but Steve was so thorough there wasn't a spot on it when the job was done. Will be getting him back to sweep the chimney from now on. Highly recommend 5*
Amazing. Thanks so much for doing such a great job. The fire looks new!
“Just had my open fire chimney swept and am very glad I changed my regular chimney sweep to Stephen Rhodes. He did a great job, and was done within an hour, leaving the fireplace spotless, and even managed to rectify a problem with my log burner, for which I am extremely grateful! He gave me a certificate for his services which gives me complete faith in his work. Stephen will be my first contact for getting my chimneys done from now on. Thank you, Stephen Rhodes!”
Morning Steve. Just a quick email to say thanks for sorting out my stoves. Delighted with what you did. They're both working a treat now Cheers Mike
Stephen did a brilliant job when installing our new stove. He was very knowledgeable and honest when offering advice and a pleasure to have working in the house. Highly recommended.
Dear Stephen thanks for the certificate which you posted through our letterbox. Thanks too for sweeping our chimney so thoroughly. We would certainly use you again and recommend you to others.