Recent pictures (June, July, Aug’ 2014)

By |August 20th, 2014|

Recent pictures (May 2014)

By |June 1st, 2014|

Recent pictures (April 2014)

By |April 21st, 2014|

Selkirk STC twin wall and Mendip 5se

By |March 14th, 2014|

The customer here wanted two fireplaces opened up, and both chimneys prepared to fit woodburners. The chimneys had been taken down in the loft, so we used Selkirk twin wall to go from the top of the brick stack in the loft up to the correct termination height. The lounge had a slate hearth and Mendip 5se installed.

Boarding a fireplace and fitting a Westfire 17

By |February 19th, 2014|

Installation finished today of a Westfire Uniq 17.

Tips on using your stove.

By |February 6th, 2014|

This video from Arada (the makers of Villager) is quite helpful for people burning wood on a stove that has primary and secondary air controls.


A few pictures

By |February 6th, 2014|

Here are a few pictures of some recent installations.

Making a Charnwood C-4

By |December 20th, 2013|

I came across this video from within the Charnwood factory. Being a fan of British engineering and Charnwood stoves I thought I would share it here.

Wrong twin wall

By |November 28th, 2013|

I was at a pub yesterday sweeping a couple of chimneys, one was a lovely big open fire and the other a twinwall system connected to a multi fuel stove. The pub manager was hoping to get the stove going soon as the pub could do with the extra heat. Unfortunately when I inspected the installation it became clear that it was connected to the wrong type of twinwall, it was connected to a gas or oil twinwall instead of a solid fuel twinwall. Also the pipe passed too close to some plaster board which is a combustible material. The stove will need to be re-installed correctly before it can be used.

dodgy install

Birds nest

By |November 27th, 2013|

I was in a cottage in Gloucestershire this afternoon. There was a small multi fuel stove in the lounge that had not been used for quite a while. It was connected to a 6 inch flexi flue liner, but there was no provision for sweeping it. I had to pull the stove out and to my surprise I found the whole stove pipe was blocked with twigs, and when I swept the liner yet more twigs came down. A good reason to get a cowl with a bird mesh fitted.

bird nest chimney