Sooty & Sweeps provide safe and insulated flue liners for your chimney in London and Kent, our specially designed flue liners start from your appliance and go through the property all the way to the outside terminal. Most old brick built chimneys will eventually deteriorate which leads to them becoming worn and damaged (creating cracks and holes in the structure), when the original lining of your flue deteriorates, the particles of the gas rising from the combustion process and leak through the flue. This can cause poisonous gases to flow down your chimney and back into your home, you may not even notice that your room could be filling up with deadly carbon monoxide which is just as hazardous as a faulty boiler in your home. Many older properties fail the flue integrity test, so if you have a chimney that is aged it may be worth having a flue integrity test performed on they chimney.
We’re Accredited Flue Lining Installers
Sooty & Sweeps can perform a flue liner integrity test to investigate the current condition of your flue, we’re accredited by HETAS (a government registered body) and Gas Safe as our engineers are specialists in all aspects of chimney sweeping, industrial and domestic flue lining, and fireplace and stove installation. Our engineers have been installing flue liners and bespoke factory made chimney systems for many years and we pride ourselves on our expertise in diagnosing and rectifying flue leakage problems.
What we can do for you:
- Fully qualified engineers and flue liner specialists
- Free site survey quote
- Supply and installation of HETAS approved flue liners
- Chimney integrity check
- CCTV Survey
- Gas Safe registered engineers
- HETAS Certification
Sooty & Sweeps have two dedicated teams qualified in flue lining installation, we serve both London, Kent and the surroundings areas. We can provide safe, HETAS approved flue liners and bespoke wood burning or coal burning stoves. A bespoke stove with included approved flue lining installed in your home from Sooty and Sweeps can bring your home to life and create a wonderful atmosphere for you and your family to relax in. If you have any questions regarding flue liners, chimney sweeping or stove installation, please call our London office on 0207 971 1242, or our Kent office on 01843 639 624 and one of our well informed staff will be happy to help you. Alternatively, you can fill out a contact form by clicking here to go through to our contact page. As soon as we receive your message we will ring you at an appropriate time decided by you.
Locations Where You Can Find Us:
We have an office in Barnet London, and an office in Ramsgate Kent.
Frequently Asked Questions
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What type of flue do I have in my chimney?
The type of chimney flue can occasionally be identified by the age of the property, although this is just a guess and a full flue inspection and site survey would be required so you could be absolutely sure. Homes and chimneys built before the 1990’s will often have open brick built chimneys, homes built after the 1990’s could possibly have a class 1 or 2 chimney. Depending on the chimney specification, you need to be certain which type of chimney you have before you have a flue installed.
Do I need to have my existing chimney lined?
This is dependent on the current condition of your chimney. We will be able to give your further advice after conducting a chimney and site survey inspection, it is unwise to simply assume that one type of flue lining will be fine just because it says it will work with a chimney from a certain time period or class. Our site survey may discover problems that are hidden from view like internal damage to the structure or blockages like birds nests. If a chimney was already been lined before this may influence or restrict your choice of stove or fireplace.
What size of chimney or flue do I need for burning solid fuel?
Burning coal or wood in an open fireplace requires a chimney or flue with a minimum internal diameter of at least 200mm (8 inches), and constructed out of suitable materials for solid fuel combustion. We would be able to advise you further after a site survey is conducted.
Does my chimney need to be swept before having a new flue installed?
Yes, it is advisable to get an existing chimney or flue swept before the installation of new flue lining or fireplace. Contact Sooty and Sweeps today and we can inform you of the best routes to take with your chimney.
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“Mark is very friendly and helpful. He came and carried out a free site survey (on a Saturday morning to fit around my work commitments) and we discussed my needs. I decided to go with him as his quote was great and was not disappointed. The wood burner was installed without any fuss and minimal mess. Thank you Mark”
“I have used Sooty and Sweeps to carry out my yearly chimney sweep for over ten years now. They are polite, helpful and very clean and tidy. I will never use anyone else”
“We decided to have a log burner installed in our home AFTER we finished renovated the property. Mark came and quoted for the job and we found his intelligent and knowledgeable advice invaluable. We were very worried about the mess that would be created but were reassured by pictures of the state of the art tent that they (Sooty and Sweeps) erect inside the house when carrying out installations. On the day of the installation of the log burner and flue liner the team arrived promptly. I took the day off work and my wife took the kids out. The job was completed and the mess was minimal. The tent is really fantastic and considering we were dreading having this done we were left totally amazed by the minimal mess (it is a building job) and great finish to the work. My painter was very impressed when he came to touch up the paint around the job and took Marks phone number for his installation too”
“I wanted a wood burner put into my home which is owned by a housing association. I looked around and was given estimates from many companies. I was not able to use any of these installers to carry out my work as they did not have all of the health and safety training and comprehensive procedures required by anyone carrying out work on a housing association property. I was given Mark’s contact details and asked him to come and give me an estimate for the work. Mark was very polite and confirmed that he had all of the necessary accreditation to work in a property like mine. I was expecting the estimate to be very expensive as Sooty and Sweeps seemed so much more professional than the other companies that I had contacted previously. I was surprised to find that the estimate was just as competitive as and slightly cheaper than some I had received. When I accepted the estimate Mark was happy to jump through all of the hoops that the housing association required without complaint. The job was carried out to an exceptional standard and I will be using Mark for my regular chimney sweep”