Sooty & Sweeps have been installing chimney flue liners in Kent since 1979.

We are a family business that has been serving Kent and the surrounding areas for the last 30 years, with a total of 70,000 chimney sweeps and over 8000 metres of flue lining installed in Kent, we’ve garnered a reputation for being exceptional with anything related to chimneys or stoves. We’re accredited by multiple companies including HETAS and Gas Safe, this means our engineers in Kent have undertaken the highest standards of Flue Lining training, thus you an be assured that you’re in safe hands when you choose Sooty & Sweeps.

We are leaders in Kentt for flue lining installation and chimney inspections, our engineers specialise in all aspects of flue lining installation and repair, assessing and investigating chimneys, and re-lining/re-working existing flues. With a combined total experience of over 50 years between our engineers, we are able to recommend the best flue liner solutions for your chimney, the best stoves based on the size of your rooms and house, and the best chimney sweep methods to provide you with a sparkling clean chimney. We can provide seamless installation of flue liners, and thanks to our highly trained and accredited engineers, you can put your trust in Sooty & Sweeps in Kent to deliver excellent results at extremely competitive local prices.

Flue Liner Services in Kent

Sooty & Sweeps have been installing flue liners in Kent since 1979, we’re Gas Safe and HETAS registered and our accredited engineers are specialists in all aspects of chimney inspections and flue lining/installation. Our professionalism, experience and knowledge in everything chimneys are second to none in Kent, and we often get returning customers due to making such a good impression with our services. If you live in Kent and are interested in what we services we offer, take a look below:

  • Fully qualified engineers and certified flue liner specialists.
  • Free site survey quote when you ring us.
  • Supply and installation of HETAS approved flue liners and other products.
  • Chimney integrity check to ensure the safety of your chimney.
  • CCTV Survey to find faults that can’t be seen with the naked eye.
  • Gas Safe registered engineers that you can trust.
  • HETAS Certification that proves our expertise.

If you live in Kent and need a chimney flue liner installed or repaired, look no further than Sooty & Sweeps. We have over 30 years experience in the industry and have multiple accreditations. If you have any questions regarding our flue lining services or want to enquire about your chimney, please give us a call on 01843 639 624 and we’ll happily answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, you can contact us via our email on info@sootyandsweeps.co.uk, or submit a contact form by visiting our contact page. Once we receive your submission to our inbox we will get back to you as soon as possible, remember to include the best time for us to contact you!

Kent Office Address

Kent Office:

8 Winterstoke Crescent,
Ramsgate,
Kent,
CT11 8QA
Tel: 01843 639 624
Email: info@sootyandsweeps.co.uk


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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of flue do I need for my current chimney?

Usually, the type of flue lining needed for your chimney is identified by us conducting a site survey and inspection on your chimney, sometimes we can hazard a guess as to what flue you already have in your chimney by the age. Chimneys built before the 1990’s are usually just brick built without a proper flue, homes with chimneys built after the 1990’s may have either a class 1 or 2 chimneys. Depending on which chimney you have, you will need to have a specific type of flue installed.

Do I need to have my existing chimney lined or inspected?

A new flue liner will depend on the condition of your London chimney. This is a hard question to answer without knowing the full details of your chimney, it is unwise to simply assume that a certain type of chimney from a period will need a certain type of flue lining, as each chimney is vastly different! We would perform an on-site survey in order to properly give you an idea of what type of flue liner you would need, if we discovered issues with your chimney during our survey we would advise you on the best possible route to fix the issue before installing your new flue.

What size of chimney and flue liner do I need to burn solid fuel like wood?

Burning coal or wood in a stove fire requires a chimney or flue with a minimum internal diameter of 200mm (8 inches), the chimney or flue would need to be constructed with the correct materials in order to withstand the high temperatures of combustion. An on-site survey in your London home would give us a better idea of whether or not you can burn solid fuel with your existing chimney.

Do I need to have a chimney sweep before having my new flue lining installed?

It is advisable to have a chimney sweep before having a new flue liner. This ensures creosote and soot from previous use is cleaned up and to make sure your chimney has no structural issues that would need fixing before having a new flue installed. Sooty & Sweeps can perform a chimney sweep on the same day as having your flue lining installed! 

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