Lining a chimney flue is strongly recommended by HETAS and Gas Safe for all new gas or solid fuel fireplaces and stoves, especially in older chimneys that may have a deteriorating structure it would be deemed essential for a flue liner in order to minimise potential risks. Sooty & Sweeps is a family run business that has been serving the London area for over 30 years, we have a total of 70,000 chimney sweeps and counting, 25,000 stoves and fireplaces installed, and over 8,000 metres of flue lining installed. We are accredited by multiple companies including HETAS and Gas Safe, are engineers have undertaken the highest quality training and you can be assured you are in safe hands when you choose us to install flue liners for your London chimney.
We are leaders in flue lining installation and chimney inspections in London, we specialise in all aspects of flue liner repair and installation, chimney investigation, and chimney re-lining and re-working. Our engineers have a total combined experience of over 50 years, and through this experience we are able to recommend the best flue liner solution for your chimney, the best stove or fireplace output for the size of your house. We provide seamless installation of flue liners and due to our accreditation’s and highly skilled engineers you can put your trust in us to do a job with excellent results delivered at competitive prices.
Flue Liner Services in London
Since 1979 we have been installing flue liners for our London customers, we’re HETAS and Gas Safe registered and our certified engineers are specialists in all aspects of flue lining and chimney inspecting. Our knowledge, experience and professionalism is second to none in the London area and we often get work returning to the same customers as they believed we did such as great job. Here are but a few of the services that we offer if you live in London and the surrounding areas:
- 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.
Sooty & Sweeps are arguably one of the best flue liner and chimney specialist companies in London. With over 30 years experience in the industry we’ve become extremely good at what we do. If you have any questions regarding our flue liner installation services, please call us on 0207 971 1242 and we’ll answer any queries you may have.
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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 chimney. 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!