Accredited Flue Lining Installers
All old brick built chimneys will eventually deteriorate which leads to them becoming worn and damaged, creating cracks and holes in the structure. Most of this damage is invisible to the naked eye. When the lining of your flue deteriorates, the particles of the gas produced by the combustion process can leak through the flue. This can cause poisonous gases to perculate (flow down) your chimney 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 the chimney. Sooty & Sweeps supply and install quality insulated flue liners for your chimney in London and Kent. Our high grade flue liners protect your property throughout the flue all the way to the outside terminal.
Sooty & Sweeps can perform a flue 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 hight quality, HETAS approved flue liners suitable for all solid fule appliances such as wood burning stoves and open fireplaces. We also provide chimney flue liners for gas appliances. We only use HETAS approved quality flue liners that come with a guarantee of a minimum of 10 years to 25 years. 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
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.