The Chimney Sweep.
When most people think of a Chimney Sweep and Chimney Sweeping, they conjure an image of a soot-covered child in the midst of the Dickensian Industrial Revolution. A Chimney Sweep is an ancient profession; records of people earning their living by cleaning chimneys go back as far as the 16th century. Chimney Boys (and some girls), generally aged between 6 and 8 years old but some as young as 4, were finally outlawed in 1875 five years after the introduction of the 1870 Education Act and of more ‘humane’ methods of Sweeping and Cleaning Chimneys.
Old-fashioned fireplaces in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire, are becoming increasingly coveted, there is a good reason for this: a well installed fireplace can add lovely character to a room, and, as long as it is well maintained, can be an terrific source of heat during the winter months. The benefits of having a real fire in your home however, must be balanced by dedicating a little time and money ensuring that your fireplace functions efficiently and above all SAFELY.
The primary role of the modern Chimney Sweep is to aid in the prevention of chimney fires and reduce the risk of dangerous fume emissions from blocked heating appliances, flues and chimneys.
Poppins Chimney Sweep
Poppins Chimney Sweep of Bedfordshire couldn’t be further from Dickensian England – they are a state-of-the-art family run Chimney Sweep, Wood Burning Stove and cowl installation business based in Maulden in Bedfordshire with not a sooty child in sight!. Although based in Maulden, Bedfordshire they operate throughout most of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire; we’ve even been in to London!
We carry out a wide range of services from a full brush and vacuum chimney sweep to installation of a various range cowls and bird guards. Wood Burning Stove installation and maintenance is another service that we are fully HETAS qualified to offer and it compliments our core business very nicely. Please look at our selection of services by clicking on the Services tab above.
Poppins Chimneys Sweep is a fully insured business that has an excellent track record and a keen eye for detail. They continually strive to treat your home as they would their own, leaving it clean, warm and above all safe for you and your family and your friends. Poppins Chimneys of Bedfordshire, seeks to provide not only a first class, friendly and cost-effective Chimney Sweep Service, but will also try and address frequently asked questions you may have. They are happy to explain how a Chimney Sweep could help you to maintain a safer, more efficient fireplace.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mark. Poppins Chimneys offer an efficient, friendly and reliable service and are always on time for their appointments.
For more information please call Mark at Poppins Chimneys, on
01525 860424 or mobile 07858 688785 or use the Contact Form here
Wood Burning Stoves
A stove is a great and efficient way of heating your home, hopefully saving you money in the long run. There are very strict regulations that ensure Wood Burning Stoves are installed safely. Poppins Chimneys are a fully HETAS registered installer in Bedfordshire so you can be confident that your new Wood Burning Stove will be installed correctly following Part J of the building regulation. It is our goal that your Wood Burning Stove installation with Poppins Chimneys will be of the highest standard and at a cost that is affordable, especially in this current climate.
Wood Burning Stoves Installation
It is important that access is available to your chimney and liner so that it can be swept properly and safely before your Wood Burning or multifuel Stoves are fitted. This is something Poppins Chimneys always do.
Poppins Chimneys are always happy to offer you advice on Wood Burning and Multi fuel Stoves, Chimneys and Chimney Sweeping overall.