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A Little Bit of Cat and Mouse

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A Little Bit of Cat and Mouse

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Time for another thatched animal I feel and something to cheer everyone up in the middle of this dark December. This one certainly made me smile, with the little mouse being chased by the cat, echoes of ‘Tom and Jerry’ I feel here. Certainly the

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Large Charnwood Stove Swept

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Large Charnwood Stove Swept

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I recently swept this rather attractive Charnwood Stove. I do like a Charnwood, they are attractive, contemporary whilst at the same time being classical and they are very easy to dismantle. The baffle, although heavy in a large stove like this one, simply lifts forwards

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Large Firebelly Stove Swept in a Farmhouse

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Large Firebelly Stove Swept in a Farmhouse

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I recently swept this rather large, attractive woodburning stove in a farmhouse close to Thaxted. The stove was a make and model I had nor come across before, the rather aptly named Firebelly (As this particular stove had a rather ample firebox; as you can

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Domestic Contentment – Cat and Dog living happily together – Maxey Peterborough

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Domestic Contentment – Cat and Dog living happily together – Maxey Peterborough

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I thought it was time for another thatched animal, well two on this occasion, a cat and a dog living happily together. I think you will agree that this a picture of real domestic contentment? It is surprising just how many of my customers have

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Attractive Villager Stove Swept and Glass Repaired

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Attractive Villager Stove Swept and Glass Repaired

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I recently swept the flue to this rather attractive Villager Multi-Fuel stove and repaired the glass in the doors. I think I made rather a good job of it if I say so myself!
This stove like the majority of modern stove installations is one

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Pesky crows – Nest Removed From a Farmhouse Chimney

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Pesky crows – Nest Removed From a Farmhouse Chimney

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Those pesky Rooks and Jackdaws have been at it again, is it a world conspiracy against chimney sweeps??? Do our feathered friends think that a busy sweep doesn’t have enough work to do so they go around creating more work everywhere. It’s a kind of

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Gone Fishing – Cat Chasing a Salmon – Huntingdon

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Gone Fishing – Cat Chasing a Salmon – Huntingdon

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A really busy week this week, I have worked all seven days due to demand. This morning, a Sunday morning, amongst other things, I took a large birds nest out of a Farmhouse chimney in Rickling Green (10 and a half meters of nest) and

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More Biomass Boilers Swept – Okofen Pellematic

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More Biomass Boilers Swept – Okofen Pellematic

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This is becoming a more common feature of sweeping in the Walden area, the cleaning of biomass boiler flues. In the past couple of months I have swept three of these Okofen biomass boiler systems. These were all providing heating and hot water to domestic

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Attractive Contemporary Cylindrical Stove Swept

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Attractive Contemporary Cylindrical Stove Swept

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I recently swept this rather attractive Contemporary Stove at an address in Wimbish Green. The stove was positioned in a very contemporary setting so went very well with the large open space room. Unusually and rather trickily, I had to undo two bolts in order

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Thatched Animal – A Cat having a stretch

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Thatched Animal – A Cat having a stretch

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Here is another of those thatched animals everyone likes to see; this one is of a cat having a good stretch. Obviously the cat would seem to have just woken up and is having a good cat like stretch. It seems to me that the

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