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The hunting, shooting Theme continues with a Pheasant in the Thatch

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The hunting, shooting Theme continues with a Pheasant in the Thatch

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I saw this pheasant on a newly thatched roof in Wimbish Green the other day; is this further proof that thatched animals are all about hunting and shooting? Or are they just themed on animals found in the countryside? What is for sure is that

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Another Biomass Boiler Chimney Swept

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Another Biomass Boiler Chimney Swept

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Here is another example of industrial scale sweeping that I have undertaken! I recently swept the chimney of this large biomass boiler that is on an estate in the Linton area. The boiler is used to supply heat and hot water to the rather large

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An Unusual Thatched Family – Roadrunner Ducks?

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An Unusual Thatched Family – Roadrunner Ducks?

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More thatched animals; a family example this time, a mother duck and her chicks that I noticed on a roof in Water Lane, Radwinter. I think these are roadrunner ducks, because of their long necks, but I could be wrong and stand to be corrected?

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Installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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Installation of Carbon Monoxide Alarms

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Something I do rather a lot of is fitting carbon monoxide alarms. Unfortunately, I find that many people are simply not aware of the dangers associated with carbon monoxide and consequently do not have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted in the room where they regularly

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A Bird in the Chimney!

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A Bird in the Chimney!

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I had to deal with one of the more bizarre occurrences you might come across as a chimney sweep just the other day – A lady customer called me to say that she could hear a bird flapping around in her chimney. She was completely

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A Crouching Hare & Thaxted Stoves

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A Crouching Hare & Thaxted Stoves

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My latest blog is an archetypal example of killing two birds with one stone; a thatched animal along with an item of interest to my customers, all in the one blog!
I recently saw this thatched animal on a cottage close to Stambourne when I

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CCTV Examination for Insurance Purposes

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CCTV Examination for Insurance Purposes

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CCTV Examination for Insurance Purposes
I have recently completed a CCTV examination of a chimney in a thatched property at Cornish Hall End. The customer asked me to do this after I had swept the chimney as he was aware that this was a service

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A Fox in the Thatch

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A Fox in the Thatch

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Going on with the dog theme, here is another “thatchamal”, a fox this time. This thatched animal was on a thatched roof in Ashdon. Does this mean the residents are pro hunting with hounds or against it? I will leave that question to my customer’s

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Cut Maple Stove & Fire Company

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Cut Maple Stove & Fire Company

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In this post I want to tell all my customers, particularly those who are interested in wood-burning stoves, about a great place I visited just the other day Cut Maple Stove Company. They are located just the other side of Sturmer going towards Wixoe on

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Door Repair for Yeoman Devon Wood Burning Stove

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Door Repair for Yeoman Devon Wood Burning Stove

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For the latest installment of my blog I wanted to mention an additional service I offer, that of repairs to wood burning stove. This is obviously something best done in the summer months when the stove is not in use, as it involves removing the

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