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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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Another Thatched Animal – Labrador?

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Another Thatched Animal – Labrador?

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I thought my customers would like to see another thatched animal that I spotted on the way to Ashdon the other day. I did say I would keep my eyes open for more of these “thatchamal”! This is actually quite easily done, as I do

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Birds Nest Removed from Chimney and Anti-bird Cowl Fitted

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Last week I removed a small birds nest from a chimney at a house in Newport. It looked as if the birds had just begun building the nest; probably crows or magpies as there was a quantity of large sticks that had been covered with

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Biomass Boiler Swept

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Biomass Boiler Swept

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It may be of interest to my customers to learn, that along with domestic chimney sweeping, I also industrial and commercial sweeping. Here is an example of such work; I recently swept the chimney of this large biomass boiler that is on an estate in

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Boxing Hares – Spring is here at last

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Boxing Hares – Spring is here at last

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As I drive around the area I am constantly drawn to looking at chimneys, it is I suppose an occupational hazard of being a chimney sweep! However, it does occasionally have some happy consequences; for example, just the other day I saw these ‘mad

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Aga/Rayburn Sweeping

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Aga/Rayburn Sweeping

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Many people mistakenly believe that when their Aga or Rayburn are serviced, the servicing engineer sweeps the chimney/flue; this is not the case. This happened to me just the other day, the customer believed that her Aga flue had been swept regularly when she

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Two satisfied customers

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Two satisfied customers

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Two satisfied customers, Max and Teddy, enjoy the benefits of their newly cleaned chimney. The stove is an Aga Ludlow a very efficient 5 Kw appliance and the flue was swept quickly and easily using a large Viper (rods on a reel)

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