Constantly looking at chimneys, I quite often get to see thatched animals on thatched roofs whilst I am working. This is not the case on this occasion, I noticed these thatched animals whilst I was on holiday for a week in February at Walberswick on the Suffolk coast. So, here is a real country scene for this week’s thatched animal blog, a vixen walking along the ridgeline of a thatched cottage, followed by her cubs. As mentioned previously, the vast majority of thatched animals are linked to countryside scenes or pursuits like hunting. This is I suppose the way we would expect things to be, as most thatched cottages are in the countryside. Country people enjoying country scenes atop their thatched cottages, what could be more picturesque and apposite!
My name is Paddy McKeown, I am a retired police officer (Detective Sergeant – Metropolitan Police), turned chimney sweep. I have completed training with ‘The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps’, and Rod Tech UK (Power Sweeping).
I have built up a wealth of practical knowledge and experience, and have invested in a range of sweeping equipment including CCTV equipment to examine and record the interior condition of flues/chimneys and so can diagnose and advise on all sorts of chimney problems and carry out minor repairs if necessary.
I sweep cleanly and efficiently all open fire places, as well as wood-burning stoves, Aga’s, Rayburn’s Alpha’s, Parkray’s, Baxi’s, inglenooks and biomass boilers.
Put simply, I offer an inclusive sweeping package that will guarantee your safety whilst you get the best out of your appliance or open fire.