Chimney Inspections & Stove Advice
Before going too far down your road to stovedom, it’s a good idea to contact Green Man Stoves for a free initial consultation. If necessary, we will recommend commissioning a chimney inspection of your chimney to discuss your chimney lining options. We can also go a good way towards narrowing down the vast array of solid fuel stoves available, to those most suitable for your circumstance and which will best suit your needs and lifestyle.
We can give you advice and install a safe and efficient chimney or flue system. We will discuss investing in a detailed chimney inspection and advise you of your options before installing a stove. Sometimes the existing flue is fine, sometimes a small modification may suffice. We will always advise and talk through our recommendations. We use a variety of lining systems from pumped Thermocrete®, twin wall insulated chimney systems to flexible stainless steel systems for lining an existing chimney. The important thing is to have an in depth inspection of your property and match the type of lining to your situation and requirements. We will always place safety first and this will include ease of servicing and maintenance.
Naturally as well as being experts in stoves, we professionally install stoves, fireplaces and restore chimneys.
There are many pretty convincing reasons to use industry affiliated suppliers. Safety is the core to all of them.
For some reason, stove installation has no regulation. If, for your own reasons, you don’t use us, use someone else with HETAS Certification.
We can also repair failed installations from unregulated suppliers who have no regard for CO emissions in your house or chimney fires.
Chimney Sweeping & Stove Servicing
Annual stove and fireplace inspections, chimney lining checks and repairs, stove services and chimney sweeps
Solid fuel appliances are known for their high quality, robust construction and long term durability. However, like any product in continuous use they do require attention and regular service by a competent engineer. We are a HETAS registered company and all our installations will conform to the current regulations and best practice.
Green Man Stoves recommend you have your chimney swept at least annually, and in any case immediately after your first burn season. We can tell you how your chimney is performing, give advice on the fuel you are using and suggest how frequently you should have your chimney swept.
Having your chimney swept at the end of a burn season rather than when you start to think about having fires again in the Autumn will mean you get rid of any tar and creosote deposits as soon as possible rather than leave them to corrode your shiny new liner over the summer months.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Gas is not the only fuel which emits carbon monoxide and each year a number of people are killed due to carbon monoxide poisoning from solid fuel and wood burning heating appliances. If Green Man Stoves installed your stove and liner you will have a carbon monoxide alarm in the same room as your stove. If we didn’t and you haven’t got one, please do think about getting one, and in older properties put one in the room above as well just to be on the safe side. We stock FireAngel alarms in both of our showrooms. If you are doubtful about the chances of being poisoned by carbon monoxide, take a look at the Carbon Monoxide Awareness website.
The Health & Safety Executive also takes the view that the maintenance of solid fuel appliances forms part of a Landlords undertaking, that the sweeping of flues cannot be delegated to tenants and that this requirement of maintenance can be enforced.
The Home Information Pack’s Energy Performance Certificate (HIP Pack) will encompass your solid fuel appliance which will only achieve maximum efficiency/rating if properly maintained, and you now have to certify and declare your CO2 efficiency.
With all these things in mind, our annual service includes chimney sweeping, checking stove seals, cleaning dampers & firebox, advising on consumables and advising on improved operation where relevant.
For customers moving into a property, or indeed with a lined chimney of their own which is a few years old, investing in a CCTV chimney camera inspection can be a sound option for peace of mind.
Please call 01453 753485 or 01989 218328 to book your chimney sweep and stove service or complete the form below: