A Wide Range Of Chimney & Stove Services

We can obtain and fit spare parts for most stoves to order…

 

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Wood Burner & Stove Repairs Lancaster, North Lancashire & South Lakes

We won’t try and talk you into having work done that isn’t needed! We’ll explain fully the reasons for any additional work we do suggest.

Neither will we do any work you didn’t ask for and then add it to your bill. Little extra touches such as cleaning your stove glass when we sweep the chimney are part of the service and won’t cost you a penny. You will probably be able to find cheaper chimney sweeps around. We are not the cheapest, and neither are we the most expensive. We make no secret of this, as we go to quite a lot of jobs to put them right when other operators have made a mess or not done the job properly. We use professional & expensive equipment, Allow sufficient time on your job to make sure your chimney gets the best service. If your sweep turns up with B&Q rods and brushes and his wife’s old hoover, then maybe you chose the wrong sweep!

We can obtain and fit spare parts for most stoves to order.

We keep a range of stove rope sizes in the van so any defective door seals and so on can be replaced while we are sweeping your chimney. Many customers tell us that having a stove fitted has been one of the best things they’ve ever done. It is possible to install a stove yourself, but by the time you’ve read and understood the Building Regs, sorted out all the stuff you need for the job at retail prices, and paid the local Building Control officer for his inspection(s), you may well find it easier and cheaper to have the stove installed by a professional HETAS registered fitter.

We strongly recommend the services of John Spendlove, who has been established in the trade for 26 years, and is based in Warton, Carnforth. John trades as Glow Stove Installations.

Chimney Sweeping

If you are burning solid fuels or any type on an open fire or in a wood burning or multi-fule stove.

You should have your chimney swept regularly to reduce the risks of chimney fires and carbon monoxide leakage into your home. Recommended sweeping frequency is from annually if you’re using only smokeless fuels, to quarterly for wood fuels. In practice, we can assess the situation when we sweep your chimney, and advise on how often you should have us back again – with good fuels and good burning practices, the flue can often be swept less frequently than the recommended periods. Problems can be eliminated almost entirely by having the chimney swept regularly, and by using good practice in the way you operate your stove, and in the fuel you use.

Briquettes

We supply high efficiency firewood briquettes that are made her in the UK.

Rather than being imported from eastern Europe or even further afield. These are a 100% natural product with no additives of any description, and contain more energy than the same weight of any logs, even kiln dried ones, as well as being extremely clean burning and long lasting. These are used as a direct replacement for logs in any type of fire or stove, and are also popular for burning in outdoor chimineas and fire pits. If you’re tired of the smoke from your chimnea following you around the patio, give our briquettes a try! We offer a nationwide delivery service for bulk orders (25, 50, or 100 packs) via one of the specialist pallet networks. Pallet delivery is free in many areas of the country.

We enjoy our work and you’ll find us pleasant company!

Chimney Sweeping

┬áIf you are burning solid fuels of any type on an open fire or in a woodburning or multi-fuel stove, you should have your chimney swept regularly to reduce the risks of chimney fires and carbon monoxide leakage into your home. Recommended sweeping frequency is from annually if you’re using only smokeless fuels, to quarterly for woodfuels. In practice, we can assess the situation when we sweep your chimney, and advise on how often you should have us back again – with good fuels and good burning practices, the flue can often be swept less frequently than the recommended periods.

Stove Installation [both wet & dry systems], Flue Lining & Prefabricated Insulated Flue Systems

Many customers tell us that having a stove fitted has been one of the best things they’ve ever done. It is possible to install a stove yourself, but by the time you’ve read and understood the Building Regs, sorted out all the stuff you need for the job at retail prices, and paid the local Building Control officer for his inspection(s), you may well find it easier and cheaper to have the stove installed by a professional HETAS registered fitter. *

Firewood Briquettes

We supply high efficiency firewood briquettes that are made here in the UK rather than being imported from eastern Europe or even further afield. These are a 100% natural product with no additives of any description, and contain more energy than the same weight of any logs, even kiln dried ones, as well as being extremely clean burning and long lasting. These are used as a direct replacement for logs in any type of fire or stove, and are also popular for burning in outdoor chimineas and firepits. If you’re tired of the smoke from your chiminea following you around the patio, give our briquettes a try! We offer a nationwide delivery service for bulk orders (25, 50, or 100 packs) via one of the specialist pallet networks. Pallet delivery is free in many areas of the country – please contact us for details.

Stove Spares, Repairs & Servicing

We can obtain and fit spare parts for most stoves to order. We keep a range of stove rope sizes in the van so any defective door seals and so on can be replaced while we are sweeping your chimney.

Chimney Caps & Cowls

We supply and fit a wide range of caps (for disused flues), cowls and birdguards.

Chimney Pots

We can re-fix or replace loose, leaning or broken chimney pots, or remove them altogether if you prefer.

* We strongly recommend the services of John Spendlove, who has been established in the trade for 26 years, and is based in Warton, Carnforth. John trades as Glow Stove Installations. We have swept many of his installations without any problems at all, and our customers have always said they’ve been very pleased with the service they received from him. You can contact John on 07736 064001, and please let him know we put you on to him.

Problem with your chimney? Get in touch to see how we can help…

If you think your chimney pot may be loose or broken, please let us know before we visit – we don’t want to knock it off the stack with our brushes!

It may seem obvious, but it’s a big help if the fire is out when we visit you! Stoves installed without a chimney liner can sometimes present their own problems. In the chimney is unlined, the register plate above the stove should be fitted with access hatches for the soot to be removed. Without access, any soot from the chimney will fall and build up on top of the plate – increasing the chance of a chimney fire. It is also very difficult to get a big enough brush to sweep an open flue through the four or five inch flue pipe coming from the stove – some sweeps will put a five inch brush up the chimney through the stove and tell you it’s been swept and charge accordingly – but all they are doing is tickling the sides of the flue at best. Also of course, most of the soot falling will not find it’s way down the flue pipe, but will land on the register plate instead, where it can be difficult or impossible to remove unless an access plate is fitted. If we find that your chimney can’t be swept properly, then we’ll let you know why, and what to do to put things right. If we are unable to sweep your chimney when we arrive, we will have to make a small charge to cover our time and travel costs.

Nests in chimneys seem to be on the increase in this area – particularly in the village of Wray, famous for it’s Scarecrow Festival ironically! If you find any twigs in your fireplace please arrange for us to visit as soon as possible to clear the nest before it’s completed and occupied, and fit a guard to prevent it happening again. We do not remove nests thought to be in use until after the nesting season – whilst we realise that birds can be a nuisance, we don’t want to be pulling live chicks down your chimney!