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Chimney Sweep Training: What to Expect

Taking place across the UK, our chimney sweep courses are a perfect mix of theory with plenty of hands-on skills training. Watch our video to find our just how you become a certified chimney sweep…

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House Coal Ban for England

The fuel – which powered Britain’s Industrial Revolution – is no longer available due to new laws aimed at improving air quality levels. A sole exception has been made for coal mined by the ‘Freeminers’ of the Forest of Dean, where it can continue to be sold locally.

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Sweep Stuff Magazine - August 2023

Our bi-monthly members magazine delivered to your door is full of the latest news and industry updates for chimney sweeps across the UK.

In this issue:

Milly joins the team

Swept away – Sweep Stuff Live 2023

Death of coal

Stove recommendations

ClearSkies certification

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Wet Wood and Logs

New Rules: It must be 20% moisture or less

The main change for consumers is an assurance that bags and loose loads of logs in volumes less than 2 cubic meters will be certified as dry and ‘Ready to Burn’. It must be 20% moisture or less (some exceptions apply until 2022). You may also notice a price increase to cover increased production and certification scheme costs incurred by suppliers.



Insurance Savings for Guild Members

Big Savings of upto 30%

Early last year, Guild director Gavin Cater was ‘shopping around’ for insurance after the popular industry insurer he was with significantly increased his premium. He contacted Towergate with his requirements, got the cover he needed and made a nice saving of around 25%. He recommended Towergate to fellow director John Stone, who recently managed a 30% saving over his previous premium.


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