Sweep Stuff Archive
Sweep Stuff magazine archive – look back over the best reading in Chimney Sweeping. Our bi-monthly members magazine is delivered to your door and full of the latest news and industry updates for chimney sweeps across the UK.
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…
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.
Experienced Sweep Training & Membership
With the industry’s highest standards in training and assessment, and years of experience as Sweeps, we know how to support chimney sweeps and make your business a success.
Train to Become a Chimney Sweep
With the most comprehensive training and on-site mentoring course in the UK our ongoing technical and business support helps you get off to the right start!
Why Choose The Guild?
The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps is the UK’s premier ‘not-for-profit’ trade association for professional chimney sweeps promoting customer safety and responsible use.
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In this issue:
Milly joins the team
Swept away – Sweep Stuff Live 2023
Death of coal
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.