The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps is the UK’s premier ‘not-for-profit’ trade association for professional chimney sweeps

Our members are known experts in every aspect of care for chimneys and indoor fires. Promoting safety is our main concern, highlighting the dangers of carbon monoxide and chimney fires.

This is supported by robust training, mentoring and assessment standards for new sweeps in the UK and Ireland. Mandatory refresher courses are also provided for sweeps experienced in the trade. Guild sweeps utilise the latest methods and technology to keep consumers safer.

The Guild, established more than 20 years ago, works with authorities such as Defra and HETAS to promote the highest industry standards, which are environmentally friendly. We also represent the interests of chimney sweeps in the UK to international bodies, such as the European Federation of Master Chimney Sweeps.


Consumers can rely on a Guild sweep to clean their chimney correctly and provide advice on fuel and appliance use, any repairs needed, and general safety. This guidance informs the consumer, saves them money and sometimes even save lives!

The Guild works together as a co-operative community. Members can draw on a wealth of collective knowledge to assist customers with any specific questions or unusual problems. Search for your local Guild sweep here.


Guild members receive first-rate services via innovative training programmes and educational initiatives, widely acknowledged to be the best in the industry. These include technical support, prominent advertising, regional meetings, an annual trade exhibition, an online forum, and regular newsletters. We support the professional development of each member, helping their businesses to succeed.

We believe that well-trained and supported members provide the best services for their customers. Find out more on the benefits of membership.