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One Voice – The Federation of British Chimney Sweeps

One Voice – The Federation of British Chimney Sweeps

25 February, 2020
For the first time the chimney sweeping industry has a body that will speak for the majority of professional chimney sweeps. Following considerable effort the five main UK sweep associations have come together to form a Federation of Associations....
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Rear flue outlet connections

Rear flue outlet connections

14 January, 2020
Guild technical director Steven Howard explains rear outlet flue connections. Following numerous discussions and feedback from chimney sweeps relating to the use of 45-degree bends off the rear of an appliance, here I can hopefully explain things more clearly....
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What we learnt from the Guild trade show seminars – BurnRight update and the Chimney Sweeping NVQ

What we learnt from the Guild trade show seminars – BurnRight update and the Chimney Sweeping NVQ

03 April, 2019
              Lawson Wight & David Sudworth updated supporters about the BurnRight campaign   EDUCATION is of major importance to all members of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps – we never stop learning....
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BBC ‘The One Show’ makes ‘staggering’ woodburner claims

BBC ‘The One Show’ makes ‘staggering’ woodburner claims

01 April, 2019
‘THERE are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.’ Consumers should bear this old saying in mind when it comes to studying a statistic about woodburners announced by TV presenter and broadcast journalist Joe Crowley on the...
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Digital Brochure for Trade Show Exhibition 2019

Digital Brochure for Trade Show Exhibition 2019

09 February, 2019
  GUILD members and Exhibitors should have received printed copies of this year’s Guild Trade Show brochure. [If not – please contact us!] You can also access the 48-page digital version online by clicking here. It may sound like...
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Government Clean Air Strategy 2019 – Chimney Sweeps can ‘help consumers get it right’

Government Clean Air Strategy 2019 – Chimney Sweeps can ‘help consumers get it right’

20 January, 2019
    FALSE and  completely misleading  TV and newspaper reports have been everywhere since the launch of the Government Clean Air Strategy. Stoves and fires are not about to be banned. Wood will continue be used as a fuel. If...
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Trade partners advertise for FREE on Guild website

Trade partners advertise for FREE on Guild website

13 January, 2019
  ARE you aware that trade partners are given free-of-charge advertising on the website of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps? This is no gimmick but a real offer to exhibiting companies at the Guild show either last year...
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Wood as Fuel

Wood as Fuel

01 September, 2018
You can download / print this document HERE. If you work in the solid fuel industry you need to know what happens when wood burns. More importantly you need to know what happens when it’s not burned hot enough....
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Act now! Have your say on solid fuel

Act now! Have your say on solid fuel

16 February, 2018
Guidance for chimney sweeps on the government’s “call for evidence” Major changes are taking place in the solid fuel industry. The Government is currently undertaking a ‘Call For Evidence’ on domestic burning. It’s important that, as a professional chimney...
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Richard Lawson

“I found the course to be very knowledgeable. Being a Guild sweep has given me greater confidence when going to customer’s homes and this has enabled me to become a HETAS approved chimney sweep.”

Richard Lawson (Hexham Chimney Sweeps)
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