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You’re in safe hands with a Guild sweep

You’re in safe hands with a Guild sweep

15 March, 2019
  Chimney sweeping is more than just waggling a brush up a flue   WHAT do you think about your chimney sweep being a member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps? Perhaps it means nothing to you. All...
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Does my fire harm the environment?

Does my fire harm the environment?

26 February, 2019
  EVERYONE loves a safe, snug, roaring fire and that’s a simple fact of life. Yet there’s always been an alleged conflict between a householder’s right to enjoy a wood fire stove or open fire – and the reported...
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Remember to PARTY on Burns Night!

Remember to PARTY on Burns Night!

22 January, 2019
  WE ALL love a good party and there’s no better excuse than Burns Night (Jan 25) to pop open the bubbly and dust off the best whisky. If you don’t fancy haggis or Caledonian chicken you could stock...
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Beware of cowboy tradesmen

Beware of cowboy tradesmen

12 January, 2019
  COWBOY tradesmen cause a lot of problems for householders when they turn up to do a job and don’t do it properly. These unprofessional workers don’t care about the welfare of the customer and their own focus is...
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Warning after logs stored indoors catch fire at two homes

Warning after logs stored indoors catch fire at two homes

14 December, 2018
                  HOUSEHOLDERS have been warned not to store wood near hearths after logs caught fire inside a house near Watlington. Oxfordshire Fire & Rescue Service sent fire engines to tackle the...
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10 reasons why you can trust a Guild sweep

10 reasons why you can trust a Guild sweep

11 December, 2018
  WHAT can a respected customer expect from a member of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps? Why should you employ the services of a Guild sweep? Most importantly, can you trust his or her professionalism? To reassure you,...
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New ‘Findachimneysweep’ website launched

New ‘Findachimneysweep’ website launched

06 December, 2018
    A BRAND new website for ‘Findachimneysweep’ has been launched to benefit the businesses of members of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps – findachimneysweep.co.uk The site has a new sweep search function making it easier for prospective...
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New Sweeping Certificates

New Sweeping Certificates

02 December, 2018
By popular demand we have a new sweeping certificate! We hope you like them – see sample below. Guild members  can now take advantage of the redesigned sweeping certificate. This is the certificate where all the details of each...
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‘Sweep for a Sweep’

‘Sweep for a Sweep’

15 October, 2018
Support for Chimney sweep Tony Spanton Tony has suffered a serious motorcycle accident on the first weekend of Sept 2018 and has life threatening injuries, right leg lost below the knee, left femur broken, broken neck, broken back, 2...
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Government fuel consultation and legislation

Government fuel consultation and legislation

06 October, 2018
THIS CONSULTATION IS NOW CLOSED.  BELOW ARE THE DETAILS OF THE GUILD’S OFFICIAL RESPONSE We have prepared a response for you to use in the government fuel consultation. We have prepared a letter to send to your MP. Download...
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New Master Sweeps & Members

New Master Sweeps & Members

02 September, 2018
The Guild are pleased to announce that the following members have achieved Guild Master Sweep status Martin Lewis –  1.4.U.2.Call. Suffolk David O’ Donnell –  Essex & Suffolk Sweep. Essex Rob Chisholm –  RC Chimney Sweep. Oxfordshire And a ...
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The 2019 Guild Trade Exhibition

The 2019 Guild Trade Exhibition

02 September, 2018
The Chesford Grange Hotel. Kenilworth. Warwick CV8 2LD Friday 1stand Sat 2ndMarch 2019. 9.30am to 4.30pm on Friday, 9.30am to 3pm on Saturday It’s already shaping up to be the biggest and best to date. The venue is outstanding,...
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Chimney Fire Safety Week

Chimney Fire Safety Week

02 September, 2018
  It’s chimney fire safety week. We’ve been promoting it for a while on the Guild social media platforms, sending hundreds of visitors straight to the findachimneysweep search page and hopefully on to book you. If you use Facebook...
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Combined CCTV survey / Integrity (smoke) testing course – 14th September, Specflue, Suffolk

Combined CCTV survey / Integrity (smoke) testing course – 14th September, Specflue, Suffolk

02 September, 2018
  This is your last chance this year to take this outstanding course. Delivered by expert trainer Mick Waumsley it covers all aspects of chimney surveying and testing from tools and equipment to insurance and responsibilities.  We have six...
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Burn Right Update

Burn Right Update

19 August, 2018
Burn Right Update: Campaign information on what to do and how to do it. The 4 main Trade organisations meet together for the first time. www.burnright.co.uk
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Chimney Sweep Data Protection

Chimney Sweep Data Protection

22 May, 2018
For most chimney sweeps the data they hold on a customer is very basic. This guide and the downloads below should cover most of your requirements. We have made every effort to ensure this is a comprehensive guide but...
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AGM Minutes 2018

AGM Minutes 2018

19 May, 2018
 AGM minutes 2018    
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Regional Meetings May ’18

Regional Meetings May ’18

23 April, 2018
14 Guild regional meetings in May Guild vice chairman Sascha Meding has worked with our Regional Officers and other members to put together a programme of meetings in May. Not everyone can get to the AGM and some of...
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Gala Dinner 2018

Gala Dinner 2018

01 April, 2018
Over 100 members and guests at the Gala Dinner 2018. Unfortunately around 20 guests couldn’t make it due to the snow but those that did had a great evening, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. The...
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BurnRight Information Guide

BurnRight Information Guide

26 March, 2018
Find out how everyone can benefit from this major national campaign. Download the guide:  BurnRight information and guidance v3 Then visit www.BurnRight.co.uk
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Trip to CPL smokeless fuel works

Trip to CPL smokeless fuel works

22 March, 2018
Guild members visit the CPL briquetting works at Immingham It was a bit damp and grey on Tuesday but these 12 Guild members had a great day out.     Wayne Herring said “- We had a fab day...
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Press Article Download

Press Article Download

14 March, 2018
Click here to download Press Article Document
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Wood as Fuel

Wood as Fuel

14 March, 2018
Click here to download Wood as Fuel PDF
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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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We all breathe the same air – Press Release

We all breathe the same air – Press Release

12 February, 2018
DOWNLOAD THE FILE: We all breathe the same air – PR
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Wood as Fuel

Wood as Fuel

12 February, 2018
DOWNLOAD THE FILE: Wood-as-Fuel downloads
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AGM 2017

AGM 2017

07 February, 2018
Held at:  The Oxford Belfry Hotel, Milton Common, Thame, OX9 2JW Date: Saturday 11th March 2017 Meeting opened at 3.40pm Meeting closed at 6.00pm   Board members: Chairman: Daniel Hodgson (DH) Vice Chairman: Sascha Meding (SM) Public Relations: Lawson...
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Guild Facebook – making the most

Guild Facebook – making the most

26 January, 2018
Do you use Facebook? Help us help you. If so here are some things you can do which will benefit us all. The Guild has two pages to mirror our two websites – one consumer and one for members...
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Sweep costs and Income”

Sweep costs and Income”

26 January, 2018
CLICK HEREt o download Sweep costs and income
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We all breathe the same air

We all breathe the same air

19 December, 2017
  BurnRight wood burning and air pollution consumer awareness campaign. All consumer and trade information is now hosted at: www.BurnRight.co.uk Poor air quality is an issue for everyone – we all breathe the same air. The issue of air...
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COSHH – Smoke Pellets

COSHH – Smoke Pellets

03 July, 2017
Download COSHH – Smoke Pellets
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COSHH – Soot

COSHH – Soot

03 July, 2017
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Stickman logo

Stickman logo

03 July, 2017
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Customer complaints procedure

Customer complaints procedure

03 July, 2017
Suggested complaints procedure for Guild members. All good businesses have a procedure for customer complaints. You should not necessarily place the whole procedure on your websites etc. You simply need to indicate that you have a complaints procedure, indicate...
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Code of conduct

Code of conduct

03 July, 2017
This document identifies the Guild’s code of conduct which all members must adhere to. Download Code of Conduct
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Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment

03 July, 2017
Please find attached the sample risk assessment form which should be completed when carrying out chimney cleaning services. This is not a comprehensive list so it is your responsibility to add to it! Download Risk Assessment Form Guild
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Method Statement – Guild Sample

Method Statement – Guild Sample

03 July, 2017
This documnet is a sample of a method statement for sweeping chimneys. Companies may ask for a method statement and this is an example of the information that should be included. Click here to download Method Statment-Guild sample
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25th May ’17 – Update and instructions

25th May ’17 – Update and instructions

29 June, 2017
If you have a website and want to maintain the link from your profile page of the sweep search then please read carefully. Maintaining this link will significantly improve your customer enquiries. It will also elevate the ranking of...
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Look after those knees!

Look after those knees!

01 June, 2017
I have now been involved in the Chimney industry for some thirteen years, a family business established in 1982 run by my father in law up until 7 years ago when he retired. Fortunately I was in a good...
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Guild Certified chimney sweep training

Guild Certified chimney sweep training

01 June, 2017
We are asked on a daily basis; what make a guild sweep any different to any other? There are three answers to this question Consistent high standards Very high levels of training Ongoing access to Industry Knowledge It is the...
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What our members say…

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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