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A new chapter – The Federation of British Chimney Sweeps

A new chapter – The Federation of British Chimney Sweeps

03 June, 2020
Over the last year or so the main UK chimney sweep trade associations have engaged in discussions on industry governance, formal qualification and training. As you’d expect, the Guild were involved from the very start, working hard with colleagues...
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Online Refresher Course

Online Refresher Course

Another first – 19th June 2020 This course is open to any sweep and is for experienced sweeps only. We have re-structured the 5 year Refresher course to enable candidates to attend online. It’s a one day live interactive...
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Dinner, raffles and more prizes

Dinner, raffles and more prizes

02 June, 2020
Lawson Wight reflects on a great finale to a great weekend. What do chimney sweeps do when they are not working? Well once a year many of them get together, spend a lot of money on tools, food and...
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Government action on coal and wet wood.

Government action on coal and wet wood.

01 June, 2020
On Friday 21st February while munching your cornflakes, trying to contain your excitement about the fast-approaching Guild Trade Exhibition, you may have seen some headlines referring to a government “coal and wet wood ban”. They announced plans to phase...
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Guild Exhibition 2020

Guild Exhibition 2020

On February 28/29, the Chesford Grange, Kenilworth again hosted the 2020 Guild Exhibition. This event was kindly sponsored by Rodtech UK, and as well as welcoming Guild members, stove / fireplace installers, and other trades, the Exhibition attracted many...
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Jason Ross

“And what do you do?” “I’m a chimney sweep.” “The reactions can be interesting, from amusement to sympathy. But what people don’t often realise is that chimney sweeping is probably one of the best jobs in the world! “I have been sweeping for 7 years and have found it to be a very good way […]

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