Windsor Chimney Sweep
Windsor Chimney Sweep
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HETAS - Heating Equipment Testing & Approval Scheme Professional
chimney sweeping
in and around Windsor
Call for advice on: 07932 314 077

Stove & Wood Burner Servicing

We can supply and install a range of stove and wood burner parts.

Stove Fire Bricks

Cracked, chipped or missing fire bricks in your stove can result in cracks appearing in the outer steel casing of your stove rendering it unsafe to use.

A cracked fire brick may require replacement
A cracked fire brick

Fire bricks are designed to provide a degree of insulation and even temperature distribution to the exterior of the stove whilst reflecting heat back into the fire pit area of your stove increasing its efficiency.

Cracks in the outer steel or cast iron skin of the stove are created by irregular heating and cooling of areas of the outer skin where the hot gases and radiated heat can contact it by way of a cracked, chipped or missing fire brick.

We can replace many of the popular stove manufacturers fire bricks for you, or cut replacement bricks on site if your stove has flat fire bricks from which we can create a template.

Manufacturers fire bricks supplied and installed into your stove
Manufacturers fire bricks
Fire bricks cut to size on site
Fire bricks cut to size
Fire bricks cut to size on site
Fire bricks

Stove Fire Rope Seals

It is highly important to make sure your stove is sealed when you close it. Stoves suck air in and expel it up your flue (chimney). If your stoves seals are leaking your fire will be drawing excess air above the quantity it was designed for and this causes the fire to "over-fire" or to rage, making the air controls of your stove less effective. This substantially increases fuel consumption and can have a detrimental effect on the material of the stove due to over heating.

Fire rope becomes compressed over time and usage, reducing its ability to seal the stove. We can test your rope seals and replace if necessary.

Stove door and glass rope seals come in various sizes
Stove door and glass rope seals come in various sizes
Both doors and glass have rope seals
Both doors and glass have rope seals
Replacing stove door and glass rope seals
Replacing stove door and glass rope seals

Stove Door Glass

Stove door glass can become hazy over time (especially if the wrong cleaning methods have been used) or cracked and broken by falling logs etc. We can supply and install new glass for most makes and sizes of stove.

Most stoves have an airwash control, this can be built in or adjustable. The air wash takes air down the front of the stove door glass keeping smoke away from the glass, depending on the stove it may also be preheated by the fire and eventually burns off most residues collected on the glass.

Clean glass the same way you would clean windows, never scrub with a scourer or abrasive this will score the glass. For hard to shift deposits allow the stove to burn them off through normal use, however if your glass is scratched or scored this may not be possible and it will need replacing.

Stove Tips
Clean a small test area in the bottom corner of your stoves glass to see if your cleaning method works and doesn't scratch or score the stove glass.

Door glass available for most stoves
Door glass available for most stoves
Cutting new stove glass on site
Cutting new stove glass on site
Clean stove glass without using abrasives
Clean stove glass without using abrasives

Stove Baffle Plates

The baffle plate (or throat plate) can be made from steel or heat resistant brick and sits above the fire box area of a stove directing the flue gases forward before they can get to the flue exit at the rear of the stove. The baffle increases the stoves efficiency and protects the top of the stove from overheating which can lead to warping or cracks in the stove skin. We can supply and install new baffle plates for most makes and sizes of stove.

Baffle plates wear out depending on usage (especially if coal is being burnt), if they are steel they can warp out of shape or a hole can be burnt through them, heat resistant brick types can crack and chip just like fire bricks.

Have a look with a torch above the fire box at your baffle plate if you see any cracks, warping or holes it will need to be replaced.

Stove Tips
Baffle plate life can be extended by not over-firing the stove (see fire rope seals) and keeping the fire under control.

Warped stove baffle plate hanging down
Warped stove baffle plate hanging down
Holed and cracked stove baffle plate
Holed and cracked stove baffle plate
A typical steel baffle plate
A typical steel baffle plate
Safety Alert
Chimneys require sweeping regularly when in use (at least annually).
The removal of soot and other obstructions will help prevent dangerous chimney fires, ensuring compliance with your buildings insurance terms & conditions. We provide you with a dated certificate of sweeping as required by your buildings insurance.

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Our professional chimney sweeps are not only fully insured for working in your home and at height, we are also HETAS - Heating Equipment Testing & Approval Scheme HETAS registered solid fuel appliance installation and servicing engineers.

We know how your fire works

HETAS
HETAS registered installers are trained and approved to UKAS standards and can self certify that their work complies with the relevant building regulations.

You can rely on courteous and expert cleaning, repairs and installations, carried out in accordance with national regulations and to the very highest of safety standards, ensuring that no hazardous gases escape into your home and no potentially dangerous soot build-ups are overlooked.

If you would like any further information about any of our services, please feel free to give us a call. We will be happy to offer you advice over the phone and a free quotation.