We at Embers are HETAS and Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps certified and accredited.
Did you know that, in order to have a solid fuel appliance (stove or open fire) installed and commissioned, you must either go through the expensive and stressful process of having the installation works checked and signed off by a local building control inspector or have the works conducted and signed off by a HETAS certified installer/engineer. Of course the former is a potential minefield, as if the builder/DIY’er is not totally up to date with current building regulations and the install does not conform the building control officer will not issue a “sign off” and the appliance may need to be removed!
Save yourself the headache and the expense by going for a HETAS approved engineer in the first instance. By going for a HETAS engineer you know that not only are you employing a competent and professional workman, you are also employing a workman who is totally up to date with the relevant builders regulations (a five year refresher/renewal is required by all HETAS engineers) and can self “sign off” the work.
Likewise for appliance/chimney servicing/sweeping, it is important to have a certified workman conduct the work. Chimney sweeping is not only the process of sweeping/cleaning the flue with brushes, it is also the process of testing and the checking of the flue, chimney stack and the chimney pots and of course conducting a smoke test to ensure that when you are using your appliance you will not fall victim of carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Be safe, get a professional to conduct the work.
- Embers are competitive and professional with ALL works.