What the industry is saying
“The British Flue & Chimney Manufacturers Association (BFCMA) is pleased to support the development of NVQ qualifications for chimney sweeps. It is important that chimney sweeps have a formal, recognised qualification. This will give the public, the wider industry and government departments the confidence that chimneys are being swept and inspected by individuals who know what to look for in a well performing chimney and appliance. The correct burning of fuel in an efficient appliance and a clean chimney will significantly reduce the emission of particulates. “
Dennis Milligan Chair BFCMA
The BFCMA, the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturer’s Association, is the UK's only Trade Association for chimney products. The BFCMA works closely with Government, public bodies and other organisations to develop safe and effective chimney and flue solutions.
To download BFCMA Guides domestic, commercial and gas http://www.bfcma.co.uk/download.aspx
The SIA offers a wealth of information for consumers that own or are looking to buy a stove. From understanding the benefits of choosing a stove that complies with the new Ecodesign regulation to the importance of using dry wood. You’ll also find a guide to how best to light your stove and information on how to locate a trusted SIA Retail Group member.
Burn Better a DEFRA initiative promotes the message that Burning the wrong fuels at home, such as wet wood or some types of coal, releases harmful smoke into the air which, when mixed with other emissions in your chimney, can affect your health.
If you have an open fire or stove, click the link for some easy steps you can take to improve the way you burn.
CITB is the industry training board for the construction sector in England, Scotland, and Wales. It’s our job to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development, to build a better Britain.
CITB are an executive non-departmental public body in charge of our budget and activities. Sponsored by the Department for Education CITB are accountable to government ministers, and ultimately Parliament.
Burnright is an independent, grass roots campaign – run by chimney sweeps for the wider benefit of everyone, using solid fuel appliances , Burnright for more heat in your home, to benefit you and your family’s health as well as protecting the environment by reducing emissions from your appliance by using the correct fuels in the right way.
Make your woodstove part of the solution, rather than the problem!
APICS was formed to keep its members independent and to set the standards sweeps must reach to become a member, improving the knowledge and safety of chimney sweeps and customers across the country, thereby giving customers a better service and a name they can trust.
ICS membership extends throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. All of our members have Public Liability Insurance and can provide references, upon request. Customers wishing to locate a chimney sweep in their local area can be confident that we are experts in our profession, providing an excellent standard of service.
The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps is one of the UK’s premier trade association for professional chimney sweeps. The Guild was established over 25 years ago with training, standards and member co-operation at its heart.
The National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) formed in 1982 as a professional Trade Association, promoting high standards for the sweeping, inspection and maintenance of chimneys.
The National Chimney Sweeping Safety Association is a Professional Trade Association formed in September 2017 by experienced professional Chimney Sweeps with the aim of taking the ancient art of chimney sweeping into the 21st century.
RodStation aims to supply the best service and innovative high quality British made products at affordable prices. Our Managing Director Adam Pedersen has designed many products that are sold to stove shops and chimney related businesses all over the UK. In addition to being the 3rd generation involved in chimneys he has a First Class Honours Degree in Product design and engineering.
clearSkies is an objective and independent emissions and energy performance certification scheme for stoves and fireplaces.