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Call Home Fires and Fuels for a first class Chimney Sweeping Service!

Home Fires and Fuels provide a fully insured chimney sweep service to residents of Stockport, Tameside, South Manchester, Marple, Glossop, High Peak and surrounding areas. Our chimney sweeping service is competitively priced and we provide a discount of 10% to customers who have their Chimneys swept between April – July (outside of the very busy winter period). As an NACS member, we abide by their code of practice and conduct. We issue fire certificates once the chimney has been swept and smoke tested – these are essential for your home buildings insurance.

We also supply and fit bird guards and cowls, conduct smoke testing and undertake installation and building works.

David Qualter is a professional chimney sweep and a member of NACS (the National Association of Chimney Sweeps).


Professional Chimney Sweeping Services include:


  • Member of National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS)
  • Fully insured
  • NACS backed certificate provided
  • Clean, tidy and professional service with no mess
  • Smoke evacuation tests
  • Nest removal and bird guards and cowls fitted
  • Every kind of chimney swept

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Chimney Sweep Testimonials

"wonderful service"

“We had loads of problems with our stove that was badly fitted by a builder. David had to dismantle the register plate and put new screws in place. He did this patiently and professionally – wonderful service.”

Mrs Barlow
Marple Bridge

"nothing too much trouble"

“Very good service. Punctual, no mess and nothing too much trouble.”

Mr and Mrs Retvers

"reliable and very efficient"

“David did a great job on our two chimneys and provided much needed advice as well, reliable and very efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.”

Mrs Barker

"already recommended you to family and friends"

“We write to express our satisfaction with our recent purchase from your delightful shop and your subsequent home visit to sweep our chimney. We have already recommended you to family and friends and would have no hesitation in contacting you again in the future.”

Mr & Mrs Hopwood

"reliable, clean and professional"

“I always refer my customers in Marple and Stockport who need a chimney sweep to David Qualter at Home Fires and Fuels. I know I can depend on him to be reliable, clean and professional.”

David Norton
Norton Building Company

Areas covered by Home Fires and Fuels chimney sweeping service

Chimney Sweeping across the whole of Stockport

Home Fires and Fuels are based in Marple and professional chimney sweep David Qualter covers the whole of the Stockport area including Marple, Mellor, Romiley, Hazel Grove, Offerton, Heaton Moor, Heaton Mersey, Davenport, Cheadle, Bramhall and all surrounding areas.

Chimney Sweeping East Cheshire

We also do a great deal of work in East Cheshire including Wilmslow, Poynton, Alderley Edge, Disley and High Lane.

Chimney Sweeping Derbyshire

We are based close to the Derbyshire border and therefore have many customers in the New Mills, Hayfield, Whaley Bridge and Glossop areas too.

Chimney Sweeping South Manchester

We also regularly cover the South Manchester area including Didsbury, Chorlton, Sale and surrounding areas.

Chimney Sweep Services across Greater Manchester and the North West

Please contact us if you live outside of these areas: we will always try and help.

Chimney Sweeping Questions frequently asked of us

How often should I have my chimney swept?
All flues need to be regularly swept to ensure optimum efficiency and safety. If a flue liner has been installed, regular sweeping will help to increase its lifespan.

The National Association of Chimney Sweeps recommended frequency is set out below:

Smokeless Fuels - Once a year
Bituminous Coal - Twice a year
Wood - Quarterly (when in use)
Gas - Once a year

What happens if I do not get my chimney swept?
Soot and tar deposits will build up representing an increased risk of fire and an inefficient chimney.

Blockages can also lead to an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning due to lack of adequate venting.

According to Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service "The latest statistics show that there are approximately 7,000 chimney fires a year in England, but most of these are preventable. "

How long does it take to sweep a chimney?
About an hour. It may take less and sometimes more if there is a problem in accessing the flue or a blockage.
I have just move into a new house. How do I know if my chimney is safe to use?
We recommend that you arrange to have the chimneys swept before using them. We will sweep, test and provide advice.
Do I need to do anything before the chimney sweep arrives?
We will bring sheets and all equipment necessary for sweeping the flue and ensure that no mess is made in your room. It would help if you could ensure the fireplace is free from ornaments and coal buckets etc to enable good working access. Please do not use the appliance for 6 hours before the visit. If you have a gas fire, it will need to be disconnected before sweeping the flue, please ensure that this is done. We can provide details of a GAS SAFE fitter should you require one.
What type of fuel can I use on my appliance?
For multi-fuel stoves, you can burn seasoned or kiln dried logs or smokeless coal. You can also burn briquettes. You should ensure that any wood you burn is of a moisture content less than 25%
My fire isn't working properly, can someone come out to look at it?
In our experience, 90% of problems are with the flue rather than the appliance. A chimney sweep will cure most problems and we will always check that the appliance is working correctly as well.