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Chimney Services


ESSEX                        &                        SUFFOLK

Choose Chaps Chimney Services for a professional chimney Sweep in the areas of Sudbury, Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, and Colchester. We strive to provide excellent customer service to each and every client of ours.

Utilising the latest technology for power sweeping alongside the traditional sweep with brushes Chaps Chimney Services will ensure a quick clean along with a signed certificate of cleaning

How often should I have my chimney swept?

Many insurance companies require a chimney/fuel to be swept a minimum of once a year. This means some insurance companies will no longer pay out for chimney fire damage unless the fule has been swept and maintained by a professional chimney sweep who can issue a valid certificate of sweeping recognised by the insurance companies themselves. Chaps Chimney Services will always supply you with a signed certificate after we have swept your chimney/fuel

Why get a chimney sweep?

Whether you are using a traditional chimney or you have a modern fitting, our sweeps at Chaps Chimney Services can clean it completely. Your chimney is essential for soot, smoke, and gases to funnel out from your fireplace. The harmful smoke and gases could enter your home if your chimney is blocked or has developed cracks. It is extremely risky to clean or fix the chimneys by yourself.

Get in touch with us to hire a professional chimney sweep today and we can fix it in no time. Based in Sudbury we serve Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, and Colchester.

Smoke detectors & tests

Not only do we take care of your chimneys we can help in other ways too. From the supply and fitting of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to smoke test on your chimney we can help, after all, there’s nothing more important than your family’s safety.


Chimney Pots

From installing and removing chimney pots to conducting smoke tests in Sudbury, Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Colchester, Chaps Chimney services can do it all in no time.

Taking care of your chimney pots

If you would like to extend the length of the chimney or if there is already a damaged chimney pot which has to be replaced, you can rely on Chaps Chimney Services for a neat finish and high-quality of work. We will visit your property and fix it immediately. If you are going to use an old chimney after long time or if you have a doubt about the condition of your chimney, we always recommend for a smoke test to be conducted. Our experts conduct excellent smoke tests to find out if there are any faults with the chimney and we can help fix it with ease.

Our services include

  • Chimney pot installation
  • Replacement of damaged chimney pots
  • Smoke tests
  • Cowls and bird guards fitted
  • Ensuring normal operation of chimneys
  • Fixing faults to prevent harmful gases
  • In addition to chimney pots, we supply fuels including seasoned logs, kindling firelighters and coal in small and bulk loads. Based in Sudbury, we serve Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Colchester.


    Nests & Blockages

    Durable bird guards for homes in Essex and Suffolk.

    Chaps Chimney Services installs high-quality cowls and bird guards in the Sudbury area. We also handle repairs and regular maintenance of chimneys in your property.

    Are birds nesting in your chimney?

    Is rainwater flowing through the chimney and causing damp in your fireplace? Or are there birds nesting in your chimney? Chimney caps or bird guards are the quickest and simplest way to seal the chimney and protect it. You can also install cowls where there is a need due to weather conditions. In addition to preventing the birds they also draw the smoke out of the chimney resulting in improved efficiency of the appliance. It restricts wind to prevent smoke from coming back down the chimney. Get in touch with us, we recommend you install durable bird guards for your home in Essex and Suffolk.

    Why choose us?

  • Friendly and reliable service
  • Quick and efficient completion
  • A complete chimney service
  • N.A.C.S approved
  • We supply all chimney parts
  • Experienced chimney sweepers
  • Free quotes
  • Based in Sudbury, we extend our services across towns in Essex and Suffolk including Saffron Walden and Colchester, we also extend our services to Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and everywhere in between.

    Why is it important to check for and clear blockages?

    A blocked chimney can cause numerous issues within the household. Nests and blockages can prevent carbon monoxide and harmful gasses from leaving the the flue putting you and your family at risk, not only that but unfortunately birds can get trapped in chimneys and panic causing soot and other debris to fall down into the fire place. We recommend that you call as soon as possible if you believe you may have a blockage to ensure the safety of your family.


    Biomass Cleaning

    Biomass Cleaning in Essex and Suffolk

    Choose Chaps Chimney Services for a professional BIomass Flue Clean in the areas of Sudbury, Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Colchester. We strive to provide an excellent customer service to each and every client of ours.

    How ash affects biomass boiler flues

    The main parts of the boiler that are affected by ash deposits are the combustion chamber, the heat exchanger and connected flue/chimney system surfaces.

    Virtually all automated biomass boilers have an automatic heat exchanger cleaning mechanism. These mechanisms periodically clean a reasonable percentage of the overall surface of the heat exchanger to assist with the efficiency of the boiler. However, these components gather ash over time which restricts the flow of the flue gasses. This in turn reduces boiler efficiency and output.

    Large commercial biomass boilers flue systems are fitted with cyclonic dirt scrubbers to remove fly ash and debris from the flue gases as they pass through the system. These scrubbers require cleaning to ensure efficient removal of the materials.

    How often should I have my biomass boiler flue cleaned?

    Ideally it should be cleaned twice annually.
    Biomass boiler flues need to be kept clean. You need to make sure you have sufficient fuel in the hopper, check the flue occasionally and empty the ash bin every couple of weeks.


    CCTV Surveys

    CCTV surveys and inspection for chimneys in Essex and Suffolk

    Chaps Chimney Services provides a comprehensive camera system to diagnose any problems with your chimney Sudbury, Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Colchester.

    CCTV inspection for your chimneys

    Do you have damages to your chimney which you are not able to identify? Do not worry. Our team from Chaps Chimney Services will visit your property equipped with CCTV technology to make a visual inspection of your flue and chimney. This will give us an understanding of the blockage and the kind of cleaning it will require. We can find out if it is because of nests and blockages or accumulated soot. It is always advisable to regularly inspect your chimneys to prevent unwanted damage or house fires.
    Get in touch with us and our technicians will visit you.

    Why do you need CCTV surveys?

  • In case of chimney fires
  • Damages which cannot be identified by naked eyes
  • To find the cause of the damage
  • Find blockage and leakages
  • To prevent the property from potential damages
  • To identify the accumulated soot to be removed
  • For property surveys
  • Based in Sudbury, we serve towns across Essex and Suffolk including Saffron Walden and Colchester, we also extend our services to Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and everywhere in between.

    What do I need?

    Before having your chimney surveyed it’s imperative that the chimney/flue has been swept first, this will help us to identify any problem areas and also ensures the procedure can be carried out safely.

    We offer a comprehensive chimney sweep service so that you can have both jobs done at once.

    Open Hours

    M: 7am – 5pm
    T: 7am – 5pm
    W: 7am – 5pm
    T: 7am – 5pm
    F: 7am – 5pm
    S: 7am - 9pm
    S: Closed
    Holidays: Closed


    1 Pitfield Cottage
    Pitfield Green
    Little Henny
    CO10 7NH