Chimney Sweeping Balcombe
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Chimney Sweep Mark Styles cleans all types of domestic chimneys and flues. Email here for quote
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Our chimney sweep covers Balcombe

Our family-run Chimney Sweep business is insured to sweep open fires and multi-fuel stoves (gas, coal or oil) in Preston. We are a professional and friendly company and offer:

  • Complete safety inspections
  • All types of chimney swept & vacuumed
  • Wood burners & stoves
  • Full chimney service & restoration
  • Woodstove restoration
  • Bird nests removed
  • Chimney pots, cowls and bird guards
  • Free advice on chimney liners
  • Hetas approved chimney sweep
  • Federation of British Chimney Sweeps

Your Balcombe Chimney Sweep Mark Styles

Clean and sweep, your chimney sweep, will make sure that the job will be professionally done to your expectation.

Chimney sweeping insurance cover - Chimney sweep Mark Styles has it all

Chimney sweep Insurance

Balcombe Chimney sweep Mark Styles is insured against any liability of chimney sweeping work and covers the Balcombe area.

History of Balcombe

The name Balcombe may mean “Mining Place Camp”. Bal is a Cornish word meaning a mining place as in Bal Maidens, and the same word may have existed in Ancient British Celtic. Although Coombe or Combe can mean a valley, it can also come from the Roman “camp”. So possibly from its name Balcombe could have once been a Romano-British mining settlement.

South of Balcombe on the London to Brighton railway line is the Ouse Valley Viaduct. Designed and engineered by John Urpeth Rastrick (1780–1856) in consultation with the talented architect David Mocatta, it was completed in 1842. It is 100 feet (30 m) high and 500 yards long. It has 37 arches and was built with 11 million imported Dutch bricks.

The village has a series of murals about World War I in its Victory Hall. Lady Gertrude Denman commissioned artist Neville Lytton to paint the thirty-four feet (10 m) long by ten feet (3 m) high frescoes. The murals were featured on a television programme about the war in 2005.

Balcombe was the birthplace of Colour Sergeant (later Lieutenant Colonel) Frank Bourne DCM, who fought at the battle of Rorke’s Drift in the Zulu War. He was the last British survivor of that battle when he died in Dorking in 1945. Famous residents included actor Paul Scofield.

The River Ouse was once navigable from the south coast to Balcombe, for the delivery of Dutch bricks to the viaduct.

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Need a Balcombe Chimney Sweep?

Do you have any question or queries about chimney sweeping in Balcombe?
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Call me at 01273 659 295 or 07976 711558

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Why is chimney sweeping important?

Chimney sweeping - how often does my chimney be swept?

The answer of course depends how often you use the fire and which fuel you use.

  • Smokeless fuel – At least once a year

  • Wood – A minimum of once a year but more depending on usage

  • Bituminous coal is banned and no longer used

  • Gas- Once a year

Chimney sweeping - do I need to sweep my chimney if I only burn smokeless fuel?

The answer is that chimney sweeping is recommended, if you are using the following fuels:

  • Smokeless fuels – including Anthracite, semi-Anthracite, Gas or a ‘low volatile steam coal’
  • Bituminous coal – sometimes ‘soft coal’ or ‘black coal’ and contains Bitumen… it is probably the most commonly sold coal in the UK
  • Wood – some woods with a high moisture content will reduce your fires heat output and freshly cut wood will create a lot of smoke making your chimney dirty
  • Oil – including both gas oil and kerosene
  • Gas – including mains and LPG

Not only does Mark provide excellent chimney sweeping and takes the time to explain about what he is doing in a friendly manner, … Highly recommended