13 May 2020

Do Birds Nest Down Chimneys?‍ Early spring is the time of year when birds begin nesting, during this time we receive numerous enquires regarding the removal of a potential bird nest from a chimney. ‍ Under the Wildlife and Country Act, it is an offence to destroy or remove a nest during the nesting season which lasts from […]

07 May 2020

With the onset of the Industrial Revolution, coal became the main fuel for domestic heating. When overcrowded cities began to produce foggy smoke from chimney fires. The job of a chimney sweep was essential to avoid fires erupting in the home. When the interior of a chimney became choked or partially blocked with a build-up of soot, chimney fires could occur. […]