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Chimney Sweeps - how much do you pay?

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waitingfornaru Mon 28-Nov-11 12:01:45

Just about to ring around for a local chimney sweep - how much do you pay for your's so I can guage whether I'm being quoted properly or not? I live in a commuter village in south Northamptonshire.

Thankyou smile

I live on the Peterborough side of Northamptonshire and we just paid £45

reastie Tue 29-Nov-11 07:45:53

I live in kent and we paid I think £50 a few months ago

WowOoo Tue 29-Nov-11 08:00:58

Paid £45 also.

gremlindolphin Tue 29-Nov-11 11:14:40

£23 in berkshire. I was pleasantly surprised!

ShowOfHands Tue 29-Nov-11 11:17:55

£25 in Norfolk

lubeybaublely Tue 29-Nov-11 11:18:27

£30 leicesteshire

ChildofIsis Tue 29-Nov-11 11:18:52

£25 in north yorkshire.

Pascha Tue 29-Nov-11 11:20:28

£40 in south Kent in September. Gone up £5 since last year.

Hopstheduck Tue 29-Nov-11 11:22:57

Gremlindolphin, does your sweep cover Ascot? I really need my chimney doing!

mejon Tue 29-Nov-11 15:02:43

£40 cash in mid-Wales around 6 weeks or so ago. Would have been £45 if I'd paid by cheque.

KizzyLizzy Tue 29-Nov-11 16:09:05

On a side note. How often do you need your chimney cleaned?

soandsosmummy Tue 29-Nov-11 20:10:33

£35 in Birmingham

Indith Tue 29-Nov-11 20:18:15

£45. He is very, very good and will come back free of charge if you have any problems within a couple of months of having it done.

There are lots of speedy, cheap and cheerful services around but they are just not thorough. We have a stove not an open fire and when we first moved in we used a cheaper service. He only did the chimney not the connecting flue which turned out to be completely blocked!

yomellamoHelly Tue 29-Nov-11 20:20:39

£42 sw london

33goingon64 Wed 30-Nov-11 19:34:33

I paid £45 in South east. Needs doing every 2 years apparently.

Indith Thu 01-Dec-11 16:05:55

How often it needs doing depends on how often you use it and what you burn. Coal is very sooty and would need doing more often than anthracite for example. We do ours yearly, it does our heating and water so at this time of year is on 24 hours a day, not the same as someone who has a fire on a Friday night for a treat.

chrislong1972 Tue 08-Nov-16 16:30:36

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