James Skinner Chimney Sweep - sweeping chimneys and servicing of solid fuel appliances throughout most of North Wales. Sweep Safe registered.

We have been sweeping chimneys across Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire for over 10 years. Providing the highest quality of service to our customers, we issue Sweep Safe Certificates with every chimney swept. We pride ourselves on providing a clean stress free service.

Areas we cover - Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Conwy and Denbighshire

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Chimney Sweeping

We sweep chimneys and flues for open fires, woodburning stoves, multifuel stoves, wood pellet boilers, biomass boilers, as well as Aga, Stanley & Rayburn ranges. For more information about how it works see our FAQs or contact us to talk about what you need.

We sweep hotels and larger properties as well. Contact us to talk about what you need.

Servicing & Maintenance

We offer stove servicing and maintenance. Your appliance should be serviced every year to ensure safe usage and efficiency.

On each service we check the fire rope seals on doors and glass and the integrity of firebricks and fire cement. We will check the joints in the flue gas connections and look for worn or damage on stove parts. Parts will be ordered and fitted as needed. We will also do a deep clean inside and out.

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Brilliant job

- We had just moved into our house, went to light the fire and smoke just poured out. We called James Skinner Chimney Sweep - he swept the chimney, serviced the stove, re-roped the door and sealed the flue and put a new cowl on chimney pot. Incredible service, lots of advise very friendly. We will highly recommend to everyone we know... thanks so much!!

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Chimney Cowls

A chimney cowl can help improve draw, protect agaist debris and weather. Some also come with a bird guard. We supply and fit chimney cowls for all types of configurations. We’ll advise you on what cowl will best suit your system.

Contact us to talk to us about what you need.


Why do I need my chimney swept?

Chimney sweeping is an essential part of maintaining your solid fuel heating appliance. It removes the build up of acidic soot and creosote. It also removes any blockages like birds nests, cobwebs and plant matter. This allows your chimney flue to work efficiently, allowing the passing of dangerous gases. A significant build up of creosote can also increase the risk of chimney fires

Why do I need a sweep certificate?

Did you know that many insurance companies require a sweep certificate as proof the chimney has been swept annually? In the event of a chimney fire claim if there is not a valid sweep certificate then your insurance may be invalid.

How often does my chimney needs sweeping?

  • Wood - quarterly
  • Bituminous coal - twice a year
  • Smokeless fuel - at least once a year
  • Oil - once a year
  • Gas - once a year

How long does it take?

Between 40 minutes and one hour on a straightforward sweep with no blockages - a little more if the removal of a birds nest or other blockage is required.


Is it mess free?

It is mess free for most chimneys. However where there is a major amount of soot buildup or bird nest within the chimney it will be more involved. In those rare cases we will endeavour to contain debris as best we can.


What should I do prior to the appointment?

  • Please move ornaments and the like away from the hearth to allow a clear working area and pathway.
  • We would also ask you to clear ash, soot and other material away from the grate, and ensure stoves and fire grate is cool before we arrive.
  • Cover any electrical items or light coloured fabrics of soft furnishings in the immediate area.

What happens to the soot?

The soot is bagged up in a plastic sack and left with the customer to either dispose in their household waste bin or take to landfill.


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07432 448725




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