About Trevor Howard
- Worked in software development for 25 years.
- Gave up politics of IT management for greater satisfaction of hands on manual work.
- Joined the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps as the best industry body with the most rigorous training, assessment and member support.
- Adheres to the Guild Code of practice including:
- Thoroughly clean the chimney & fire or stove.
- Execute “Building Regulations” conformity (safety) check.
- Smoke test.
- Issue insurance recognised certificate.
- HETAS qualified for further knowledge and qualification for installation & repairs.
- Aims to deliver the best quality at a fair price.
Why use a knowledgeable sweep?
- Fires & stoves without maintenance can become dangerous over time similarly to cars.
- Most stoves and many fires, except those recently installed, require maintenance beyond a simple sweep.
- Good chimney sweep training, experience and in depth knowledge enables good practice, thorough safety checks and identification of appropriate maintenance beyond a sweep.
- By using a knowledgeable chimney sweep you can be confident your fire or stove is safe and be informed of any lack of compliance with today’s building regulations.
- This reduces the chances of a chimney fire or carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty appliance.
- Certified Member Of The Guild Of Master Chimney Sweeps.
- HETAS Registered Chimney Sweep.
- HETAS Registered Installer (Linings & System Chimneys).
- Trained In ‘Power Sweeping’ Technique.
- Certified For ‘Working At Heights’.
- Certified for sweeping thatched properties.
- Certified For ‘CCTV And Chimney Surveys’.
- Public Liability Insurance To £2.5m.
Other values I offer that I believe customers value are:
- Local in and around the Newbury area – ColdAsh based but happy to travel as required
- Fair and informative: I’ll let you know any costs before committing you to them
- Personal guarantee – if you have an issue with my service I’ll put it right. The Guild also offer a ‘dispute procedure’ in the unlikely event that my personal guarantee fails to satisfy
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Polite, courteous and friendly
- Professional Qualifications
The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps
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