United Chimney Sweeps Annual Awards

United Chimney Sweeps is an online forum for independent chimney sweeps and HETAS installers who are either members of NACS, Guild, APICS, ICS or HETAS where we chat, advise, learn and exchange information in the art of ‘Flueology’. Most members have been sweeping and installing for a vast number of years, so as the job is quite lonesome, being able to share that wealth of knowledge and experience is fantastic, especially when it comes to using kit, maintaining stoves and where is good or not so good to purchase equipment, stoves and flue supplies. http://ukchimneysweeps.activeboard.com

United Chimney Sweeps Annual Awards

The forum is now in it’s 5th year, but this year we decided to have an annual award based on each member putting forward nominees and voting in each category. We are the ground troops as such, who are hands on with all the equipment, stoves and suppliers on a daily basis.

So the UCS Annual Awards 2015 had 3 categories and the winners are as follows:
Best Stove Manufacturer – Woodwarm Stoves

Best Equipment Manufacturer – SnapLok Systems

Best Supplier to the Sweep/Installer Trade - Flue & Ducting for Duraflue Liners

These are some of the comments made by the voting members:

Woodwarm Stoves LogoWoodwarm Stoves
I would go to Woodwarm, specifically for their phoenix range of stoves, clean modern lines chimney sweep friendly , ease of use and quality of build.

My vote goes to Woodwarm, as they are easy to maintain, they never fail and customers love the airwash that keeps that glass clean, unlike many manufacturers that make this same claim but fail.

Snaplok Power Sweep SystemsSnapLok Systems
Snaplok, their products are good quality at a fair price, also they respond to our feedback and are willing to change and adapt their products.

Snaplok - A company that listens to sweeps and always wants to improve their product.

The award is currently on route to the US, but Dave Kresge at Gardus who are part of the HY-C Group and manufacturer of SnapLok, did make a statement: “We at SnapLok are honored to receive the award for Best Equipment Manufacturer of the Year and would like to sincerely thank all who voted for us. As a leader in the rotary sweeping industry, we will continue to work hard to provide innovative sweeping equipment at an affordable price.  We look forward to the feedback from our customers as it is your feedback that makes us better.  There is always room to improve and we will do our best to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction.  Thank you once again, we truly respect our customers and appreciate your business.”

Dura Flue LogoFlue & Ducting for Duraflue Liners
Dura Flue, because it's an excellent product and the service and price offers are spot on.

Supplier of the year would have to go to Flue & Ducting who make and sell Dura Flue. Innovative new product, backed up by quality of service you rarely find in our industry.

 

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