Chimneys And Flues

Chimneys & Flues

Your chimney or flue plays a vital role to the performance of your fire or heating appliance and will dictate what sort of fire or heating appliance you can install within your home. A cheap log burner or stove will perform reasonably well with a good chimney or flue but even the best log burner or stove won’t function correctly with a poor chimney. A chimney or flue performs two fundamental functions, the first to carry away waste gases and by products of the combustion process-smoke and secondly feeds air and oxygen to the fire or flame. The draft of the chimney is formed initially through the pressure differential between the bottom and the top of the chimney and then accelerated through rising of hot air through the chimney was the fire or flame is lit. This draws the necessary air into the fire, stove or appliance and carries the waste gases in the form of smoke out into the atmosphere. Find out more about "Chimneys and Flues" in the articles below...



Pumice Chimney System Designed for Wood Burning Stoves.

Real Fires Can Reduce Blood Pressure

The Future of Stove Ventilation. Reduce noise, Improve Efficiency.

Ventilation: Bulding Regulations

Preventing Heat Loss

Green Deal solid wall insulation cashback scheme closed

The Green Hero: Chimney Sheep

Innovative solutions to common problems

Hints and Tips: Summer Maintenance of Your Fireplace

Maintaining your fireplace during Summer

Hints and Tips: Summer Maintenance of Your Fireplace

Chimney Sweep Has Cleaned a Lifetime of Soot

Chimney Liners

Eldfast, Revitalising National Trust Properties

It’s Spring...its official!

Specflue Free Design & Quotation Tool Upgraded

How to join a chimney liner and when to insulate a chimney

Specflue Awarded Silver Carbon Charter Award

Regulations and Requirement

Important safety alert for TESTO 330 Flue Gas Analysers

Chillingham Castle Chimney Fire

Notice Plates: A Guide to the Building Regulations

Chimneys and Flues: A Guide to the Building Regulations

Chimneys and Flues

Solutions to most chimney problems

Schiedel Ignis Protect

Awe Inspiring Chimneys.

Guidance on Chimneys for Wood Burning Appliances.

How Windkat Works

The Importance of Having Your Chimney Swept

Chimney Height and Draft.

Anatomy of a Chimney

I Don't Know, I'm Fluless. Which Gas Fire, Which Flue?

Quick Guide to Buying a Fire and Chimney and Flue Types

Get off my chimney! African grey parrot defends its patch.

Santa must be stuck up the chimney!

What, National Chimney Week?

The Essentials to Understanding, Fireplace, Chimney and Flue Sizes

Using a competent installer

Katie Sweep - H&H & other things.

Katie Sweep-The Importance of Belonging...

The Chimney Sweep Academy now offering new memberships

Katie Sweep’s Diary: Sweeping Down the Ages

Katie Sweep - "OW MUCH!"

Katie Sweep Predictably Unpredictable

Sweeps Festival 2016

Guild Exhibition Breaks All Records

BFCMA Creates New Web Site

Christmas Greetings from Katie Sweep

A word from’s resident Sweep-Katie

Introducing Captain Jack

Katie Sweep The Trials & Tribulations of Throat Plates

Mark Sweeps Up With New Business

Chimney Detectives by Katie Sweep

Chimney Fire Warning For Cornwall

Fuel Types

The Myth, the Science and the Solution to Open log Fires.


NACS Show Review 2016

Flue Cube at Hearth and Home 2016

Flue Warehouse Brings Shieldmaster to the UK

Docherty Group – Hearth & Home preview

Rodtech UK Ltd sweeps another prestigious award.

New HD Wired Chimney Camera from Rodstation

The Chimney Sheep

Chimella The Chimney Umbrella

The Fluecube More Than A Chimney Cowl!


Eurocowl Comes of Age

Rodtech Develops and Expands New Training Facility

Guild Charity Raffle - best yet

NACS : Exhibition Sutton Coldfield nr Birmingham -10th-11th April 2014

Chimney Safety Advice Courtesy of NACS

NACS Extends a Huge Welcome to Rodtech UK Ltd at NACS Exhibition.