Toast Fireplaces can solve all your chimney problems in the hampshire area. We can offer a complete professional chimney sweeping service with a minimum of fuss and mess. We are dedicated to the Members of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS).
Toast use the latest in CCTV technology with an active 360 degree rotating camera head with clear visuals to pin point and accurately locate any problems within your chimney. From this we can advise and assist on the best solution to fix your chimney problems.
Why would you need a CCTV chimney survey?
Identify areas where CO (Carbon Monoxide) could escape or leak.
Locate blockages caused by birds, loose bricks or sometimes construction errors.
Party wall surveys.
Structure survey after having a chimney fire.
Check the overall structure before using the fire or woodburner before use (Landlord, rented, homebuyers and new build surveys).
Safety survey for Thatched, Listed and Period properties.
Survey before any lining works are undertaken (recommended)
Insurance approved CCTV chimney surveys with full DVD footage and comprehensive report detailing our findings.
Please call us on 01264 861209 to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to supply you with an estimate.
Thatched, Period and Listed Properties
Safety in old chimneys
Toast specialise in the relining, repair and safe use of chimneys and fireplaces in thatched, listed and period properties. The reason we are specialists in this area is because we are highly trained, knowledgeable and experienced.
90% of thatch fires are caused as a result of chimneys. The main problem is heat transfer through the chimneys brick work and onto the thatch roof, the thatch acts like an insulator and draws the heat until it ignites.
Another danger is the use of green or unseasoned wood, this would result in the chimney becoming tarry which is a cause of chimney fires or even worse a house fire.
One way to make sure your chimney is safe is to have a Toast operative carry out a CCTV survey to check the structure of the chimney.
We have many methods of making your chimney safe to use, one of these methods is a specialist relining system called FuranFlex® (please see our chimney lining for more information http://www.toast-fireplaces.co.uk/furanflex-lining/)
This type of service has become ever more increased because of the dangers and hazards created from old age, damaged and worn chimneys.
Please use these links provided, as a guide, as they are experienced bodies on chimney safety.