How much does a chimney sweep cost?

I believe in being open, honest and offering a transparent pricing system which is fair and excellent value for money. Every chimney, and how it works, is different but I’ve tried – as far as possible – to provide flat fees so there’s no nasty surprises.

Please see below for details as well as Terms & Conditions:

These prices are based on being within 15 miles of Witham Essex

Cash & Card payments are accepted & all prices are inclusive of VAT

Basic sweep – Open fire


(Additional flues £65)

Basic Sweep – Wood burner



(Additional flues £65)

Un-lined Stoves


(The price is slightly higher because they require more work)


From £170

Depending on the last time they were cleaned

Nest Removal


Includes a sweep (£30 per hour after the first hour)

Carbon Monoxide alarm

Supplied and fitted


CCTV Inspection & Report


(£110 with memory card with footage on)

Bird Cowls & Guards

Please contact ‘The Sweep Guy’ to arrange a price

(prices from £165)



Pricing Terms & Conditions – Please Read Carefully

CANCELLATION FEE – £40: We understand that our customers have busy lives too. If you have to change or cancel an appointment, please give as much notice as possible. We have allocated time in our day specifically for you and late notice cancellation may mean we cannot rebook. We may have turned away other customers if we have a full day. We reserve the right to charge in the event of a last-minute cancellation, (less than a full 24 ours notice) 

Inspection Fee – £40: In the event of being unable to sweep an appliance due to access issues, inappropriate installation or other hazards present, I reserve the right to charge a standard £40 Inspection Fee. This will include bespoke advice on the nature of the fault(s), suggested remedial actions and, where relevant, completion of appropriate documentation. 

Missed Appointment Fee – £40: A call out fee of £40 will be applied if, upon arriving at an appointment, I am unable to gain access to a property for any reason. To reschedule or cancel appointments, please call 07961 845837 by noon the day beforehand.

Ladder/Loft Access Charge – From £20 upwards dependent on height/access Some flues require soot removal from the system by accessing a soot hatch either outside the property or in the loft space. Sometimes this is only available by use of a ladder. Price varies dependent on access and height required

Gas Fires – Some gas fires require disconnection before a flue serving a gas appliance can be swept. This must be undertaken by a Gas Safe registered engineer and is to be arranged by the customer at their own cost.

Flue and Fireplace Location/Height Charges: Fireplaces other than those on the ground floor will incur an additional charge of £10 per flue. Properties which are taller than 2 storeys in height will incur an additional fee of £10 per storey, per flue.

Preparation for the sweeping appointment: Appliances must not be used at all in the 24 hours leading up to an appointment. Please remove any ash/debris/other items from the fire grate so it is clear. I require a space of around 6ft in front of the fireplace, so please move any coffee tables/furniture and items from the hearth.

Payment is due at the end of each appointment. Cash or card payments are accepted.


Your chimney will be inspected by a professional chimney sweep assessed to the national standards and registered with the Chimney Sweep Academy.

All services are carried out in good faith; brief visual inspections are carried out of the appliance and chimney, but due to the concealed nature of chimneys and associated appliances, information should not be relied upon as a guarantee that the appliance and/or chimney are safe and/or free of faults or issues related to age, misuse, or poor installation.

The chimney sweep will assume unless otherwise told by the homeowner or the person allowing him/her entry into the property that the appliance is correctly and safely installed and is in a fit state to be swept.

If a fault occurs during sweeping, this is not the fault of the sweep; for a chimney and items connected to the installation to be considered fit for use, it must be in such condition that it can be safely cleaned and tested. If damage is caused during sweeping, this suggests an underlying fault which simply was exposed by the sweeping process.

(i.e if a chimney cowl falls off during the sweep then the cowl wasn’t fitted correctly in the first place & isn’t the responsibility of the sweep)

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