About Apex Chimney Sweep Services

Lee Pearce of Apex chimney sweeps London receiving an approval certificate at the Trading Standards awards ceremony in London

Lee Pearce is the founder partner of Apex Chimney Sweeps. He started sweeping chimneys in London back in 1983 and was a member of the National Association of Chimney Sweeps (NACS) from 1991. Since then Lee has been heavily involved in the chimney industry and is a respected expert in this field. Originally representing the NACS, as their Safety Officer, he worked on a project with the Health & Safety Executive to construct a Guide to Health & Safety for chimney sweeps which is still in use today. Lee was the Technical Director of the NACS and has represented them on several Technical Committees including the British Standards Committee, a Chimney Experts Panel on behalf of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and at a Congress for the European Federation of Master Chimney Sweeps.

First Ever National Chimney Survey

His latest contribution on behalf of the NACS and Chimney Industry in general was to oversee, compile and publish the first ever National Chimney Survey of Faulty Flues & Terminals. The survey covered some 7560 chimneys that were visited by NACS members over an 18 week period and found 699 faulty chimney installations. This survey is currently being used by Government Departments and several other high profile institutions to help highlight problems encountered within the field.

 

Pioneer in Chimney Engineering

Lee was one of the first chimney sweeps in the UK to be awarded the City & Guilds / NVQ in Chimney Engineering and he was an instructor at the Chimney Training Centre at Stone in Staffordshire helping to educate other chimney sweeps.

Apex Chimney Services is one of the latest group of successful businesses to join the SAFEcontractor scheme, we have received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards in Health and Safety practice amongst UK contractors.

Apex Chimney Sweeps Qualifications

Some of the Qualifications held by Apex Chimney Services

  • City & Guilds / NVQ Level 2 Chimney Engineering
  • Member of the Guild Of Master Chimney Sweeps – Category Master Chimney Sweeps.
  • Gas Safe Registered
  • HETAS Registered Chimney Sweeps
  • HETAS Registered Competent Persons
  • ROSPA accredited Fume Assessor
  • NACS Advanced Training Course:
    • Ladder And Roof Safety Certification
    • Metal Chimney Linings and Flues
    • Flue Smoke Testing
    • CCTV Inspections and reports
  • CSCS card holder ‘skilled’ chimney sweeps

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London Client List

Our London chimney sweep client list includes:

  • Government ministers and departments
  • Many Foreign Embassies
  • Many ‘A’ list celebrities
  • Top class London Hotels such as
    • Browns Hotel
    • the Connaught (Mayfair)
    • the Hilton etc etc
  • Top London Clubs such as
    • the Garrick Club
    • the Oxford & Cambridge Club,
    • the Turf Club etc
  • Local Authorities
  • Architects and Surveyors and Property Maintenance Companies
  • Heating Companies
  • and many more