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Burn Better and Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 2021

This week is Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week 202122 – 28 November 2021 Gas Emergency Service number 0800 111 999 The ‘Burn Better’ campaign is a joint initiative supported by Defra, the Solid Fuel Association and HETAS to help reduce emissions and improve people’s health. This year the initiative is calling on those with solid fuel […]

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The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 will come into force May 2021. As DEFRA themselves put it: To help improve the air we breathe and ensure householders choose cleaner fuels, sales of traditional house coal and wet wood (the two most polluting fuels) will be phased out beginning in May 2021. […]

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Wood burning stove pollution – how to stay safe

Indoor air quality – do stoves cause indoor pollution? Following a study at Sheffield University, there has been a lot of discussion about stoves causing indoor pollution. The study involved testing levels of tiny particulate matter in homes while a stove is alight. The study concentrated on stoves that are Defra exempt , which means […]

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Covid-19 & Infection Control

Protecting ourselves and our customers Lee Pearce has achieved accreditation having undertaken an online course studying Infection Control with CPD online College. This will help ensure  a safe working environment for all concerned when we return back to work. Protecting ourselves and our customers. Additional safety measures during the Covid 19 pandemic As a responsible […]

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How to prevent chimney fires

How to prevent chimney fires A chimney sweep explains. Apex Chimney Sweeps London explains how to prevent chimney fires. It’s relatively straightforward – get your chimney swept regularly and make sure you are burning the correct fuel, particularly if you have a wood burner (don’t burn moist wood). Full details below. Video Transcription (Slightly edited […]

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Can unswept chimneys cause carbon monoxide risk?

Can unswept chimneys cause carbon monoxide risk? A chimney sweep explains. Apex Chimney Sweeps London explains that all fires – solid fuel, burning wood or smokeless coal or gas – emit carbon monoxide  and therefore present a danger to you if you don’t get your chimney swept on a regular basis. Sweeping chimneys clears them from […]

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Do I need my chimney swept for home insurance in the UK?

 Do I need my chimney swept for home insurance? UK area explained. Not only is sweeping your chimney a good idea in general, it will most likely be a requirement of your home insurance policy. So if you haven’t already, you’ll want to check with them the exact expectations they have regarding sweeping your […]

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Safecontractor Chimney Sweep Accreditation 2018

Apex Chimney Services 9 Rokesby Close Welling DA16 3RR Membership No: EQ4188 Date: 22-01-2018     Press Release Top Safety Accreditation for Apex Chimney Services Local business Apex Chimney Services has been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Alcumus SafeContractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which […]

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What are the implications of the new building regulations?

The implications of the new building regulations – Video Transcript (edited for greater clarity) The implications of the new building regulations actually bring certain criteria into a legal (document) requirement that never used to be there. Such as: relining the chimney is now part of building regulations – you require consent to do it. The […]

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