Find a good, trained, local chimney sweep in Devon...Tarka, "make your fires burn a little Otter"
Tarka Chimney Sweeps
North Devon Umberleigh Sweep Chris, (Lady Sweep)
Over Seven Years experience of open fires and lined woodburners, professional and careful...
"Recommended by our clients."...
Chapelton, Tawstock, Umberleigh, Near Barnstaple EX37 9ED
Most Insurance Companies insist on Fires being swept at LEAST one a year with a certificate!
Fully Insured, a report of work carried out, and issue a certificate of sweeping by a qualified sweep.
Recognised by all leading insurance companies. ICS http://www.instituteofchimneysweeps.com/
Christine Adey, loves her work, with husband Frank, (always two of us).
and takes great care to make sure your fires are SAFE, and your chimney flues are clear.
Note: We allways sweep with two sweeps, to be sure the brush is at the top, and the cowl is secure.
Art studio/gallery, links site for Frank, (artist) & Christine, (Landscape Art)
Open fires and lined wood burners and lined Oil Stoves.
All fires and stoves, should be swept at least once a year.
(See article from ICS site, home page.)
WE use traditional rods for open fires, and the new Viper Reel system for all lined Chimneys.
This is specially made to trail up a liner without any damage to flue.
We, (the Croyde sweep & Stephanie), also use the New American Power sweeping system,
which uses soft plastic brushes, which rotate to clean flues to perfection.
This system is perfect, and on Liners & difficult flues, removes heavy tar, clinker.
Rotation is far better than a push, and a much better job, especially clearing tared up cowls.
For sealing out dust, we use assorted industrial thick foam blocks, to fit any fire opening,
making a far cleaner sweep, as all the dirt is contained behind blocks.
Note: An industrial vacuum is for cleaning ONLY, and does not sweep a chimney.
IMPORTANT FLUE NOTE: IF YOU ARE HAVING A LINER INSTALLED,
MAKE SURE YOU CHECK with installer, THAT THE GRADE & QUALITY OF LINER IS SUITABLE FOR THE FUEL
YOU INTEND TO USE...SOME CHEAPER LINERS HAVE A SHORT LIFE...and even the best flexable liners
...are effected by ACIDS IN CERTAIN COALS, that will DRASTICALLY SHORTEN THEIR WORKING LIFE!
If you can aford it, a Isokern or Pumice liner, more expensive , but will last. Check with your Hetas installer.
To do a good job, approximately 40 minutes, per chimney is needed.
We check safety, and the condition of your fire, and can replace gasket, mend door brade, fire cement.
We include this on our report to you.
Note: That most oil boiler services, do not include full sweeping when serviced. Sweepingwhich is best be done before a service.
Any other safety issues with the fire , we would recommend a Hetas installer/engineer checks the fire and flue.
To search for a good, careful, trained sweep, find Tarka sweeps.
Member of Institute of Chimney Sweeps... ICS
The Institute of Chimney Sweeps is a trade association for chimney sweeps run by chimney sweeps.
It was established in order to provide the industry with a benchmark for quality and safety of sweeping.
All ICS members are fully trained, insured, and carry photographic ID
"All of our ICS members have Public Liability Insurance" http://www.instituteofchimneysweeps.com
We work closely with HETAS, Stove, & chimney liner installers/engineers.
Heating and plumbing, building services, and cowl fitters.
If you need that work carried out by professional HETAS & OFTEC registered engineers,
details at bottom of page... under TARKA recommends...
Tarka complete Chimney cleaning service.
Fully trained by Keith, Croyde Sweep, the professional HETAS & APICS Sweep.
Tarka, Based in Chapelton, Tawstock, 4 miles from Barnstaple and covering Chittlehampton,
Bideford, Umberleigh, Great Torrington, TORRIDGE, TAW, Bishops Tawton, Landkey,
Chulmleigh, Atherington, High Bickington, Barnstaple, South Molton, Lapford,
Winkleigh and wider area's and villages of North Devon & Exmoor.
Christine Adey (Lady Sweep) Little Thatch, Chapelton, Tawstock, Umberleigh Devon EX37 9ED
mobile 07866819703 tel 01271 858354
Our Art Directory site with links to classes, courses, materials, artists
all things to help Bats http://www.northdevonbatcare.co.uk/
Chimney and Fire Installers...
Mark Broadhead of Kenwyn stoves & Chimney 07854799610 01805 623521 of Torrington
...Hetas installer http://www.kenwyn-stoves.co.uk/
Rob Batten 01271 863338 very careful Hetas installer Barnstaple...and Cowls
Graham Watts 01237 476604
http://www.jkchimneyservices.com/ John and Kevin Illfracombe
JK for all chimney installations & service...Hetas Installers
Fires & Stoves...
Littlejohns Firside Collection and coal merchants, stoves and woodburning fires of BIDEFORD
RANGEMOORS of Winkleigh http://www.rangemoors.co.uk/
Kenwyn stoves http://www.kenwyn-stoves.co.uk/
New sweeping methods http://rodtech.co.uk/
After over 20 years of manual sweeping Bob Russell, founder of Rodtech UK LTD
decided there must be a better way of sweeping chimneys more effectively.
Other recommended Sweeps...
Find the original & famous sweep, and for weddings...contact my friend Keith Howes
Keith & Jennifer Howes, the Croyde sweep for North Devon
http://www.croydechimneysweep.co.uk 01271 890544
sweep for North Devon & Ilfracombe area... 07800770971
Stephanie Shapland: Exmoor Chimney Sweeps 01271 862872
George Bainborough of Eggesford 08081972636
Now for a few other interesting places to visit
If you are around the Winkleigh area and need a break..try Fiona's Farm Fayre...superb!
OTHER services, places of interest and business in North Devon, that may be of help...
North Devon Airport! Fly away... http://www.eaglescott-airfield.com/ Probably the best music shop http://www.hartnollguitars.co.uk/
Murchs' Antiques Emporium - 'On the Bridge' Umberleigh EX37 9AA. tel 01769 560522 Ask for Pat, and feel free to explore round his extensive
Warehouse of Antiques, bric-a-brac, Collectables, Furniture...Pat is the knowledge of Umberleigh...just ask him about the area.
Also part of Murches is THE COTTAGE KITCHEN COMPANY
Did you know North Devon has a CANAL? http://www.therollecanal.co.uk/
we check your fires...to buy and sell houses and homes... established respected now in South Molton!
http://gth.net Greenslade Taylor Hunt 01769 574500... contact Michael Adey or Katherine Little for Lettings
We are very good sweeps, if you need a very good local solicitor contact…http://www.chanterferguson.co.uk/ BARNSTAPLE
Security is knowing your fires are safe…Financial security is…
we make sure your fires are in good health...to correction and prevention of muscle and joint problems,
relieving pain and improving health. http://www.completechiropracticcentre.co.uk/ BARNSTAPLE
Need a good electrician...contact Switched On Electrical ...Sam Raymont 07825337442 at High Bickington.
we look after your fires, instruct learn to drive cars http://www.iankingdon.co.uk/ SOUTH MOLTON & BARNSTAPLE
HEBE Gardening & Maintenance , all aspects of Gardening Paul Taplin firstname.lastname@example.org UMBERLEIGH 01769 561213
Links to places to Stay Devon,
drawing, digital, photography, crafts, your body & occasions...
Brayford lovely B&B http://www.jamiehartnoll.co.uk/clients/littlebray/
http://www.figuredrawing-devon.co.uk/ Frank Adey
http://www.landscapephotographydevon.co.uk/ Christine Adey
SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR YOUR BODY...
Treat your body... http://www.integratedwellness.co.uk/
From Nature for the Nature of Mankind http://www.florachology.co.uk/
OCCASIONS, CAKES & FLOWERS...
Flower designs for all occasions...http://www.allenedaly.co.uk/
superb wedding and party cakes http://www.juicylucycupcakes.co.uk/Home.html
probably the BEST Music shop around http://www.hartnollguitars.co.uk/
Devon Pottery http://www.dosrodgerspottery.co.uk/
Unique Glasswork in Guineaford Marwood http://guineafordarts.co.uk/ Carol Edwards creative glass...Lyn Valley Art & Craft Centre at Lynton
probably the best original devon cider in the world! http://www.winkleighcider.com/index.php proper job...
we look after your woodburner... to roof your home ...Thatching services http://thethatchedgarden.com/
a digital electric site email@example.com http://www.digitalelectric.co.uk/