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  • A R Website Design, based in The Forest of Dean offers bespoke, simplistic and easy-to-use websites. With over 4 years experience, contact us today for help with your website, SEO & Social Media. Website Design packages start from just £850.00.

    07564 920055

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  • Lansdown Insurance Brokers have been established in Cheltenham for over 50 years and our locally based staff have built up a reputation for excellent customer service. We can take the worry away with our expertise to make sure you have the right insurance cover whatever the type of business.

    0345 8734943

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  • A 5* home from home day & holiday dog boarding service licensed under Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 standards in the beautiful Forest of Dean. Pet sitting, dog walking and wedding services available. Fully insured and police checked. Providing a professional & reliable service.

    01594 563707
    07582 784417

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  • Based in the picturesque Forest of Dean, JB Leasing offer industry leading service as well as competitive pricing on both business and personal contract hire vehicles. Whether you‘re looking for a Peugeot or a Porsche, get in touch for a friendly, no obligation chat today.

    01594 369088

  • Crossroads is a charity supporting unpaid carers, people living with a disability or in social isolation. We aim to improve health and wellbeing of service users and promote their independence, empowering them to remain living safely at home.

    01594 823414

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  • Honey Bee Collection and Removal Services
    Professional and Ethical Bee Collection or Removal at Its Best.
    24/7. Call Now! on 07840 874567 or 07483 242141.
    Best Advice and Survey for all Bee Problems.

    07895 677123

  • Peachy Impressions design and create both luxury handmade and cost effective e-mailable/printable wedding and party invitations. All of our work is printed in-house using professional printers, high quality materials and assembled and finished by hand.

    07870 681752

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Don‘t Take The Risk, Get Your Chimney Swept - 03/05/2016

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So it’s officially summertime and whilst were all hopefully enjoying the fabulous weather, don’t forget about having you heating appliances and chimneys serviced and swept in readiness for the next cold spell. Do it while you remember and reduce the chance of a soot fall or dampness in the flue as the soot absorbs moisture from the air and be safe in the knowledge that (and it always happens) when the autumn suddenly arrives you don’t have to find a sweep in a hurry because that is when the sweeps have their busiest time of year, sorting out chimney problems and blocked flues and you could well wait several weeks for an appointment.

The following information will help you understand the issues and dangers involved in something that is easy to overlook in the busy lives that we all lead.

To help prevent chimney fires

* Use seasoned woods only (dryness is more important than hard wood versus soft wood considerations)
* Build smaller, hotter fires that burn more completely and produce less smoke
* Never burn cardboard boxes, waste paper, or Christmas trees.
*Burn Recommended fuels only and never use your fire as a waste paper bin.
* Use only recommended fuels for your appliance and flue type (If you are unsure check your manufactures instruction or ask your stove supplier)
* Comply with building regulations and make sure that the person undertaking any work on the chimney, flue or appliance is competent and qualified.
* Make sure that you have a regular sweeping program in place.
* Make sure you are aware of the frequency that your chimney must be swept in order to comply with your insurance policy.

General safety

Clean chimneys don't catch fire. Make sure a Guild Certified Chimney Sweep inspects your solid fuel appliance, and cleans the chimney and recommends repairs whenever needed.

Your sweep may have other maintenance recommendations depending on how you use your fireplace or appliance.

Guild of Master Sweeps recommends that you call a certified guild sweep, since they have passed their training and assessment and their understanding of the complexities of chimney and venting systems is vast.  

Sweeping frequency:

Smokeless coals: At least once a year
Wood: Up to 4 times a year
Bitumous coal: Twice a year 
Oil: Once a year
Gas: Once a year

If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to answer them, you can find our details here.


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