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A Certified Chimney Sweep in Northampton


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About Nobby the Sweep

I'm actually called Paul but go by the name Nobby the Sweep. I started sweeping chimneys when I found it increasingly difficult to find a sweep who would fit in with my schedule. I have undertaken full training and have a City and Guilds qualification and environment certificate.

I have trained to power sweep using the most modern equipment or can use more traditional methods if required. I take all the appropriate dust control measures to ensure your home stays clean. I can also polish the glass on stoves and re-rope them if required.

UK fire statistics show that each year, on average, over 30,000 houses have chimney fires; this will be largely due to not getting the chimney swept often enough or burning fuel that is inappropriate for the appliance and that causes tar to build up in the chimney.

Most insurance companies will no longer pay out for claims made due to chimney fires unless the chimney has been swept by a professional chimney sweep and a valid certificate of sweeping issued that is recognised by insurance companies. If the fire and rescue service is called out to a chimney fire and it is proven that it has not been properly maintained, then the local council may bill you for the call out and that will be expensive.

Chimney fires cannot only destroy homes but also endanger the occupiers of the dwelling. Before lighting your fire – get the chimney swept. . .

Why Choose Nobby?

  • Fully trained chimney sweep
  • City and Guilds accredited
  • Environment licence holder
  • Fully Insured with Public liability to £5 million
  • Accredited Rodtech Member
  • Customer Recommendations on request
  • Certificate issued by email upon completion of sweep for your insurance company

Chimney Sweeping Services

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Chimney Sweeping

I offer a full sweep of your Chimney using protective screens to ensure dust control. I can offer either traditional or modern power sweeping. We sweep:
  • Open fires of all sizes
  • Inglenook fire places
  • Lined and unlined chimneys
  • Multi fuel stoves
  • Wood burners
  • Aga and range type cookers
  • Gas fire flues

Stove Cleaning

We can carry out a full clean and polish on stoves and wood burners

Smoke Tests

We can carry out full smoke and ventilation test on any fire place to ensure that the chimney is working efficiently and safely.

Bird Nest Removal

It is almost unbelievable the amount of material two parent birds can collect and use to build their nest.

Supply and Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms​

We supply and fit carbon monoxide alarms, with a 7 year guarantee and a sealed battery

CCTV Inspection

We can carry out full CCTV inspection from fireplace to chimney to record the condition of the whole chimney and identify any issues or repairs that are needed; things that a simple visual inspection from above or below will not notice.

Bird Guards and Cowls

If birds nests or live birds entering your chimney is a recurring problem we can fit a bird guard or cowl to suit your chimney.

Solid Fuel Burner Maintenance

To keep your wood burning stove or wall fire in a good and safe condition; we can supply and fit new bricks, glass, and ropes seals.

Certification and Advice

We offer:

Example Certificate issued by Nobby the Sweep on completion of work.

Prices and Payment

There is a wide variation in what is required on any job, because of fire place types, fire types and the number of floors the chimney extends over. Any prices here would be misleading and that’s why there aren’t any. Just give me a call and I’ll come and give you a free quote.

We take cards, cash, bank transfers and cheques (I did take 3 bottles of Jack Daniels once too).

What my customers say

Nice clean flue ~ Give me a review

Anybody can say how good they are at their job but the true reflection is what their clients think. Prospective customers will place more trust in a customer’s review than anything I say. So if you could spare 5 minutes to give me a review I will be very grateful – by the way you’ll need a Google account; stops any Tom, Dick or Harriet from writing rubbish.




Sweeps Outfit for a Wedding

Legend has it that when King George III reigned in England the king was riding his horse through the streets of London.

All of a sudden a dog starts barking. and startles the King’s horse causing the horse to panic and become out of control.

A chimney sweeper was the only one brave enough to hurry out from the crowd and got hold of the horse. He managed to calm the frightened horse; saving the King’s life.

King George III was extremely grateful and announced that from that day forward all chimney sweepers were to be considered auspicious and demanded they be treated with respect.

Ever since that episode chimney sweeps have been a sign of good luck in England.

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Image of Nobby the Sweep Kissing the Bride

If you would like Nobby the Sweep to bring luck to your wedding please contact me for details and to make a booking.

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7 responses

  1. Paul was amazing 🤩!!! I contacted him for my elderly neighbour who needed the chimney sweeping asap as advised by lovely Northamptonshire Fire Brigade. Paul was so busy but came the next day to clean the chimney, and left a carbon monoxide detector for her too!!! He provided a fast, efficient and extremely reasonable price for my neighbour. Thanks 🙏 so much again Paul ! Highly recommended sweep .

  2. Thank you for coming to sweep the chimney. Lovely clean job as usual. Thank you for taking good care of our wood burner and for all the helpful advice. Perfect job and service. Always a pleasure to see you. Mrs Sweep’s efficiency with bookings and organising next sweeps etc is also much appreciated. See you in 2024. Many thanks

  3. Paul has been cleaning my log burner for the last 3 years, I couldn’t recommend him highly enough. He is always on time, extremely knowledgeable and helpful. The log burner is ready for another winter. I’ve already booked my appointment for next year!
    Thank you to all of the Nobby the Sweep team.

  4. Had both my granddaughters’ chimneys swept again this month by Nobby.
    No mess, on time, don’t even need to move anything as he protects everything.
    Very reasonably priced and rebooking available after completion.
    Recommended to a neighbour.

  5. I had my Chimney sweeped again yesterday by Paul (Nobby The sweep) he did a really excellent job.
    I used this Company last year for the first time and was so impressed by their knowledge and the professional way the clean is carried out I now would not use anyone else…I would highly recommend them ….a brilliant job done at a very resonable price.
    Many thanks to you.

  6. Hi my Stove was swept today and ive left a review. On google.
    I just wanted to add the guy who swept my stove (believe his name is chris, hes an ex security guard) he was brilliant. Bang on time and has done a very thorough job, stove looks great. I am booked in for December 2023 so can i request him again. Many thanks Matt Apologies if his name isnt Chris

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