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#16 Luciepoo

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:51 AM

We've recently had two reproduction Victorian fireplaces installed in our house by the Fireplace company on Westow Hill and have been absolutely delighted with the result. Would recommend!

#17 armidale3

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 06:53 PM

I have used them as well. They are fabulous.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 02:04 PM

Can anyone who has a gas fire place, please tell me what are the running costs for it? i.e. how much gas is using and how much the bill will increase?
Gipsy Hill Rocks!!!

#19 Zirconium

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:55 PM

I think modern convector gas fires are 60- 70% efficient as compared to over 90% for condensing gas boilers. Flueless gas fires with catalytic converters are 100% efficient but the (harmless) combustion products go into your room. One of these is water vapour which potentially might not be desireable.
See http://www.focalpoin...tails.asp?id=32

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Posted 07 May 2008 - 06:48 AM

I need to get my chimney swept before installation of a new gas fire - can anyone recommend a good and reasonable one locally?

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:20 AM

highly recommend the jolly sweeper - check yell.com for chimney sweeps in se20, cheap, cheerful and a pleasure to deal with.

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Posted 17 May 2008 - 10:12 AM

Mr Jolly Chimney Sweep has now been here and duly swept the chimney - as you said cheap, cheerful and a pleasure to deal with! I can only add my heartiest recommendations of him, job done with a minimum of fuss and practically no mess at all :D

#23 Molly

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:08 PM

I've just had Phil Byrne (Mr Jolly Chimney Sweep) sweep my multi fuel burner for 50 and thoroughly recommend him. Phil's number is 0208 299 4228. He also issues a 'The Guild of Master Sweeps, Appliance Sweeping/Service Certificate'. Another happy client!

#24 syenite01

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 08:59 AM

The Jolly Sweeper was indeed jolly. We had ours done yesterday and he did a great job with no mess. Very professional.

#25 guineagirl

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:46 PM

Sorry to go off topic, but you did post this comment on Christmas Eve, I can't resist - you weren't having it swept in anticipation of a certain visitor down the chimney, were you?

#26 syenite01

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:10 AM

well no one wants their suits dirty do they?? we were rewarded for our cleanliness!

#27 Summit Lover

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 10:54 AM

I've just had Phil Byrne (Mr Jolly Chimney Sweep) sweep my multi fuel burner for 50 and thoroughly recommend him. Phil's number is 0208 299 4228. He also issues a 'The Guild of Master Sweeps, Appliance Sweeping/Service Certificate'. Another happy client!

Phil (Jolly Chimney Sweep) is life saver! We phoned him on the off chance yesterday after another local sweep let us down (my boyfriend had arranged to have my fireplace opened and swept as a birthday present - I have lived in my flat for 11 years intending, and never quite getting around, to doing same).

Phil came around within 2 hours, and quickly had the fire swept and working like a dream. It all only cost 50 - I was anticipating much more. Highly recommend his services.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 01:46 PM

Looking to have a cast iron fireplace restored professionally - I have tried stripping the paint off myself and not been overly successful. Has anyone ever had this done, and if so can you give any idea of price and local merchants they may have used. I am in SE20.

#29 misspoddy

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 11:45 AM

I just tried to find the chimney sweeper, but the number someone mentioned on here didn't work anymore. After some research I found him though and here are all his contact details for anyone who needs it:

Mr Jolly Chimney Sweep
Phil Byrne
16 Woodside Road Rusthall Tunbridge Wells TN4 8QA
01892618324 / 07752130577

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:43 PM

I just tried to find the chimney sweeper, but the number someone mentioned on here didn't work anymore. After some research I found him though and here are all his contact details for anyone who needs it:

Mr Jolly Chimney Sweep
Phil Byrne
16 Woodside Road Rusthall Tunbridge Wells TN4 8QA
01892618324 / 07752130577


Just to say that Mr Jolly swept and cleaned jolly well. He was indeed a really nice guy, did his job very thoroughly, left the place clean and tidy and only charged £50. I will definitely call him again next year and recommend him to anyone looking for a chimney sweeper. And what a name for the job! Mr Byrne! I only noticed it the day after!!!
cheers
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Edited by misspoddy, 05 November 2009 - 10:45 PM.