Professional Chimney Sweep Company Based in The Forest of Dean.


First Class Service

Reliable Service

Well Established

About Howats Chimney Sweeps

At Howats Chimney Sweeps, Glenn and Mike are members of the Guild of Master Chimney sweeps, operating a flue cleaning and chimney sweeping company in Ruardean, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Wye Valley and surrounding areas.  Making sure to spend time with our customers, we thoroughly explain the nature of our work while offering practised advice about the use of chimney stoves and appliances.  We’re happy to provide demonstrations to clients who are unsure because they’ve never used a fireplace before or who have moved to a new property with an unfamiliar fireplace.  Give us a call or an email, our advice is FREE.

We are a small growing business which has been operating for over 9 years.  We strive and work tirelessly to stay at the top of our trade.  We use the latest equipment to ensure our customers and their chimneys are given the best service.  No mess or fuss!

Glenn Howat, started this company in 2014 after a full career in the Armed Forces.  Glenn chose the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps to complete all his training to ensure his customers get the best customer experience. 

Please contact Sharon (Office Manager) she will be more than happy to give advice and book you in for a sweep.

We now offer Gutter Cleaning

Domestic and Commercial

Using our Sky Vac camera and vacuum technology


Enlist The Help Of A Master Chimney Sweep

Getting your chimney swept at least once a year is essential. This reduces the risk of a chimney fire. If you are burning wood, then the best times to sweep your chimney is mid and end of the burning season. A clean chimney is a safe chimney.
Certified Sweeping Certificate is issued with every sweep.
Every Open Fire, Stove, Aga, Rayburn, Boiler or Wood Burner will require some maintenance or servicing at some point. As a members of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps we’re fully qualified to carry out servicing and repairs to any appliance you have installed.
In addition to sweeping, servicing and repairing, we also carry a great selection of items for sale to help maintain your chimney and keep your home safe including carbon monoxide alarms.
The extensive range of chimney cowls we have to offer are the perfect remedy for a number of issues. Stop draughts, leaks, and wildlife in their tracks with our cowl fitting services.

Qualifications Held

In order to provide an unparalleled service, our sweeps have trained extensively. The qualifications we possess include:

  • Guild of Master Chimney Sweep Certification
  • Ladder and Roof Safety Certificate
  • Camera Survey and Integrity Testing
  • Thatch Roof Approved Sweep
  • Power Sweeping Qualified
  • Guild Chimney Sweep Refresher Course
  • NVQ Level 2 in Chimney Sweeping

Wood Burning Stoves

Have you just had a wood burning stove installed or moved somewhere with one and want to get the best out of it? These simple tips should help you, but you can also go to for more detailed instructions, tips and advice:

Choose the right fuel – always use properly seasoned wood. Green wood is incredibly polluting and considered more harmful to the environment than fossil fuels
Understand and learn the controls for your individual appliance
Never burn/’slumber’ overnight
A wood burning stove will require sweeping quarterly when in use.

To ensure the safety and efficiency of your chimney call us now

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