Jackdaws, squirrels and starlings like to nest in chimneys. If you notice twigs or other unusual debris in the grate/ appliance, it’s essential to have the chimney checked before further use.

At worst, a blockage can be lethal because of the emission of carbon monoxide. The chimney of an open fire or stove may become blocked, resulting in smoke entering the room or even a chimney fire.

If you think there is a blockage in your chimney, give us a call and we can establish what has happened and advise on how to prevent it from happening in the future.

Since there may be eggs or even hatched baby birds in a nest (which are protected), we will not remove nests during the breeding season. It is a criminal offence to remove/destroy a live nest. You can find more information and advice from the RSPB here.