Scores based on 43 reviews

Reliability & timekeeping

Invoice history based on 34 reviews.

Invoice History
Charged as per quote / estimate100%
Appointments reported as missed (6 months) 0
Average score 9.83
43 reviews
  • Interviewed by Checkatrade
  • 3 accreditations checked
  • Insurance checked
  • ID checked
  • Address checked
  • References checked
  • Checkatrade standard signed
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A note regarding time keeping 
You will notice that I sometimes score less than 10 for time keeping, this is generally because I do not rush any customer jobs or sacrifice quality over quantity!  Each customer gets my full attention and each job is different so sometimes things take a bit longer than expected. I try to give  my customers a morning or afternoon appointment which gives me a bit of flexibility however trying to achieve exact times is virtually impossible. In the unlikely event that I am delayed to a point that I will not make an appointment due to logistical or mechanical issues I will always text you if I am going to be delayed after the time agreed.
Flue Check is owned by Tony Preston (established in 1983). 
I decided to run my own business after serving a building trades apprenticeship. I have extensive construction and building services related experience and have worked on literally hundreds of projects since beginning my business in 1983. I am fully qualified with Advanced  Craft City and Guilds and a Higher National Certificate in Building Studies. For the past 20 years or so I have been concentrating on providing Heating services which has led me to become qualified with both Gas Safe and Hetas.

Certificates issued to customers
On completion of a chimney sweep you will be issued with an insurance approved sweeping certificate which proves that the maintenance has been carried out by an approved sweep. On completion of any installation work you will be issued with the relevant HETAS or GAS SAFE Certification.

  • Chimney sweeping Master Chimney Sweep (Registered with Guild of Master Sweeps)
  •  Flue liner sweeping
  • Smoke testing.
  • Chimney pressure testing.
  • Tar and creasote removal from chimneys and liners
  • CCTV Chimney Inspections and reports
  • Birds nest removal
  • Chimney stack repairs, pointing and re builds
  • Complete chimney construction
  • Flue liner installation
  • Fitting chimney cowls and bird guards
  • Servicing solid fuel appliances
  • Fitting solid fuel stoves
  • Installation of twin wall flue systems
  • Smoke draw testing and smoke pressure testing.
  • Safety testing and reports for home buyers/owners.
  • Problem solving on poorly performing chimneys, smoking back and not drawing etc.
    • Rectification of faulty installations by non registered fitters.
    • Closure and register plate replacement.
  • Gas installation of appliances and pipework.
  • Dissconnection and blanking of gas fires.
  • Servicing to gas appliances.
  • Landlord CP12 Gas Safety inspection and cerfification.


Based in

Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 8QN

Works in

Bebington, Birkenhead, Bromborough, Caldy, Chester, Eastham, Heswall, Hoylake, Liverpool, Merseyside, Moreton, Neston, New Ferry, Park Gate, Pensby, Prenton, Wallasey, West Kirby, Wirral