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Burston and Son Chimney Services was established in 2016 after I took over from retiring independent sweep, Chris Bateman. Chris had been sweeping for over 20 years as Chris Bateman Chimney Services. I was fortunate enough to learn the trade through Chris as his apprentice and took over when he was confident I was ready and knowledgeable enough.
I stumbled into chimney sweeping after a 26-year career in the Royal Marines came to an end, and purely by luck bumped into Chris where we agreed to work together until he felt I was ready. I completed further industry training and accreditation with HETAS, The Guild of Master Sweeps. I have conducted further CPD training and will continue to do so as I aim to provide the best service I can with the most up to date knowledge. My future are to complete the new NVQ which has been developed to afford chimney sweeping a more professional status, and to aim towards Master Sweep status.
I currently provide the following services;
Chimney Sweeping and Advice (including Thatched and Historical Properties)
Bird Nest Removal with CCTV Confirmation
Stove Maintenance and Repair
Re-Potting and Re-Crowning
Later this year I will be able to offer Chimney Surveys
Covering the East Devon area.