The Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps was formed over 20 years ago and is a “not for profit” trade association for professional chimney sweeps.
From the start the Guild set the highest standards for training and assessment of its member sweeps. This continues today with the most comprehensive training and mentoring programme for new sweeps anywhere in the UK. A broad range of additional professional training for existing members is also available.
Periodic refresher courses are now mandatory to keep members up to date and consumers safer. We are the only association that represents the UK sweeping industry at an international level.
We take a very active role in promoting safety and in particular the issues surrounding Carbon Monoxide awareness. Charity fundraising and promotion of these issues helps keep us all safer.
Consumers can expect a Guild sweep to not only clean their chimney correctly but provide a wealth of additional information on fuels, appliances, safety, etc. This gives consumers a greater understanding of potential issues or problems. It can save money and sometimes even lives! The Guild is a very co-operative organisation and members can draw on a wealth of collective knowledge to assist customers who may have specific questions or problems.
Members can expect the Guild to offer the best services through innovative training programmes and initiatives. Regular newsletters, online forum, technical support, exhibitions, meetings and prominent advertising all serve to compliment the best ongoing training available and provide a great platform for members to run their business. We believe that well trained and well supported members provide the best services to their customers. See Benefits of Membership
Radio 4 presenter Steve Carver’s documentary on the run up to Christmas following a Cambridge Chimney Sweep!