Average Labour Cost/Price to Sweep a Chimney

To clarify the following prices it is recommended that you read the article in the INFORMATION box below the PRICES…

(These prices are based on a tradesman’s rate of £150.00 per day and a labourer if required at £100.00 per day. This includes the cost of buying and collecting any materials, dumping any waste if necessary and any incidental materials they will need. The minimum price will usually be for a half day)

Cost to Sweep a Chimney

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What’s happened? Have we stepped through a time warp? Have a quick look outside, are all the blokes wearing trilbies and do they all look like Wilfred Pickles? Is there a rag and bone man at the end of the street? Can you hear that Hovis tune on a nearby wireless?

How much to sweep a chimney!!! We’ve all got 7 series “beamers” and go to Florida twice a year. Our house doesn’t even have chimnneys! We think...

Well mine does!…….and I light the fire every night…….and I get withdrawal symptoms when Britain gets its 3 days of summer and I can’t justify splashing out on the nutty slack.

Mine needs sweeping every 2 years. If you only have a fire at Christmas then you can get it done every 10!

If you live in Wensleydale, give my mate “Skip” a ring, he’ll pop in when he’s next passing, won’t leave a speck of soot, drink all your tea, match all you stories and charge you the princely sum of

God knows what it costs in Putney but I’m fairly confident you can probably expect “Charles” to add a couple of quid on to that!

Oh yes…you can keep Florida.

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Chimney Sweeping


We usually ramble on a bit to introduce a subject, however, some time ago we wrote a rather comprehensive article on chimneys. It‘s positively packed with fascinating facts, several of which are relevant to pointing. You might even find the others of passing interest. If you're 17 years old and looking for some "first date" conversation pointers, we'd recommend you shy away from "flaunching" and "back gutters".

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