Friday, 13 October 2017

How to use a Safety Match to check for up-draught in your stove, woodburner or multi-fuel?

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Safety Match Test - Home up-draught test for your chimney
If you would like to check the performance of the stove yourself, this is a simple wood burner, stove or multi-fuel up-draught performance test that you can do with just a match.

What you will need . . . 
How to perform the updraught test?

  1. When the stove is cold, open the stove door to make with a tiny gap.
  2. Hold a burning match just outside of the gap (about fifty millimeter / 2"). 
  3. Watch and record the flames movement.
How to read the flame.
  1. If the flame is drawn into stoves fire chamber, the flue system has up-draught. 
  2. If the flame isn't drawn in, or it is pushed outward into the room then the flue may not have a up-draught or you maybe a down-draught issue.
  3.  If the match is drawn in to the woodburner or multi-fuel so powerfully that it goes out, then you most likely have a good up-draught.

A note from a Dorset Chimney Sweep:
"Although this test does not replace a No.2 Smoke Test (up-draught test), it can be a useful tool to check the up-draught in between your regular chimney sweeps."

For information about how often you should get a chimney swept visit - http://www.jimchimney.co/p/chimney-sweeping-service-why-do-you.html

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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017

Feedback on Jim's chimney sweep service

Jim loves to get feedback on his chimney sweep service. The latest review is from the fabulous Woolpack inn, Sopley Dorset.
This is a fine pub that has had her wood burner swept by Jim Chim-in-ey.
Great review of a chimney sweep service in Dorset
Best review of a chimney sweep service in Dorset


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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Friday, 8 September 2017

Commercial Chimney Sweep for Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset

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Jim loves sweeping commercial property's on his chimney sweep round, It can be very rewarding knowing you have helped ensure the efficiency of a chimney flue is good and the appliance is safe for their customers & staff.
Below is a proud shout-out for the company's who have had their chimney swept to keep on top of their fire safety.
  1. Lush LTD, Poole Dorset- uk.lush.com
  2. Shah of Persia, Poole, Dorset - shahofpersiapub.co.uk
  3. The Woolpack Inn, Sopley, Dorset - woolpackinnsopley.co.uk
  4. Shell Bay Seafood Restaurant, Studland, Dorset - shellbay.net
  5. Thatched Cottage Hotel, Brockenhurst, Hampshire - Thatchedcottage.co.uk

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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Friday, 25 August 2017

A Dorset chimney sweeps guide to the 3 stages (Degrees) of creosote / soot

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3 stages of creosote

What is creosote / Soot

In chimney speak, The term creosote & soot refers to the black stuff that sticks to the inside of your chimney.

Soot is used to describe a powdery residue of un-burnt particles including whats known as stage 1 creosote.

Creosote is generally used to describes a more tar like residue of unburned carbon which can form from poorly bunt wood.

There are, as a rule, three sorts of creosote that are found in chimneys and they are normally called "stages" or "degrees." All three stages are flammable and should be removed regularly by a professional chimney sweep.

Stage 1 creosote (first degree)

This is a light & fluffy good quality soot. 
The fuel that has been burnt is burning efficiently and the wood has had lots of air for the combustion process. The appliance is likely to be in good working order with high flue gas temperatures.
The soot can be removed effectively by a chimney sweeps doing a manual or power sweep.

Stage 2 creosote (Second degree)

This is a honeycomb/ flaky / biscuit type of substance.
This highlights something might not be quite right and it might be time to change your burning / chimney sweep patterns before it gets worse.
Follow this link fo the list of actions that could be causing creosote issues in your chimney.

Stage 3 (Third degree)

This is where the un-burned carbon particles sticks to the flue in the form of a tar like substance. 
It is a concentration of fuel and is extremely difficult to remove by traditional sweeping methods. To remove requires either chemical removal or a flue reline. This is caused by the same issues that can create stage 2 and is usually formed over longer exposure to poor burning conditions.
Follow this link fo the list of actions that could be causing creosote issues in your chimney.

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JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Friday, 18 August 2017

What can cause stage two & three creosote - Tar in the chimney

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List of issues that could cause stage two & three creosote in your chimney or liner.
  • The chimney may not have been swept regularly enough.
  • The wood burnt may not be fully seasoned (Seasoned = below 20% moisture level). 
  • The wood is burning at a lower temperature by having her vents shut (slumbering), which burns the wood slower by restricting the amount of oxygen.
  • The Chimney is un-insulated (or any other reason the chimney is cold).
  • When the house is tight and can’t draw sufficient combustion air.
  • Air condition in the room competing for the air.
  • Other heating appliances competing for the air.
  • Blockages in the chimney such as a birds nest.
  • Damper closed or half closed.
  • Incorrect cowl - Many people confuse a vent with a live cowl.
  • Incorrect installations.
All the above can be explored by your chimney sweep.

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JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Gas fires need sweeping Too - Bournemouth Chimney Sweep Advice

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Gas fires need sweeping too - Jim Chimney, Dorset Chimney Sweep
Did you know that Gas fires also need sweeping?
This is to ensure a good updraught for the fumes to escape the property via the chimneys flue.

As you can see in the picture, its usually a mixture of spiderwebs, fluff & dust that can block the chimney.

Some gas fires can be swept with the appliance in place, with no need for the gas fire to be removed but this Depends on the access to the chimney flue.

On occasions a gas safe engineer may be required to remove and put back the appliance.

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JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Friday, 28 July 2017

CCTV inspection - Chimney Sweep Dorset

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CCTV - Chimney Sweep
Did you know that all C.S.A members have CCTV inspecting gear on board as part of their chimney sweeping kit.

This can be used to fault find, investigate and remove blockages, determine capped stacks and to ensure the chimney is in good working order.

This is also great tool to check if there is any cables, wires or pipes running through a stack before installing a wood burner or multi-fuel.

Recommended article:  How Jim Chim-in-ey investigates a suspected birds nest in a chimney

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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.
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Jim Chimney - Dorset's Chimney Sweep Specialist covering Bournemouth, Poole & Dorset

Friday, 14 July 2017

How often should your open fire be swept by a chimney sweep?

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Open fires should be swept at least once a year - Jim Chimney - Dorset's Chimney Sweep Specialist

'Most of my customers chimneys are swept around once or twice a year,'

After every sweep a recommended date for the next sweep will be issued with the sweep certificate.
This date takes into account the quality of the soot, the amount of soot, the condition of the liner and the appliance condition.

As your chimney sweep I will be able to recommend how often you should be sweeping your chimney after inspecting your chimney, fuel and soot.

For a general guide on sweeping frequencies please read on. . .

Open fires - burning Wood

Low users - If you are burning good quality seasoned wood, your chimney is in good working order and are only burning around once a week during the winter, then your chimney should usually be swept around once a year.

For higher users or burners of wet wood, (which is never recommend) a quarterly sweep is recommended.

Open fires - burning Smokeless Fuel / Clean Coal

At least once per year

Open fires - burning Bitumous Coal / House Coal

Low users - If you are burning house coal, your chimney is in good working order and are only burning around once a week during the winter, then your chimney should usually be swept around once a year.

For higher users of house coal quarterly sweep is recommended.

Check your Insurance policy

It is also worth checking with your insurance policy what the recommended sweep frequency is. This is because some company have different expectations and some insurance company's will not pay out for a chimney fire or soot fall if their recommended sweep frequency has not been met.

Recommended article: Why you should not burn unseasoned firewood?

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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.
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Friday, 7 July 2017

The story of The lucky chimney sweep & The King

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Image courtesy of Molly Levaggi Photography

The story starts . . . in 1753 with the 70 year old King George II (God bless him) was riding his horse in a royal procession when a feral dog ran out from the crowd, barking and nipping at the King’s horse.

The horse reared, and to the crowds horror, the King lost control! Only one fearless man had the courage or stupidity to catch the horse’s halter and calm the peterrified animal. but as quickly as he appeared, the man fled back into crowd. The King (God bless him), wanting to reward the man for saving his life, asked the crowd for his name?

“He’s just a Chimney Sweep" . . . Just a Chimney Sweep" they replied

Unable to thank the sweep for his bravery. The king proclaimed by Royal Decree that all chimney sweeps are bearers of good luck and should be treated with the highest of respect.

Later that year, when the King’s youngest daughter was to be married, King George sent for a chimney sweep because he believed that the presence of any chimney sweep would bring good luck and happiness to his daughter in her marriage.
Thus the tradition was born,

The Tradition continues . . .
Since that day, chimney sweeps have been invited to weddings and special occasions to hand out good fortune and the share of their good luck.
Even up until the beginning of the 20th century it was not uncommon to see men bow and ladies curtsy to us fine tradesmen as we visited chimney stacks from street to street.

Even the Royal family have continued with this great tradition:
When the Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip on the 20th November 1947 a chimney sweep was invited to shake hands with the prince during the royal procession.

This is the entertaining wedding present like no other.
Continue the 250 year old royal tradition and create wonderful memories that will truly be remembered.


Invite the genuine chimney sweep Jim Chim-in-ey, dressed in his respectable best to share his luck with the Bride and Groom on their extra special day.

Whats included in the gift:
  • The chimney sweep blessing
  • The story of the King & the Sweep
  • Lucky keepsakes
  • Photo opportunity
Total duration: 5-15 minutes
Prices: start from as little as £55.00


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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Why slumbering your woodburner can cause a chimney fire?

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Chimney sweep poster - jim chimney - chimney sweep Dorset

Did you know that shutting all the air vents to your woodburner increases your chance of a chimney fire?

This method is known as slumbering and the benefits of doing this over night is so the fire does not go out making it easier to start the fire again in the morning,

but the risk out ways the positives here as if your woodburner does not have enough oxygen to effectively burn the wood, the un-burnt particles climb as a dark smoke sticking to your flue in the form of stage three creosote.

Stage three creosote is flammable and is one of the fuels for a chimney fires.

So my advice to all my customers is always . . .
'Do not slumber your woodburner'


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Jim Chimney - Dorset's Chimney Sweep Specialist

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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

10 steps to removing a live bird stuck in your chimney

How to remove a live bird stuck in chimney stack?
How to remove a live bird stuck in chimney stack?
Removing a bird stuck in a chimney, stack, flue or liner can be an unpleasant situation, for you as well as for the feathered animal. Birds sometimes not able to fly out of the chimney do get stuck. Freeing the bird may take some time; being calm and patient throughout the experience will help persuade the winged animal where you need it to be so you can get it out of the house, back outside, free to fly like a bird once again.

Tools you may need to remove the live bird from a chimney:

  • Large box - That fits inside fireplace
  • Stiff cardboard sheet - Larger than the box opening
  • Torch - To encourage the bird
  • Mirror - To look up the chimney
  • Sheets - To keep your carpet/ furniture clean
  • Towel - To catch the bird
  • Broom - To guide the bird
How to remove a live bird from your chimney?
  1. Glimpse inside the chimney to try and find the bird, use your torch & mirror if needed.
  2. Open damper if you have one.
  3. Close all doors in the room to the rest of the house, this is to contain the bird should it escape into the room.
  4. Sheet up around the fireplace to protect the carpet.
  5. Turn your torch on and place your torch / spotlight in the box.
  6. Place the large box, open side up, inside the chimney opening. Prop the box up with another box if required, so there is a small gap between the box and the highest point of the fire place. 
  7. Turn off TV & radio, and keep talking to a minimum to Bring silence to the room, Keep quite until the feathered creature enters the box. 
  8. Slide the cardboard sheet delicately over the container opening, catching the Bird inside. 
  9. Tenderly remove the container from the chimney, taking the box and bird outside. 
  10. Remove the cardboard top from the box to set the winged creature free.

How to remove a live bird if it is in the fireplace or room?
  1. Close all doors that allow access to the house.
  2. Open all windows / doors to the outside world.
  3. Turn off lights and make the room darker then outside, 
  4. If required turn on outside light.
  5. Use one of the options below to remove the bird from your property.
    • Gently guide the winged animal toward the open window or door with the broom.
    • Slowly throw a towel over the winged animal to trap it then take the towel tenderly outside to free.
Has a bird nested in your chimney?
On the off chance that feathered creatures have built a nest in the chimney, do not disturb the nest at this time, as some species are protected by law. At the end of the bird season in late August / early September is the time to book in your chimney sweep to remove the un-active nest.

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JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017

Five reasons to book Jim as your chimney sweep

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Five reasons to book Jim as your chimney sweep?

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

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√ Bird nest removal

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Friday, 7 April 2017

How to stop birds nesting in your chimney

Dorset Chimney Bird Nest Guide: Article Seven

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Birds nesting in chimney

Installing a cowl with a bird guard is the most effective way to stop birds gaining access to your flue.
It's worth bearing in mind that some designs such a No.2 below make sweeping more difficult and on some occasions the bird guard may need removing to ensure a clear sweep.
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Bird protecting chimney pot cowls
In short, select a bird guards that is attached with a jubilee style clip like No.1 above so your chimney sweep can sweep all the way to the top and the guard will stay in her position.


For a guide on selecting an appropriate bird nest guard, click the article link below . . .


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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Chimney Sweep Hire for weddings in Dorset

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Give the wedding gift of luck:

This is the entertaining wedding present like no other . . .
Continue the 250 year old royal tradition and create wonderful memories that will truly be remembered.
Invite the genuine chimney sweep Jim Chim-in-ey, dressed in his respectable best to share his luck with the Bride and Groom on their extra special day.
To find out more follow this link . . .
http://www.jimchimney.co/p/weddings.html

Whats included in the gift:
The chimney sweep blessing | The story of the King & the Sweep | Lucky keepsakes | Photo opportunity

Total duration: 5-15 minutes
Prices: start from as little as £55.00

Friday, 24 March 2017

Chimney cowls and bird guards from a chimney sweeps point of view

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cowls and bird guards from a chimney sweeps point of view
When choosing your cowl it is always worth keeping in mind how your chimney sweep will clean your chimney once the cowl or bird guard has been installed.

Below is a list of cowls that I have come across as my time as a chimney sweep.

Cowls that require removing or being maintained from the roof.

H-Cowls
Spinning Cowls
Powered Cowls

Bird guards that require periodically removing to ensure a clear sweep.

Cone Top Birdguards
Many guards that pushes into the pot may need removing annually or bi-annually depending on your soot quality and quantity. This is to ensure a clear sweep can be performed.

Bird guards that can be swept in situate.

High Top Birdguard
In general, if it has a jubilee clip attaching it to the pot, your burning correctly and you have a good updraught then it usually can be safely swept from the ground.

Cowls for disused chimneys.

The clay hood cowl
This cowl is a vent to stop dampness occurring in you disused chimney stack. Unfortunately  I see this one a lot on live fires, which results in a 'do not use' notice that explains that the clay hood cowl needs removing before she can be signed off.

C-Cap Cowl
A cap disused chimneys

Cowls for gas.

GC1 - Gas Cowl
This is the most common terminal for gas appliances

Overview.

It's always worth thinking, “how can my sweep, sweep this?” when purchasing a cowl or bird guard, as by selecting a cowl that's difficult to sweep will in turn cost you more money in the annual maintenance of your chimney.

Always seek advice from a professional to ensure your cowl is suitable for your instillation.


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JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The chimney sweeps bird nest removal calendar

Dorset Chimney Bird Nest Guide: Article Six

Below you will find the Chimney Sweep's bird nesting calendar.

If you have an active birds nest in your chimney then it is recommended that you wait until August to remove your birds nest. This is to avoid impact to nesting birds and infringement of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

If the nest removal must be undertaken during the nesting season, then a breeding bird survey needs to be carried out by a suitably qualified person, prior to the work commencing.

Any active nests identified should be protected until the young have fledged.

Breaching the Countryside Act 1981 can result in a fine of up to £5000.00 or up to 6 months in prison.

For more information on the Countryside Act 1981 please visit my previous article - The UK Law that is protecting wild birds.


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Chimney Sweep's Bird Nesting Calendar
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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Friday, 27 January 2017

How Jim Chim-in-ey investigates a suspected birds nest in a chimney.

Dorset Chimney Bird Nest Guide: Article Five


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  • Visual inspection from inside the flue.
  • Visual inspection of stack, pot and cowl from the outside of the property.
  • CCTV inspection from the inside of flue.
  • Roof inspection from the external agency if required.
  • Refer to the chimney sweep's bird nesting calendar for what work can be carried out in line with The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981
    • If inactive, then the nest can be removed.
    • If active, then an appropriate date to commence the work will be advised.

How Jim Chim-in-ey removes a birds nest?

There is two options I use to remove a bird's nest. The traditional hook & rod method or the power sweep & cable method. Both of which allow me to tackle nests in most varieties of chimney.

Why is it so important to protect wild birds?

Dorset Chimney Bird Nest Guide: Article Four

I met up with professional Ecologist, Edward Parrott to find out why it is so important to not disturb wild bird nests in season.

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“Many birds within the UK have suffered dramatic population declines in recent decades. This has been for numerous reasons including loss of habitat, restriction in food supply, and even direct persecution by people. Finding a suitable site, collecting materials and building a nest, attracting a mate, laying eggs, incubating the eggs and feeding and defending chicks from predators takes an enormous amount of time and energy for bird. They’re at their most vulnerable when they’re on their nest and it’s really important that they are not disturbed so that they can complete their life cycle.”

Useful links
Rspb.org.uk



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This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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Friday, 20 January 2017

The UK Law that is protecting wild birds.

Dorset Chimney Bird Nest Guide: Article Three

The Bird Law

What the law means to chimney sweeping and removing your nest.

If a nest is discovered, then we must adhere to The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Breaking this act can result in fines of up to £5000.00 or up to 6 months in prison.

The basic protection in writing.

All birds, their nests and eggs are protected by law and it is thus an offence, with certain exceptions.
  • intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird
  • intentionally take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird whilst it is in use or being built 
  • intentionally take or destroy the egg of any wild bird
  • have in one's possession or control any wild bird, dead or alive, or any part of a wild bird, which has been taken in contravention of the Act or the Protection of Birds Act 1954 
  • have in one's possession or control any egg or part of an egg which has been taken in contravention of the Act or the Protection of Birds Act 1954 
  • use traps or similar items to kill, injure or take wild birds
  • have in one's possession or control any bird of a species occurring on Schedule 4 of the Act unless registered, and in most cases ringed, in accordance with the Secretary of State's regulations (see Schedules) 
  • intentionally or recklessly disturb any wild bird listed on Schedule 1 while it is nest building, or at a nest containing eggs or young, or disturb the dependent young of such a bird.  

Information source ‘Protection of Birds Act 1954



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An insurance approved chimney sweep 

JC sweeps all open fires, wood burners and stoves.
Covering Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford Forum and Dorset.

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