Ray Coombs

Comments: Thank you for the excellent advice regarding excessive flue updraught. I have recently had a Hunter Herald 8CE installed and have been puzzled as to why I couldn’t shut the air intakes down and effectively kill the fire like I could on my previous 8 year old cast iron multi-fuel stove with spinner-type air valves. I have now ordered a flue damper from Hunter Stoves and hope it will effect a cure before my winter supply of Ash and Beech literally goes up in smoke :)
Regards,
Ray Coombs in Cornwall.

The Ideal Home

Wally, The Fireplace Technician, has been working furiously to install the fireplace from Belgium and get it 100% air-tight to Passive House standards, as well as fully insulating the flue. He’s had to make a range of custom fittings and it’s great to see a real craftsman at work. As mentioned previously, the fireplace is for ambience only, as the home will maintain 20 degrees all year with no forms of heating.

“Wally, Firstly, I wish to say you have been hands down the most helpful and resourceful tradesmen on site. I really enjoyed tackling this challenge with you. I wish other tradesmen see half as helpful and professional as you”.

Murray & Lee Ann Durbin – Owners

Angela Scott

Lovely to see you again today. As discussed, we have sold the house and it is now owned by… Thanks again for the years of great service you have done for us. Regards Angela Scott

Janette Sullivan

Just to say our new fire is chugging away beautifully with lazy flames giving us a wonderfully warm house. Th fire surround is fab too. Great job done. Chears Janette Sullivan.

Mr and Mrs Patterson

We used Wally right from the word go. He knew his stuff, helped us choose the correct fireplace for the efficiency we needed. He guided us through the process to make sure it was installed correctly and safely. All the necessary paperwork was completed and we now see him annually to give the once over and keep it working at its best. Great stuff, Wally.

Mr and Mrs Lawson

Wally had been sweeping our chimney over the last 20 years. He is punctual, tidy and throroughly inspects our fireplace to ensure that is working safely. Come winter, we are all ready to crack the fire up and keep warm. We would never use anyone else.

Mrs I L Christensen

Dear Wally
Thank you for your reminder to get the chimney cleaned and for alerting us re t the cowboys.
Thank you for all your care and expertise over the years. We do appreciate all.

Shane and Jane Johston

Humbled by this man’s work ethic
Well, what a stroke of luck to find the fireplace technician. Tried lots of places then googled for a fireplace person to help me with my current fireplace dilemma.. Delighted he lives out East. Came around same day, advised on how best to take care of our complicated situation. The one thing that struck mu husband and I was his, poetic confidence in describing to us why we need to change and upgrade. Wasn’t keen on the price but who is. What a mission to take out the old complicated fireplace, had no idea it was installed incorrectly. Thank God, I thought, it would have had to come out eventually, and now was good timing. Installing the new fireplace, OMG, I got to say, and have said to Wally, Mate, I’m humbled by observing how you work, what you to do complete the installation. Wally you are hard out. Thank you very much.