About Us

The Fireplace Technician is based in Flat Bush and services the greater South Auckland area.

We sell and install all types of solid fuel and gas heaters – as well as provide professional chimney and flue cleaning, replacement flue systems, repairs, tiling, hearths and fire surrounds.

"Nothing's too hard for the Fireplace Technician"

The Fireplace Technician has been servicing chimneys in the South Auckland area for over 30 years, backed by over 50 years experience in the industry. The Fireplace Technician is well regarded and known for the fact that we are dedicated to servicing chimneys in South Auckland and the greater area. Most importantly, we believe in delivering the best value for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing the best customer service experience, while delivering efficient services and stylish products. We believe that there is something special about the time that is spent around a fire, whether it be surrounded by family in the living room or outside roasting marshmallows in the summer. It brings us joy to provide that kind of delight to our customers through our products and services.

If you are looking for an experienced fireplace professional then you have come to the right place. There is no job too big or too small for the Fireplace Technician and nothing’s too hard. Know that you are in the right hands and that we will go above and beyond to meet your specific needs.

Wally T. Lawton
NZHHA 1146
Registered Author #2200 Auckland Council

Wally began learning about fireplaces and chimney construction in 1957 under the tutelage of James Spruce when a solid fuel range (Aga) was installed at the College Bookshop, the home of retired Major Bogle. Many of the chimneys which we worked on at that time were very much in the ‘Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist’ style, very large and very dirty coal burning fires.



Thank you very much once again for resolving our chimney problem. We had a very serious back drift issue in the past, the room was always filled with black smoke whenever we lighted the fire, our eyes were sore, breathing was difficult, it embarrassed us so much in front of the guests. We no longer have the issue after you installed the hover cap for us, the fire is much more efficient, the room is warmer, everyone enjoys staying around the lovely fireplace, we feel blessed! 

Thank you very much!

Johnny Leung
The Host
Zen Garden at Whiteford



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 and Lee Ann Durbin 

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