WIN a Christmas Hamper!

Win a hamper every month.

Win a Christmas Hamper from Schiedel and Specflue We’re running a joint competition with Specflue one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Schiedel Chimney and Flue products. Their [...]

Chimney Fire Safety Week

4th - 10th September 2017.

Chimney Fire Safety Week Chimney Fire Safety Week is a yearly awareness event to ensure that chimneys are maintained and swept on a regular basis and the correct fuel is always used. Incorrect [...]

Cleadon Water Tower Chimney

Designed by Thomas Hawksley and built between 1859 and 1862.

Cleadon Water Tower Chimney Looking at local landmarks near our Washington factory, an interesting one has popped up (excuse the pun) at Cleadon, a village located near the coast at Sunderland. [...]

Wood Burning for Wooden Houses

Trees can provide a sustainable supply of wood for both building and fuel.

Wood Burning Solutions for Wooden Houses There’s a growing emphasis on environmentally friendly construction and heating, which means that trees can now provide a sustainable supply of wood for [...]

A Brief History of Stainless Steel.

Invented by Harry Brearley?

A Brief History of Stainless Steel. Harry Brearley is commonly regarded as the inventor of “Stainless Steel” in Sheffield, however, his path was laid by a number of scientists and [...]

Merchant Training with MKM.

Chimney and Flue Product info and a Q & A.

Merchant Training with MKM MKM is the UK’s largest independent builders’ merchant with nearly 50 branches throughout the UK. They were established in 1995 in Hull and the vision for [...]