TLC Wood Stoves and Chimney Liners - Your Chimney Lining Specialist!
Welcome to TLC Stoves and Chimney Liners! My name is Terry Liam Collins (TLC) and I operate a premier wood stove and chimney lining service throughout Kent and Sussex. For more than a decade, I've kept householders satisfied by fitting a variety of wood burning stoves and reinstalling all types of open fires. The areas I cover include Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Crowborough, Hadlow, Pembury, Paddock Wood, Maidstone, Hove, Brighton and Eastbourne.
Services offered by TLC Stoves and Liners
We supply and fit woodburning and multi fuel stoves as well as offer a free site survey.
We have supplied and fitted hundreds of woodburning stoves across Kent and Sussex including Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Eastbourne, Brighton and Hove. TLC can supply and fit Esse, Clearview, Scan, Jotul, Charnwood, Chilli Penguin, Aarrow stoves and more, so please get in touch with us to book your free site survey.
We can relocate an existing stove to another part of your home.
If you have just bought a house with a multi fuel stove and need the appliance moved to another part of your home, we can carry out this service for you. We have noticed a trend throughout Kent and Sussex in recent years of homeowners wanting one room warm whilst keeping their central heating to a minimum cost.
No chimney no problem
If your property does not have an existing chimney, we can create one using a twin walled flue system. The twin wall we use is top quality and will last for many years. It does take longer to fit but we can discuss this further when you book your free site survey.
We can supply and fit open fires and fire surrounds
We can supply and fit all types of open fires including Jetmaster open fires. TLC can get any fireplace surround made to your requirement; formed out of your requested material, such as granite, limestone and marble. We can also lay a contrasting hearth of your chosen material but always recommend a darker hearth such as natural slate as this is more durable over time.
We can supply and fit chimney pots, chimney cowls and offer a chimney stack repointing service
We replace many chimney pots that have either cracked or are in a state of disrepair for householders throughout Kent and Sussex. We can also source and fit reclaimed chimney pots to period properties - a specialised service. We offer a chimney cowl fitting service and can supply and fit every cowl currently available on the market. We also repoint chimneys helping to keep water from penetrating through the chimney stack, which prevents water damage. More information ...
Expertise from a fully qualified HETAS chimney lining specialist
TLC Stoves & Liners has lined hundreds of chimneys over the years. It's that high level of professional experience which helps, whenever we are presented with a unique chimney issue. Our training and knowledge means that we'll find a solution. TLC Stoves & Liners is HETAS trained and experienced. For more information on HETAS, please click here.
So what's all the fuss about?
Lining a chimney flue properly is strongly recommended by HETAS and major stove manufacturers ? for your safety, if nothing else. It is particularly important for older properties using all types of solid fuel appliances. Lined chimneys are also safer for fire use compared to flues with standard masonry. The liner makes the best use of the fire as a heating source, it is also more efficient in the long-run and helps prevent a damaging build-up of condensation.
Competent Person Registration Scheme - HETAS
The installation, replacement or any alteration to the position of a solid fuel combustion appliance (wood burning stove) is subject by law to building regulations. Competent person schemes were introduced by the Government in 2002 to allow individuals to self-certify that their work complies with these regulations; as an efficient alternative to notifying the local authority or using an approved inspector. I am part of such a scheme - see below - which gives customers reassurance that my work is legally compliant.
HETAS is the official body recognised by the Government to approve solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers and servicing businesses. To achieve this objective, HETAS operates a registration scheme that supports installers and businesses involved in this area to work safely, efficiently and within the various regulations which apply to the work involved.
TLC Liners and Stoves is HETAS registered and, after commissioning your wood burning stove, a certificate will be issued.
Call Terry on 07516 017341
Please do not hesitate to contact me any time for free advice.
Call us 01892 319315
Document J - Important!
If you are planning on carrying out the work yourself please think twice and read this document before you start. Carrying out the work yourself may invalidate your household insurance.
Find out what our customers say about us. For customers? testimonials, please visit our Customers? page.
We recently had an Invicta wood burning stove installed by TLC. They did a first class job and we are very pleased with the end-result. They were reliable, punctual and worked extremely hard. They kept the mess to a minimum and cleared up really well. We would highly recommend TLC to anyone considering having a wood burning stove installed. George and Susan, Wadhurst, East Sussex
We just had our Villager stove installed by Terry Collins from TLC. We just would like to say we are delighted by their competence and professionalism. Please note, unlike some of their competitors, TLC does not charge to survey your fireplace. TLC are definitely customer focused, provide an excellent service as well as give valuable advice. Thomas & Maisie, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Upon inspection, we were told our chimney flue was awkward so we were keen to have a professional & qualified stove fitter to install a Chilli Penguin stove in our house. TLC were recommended to us by our local fireplace shop. TLC managed to rectify our flue and our wood burning stove was then installed. We would highly recommend their services to any potential customers. Julie and John, Southborough, Kent