Services in Hadlow
My chimney lining specialist service includes
- Free local site survey
- Expertise from a fully qualified HETAS chimney lining specialist
- Wood and multi fuel stoves installed
- Twin wall flues installed
- Fireplace fitting
- Fire surround set ups
- Colour CCTV chimney surveys
- Chimney pots supplied and fitted
- Chimney cowls supplied and fitted
- Chimney repointing
. . . And I always bring a free-of-charge smile!
Hadlow is a charming village, close to the town of Tonbridge in the county of Kent. The village has a great assortment of shops and some fantastic eateries for both villagers and visitors. There is quite a history behind some of the shops. The chemist was founded in 1856, as an example. Outdoor activities are well-supported with golf, cricket and hiking amongst other leisure pursuits. The local drama group is also popular. A particular landmark is the Manor of Hadlow, a Grade One listed building, which creates a formidable backdrop. Ownership of the estate has changed hands several times throughout the years, from the Middle Ages period onwards. Another landmark is a Gothic tower in Hadlow, built on the site of the derelict castle in 1838. It is the tallest folly in England at some 53m tall. People have lived in the Hadlow area since the Stone Age period, what with its ideal location by the River Bourne.
Hadlow has educational facilities, which serve both the local community and the wider area. The establishment of Hadlow College of Agriculture and Horticulture in 1968, has helped to train many people in land based occupations, with courses offering such skills as horticulture, agriculture, garden and landcape management and design, equine studies and sports fisheries. It is also a known facility to train students in countryside management. Pupils of secondary school age attend Hadlow Rural Community College, set up in 2013 ss a free school, for youngsters in the area of Hadlow.
Hadlow's architectural merits are outstanding. Starting right in the main village street itself, there are two Tudor inns and several homes, which are clearly from a more ancient era. The street itself is brick-paved, which helps the olde worlde feel. This sense of something special is enhanced somewhat by the occasional presence of the River Bourne in the parish, which once supported the Bourne Watermll and other mills. The river runs from the River Medway to the Greensand Ridge and is fed by several springs at its headwaters. The waters are sometimes hidden by the tall grasses of Kent and more so, when it comes to spring and summer and vegetation is in full bloom.
Hadlow was known for the Close Brewery, from the 18th century (under the name of Kenward & Court) right through to the post second world war period. A malthouse was first erected in Hadlow Street in 1710 by the local Yeoman, John Barton. At one point, the brewery provided beer to 68 pubs. The business changed hands over the years and a new malthouse was constructed in 1859, close to the High Street. The brewery completely closed in the 1960s; afterwards it was used as a distribution centre. The buildings were listed in 1979. In the present day, the brewery site has a few hop gardens and the buildings and oast buildings have been turned into residential dwellings. There had also been another brewery in Style Place from the 1830s to 1860s, now known as Caxton Place with the former main building, Grade II listed.
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.
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