Services in Sevenoaks
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!
Sevenoaks is a pleasant town, the flagship residential area in the Sevenoaks District. There are six general areas inhabited by residents: Edenbridge, Swanley, St Johns, Kippington, Town, Northern, Eastern and Wildernesse. Few records exist about the settlement before the 13th century but a market was founded in that period, which brought economic prosperity. A move by the then-Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Bourchier, in developing the famed Knole Estate, also helped in the 15th century. Traffic to-and-from Sevenoaks was also enhanced thanks to a turnpike road being constructed in 1709. Today, the town of Sevenoaks has a brilliant retail complex, Bligh’s Shopping Centre, and acts as a commuter hub for London. The Princess of Wales, Diana, once attended West Heath School as a pupil.
Sevenoaks Summer Festival has become a proper date in the diary for both locals and visitors. The festival was started by Sevenoaks School in 1970 when musical events to mark the end of exams were converted into a festival of arts and music for the wider community. The festival was originally called ‘Paean’ but given its current name in 1973. The event has flourished, thanks largely to community stalwart John Smedley before he died in 2004. The 16-day festival hails a wonderful line-up in musical and dramatic events, alongside other entertainments and sights to see. There is also a fair in Bligh’s Meadow and The Shambles and Vine Garden.
Sevenoaks contains six wards, which are overseen by the town council. These are Kippington, Town, Eastern, Northern, St Johns and Wildernesse. The council is responsibile for certain areas of upkeep such as waste collections and planning matters. The authority’s offices are located in Sevenoaks Town Hall. As a residential hub, commuters can easily access areas further afield than Sevenoaks. There are two main roads – the Greensand Ridge, turnpiked in 1709, and also the River Darwent Valley northwards. Development for Sevenoaks has followed these routes. Sevenoaks as a town has a forward-looking community, with a strong local economy and it is well-linked to other towns in Kent, as well as being accessible to London.
Leisure plays an important role in Sevenoaks. For the simple reason that it’s such a delightful town to live and work in, and also to visit. Sevenoaks Information (7oaks.info) is a great resource for finding out the latest goings-on in the town. There’s a What’s On for Sevenoaks and the nearby areas. Places to go to in the area include Sevenoaks Wildlife Rescue. This Site of Special Scientific Interest is located north of the town and by a former gravel pit, with a 175-acre site. Sevenoaks District Community Director is an excellent resource for researching leisure facilities in the Sevenoaks area, with details of sports, clubs and related organisations in the town and nearby villages.
Sevenoaks residents are able to access different local media in the town. Sevenoaks Chronicle reports on latest local news each Thursday. Radio programmes relevant to Sevenoaks are provided by BBC Radio Kent, KMFH West Kent, Smooth and Heart Kent. The radio stations report on local news, give relevant adverts and feature events in the area. Sevenoaks is located within reach of London in terms of airwaves and townsfolk are able to receive programmes from ITV London and BBC London thanks to the Crystal Palace transmitter. Sevenoaks is also capable of providing a wider reach to media services thanks to the internet, enabling residents to be at the forefront of what’s happening not just in the town but further afield.
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 07516017341
Please do not hesitate to contact me any time for free advice.