Iain Stevens is a chimney sweep. He is also the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps Regional Officer for the South West. His business is The Master Sweep, which provides chimney sweeping services throughout Cornwall and Devon.
Iain trained to be a chimney sweep when Iain’s brother-in-law, Lawson Wight, who is also on the board for the Guild, introduced Iain to the industry when Iain wanted a change from the building trade.
The training with the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps is of the highest in the UK. Iain began the Master Sweep business in 2011.
Safety And Service In The South West
In a largely unregulated industry safety and working to the highest standards possible are imperative. We are passionate about taking care of our customers.
Iain believes it is important to make sure that not only is he there to sweep the chimney or flue but also to check over the appliance and highlight any issues that require attention.
Iain also covers carbon monoxide safety and the importance of selecting the correct fuel for burning. In fact Iain is one of only two members of the Guild in Cornwall and believes his levels of professional practice far outshines anybody else’s!!!!!
The South West – A Lifestyle Change
Iain moved to the South West, near Penzance with his wife, Melissa in 2010. They came from South London and they love it! There is nothing they miss about London. They love living near the sea and stunning countryside. They enjoy the more relaxed lifestyle as well as the friendly people. Iain also loves being outside walking his dog.
As well as loving the South-West, Iain knows it is a good place for his business as there are a lot of chimneys. People in the South-West love open fires. A welcoming fire is perfect to return to after a walk by the sea or in the beautiful countryside.
To Be The Best Sweep In The South West
Iain would really love to be known as the No.1 Chimney Sweeping business in Cornwall and South-West. Going by some of his customers testimonials on his website, he is certainly getting there! Iain can help anyone who has an open fire, a multi-fuel wood burning stove, an Aga or Rayburn or a boiler flue.
Iain has swept the chimneys of many people but perhaps the most memorable was when he was doing his training. He went with a qualified Guild member to sweep the chimneys at the houses of Jamie Oliver and his family, including Jamie’s parent’s pub.
The Master Sweep at present looks after customers in Cornwall and the South West but his YouTube Info channel reaches people all over the world!
Here is one such video where Iain does a Frank Spencer impression. You have to see this to believe it!
On these he gives advice as to what type of fuel to use, how to get the best from it, important safety tips and the importance of having your chimney swept by someone who knows what they are doing.
People often hear about The Master Sweep through word of mouth, but Iain also uses Twitter and his website to spread the word. He has had an article in a Cornwall Today and a radio interview which you can hear here. He also develops links with with wood suppliers and solid fuel servicing companies as their customers may need his services.
The Singing Sweep
When not sweeping chimneys, Iain can often be found playing his group – Grooveology where he is the lead singer. They play for weddings and corporate events.
You can call The Master Sweep on 01736 710930 or find out more at www.themastersweep.co.uk