Specialist Chimney Services was established in 1989, providing chimney solutions for domestic and commercial clients across the North East England ever since.

We are experts in solving the problems that come from defective chimneys; lining chimneys; bringing chimneys back into use; performing Smoke Tests and installing multi-fuel heating appliances. We are a licensed installer of FuranFlex Chimney Liners, EldfastCeramic Coatings, NACE Cast Insitu concrete chimney liners as well as stainless steel flexible liners.

We can, therefore provide a wide range of solutions to any chimney problem.

We work in occupied premises; homes, hotels, listed buildings and many other environments. Our aim is to minimise any disruption caused by our work – ensuring furniture and other fixtures and fittings are fully protected.

Our portfolio of completed projects includes prestige country houses, hotels and Church Commissioner properties – see our Case Studies page to view more details.


October 2019

Creating a new ingelnook fireplace, installing lintels and multi fuel stove

John Alderson is very experienced and knowledgeable. He cleared a blocked chimney flue and opened up the old chimney to create an inglenook hearth complete with a beautiful oak lintel, lined and insulated the chimney and installed a multi fuel stove.

Denise Gillie
Wolsingham, County Durham

September 2019

Chimney Lining

I have just recently had my chimney re-lined . I had only recently bought my house when the chimney lining fell down (due to previous tenants putting it in upside down and cemented it in)..Nightmare is not a name I would choose as it was not an easy and straight forward of a job to fix.. I was recommended to John by a friend and I must say what a tremendous guy he was… I had nothing to worry about he took it in hand and dealt with it professionally even though it was one of the worst chimney he has dealt with… He kept me informed all the time and I had an upfront quotation before he started so I knew what I was expected to pay.. I was very surprised after being away whilst he was dealing with the job how tidy my room was left nice and clean.. I would have no hesitation at all in recommending him to anyone if need me and if there were more stars to give I would deffo give them… Thank you so much I am very very happy with the outcome but mostly knowing my chimney is now safe.

Beverley Petcher
Tow Law, County Durham

August 2019


We were provided with clear advice on what needed to be done and the options available. We received an accurate estimate and a prompt, reliable service. They went the extra mile for us and we are happy to recommend them.

Lesley Middleton
Waterhouses, Durham

July 2019

A great job!

A difficult job involving new flue liners as well as sealing existing liners. Also dismantling and rebuilding midfeathers in a 3 storey building and providing a matching chimney pot and replacing a fireback. All expertly and efficiently done. Everything completed as promised with a minimum of mess. A great job fellas!

Christopher Bonsall

July 2019

Simply the best!

SPECIALIST CHIMNEY SERVICES were recommended to me by my brother who had used their services in the past. After having accepted a fair and reasonable quote, John Alderson of Specialist Chimney Services and his team Steve and Mikey removed my old fireplace, repaired the chimney feathers, re-lined the chimney, replaced the cracked chimney pot and fitted a fabulous new multi fuel log burner on a black limestone hearth.

Their attention to detail was second to none and it was a delight to have such professionals working in my home. All debris was cleared as they worked and when the project was completed. I will certainly be in contact for my annual chimney sweep. I cannot recommend you and your team highly enough!
Thank you very much.

Lynn Farrington
West Auckland

March 2017

We needed an old chimney reopened and contacted Specialist Chimney Services. Highly recommended, professional and very experienced and knowledgeable about products and correct materials for your specific chimney problem, they are such hardworking people and did a fantastic job.

Lyn wiffen
Crook, County Durham

February 2017

I can’t fault this service. For something that could have been a real mess (4 floors 3 chimney beasts had to be accessed) this was a really professional job with minimal mess and disruption) really professional and respectful to my family and priority. Would highly recommend. If anybody has an old house this is the best way to restore chimney for real fires. Wish I’d done it years ago. A big thank you to John and the team.

David Willingham


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