Customer Testimonials

What customers are saying about Martyn Hitch Chimney Sweeping Services


We would highly recommend Martyn, he did a great job fitting our wood burning stove. He was friendly and reliable, coordinated with the scaffolder and gave us lots of help and advice about our hearth and how to use the stove. His work was finished to a very high standard. Thanks Martyn we love our new stove.
Karen and Pete

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Martyn provided extremely helpful advice on our options for installing a wood burning stove and visited the house several times before starting the work. We are very pleased with the final product!
Kate Critchley

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Martyn has recently installed a stove in our house. This included a whole range of works: opening up the fire chamber, making and fixing the closure, laying hearth, installing the liner, pot hanger, flue adaptor, and vitreous pipe. His quote was competitive and the quality of work outstanding. From the first contact to putting the stove into commission, Martyn was a pleasure to deal with, and I would definitely recommend him.
Oleksiy Sydoruk

Martin installed a new multi fuel stove and refined our chimney. He and Conor who helped were prompt efficient and house trained. They
finished on time and cleaned up after themselves. It’s nice t see someone who enjoys what they do and who does it well.
Highly Recommended.
Tim Morris

Martyn was very prompt, very clear about the work that was to be undertaken and very friendly in helping me understand what stove was right for our chimney. The work carried out was fast and clean. Will definitely be using Martyn again in the future for any further stove work and chimney cleaning.
Daniel Hopwood

Martyn did a fantastic job when fitting our wood burner. The work was done quickly, efficiently and to an extremely high standard.
We’re delighted with the stove and use it all the time. Many thanks.
Christian Forshaw



Thank you so much for all the work you carried out for us. Really pleased with the new log burner you installed in the study and the burner in the lounge is now working so much more efficiently. Excellent job all round, thanks again.

The Finlays, Breachwood Green


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I am delighted with the installation of my two multi fuel stoves. Martyn came highly recommended. He advised on the type of stove – they look great and are ideal.
The installation was surprising. Given that the capping had to be removed from the top of the chimneys and a new hearth had to be laid I was expecting some dust and dirt to clear up– there was nothing at all. I am not sure how he did it without creating any mess but I was very pleasantly surprised. All in all a delighted customer, I would definitely recommend Martyn.

Rose Younger



Martyn & Connor did an excellent job removing the old brickwork and back boiler to open up our living room fireplace before laying the hearth in
reclaimed tiles, installing the new stove, repointing the original brickwork and plastering the surround. A truly excellent effort which exceeded our
expectations. This was completed quickly with all areas protected and cleaned up on completion.  Martyn even replaced a missing roof tile whilst he was on the roof installing the flue! Thanks very much, we are very happy.

Jez & Mary


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Thank you Martyn for providing such a good job of installing our Riva 2 gas fire. It looks the bees knees and is already providing plenty of
warmth during the cooler evenings. I would happily recommend you to anyone who wants a log burner or gas fire professionally installed.
Steve Pond


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“Martyn, just a quick line to thank you for the excellent job you made of installing our log burner. It looks great, and we were pleased to come home from holiday to minimal mess considering all the work involved. Once again thank you and we will be in touch as we have a lot more work in the house that requires your expertise”.
Neal and Jan


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Andrew and I are immensely pleased with our new fireplace and log burner. Martyn has done a wonderful job and we only wish we had done
it years ago. Martyn was quick and thorough and cleaned up after himself every day he was here. The log burner is brilliant and a great choice
following Martyn’s recomendation. We couldn’t be more pleased. The price was very competitive, the work done quickly and Martyn is

knowledgable and thorough. Many thanks.
Raechel and Andrew

We contacted Martyn to have our chimney swept as it had not been used for a number of years. Martyn explained the issues we would have using the existing fireplace, it was poorly fitted and potentially dangerous.

He listened to what we wanted and recommended a multi-fuel burner. We are delighted with the result because it looks fantastic; it’s warm, clean and practical. Martin was very professional throughout, making good all building work and went beyond what was estimated to ensure the job was completed to our satisfaction.

Martyn was always prompt and respectful of our home, making sure everything was kept as clean as possible. It’s a pleasure to be asked to write a
testimonial and we look forward to Martyn maintaining our fire for years to come.
John and Katie Woodhouse


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“Martyn recently installed a new chimney liner for me, including closure plate, vitreous pipe and chimney pot. His quote was competitive, the quality of work good and the tidy up exemplary, but I was most impressed with Martyn’s attitude. He was open and honest in his dealings and I felt confident his recommendations were in my best interests.

He was prompt to return calls, arrived and finished on time and carried out his work in a professional manner. He was extremely helpful in fixing some
unrelated problems discovered during the course of his work and continued to provide helpful advice even after his work was done.
Martyn is very good value and I would happily recommend him.”
Richard, Rushden, Hertfordshire.

“I just wanted to let you know how very pleased I am with my multi-fuel stove that you installed just before Christmas.

Thank you for making the whole process so simple! Your initial advice about what model would suit, where best to buy it and the changes that would
be required to my chimney was so helpful. I never felt under pressure at any time; in fact I considered many options before coming back to exactly the recommendations that you had made!

I find it hard to believe that there was no mess made or left in my cottage at all. I was so appreciative of you covering everything with substantial dust sheets and taking such care in my new home. Thank you so much.”
Dr. Bren Unwin.

“Attached are a couple of photos of the fireplace and logburner you recently fitted for us.
We were both very impressed with the guidance you gave us regarding the choice of burner we needed, and which one would work best in our room.
We were amazed at the speed of yours and Bens work, and finding the original 1930s fireplace behind what we thought was the original fireplace was
an unexpected bonus!

The suggestion that we keep the brickwork as it was built turned out to be right one,( especially after you cleaned and repointed it superbly) it really makes the burner stand out, and now that it is up and running, the fire is performing brilliantly with loads of heat and no mess.
I would have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to anyone who is considering having a logburner fitted, you are a real credit to your profession, a true, honest, and friendly professional. Many, many thanks for a good job very well done.
If any of your customers want to see the standard of your work, they are more than welcome to come and view what you have done for us.”

Dave and Sue Winn, Baldock, Hertfordshire

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“We were so impressed with Martyn and his standard of work on our chimney stack. From the moment he looked at the job until the job was finished, he was organised, on time and very friendly. He also arranged the required scaffolding and everything was done within the time scales he gave. We are happy to recommend him to all our friends and family”.
Simon and Angela

“Martyn has provided excellent sweep and wood burner installation advice and expertise. He takes professional pride in all aspects of
chimney and stove work. Clean, tidy and punctual, it was pleasure to have him work on our home”.
Malcolm & Rebecca, Harpenden, Hertfordshire. November 2014

“Martyn recently installed a woodburning stove in my cottage which I am thoroughly pleased with.He is a very hardworking guy who is very reliable and conscientious.He offers very good and sound advice.
Mags Sykes, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. October 2014

“Martyn has been looking after our chimney sweeping for several years now and we have no hesitation in recommending him. His work is clean, efficient and tidy as well as he gives such useful and practical advice. He has undertaken other work for us including replacing broken roof tiles and a complete overhaul of our elderly stove which is now back in tip-top condition and a thing of beauty again. Excellent all round.
Thank you again for everything, Martyn!
Jill and Tony, Hitchin, Hertfordshire. October 2014

“Martyn is a very likeable chap who does a thoroughly professional job. He is always happy to help in the decision making and offers
very good
value for money. Thoroughly recommend.”
Daniel Barr, September 2014.

“Martyn has been sweeping our chimney for years and we have always been pleased by his efficiency and professionalism.
As most of the heat from an open fire is lost up the chimney, this year we asked Martyn to install a wood burning stove.
He did all the work from start to finish; he opened up the chimney, raised the lintel, installed a new hearth as well as
re-plastered the wall. Apart from dusting there was no mess for us to clean up. The attention to detail in Martyn’s work
has given the room a real sense of sophistication, plus it is so much warmer. We couldn’t be more pleased”.

Roger & Sharon Stevens, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire.

“Martyn not only swept my chimney but in the process he discovered that the chimney pot was loose and the surrounding capping was cracked too.
He took pictures of the damage and on request he subsequently quoted for the repair.   Martyn completed the work in a most professional manner.
I have recommended him to several friends and neighbours who have all been very satisfied with his work. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to you.”

Norman Tann, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

“Having moved into my home more nearly three years ago, I was well aware that my several fireplaces and chimneys needed attention.
I found Martyn’s details on the National Association of Chimney Sweeps website and he responded to my enquiry very quickly.

Within the week, he was sorting everything out, giving me advice on using the chimneys and fireplaces, as well as doing a great job of
sweeping everything out. He was very good at cleaning up after each bit of the job, so there was no mess left at all.

I cannot praise Martyn highly enough and did, in fact, recommend him straight away to my neighbour.”
Hilary Robertson


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