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Hello my name is Dane, and I am a HETAS registered solid fuel engineer and the owner of West Thames Fireplaces.

I have over 15 years of experience installing wood burning & multifuel stoves / Fireplace Surrounds in & around Surrey, London and surrounding counties.


I am fully committed to providing safe and compliant installations to my clients.

I handle the whole project from start to finish with my labourer so you wont be passed about from a salesman to a subcontractor & one person to another.

 I am fully insured up to £2 million.

i have over 150+ 5 star reviews on google for you to read through & 

( 4 x 1star reviews ) even though i can get busy, i do my best to help everybody out with their wood burning needs

I work with Homeowners, Property Developers, Builders and Interior Designers to carry out High Quality Bespoke Installations to suit any requirement.

From Aerial CCTV Inspections with 4K Footage.

CCTV Inspections of Chimney Flues & Ducting with our colour & infrared Cameras.

Smoke Testing Flues, 

Re-Flaunching of Chimney Stacks / Chimney Capping 

To the Alterations Of Chimney Chambers in preparation for the Installation of Multi fuel & Wood Stoves, Log Burners - Rendering, Laying Hearth Stones, Plastering etc

also supply and install Interior to Exterior Rigid Chimney Flue Systems if you want a Wood Burner in a custom place in your property.

I pride myself on my Customer Satisfaction along with Quality Workmanship. 

With over 12 Years Experience working with Chimneys and Fireplaces i am sure i can help you in the right direction for your solid fuel installation.


Click here to read some reviews from previous customers

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Having the right insurance in place for my business is vital in ensuring compliance and protecting us and our customers against a multitude of financial risks. We have teamed up with Rhino Trade Insurance as they are offering insurance tailored for Hetas installers, complementing the Hetas competent person schemes for installers of biomass and solid fuel heating, chimney sweeps and much more.

Insurance for businesses like mine comes in many forms, some of which wont actually cover the specific wordings required as a solid fuel engineer.

 Rhino can offer the important policies to keep me and my business covered.

Remember, at HETAS they require that members carry a minimum of £2m Public Liability Insurance to operate as part of the competent person scheme.

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Highly recommended. Our neighbours recommended Dane to install our multi fuel stove, having been one of his earlier customers. At our initial meeting Dane impressed us with his knowledge, enthusiasm and personable manner. He spent a lot of time checking measurements and ensuring that we were getting the right stove, as well as complying with all the safety regulations. Installation took a day, including relining the chimney, capping the chimney pots, levelling the hearth and installing hearth stones. He then tested the stove, installed a carbon monoxide monitor and cleaned up after himself. We are delighted with our new stove, and are pleased that the installation process went so smoothly thanks to Dane.

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Dane was amazing from the start . When I called him for a survey , he was very professional and helpful advising the sort of stove that would be good for our living room .

His recommendations was spot on . The day he came to fix the stove , he was clean , tidy and very polite . He left the house immaculate . I strongly recommend west Thames fireplace for servicing or replacing your fireplace .

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West Thames Fireplaces came recommended to us by some friends who were more than happy with the service and couldn’t recommend them enough. We made an enquiry and were helped by Dane, who from the outset was very helpful. Dane made a site visit, asked what we were looking for then took some measurements to work out what we would need and recommend products. He provided a very quick and honest feedback on what would and wouldn’t work for what we wanted with the ideas we had. Once we ordered a Stove Dane was able to quickly provide an installation dare to suit us. The installation was done with minimal disruption to anything else going on at home and with great care taken in the area they were working. The entire room was covered in sheeting and protected and everything was returned to precisely the way it was when they started.

We would highly recommend Dane and West Thames Fireplaces and already have done.

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