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The Institute of Chimney Sweeps
ICS TRAINING
At ICS we offer a comprehensive range of one and two day Training Courses. These are held at our Maidstone Training Centre throughout the year and run by our experienced team of Instructors. Refreshments and lunch are provided on course dates. We currently have four main courses available, Please click the links below for details:

(CT1) Two Day Chimney Sweeping Course Plus One Day Mentoring
(CT2) One Day Practical Flue Lining Installation Course
(CT3) One Day Twin Wall Insulated Flue Installation
(CT4) One Day Stove Refurbishment Course
(CT5) One Day Fireplace Installer Course
£875
£395
£395
£325
£325
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(CT1) Two Day Chimney Sweeping Course Plus One Day Mentoring
The ICS two day Training Course offers you the opportunity to become a competent Chimney Sweep, giving you the oportunity to enjoy a rewarding and interesting trade. The course is a comprehensive two day course covering all aspects of chimney sweeping and provides the participants with the knowledge and confidence they require to begin their new career. You will be provided with a Course Manual, an attendance certificate and a vacuum sticker along with your first 100 Chimney Certificates. Also included within the course fee, a personal mentoring day within your area. This must be within three months of completing your course in order to finalise your membership. This two day course starts at 10am - 4pm on the first day and 10am - 2pm on the final day. Please book early as there are only 8 places allocated per course. For further details please either click here..., e-mail, or phone the contact number above.
Course Mandate:
1. Tools of the trade.
2. The pots and stacks.
3. Preparation for sweeping.
4. Wood burning stoves.
5. Sweeping the flues.
6. Sweeping inglenooks.
7. Smoke testing flues.
8. Marketing your business.

(CT2) One Day Practical Flue Lining Installation Course
Students will be equipped with the practical skills needed to effectively install and maintain stoves. As a courtesy Senior instructor Mr Daniel Kemp will also be available for help and guidance following the course completion by contacting the Institute of Chimney Sweeps. Course day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Refreshments and lunch are provided on the day. Please book early as there are only 4 places allocated per course. For further details please either e-mail, or phone the contact number above.
Course Mandate:
1. Removing the chimney pot.
2. Installing the flexible liner.
3. Connecting liner adaptor and stove pipe.
4. Making and fitting the register plate.
5. Insulating the flue.
6. Venting the flue.
7. Fitting the top plate and clamp.
8. Fitting the chimney pot.

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(CT3) One Day Twin Wall Insulated Flue Installation
The ICS twin wall installation course is a practical based course, providing students with the practical skills and confidence they will require in which to be able to offer the public the most aesthetic and safest of installations. Twin Wall Insulated is a complex installation with a wide range of components requiring practical understanding of their appropriate application. We will guide students through these various applications using our vast experience in the field of stove fitting. Course day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Please book early as there are only 4 places allocated per course. For further details please either e-mail, or phone the contact number above.
Course Mandate:
1. Tools required
2. Passing through walls
3. Bracketing
4. Passing through ceilings
5. Venting
6. Tile stripping and cutting
7. Weathering the flashing

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(CT4) One Day Stove Refurbishment Course
The ICS Stove Refurbishment Course is aimed at the chimney sweep or stove fitter who wishes to offer their customers a greater service by maintaining or refurbishing their wood burning stove. The course fee includes a stove refurbishing kit and a replacement stove glass and parts catalogue, courtesy of the Heatproof Glass Company worth £210. Course day starts at 10am and finishes at 3pm. Please book early as there are only 8 places allocated per course. For further details please either e-mail, or phone the contact number above.
Course Mandate:
1. Releasing fixings
2. Remaking class clips
3. Replacing gaskets
4. Re-roping
5. Cutting and replacing bricks
6. Blackening the stove
All ICS members will be entitled to 40% discount, courtesy of the Heat Resistant Glass Company
Stove Refurbishment kit
Stove blackening rub
Ceramic Gasket seal 6mm
Ceramic gasket seal 10mm
Matt Black Paint, 400ml Aerosol
HRG Glass Cleaner, 750ml
305mm x 305mm Thermal Paper Pad
High Temperature Silicone 300C
High Temperature Silicone 1000C
HRG Rope glue x 200ml
8mm x 25m Soft white rope seal
10mm x 25m Soft white rope seal
12mm x 25m Soft white rope seal
Fire cement in black, 1kg
10mm x 25 metres of Standard white rope seal
12mm x 25 metres of Standard white rope seal
12mm x 25 metres of Self Adhesive white rope seal
8mm x 25 metres of Standard white rope seal
End of rope seal sealing tape, 25mm x 55 metres
(CT5) One Day Fireplace Installer Course
The ICS One Day Fireplace Installer Training Course offers you the opportunity to become a competent Fireplace Installer, giving you an affordable chance to enjoy a rewarding and interesting trade. The course is a comprehensive one day course covering all aspects of Fire Place installation from laying hearth to installing floating beams. The student will become familiar with the new trading standards installation requirements. The course day starts at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Please book early as there are only 3 places allocated per course. For further details please either e-mail, or phone the contact number above.
Course Mandate:
1. Laying Hearths.
2. Fire Place Construction.
3. Fire Place Fixings.
4. Finishing.
5. Floating Beam Installation.
6. Stone Repair.
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Unit G6
The Power Hub
St. Peters Street
Maidstone Kent ME16 0ST

01622 670333