Our History

Our fireplace repair and installation business, The Soot Doctor, was founded in by George Tracey.

George founded The Soot Doctor as a response to the amount of chimney and house fires he attended as a professional firefighter caused by poorly installed solid fuel appliances and chimney systems. All of these were unfortunately preventable.

George is a qualified professional firefighter with extensive knowledge on fire safety, building regulations, chimney fire investigation and fire training. He is passionate about both historic and new build construction methods.

We offer a full installation for all our products and are Oftec registered for solid fuel. We specialize in wood pellet and many sustainable heating solutions.

It is well worth a visit to our extensive showroom in Bray for ideas and inspiration where you will see all the latest products many of which are live displays.

Our normal opening hours are from 09:00 to 16:30 Tuesday – Friday. We’re also open on Saturdays 11.00 to 15.00. We guarantee you a very warm welcome!

We Specialise in all aspects of:
  • Survey & Installation
  • Chimney Construction
  • Chimney Investigation
  • Fireplace Repair Work
  • Design service

Through years of experience, we can recommend the best chimney lining solution for your boiler, gas fire, stove, wood pellet appliance or open fire, resulting in a seamless installation and guaranteed work that  you can trust. Our attitude is that anything is possible, carrying out work to your specifications.

We are certified by OFTEC to install, inspect and service all stoves and flues.

All of our work is guaranteed and fully insured.

We use only the highest quality, leading brands of chimney products to ensure all work is finished to Building Regulations Document J.