Today is such a happy day, the chimney guys arrive on time and set to work efficiently, I'm so happy, we are going to be warm again.
We leave them to it and in a couple of hours they come to let us know the new flue is installed. He will come back in a couple of days with the invoice.
This is really important. If you have work completed by an artisan (professional) you must keep the devi (quote) and the invoice as you will need these for your dossier (file) if you ever come to sell.
These documents prove that the work has been completed to standard and are your guarantee.
Once they leave we notice that there is some charred wood on the drive this has obviously come from inside the chimney (we ask him when he calls with the receipt) and he confirms that the wood was in the top of the chimney, this could've been very dangerous had it not been removed, we had no idea that it was there.
The living room is put back together and the fire is lit. we have some warmth!
- If you have work completed by an artisan, keep the devi and the reciept
- These are your guarantees and will be required if you sell the house within 10 years
- If you are tax resident, you can include certain items on your tax return for ECO purposes and a possible partial refund