Hi there, my real name is Mark Thomas, I have been sweeping chimneys in Wanaka since 1994. In that time I have established a reputation for friendly, prompt and efficient service and have  hundreds of loyal customers. I guarantee cleanliness and satisfaction with all my work. 

Curly’s Chimney Sweeping is fully insured and I provide a complete back up service, including supplying and fitting parts and specialist cowls for your fire.


Once a year is a good rule of thumb, however if you burn a lot of wood, poorly dried wood or a lot of sappy Old Man Pine, it could need more frequent attention.  Insurance companies require one sweep a year.

Usually 30 – 60 minutes.

Yes, I carry a range of fire bricks, baffle parts and rope seal for fire doors and can do most repairs quickly and economically on the spot.

Absolutely, and I can also fit bird proof mesh to stop them returning.

Wanaka, Hawea, Hawea Flat, Albertown and Luggate

Yes, I supply and fit the NZ designed “clever” chimney cowl, the Flue Cube.  www.fluecube.com

Rotary power sweeping is done from below and uses flexible nylon strands spun rapidly at 400rpm. The strands automatically take on the dimensions of the chimney to repeatedly rub the soot away. It is very very effective and saves the trouble and danger of climbing on the roof.  However when appropriate I am equipped to sweep from above using old school rods and a wire brush.

The legend goes that in 1066, King William was saved by a chimney sweep, who pushed him away from an oncoming carriage. The King was so happy, he invited the chimney sweep to his daughter’s wedding and that’s why chimney sweeps are considered good luck, especially if a bride sees one on her wedding day.

Hell no, I could not possibly compete with the court jester of soot Mr Chimney who provides an excellent service to Queenstown residents – mrchimney.co.nz


Russell McGeorge : Wanaka

I have used Curly to clean our wood burner flue in Wanaka annually for some 20 years and his service has been excellent. He is usually available quickly after being contacted, comes when he arranges to come, is quick thorough and very clean, and his charges are reasonable. I strongly recommend him.

Kate Murray : Wanaka

House full of smoke, fire not drawing, soot and ash galore…a bad time on a winter’s morning.  A quick call to Curly and within one hour we had the fire roaring.  His response was super prompt,  efficient and very timely.  We thoroughly recommend Curly.