Testimonials

Posted by Elaine, Swindon on
In August I bought a wood burning stove from B&Q they gave me the number for their home fitting service, On Monday I phoned them to be told'' sorry mam we do not install wood burning stoves! There started a long journey to find someone who would even if they did not sell me the stove. After 2 months I finally reached someone who gave me Lee's number. He lives in Bournemouth but was still interested and very pleasant he gave me an estimate on the phone, Lee came and looked at the house and we discussed where it would go in the living room and how it would be done. A date was set for the18th December 2015 8.30am. The flue was delivered at 08.15 on the 18th and Lee arrived as the Van was leaving. It was a trouble free day for me, they took care of everything all I had to do was clear the space in the spare bed room and living room and make tea's. it was a fantastic job very well done at half the price other installation company's had given me, I love my wood burning stove its on daily, I can't thank you enough Lee.
Posted by Mr & Mrs Henderson, Titchfield Park, Hampshire on
We chose LDC Renewables to replace a stainless steel flue that had fallen into a state of disrepair after 30 years of use.

The work was carried out very professionally, on time and to the stated budget. We were very impressed by the punctuality and hard work put in to make sure the job was finished on time and with the minimum of fuss.

LDC Renewables pointed out that our log burner had not been installed properly and remedial work was carried out, without extra cost, to make sure the flue was safe and met with safety regulations. Now our log burner works perfectly, much better than ever before, and we are benefitting as it burns more efficiently, as the manufacturer (Aarrow) intended.

The installation and associated work was carried out expertly and I would recommend LDC Renewables to anyone.
Posted by Ali on
I found Lee's company online, amongst others, and chose to use him because he was courteous, helpful, turned up on time and at a time convenient to me when he came to give a quote. He explained in detail how things worked and why, which I was able to understand.
The work was carried out in good time and at a competitive price. He did a fantastic job installing a flue for a very awkward chimney and I am now reaping the benefits of a cosy log burner. I thoroughly recommend Lee to anybody needing chimney related work.
Posted by Shaun Chalker, Calne on
After searching the internet for recommendations and listening to numerous referrals, we decided to commission Lee and LDC …………to help us with a long planned wood burning stove installation. A short phone call was followed really quickly by a site survey where Lee proved particularly helpful in providing expert advice on stove selection and requirements for the fireplace. As an avid DIY’er I was convinced I could prepare the fireplace opening myself and when I came across a couple of unexpected obstacles a short phone call to Lee where his expert advice soon had me back on track.
On the day of the installation Lee and his enthusiastic assistant arrived after a short delay due to an RTA on the motorway which they were unfortunately stuck behind but most importantly, they had taken the time to phone me and keep me updated on the delay and their progress; very thoughtful and considerate. The installation of chimney liner, pot hanger, CO alarm, data plate, stove pipe and adapters, provision of HETAS certification and the notification to the local authorities went ahead without any hiccups even though it was one of the wettest and windiest days of the winter. At the end of the day I was left with a fully fitted working stove, toasty warm house which was cleaner than when they arrived.
Top notch service and I highly recommend this team
Posted by GJ Blandford on
Lee came highly recommended. He completed work installing a multi fuel wood burner with back boiler, completing integration with a Torrent Gledhill open vented thermal store, lining a challenging chimney and certifying for HETAS. I found him to be very professional, efficient, reliable, knowledgeable, taking time to explain what was needed and why. His quote was clear and he kept me informed as to his timing. He and his team took great care to protect carpets etc. It was a pleasure having him carry out the work.
Posted by Mr & Mrs Marsh on
Lee and his team constructed a chimney breast and installed a Stovax multi fuel wood burner with a back boiler running three radiators. He provided a comprehensive and competitive quote and accommodated our (my wife's) quest for perfection and requests for last-minute changes such as the addition of an arch, with the utmost courtesy. He was very knowledgeable and gave us useful advice on how to optimise the performance of the system. Overall, the installation was very professional and we would highly recommend him to anyone considering any sort of chimney-related work.
Posted by Bobbie Smith on
I found Lee through a neighbour as he was putting in a log burner down the road, so I was lucky to find him. Lee did a great job on fitting log burner and flue for me in March. I had no chimney or flue access so Lee had to think out of the box and it all came together fantastically, up through my lounge ceiling through bedroom (boxed in for safety reasons) into the roof. Lee and team worked very hard to make it all happen for me and I have been enjoying it ever since. . Lee and Team were cool and calm over any issues that came up and it was sorted and a good 2 days work well done and excellent price. Although weather improving I am still sneaking in the odd burn when the temperature drops. Thanks Lee and Josh you are fab.
Posted by Alicia Keefe on
As a young couple on our first house project we only dreamed of having a log burner. I luckily came across a job where Lee had fitted a burner and fell in love with his work so much that I had to enquire. He was very attentive and arranged to have a look. We then got a couple of other quotes and there was a clear difference between who was trying to make a quick earner and rip us off with top of the range models. Lee helped us with every step, as we built up the chimney breast ourselves. He also managed to sort us out with a burner which was very suitable for the period of our home. Flexibility and communication were on point throughout the job. We are chuffed with our new log burner and are wishing away the summer to enjoy those winter nights.
Posted by Kelly and John on
Having initially called lee in for a quote to drop the liner and install the burner, he mentioned that his team could carry out the brickwork to our chimney breast too, something that we were mid way thru but time was an issue for us. We eventually gave in and called Lee back to price for the complete job, very efficient, prompt on replying to my many questions and messages. My opened chimney breast was not equal so Lee and the team equalled it up, plastered it, laid the harth, dropped the flue and installed the stove. A complete job! Just looking forward to the colder weather now to test it out! Thanks Lee and team, first class job
Posted by Mike Brown on
Lee from LDC Logburners came to my house to renew my old Boiler with a Worcester and cylinder carried out a very professional job was on time the price was very reasonable and he was very helpful in explaining how the system worked
Posted by Kate & Adam on
Lee and his team did a brilliant job installing a double sided stove in our thatched cottage. They extended the height of the chimney to meet regulations and filled the chimney with vermiculite. The fireplace needed remodelling somewhat.... Lee was very flexible and happy to incorporate both his and our ideas. The end result is better than we could have hoped for!

Lee and his team are friendly, respectful, and hard working.

I would definitely recommend them to others.

Thanks guys!
Posted by Steve Thain on
I have been looking for someone to fit a logburner and check an old aga for me for a while, it seemed to be too much effort for the four or five companies I had spoken to previous to calling LDC. When I called Lee he came and gave me a quote on the day I called, he gave me advice and seemed to genuinely care.

Fitting took a day and was all very professional from laying sheets and cleaning up after to the finished product it was fantastic service.
Thanks
Posted by Brian Cooley on
Lee is in great demand and rightly so - from start to finish he did an exemplary job and educated me about the use and maintenance of my new stove along the way. Fitted to time and budget and another very satisfied customer. Highly recommended and I will be passing his details on to any of my friends who want an excellent job, at a reasonable price, completed by some very nice people. Great job
guys & THANKS !!!
Posted by M&C Tranter on
Many thanks to Lee for a perfect installation. Friendly, approachable and knowledgeable service carried out with minimum fuss. The log burner looks beautiful and provides a real centrepiece for the lounge. Would thoroughly recommend. Thanks again!
Posted by Melissa Green on
I would like to thank Lee and his apprentice Josh for the excellent installation of our wood burner. They were very efficient friendly and clean. Would definitely recommend their services to others.
Thank you.
Posted by Sue Sawyer on
I would like to thank Lee and his assistant, Josh, for carrying out a project yesterday, (Dec 23rd 2016) which was fitted in before Christmas, as he had confirmed, despite being so, so busy. The job was completed with great workmanship, advice, friendliness, politeness and at an affordable price - all with which I would thoroughly recommend.
I am so relieved that I stumbled across Lee's website here, as I hadn't thought of searching on HETAS own website. I do so much research when searching for the right tradesman at the right price. (Like I would for Tripadvisor when searching for that right hotel!) I wanted to make a feature of my opened-up fireplace, that exposed 'not the best-looking brickwork' on the three walls of the fireplace, has old, oak beams fitted a year ago and in the New Year, I will have an electric, log-effect stove installed,
When Lee first visited my home to acess the job, I was so pleased to have professional advice, like having the brickwork rendered, which would really improve the look and that Lee could lay a hearth and where to choose it from. I went to Millers, Sand & Gravel merchants in Ferndown, where I chose a piece of Indian sandstone, that Lee collected on the morning of the job. The redundant, gas flue was removed, the chimbey cowl was capped with the appropriate part for ventilation, the chimney was swept, boarded up with fire-resistant material, which was insulated, which was advised by Lee if I wanted to keep any noise lowered and finally, he laid a lovely piece of individual, quarried, Indian sandstone as the hearth. Suggestions were made during the work being carried out, including, 'from which part of the sandstone slab would I like cut?' And 'how far would I like the hearth coming out to?' Etc, etc.
So, well done Lee and thank you again - I would definitely recommend him to use for any chimney/fireplace-related project.
Sue Sawyer.
Posted by Sarah Redmond-Fareham on
We are so grateful to Lee and his fantastic team who fitted our wood burner before xmas, as promised, despite their incredibly packed shedual.
We were really impressed with the friendly and honest customer service Lee provided and were incredibly pleased with the level of workmanship achieved, which was delivered on time and to the quoted price.
At present my husband and I are restoring our newly acquired Edwardian cottage and have had a number of issues with people from the building trade. Lee was the absolute opposite of our previous experiences and we would whole-heartedly recommend him and his team to anyone considering having a stove fitted. Lee made the whole experience completely stress free and we couldn’t be happier with the end result.
A really exemplary job, thanks so much Lee.
Posted by Katie on
Lee and his team insulated my chimney before Christmas.
I had contacted lee in the vain hope that the work could be done quickly before Christmas Day as I had been told by the insurance company that I was no longer able to use the stove, leaving a the prospect of a chilly festive period!
Lee quickly responded with a competitive quote, and sound advice. The job itself was carried out in a day in a conscientious, professional manner by a team who were without exception polite, friendly and courteous.
Following the completion of the work Lee was happy to help liaising with my insurance company to ensure all their safety regulation had been met.
I would absolutely recommend Lee and his team
Thanks for a great job
Posted by Lesley Crowther on
Many thanks to Lee and his apprentice Josh for the installation of our wood burner. From start to finish the service was first class. Very professional and courteous. I would recommend to others.
Posted by Ollie Wales on
I was recommended Lee by a family member to do some work in a newly purchased property. Lee initially visited and was full of knowledge, he listened to what we wanted to do and gave both advice and his own personal opionion which we really liked . Thanks to Lee and his colleague we are now proud owners of a lovely little wood burner which has been perfectly fitted including hearth. Lee's honest advice really helped with our decision making and we couldn't be happier with the service provided . I will be recommending his services to my friends.
Posted by Richard Burnett on
We have a Firebelly FB1 in our property that had been fitted without a flu liner the condensation would drip down the chimney through the fire putty onto the top of the hot stove causing a terrible mess and smell.
Lee visited and quoted a very reasonable price to fit a flu liner to stop the condensation, check and HETAS certify the system.
All the above was done very cleanly and professionally with a mornings work.
We couldn't be happier, the stove is now in use every day in the cold weather.
We would recommend LDC log burners to anyone wanting a quick, inexpensive, professional job.
Posted by Sharon & Ady on
We found Lee provided a good all round professional service. From Lee's initial visit and discussing various options of what could be done, recommending various suppliers for materials, stove manufacturer selection etc. Lee did a great installation at our property, very clean and efficient job inside and outside the house on the roof. The stove now is the centrepiece of our new look lounge. Now cozy and warm, and very happy.
Thank you Lee.
Posted by R Lewis on
The day the guys came to fit the Stove it was raining, realising this they were meticulous in keeping the inside of the house clean from muddy boots, dust sheets were put down everywhere, plied with coffee and tea they worked efficiently and soon our Wood Burner was in place.

Time was spent showing us how the unit worked (We purchased a Skagen CB 800), this was much appreciated as it is our first Wood Burner.

The lads cleaned up brilliantly which is something I am always hot on when I have any work carried out on our house.

I would highly recommend LDC Log Burners, they offer a friendly, efficient service all at a good price.

Thank you LDC
Posted by Pauline on
Very pleased with flue all work done with skill and expertise. The dating advice was exceptional as an extra thanks
Posted by paul and beth layet on
Lee and his excellent team have just completed putting a double sided woodburner into our bungalow, which involved the removal of a lot of internal Puortland stone initially, then an extremely quality finish to new walls , coving, plastering and skirting board, and then the crowning glory, the installation of a free standing double sided woodburner. .
Very impressed by the quality of his work, and very importantly, his eagerness to keep us apprised at all times, so that we were well and truly in the driving seat in terms of getting what we wanted out of the work, but with the benefit of top notch advice and professional views at all stages. An extremely good and stress-free experience for us.
Paul and Beth 13/6/17. Ashley Heath.
Posted by Kim & Kevin Welch on
Lee fitted out log burner earlier this year. We had no chimney for the burner so Lee built this from scratch with a beautiful oak beam as a mantel & lovely old style brickwork surrounding the burner itself. We also wanted to be able to have our flat screen TV above the mantel, so Lee made sure all the TV wiring was enclosed in a heat resistant pipe. Amazing job, we are so pleased with everything, would thoroughly recommend, Lee couldn't be more helpful.

We are looking forward to the cold weather now, can't wait to light it for the 2nd time and enjoy

Kim & Kevin
St Ives, Ringwood
Posted by Mark & Emma Busby on
Lee and his team did a fantastic job installing our log burner. We didn't have an existing fireplace so we worked together on a plan for an inglenook fireplace with an outside chimney flue. We are really pleased with the design and overall look, and are now reaping the benefits of a very cosy fire. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Lee to anyone considering a fire place/log burner in their home.
Posted by Clive and Helen Bartram on
Lee and his team installed a new flue, chimney pot and cowl to our log burner yesterday, undoing the last owner's shoddy workmanship!! The fire lit straight away. Top job and peace of mind. We can now enjoy a warm, homely safe log burner during the cold weather! Thanks! Would recommend Lee to anyone.
Posted by Sandra Coates on
Lee installed a multi-fuel burner in an existing fire place and did a brilliant job. It was a a small space to work with and he did it really well. He also cleaned a chimney in another room with no mess. You would never have known he’d been! I highly recommend LDC and would certainly use them again.
Posted by Giles Thomas on
Lee and his colleague installed my log burner and chimney at the weekend, and even came on Sunday so that it wasn't delayed.
They worked solidly throughout the day, taking great care to do a quality job. The finish is excellent and the fire works perfectly. I would certainly recommend them. Thank you very much Lee.
Posted by Mat & Nikki on
Lee & his team opened out our existing fireplace, building a new hearth and making the chimney good in the process. They fitted a Log Burner that we purchased under their guidance. They have managed to create a real focal point to our room with minimum of inconvenience to us in the process. The efficiency and cleanliness of the way they went about the job was really first class. Amazing team that take real pride in their work. We are very pleased with the finished result and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them
Posted by Wendy on
October 2017. I recently had the 2nd chimney in my old thatched cottage lined and a new small pale blue multi fuel burner fitted. This came about after Lee had previously removed the most enormous bird nest from my main chimney....which had caused a small fire in the fireplace. The work was completed quickly with no fuss or mess and the guys were great. I am really pleased with the end result and it’s great to have heat at the other end of the Cottage. I would highly recommend Lee and his team. Wendy
Posted by Judi and Gary, Marnhull on
Excellent job!

Lee and Kirk provided an outstanding and personal service.

They helped with choosing the correct size and model (multi-fuel) of burner and the installation itself was quick (which bearing in mind it was just before Christmas was brilliant), efficient and clean.

We cannot recommend them highly enough.
Posted by Martin, Sian and family Basingstoke on
I spoke to Lee initially to explain what we wanted, I had a chimney breast which required reopening in order to have a log burner installed.
I have wanted a log burner for years so was fairly particular about the work.
Lee discussed details with me and advised me of where I could purchase a log burner if I wanted to purchase one myself.
Lee and Kirk came up and worked solidly throughout, explaining things along the way, they were very tidy too.
I am so pleased with the final results. The kids are really pleased to have it in time for Christmas and the dogs are fans too.
All our visitors so far have commented on how cosy it looks.
Thanks to you both for a clean professional job, will definitely recommend.
Posted by Mr & Mrs Seymour, Ringwood on
We had been researching log burners for a while and with helpful advice from Lee purchased a Dean Dartmoor W5, which was installed in our snug.

Lee and his friendly team arrived promptly. They supplied and installed everything else to get the fire up and running within a few hours, including sorting out the HETAS certification and the notification to the local authorities. They also swept a second chimney in the lounge. Great service!

Our burner looks fantastic and we are really pleased with the end result.

Excellent service by Lee and his team at LDC. I can highly recommend Lee and his team without any hesitation
Posted by Chris Trim on
I recently moved into a bungalow where the chimney had leaks and had been poorly repaired by the previous owner. All in all it was a mess.
Lee came round to have a look and really appreciated his honesty. What was left of the chimney was removed and a stainless steel flue and new liner was installed. Workmanship was superb and he even have the mantle piece and Burner a once over. We now have a safe, leak-free, great looking installation.
I would absolutely recommend LDC Renewables and will definitely be getting him back for services. Thanks Lee!
Posted by Andy, Andover on
I contacted LDC Logburners as the existing chimney liner for our log burner needed to be changed to an insulated liner. We wanted to install a new Twin Wall Insulated flue pipe as recommended by our insurance company and also replace the chimney pot on our roof.

I initially contacted Lee via email and he responded very quickly and requested I provided him with some pictures of the exiting flue system and chimney etc. Lee then emailed me a competitive quote and once I had accepted this, he did a quick site visit to double check the access requirements and make sure there were no hidden surprises. We then scheduled a date for the work to be completed.

Lee and his partner showed up at 08:00am exactly on time and worked extremely hard all day to get the job done. He is very courteous and professional and posses all the relevant technical qualifications and accreditation's.

At the end of the job he provided me an invoice which was exactly as per his quotation even though he had incurred an extra cost in obtaining a period chimney pot from a reclamation yard instead of providing a cheaper modern alternative.

I would highly recommend Lee and would certainly use him again.
Posted by Laura & Martin, West Moors on
We would definitely recommend Lee to fit your log burner.He gave us fantastic advice from start to finish as we didn’t have a clue as to what we could actually have.Lee came out and advised us of the size and a lovely place to buy it,it was fitted a couple of weeks later.The woodburner has totally transformed our lounge and is now so warm and cosy,we love it!! Thanks Lee.
Posted by Mr & Mrs Chisholm - Ferndown on
I highly rate Lee and his team. He made numerous visits during the build of our new house to ensure all was correct. And recently installed our new log burner & flue which looks amazing. They were so efficient, polite, tidy, professional on the day on installation. As this is our first burner he shared his knowledge to ensure we get the best out of our fire, but also safely. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Mark & Michelle - Verwood on
If anyone is looking for wood burner installation or repairs, can totally recommend Lee from LDC Logburners, very reasonably priced and reliable! Feeling very cosy now, thanks Lee!!
Posted by Mr and Mrs Tibbles. West moors on
Lee and his team provided a first class service installing our new wood burner, they were all very polite, knowledgeable and very tidy working in our house. The information and quote provided by Lee was very competitive and we are extremely pleased with the results. I would highly recommend Lee to anyone looking to install a new fire.
Posted by Charles Leigh-Bennett, Upavon, Wiltshire on
When my insurers declared my chimney lining unsafe in the weeks approaching Christmas, I was given Lee Comer's name as the man to put things right. So I called him, even though I could imagine this was his busiest time of year. Lee listened to my description of the issue and asked me to email him some photos. Less than two days later, he phoned me back with a possible date to do the work and a quote.
Scaffolding having been erected some days earlier, Lee and his small team arrived on December 17th, as agreed. Within rather less than six hours they had removed the old lining, extended the chimney height by some ten courses of old bricks to match the existing structure, installed a new insulated lining, replaced the pot and rain baffle, removed a number of potential hazards relating to the wood-burner in my lounge, ensured all was secure, cleaned up after themselves and left. The bill, when it came the following day, was actually less than Lee's initial telephone quote. When it comes to friendly, reliable service with a human face, delivered on time and within budget, in this day and age (!), I do really recommend Lee Comer and LDC Logburners. They're simply the best.
Posted by Rachael & Andrew, Okeford Fitzpaine on
We have no hesitation in recommending LDC Logburners. Lee and his team worked thoroughly and painstakingly to complete a complicated job for us, including sourcing the appropriate reclaimed chimney pots for our listed building. Very happy with the results.
Posted by Martin & Maria Jackson on
Lee and his guys, Kirk and "Bolts"(don't ask) fitted our Purevision Log burner in time for Christmas in our Cottage built in the 1750s. With a property of this age there were bound to be problems, but Lee and his guys over came everything that this installation threw at them. They also fitted an inglebeam to finish off the fireplace setting. My wife and I cannot sing their praises enough, Their professionalism and attention to detail was outstanding. The end result was magnificent, and we would have no hesitation in recommending Lee, and in fact have already done so. Thanks again Lee and team, excellent job!!
Posted by Mr & Mrs Cruickshank, Fordingbridge on
We are very happy with Lee’s work. He provided a competitive quote and communicated well when unforeseen circumstances meant the date needed to change. On the day he was pleasant, professional and left our house clean and tidy. We’d be happy to use him again and recommend him to others.
Posted by Jo & Martin Trowbridge on
We would thoroughly recommend the services of LDC Logburners. From the initial consultation with Lee who gave honest advice, a competitive quote and a place to purchase the log burner, to the installation with Kirk, we have found them to be efficient, friendly and tidy. We are very pleased with the results and wouldn't hesitate in using them again.
Posted by Bill Loughrey on
Lee at LCD fitted two wood burners for us last Easter (2017) and I must say they were great. No issues, no hassle and were probably the tidiest tradespeople we have had on-site during our works. In fact, we have subsequently purchased a further wood burner and called Lee and his team back to install, and once again, it was a first class job. They certainly know how to fit and advise on wood burners and gave us some great ideas when planning. No hesitation in recommending Lee and his team.
Posted by Mark Hodgetts on
Following my recent move I had been looking for someone to install a new Wood burner in my sitting room. I had obtained a couple of quotes and approached Lee from LDC Logburners having received a leaflet through the door.
I rang and left a message and was called back very shortly after which was followed by a visit the next day. I had a good idea of what I wanted and Lee was able to provide constructive advice and pictures of other similar installations. Having agreed on the design I was helpfully provided with a contact for a local Wood burner supplier I could visit to select a fire.
The estimate I received was competitive and a date for install was agreed. Lee Collected the Wood burner for me, arrived at the agreed time and undertook the work in the agreed timescale, within the agreed budget and with the minimum of fuss and disruption.
I am extremely pleased with finished project and would not hesitate in recommending LDC Logburners to anyone undertaking a project of this nature.
Posted by Daniel L Smith on
Lee, Installed my log burner at the end of November 2018. Not sure what more to say than that he simply did a fantastic job. He was very friendly and professional, I had no idea what type of log burner to get or what was involved. From coming over to advise my wife and I on what we needed to consider to the final installation and aftercare he's done everything he said he would and the price was really good value. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Lee and his team to anyone.
Posted by Crown Hill Cottage, King’s Somborne on
Having moved into a cottage with a condemned chimney/Rayburn system and facing a very cold Christmas Lee came to our rescue. His experience of working with Thatched Grade II Listed properties was invaluable. He talked us through the range of options and then left us overnight to weigh up the pros, cons and expenses. The professionalism and progress of the job was impressive - I liked the fact that the each liner section was checked and anything less than perfect swopped whilst at the suppliers. The rain was horrendous during the outside work but enough was done to give us a working Rayburn/chimney and warmth. The team then came back on another day to ‘make good’ the brickwork and cement that had suffered during the rain. The care of our property, tidiness at the end of day and good humour of the team were all impressive. I have no hesitation in recommending Lee and LDC Logburners.
Posted by Nick Brown, Verwood on
Lee and his team did a fantastic job installing a log burner for us. Their expertise, advice and guidance was invaluable to us. They were polite and professional and completed all work to a very high standard. We are really pleased, thankyou.
Posted by Ian Vatcher & Steve Jones, Acton Langton Matravers on
Lee & Kirk were fantastic, great communication, worked hard all day to get our new boiler stove in and chimney lined. Even cleaned up after themselves! Price was competitive but service was second to none. Cant rate them high enough. Great guys, great work. Hard to come by these days. Professional start to finish.
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