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UKCA Marking Update

23/08/2021

We are pleased to announce that A1 Flue Systems are now proudly accredited with the UK CA certificates of Conformity of the Factory Production Control. Securing the UK CA mark will be...

Installers and Engineers

13/08/2020

Here at A1 Flue Systems we are always on the lookout for Installers and Engineers. So if you want to join a great company, please email your details across to info@a1flues.co.uk and a...

A1 Flues Gears Up For Growth

03/02/2020

A1 Flue Systems has made a raft of appointments as we gear up for growth in 2020. We have made a number of appointments to bolster our manufacturing, estimating and installations teams -...

A1 holds prostate cancer awareness session

06/12/2019

A volunteer from Prostate Cancer UK has visited A1 Flue Systems to run a workshop for all of the men who work at our head office to raise awareness of the condition, which affects one in...

School’s out - so A1 gets stuck in

10/10/2019

A1 Flue Systems has completed a raft of projects in a frantic six-week period installing flue and chimney systems during the school summer holidays. We have completed a busy summer...

A1 welcomes back Clare Swain (Hollinworth)

01/10/2019

A1 Flue Systems has made a key addition to our UK-wide field sales team with the appointment of Clare Swain. It’s a welcome return for Clare - who previously worked at A1 before...

Hamnett named MD at A1 Flues

19/08/2019

John Hamnett has been appointed the new Managing Director of A1 Flue Systems. He succeeds Colin Moir, who founded the company in 1973, as Managing Director with overall responsibility...

Longest-serving employee retires after 45 years

05/07/2019

Staff at A1 Flue Systems have bid a fond farewell to our longest-serving employee Dave Smith, who has retired after clocking up 45 years’ service.  Dave – who joined us...

A1 introduces 100mm Deltavent

05/06/2019

A1 Flue Systems has launched its smallest-diameter Deltavent twin-wall flue system with the introduction a new 100mm flue pipe. Previously, the smallest-diameter Deltavent that was...

A1 Flues wins Construction News award

28/03/2019

A1 Flue Systems has been named Specialist Contractor of the Year 2019 at the Construction News Specialist Awards. Our Directors Colin and Janice Moir were on hand to pick up the award at...

A1 Flues wins Battersea Power Station deal

14/03/2019

A1 Flue Systems has secured a multi-million pound contract to manufacture nine British-made 100-metre tall chimney systems that will be installed inside two of the four iconic chimneys at...

A1 is top of the class with school contract wins

14/02/2019

A1 Flue Systems has secured projects totalling more than £1m in the last six months after winning a raft of contracts from schools, colleges and universities. We have completed...

A1 is Premier League

04/02/2019

A1 Flue Systems is in the Premier League of flue companies after installing systems at the stadiums of some of English football’s top-flight clubs this season. We have installed...

A1 Flues named Contractor of the Year, again

26/10/2018

For the second year running, A1 Flue Systems has been named Contractor of the Year at the prestigious Heating and Ventilation Review (HVR) Awards. It’s the third time in five years...

New faces at A1 Flues

12/09/2018

There are a host of new faces at A1 Flues after a recent much-needed recruitment drive to keep up with demand for orders of commercial and industrial chimneys. We have made appointments...

Five years on and what has the CE Mark achieved?

03/07/2018

It’s been five years since the CE Mark became mandatory and A1 Director John Hamnett's article in the latest edition of H&V News asks: what it has achieved? Here's the...

Should flue firms be Gas Safe registered?

26/06/2018

A1 Director John Hamnett's article in the latest edition of HVR asks the question, should flue firms be gas registered? Here's the full article. For the first time in my 30+...

A1 launches You Know Where You Can Stick It campaign

14/06/2018

A1 Flue Systems has launched a new campaign to expose poor-quality grades of stainless steel that are being used in the manufacture of flue systems. We are launching the You Know Where...

A1 Flues wins H&V News Award commendation

23/04/2018

A1 Flues has received a Highly Commended in the Building Services Contractor of the Year category at the H&V News Awards. The awards were held at the Governor House Hotel in London,...

A1 backs new bill on retentions

09/01/2018

A1 Flue Systems has welcomed a new parliamentary bill to reform retentions tabled by Conservative MP Peter Aldous. The bill had its first reading in the House of Commons this week and...

A1 wins another Excellence in Manufacturing Award

24/11/2017

A1 Flue Systems has won the Excellence in Manufacturing Award at the Chad Business Awards. After being highly commended in last year’s awards, we have gone one better this year and...

A1 Flues wins HVR Contractor of the Year Award

30/10/2017

A1 Flue Systems has been named Contractor of the Year at the prestigious Heating and Ventilation Review (HVR) Awards in London. We won the much-coveted award at a gathering of the...

A1 crowned Manufacturer of the Year for second time

19/09/2017

A1 Flues has been crowned Manufacturer of the Year at the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards – for the second year in a row. We were singled out for praise for strong...

Specification or cost: Which is most important?

13/07/2017

A1 Director John Hamnett's article in the latest edition of Construction News asks the question, specification or cost: which is most important? Here's the article in...

Are chimney and flue standards up to the Mark?

14/06/2017

A1 Director John Hamnett's article in the latest edition of H&V News asks Are chimney and flue standards up to the Mark? Here's the article in full. As the UK...

Paddy retires after 38 years at A1

05/06/2017

Paddy White – who was one of the first people to join A1 – is retiring after 38 years’ service. During his time, Paddy has overseen the installation of flue and chimney...

Scottish team trebles as growth continues

05/04/2017

A1 Flue’s team in Scotland has trebled in little over a year following a string of project wins. We have gone from strength to strength following two key appointments at the end of...

A1 in the Daily Express

23/02/2017

“Success is in the pipeline” is the headline of the article all about A1 Flue Systems in today’s Daily Express. The article focuses on how A1 is going from strength to...

A1 Flues appoints top UK amateur golfer

25/01/2017

A1 Flues has appointed a County Durham man – who recently won the amateur golfing world’s equivalent of the Ryder Cup – as its new sales representative for the North...

McGookin off to a flying start in Ireland

01/12/2016

Robert McGookin has joined A1 Flue Systems in a sales role to cover the whole of Ireland, and he’s wasted no time in picking up orders for commercial flue and chimney systems for new...

A1 team runners-up in golf fundraiser

11/08/2016

A team from A1 Flue Systems were runners-up in a strong field at a charity fundraiser golf day that was raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. The event was organised by CPS...

A1 flues set for Dubai indoor theme park

13/07/2016

The first contract after signing a landmark export deal will see A1 Flue Systems ship industrial chimney system to Dubai to be installed in the world’s largest indoor theme...

A1 welcomes Theresa Villiers MP as part of EU Referendum campaigning

20/06/2016

In the final push to rally support for the Vote Leave campaign, A1 Flue Systems in Ollerton hosted the Right Hon Theresa Villiers MP and fellow business Brexit backers, urging supporters to...

A1 signs Battersea Power Station chimney deal

18/01/2016

A1 Flue Systems has signed a landmark agreement with Skanska, the main contractor for Phase 2 of Battersea Power Station. The deal, initially worth £483,000, is to provide bespoke...

A1 Flues featured in Channel Five documentary

19/10/2015

Everyone at A1 Flues was glued to Channel Five to watch the documentary about the construction of The Leadenhall Building in London. The skyscraper, which has affectionately come to be...

Duo of appointments in Scotland

12/10/2015

A1 Flue Systems has made two new appointments to bolster our sales and engineering support in Scotland. Stuart Henderson joins as the area sales manager, and Stuart Craigon joins as a...

PhD student Genora joins A1

18/06/2015

A1 Flue Systems has appointed PhD student Genora Joseph through the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) programme in a joint venture with the University of Nottingham. The KTP...

Kilimanjaro climb raises money for charity

12/05/2015

Our director John Hamnett has raised more than £7,500 for two local charities after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. By reaching the top of the highest peak in Africa, John has boosted...

Five point list for checking CE Mark

10/04/2015

John Hamnett from A1 Flue Systems offers a simple guide to telling the difference between dodgy and genuine CE Mark paperwork.   Would you buy a car without a log book? Of...

Boss flags up A1 at Kilimanjaro summit

02/03/2015

Our director John Hamnett has done it. He’s reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro - and the first thing he did was to have pictures taken with his A1 Flues flag! That’s so...

Boss sets sights on Kilimanjaro trek

02/02/2015

One of A1’s directors, John Hamnett, is making final preparations for a charity trek of a lifetime to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro - by running up to 60-mile marathons. John...

More new faces at A1

22/01/2015

We have made two key appointments to bolster our UK sales team. Tim Garrison is our new sales representative for West Midlands and M5 corridor. Dave Horn is the new representative for...

A1's Maintain your flue: who knew? article in HVR

01/07/2014

Here's the article in the latest edition of HVR magazine by our director John Hamnett, warning about flue maintenance. Everyone knows that the boiler systems in combined heat and...

A1 releases new film

02/06/2014

For those of you in the know, and for those who want to know a little bit more, A1 has released a new video explaining just how our flues are put together. We have decided to do this due to...

A1 donates bins to local council

03/04/2014

The Mayor of Ollerton and Boughton was on hand to take delivery of six new bins that have been made and donated to the town by A1 Flue Systems. Cllr Irene Miller visited us and had a...

A1's CE Mark warning in H&V News

21/02/2014

An article about a lack of industry awareness of the new CE Mark by our director John Hamnett has been published in the latest edition of H&V News. Below is a full transcript of the...

The Leadenhall Building and other latest projects

27/01/2014

It’s always a pleasant surprise when we do a round-up of the recent jobs we’ve been involved with to see the breadth and scale of the projects where we have designed,...

Beware of fake flues

17/12/2013

There’s a double-page-spread article in the latest edition of HVR magazine by our director John Hamnett, warning about the perils of fake flues. He wrote the article in response to...

The language of flues is now international

08/11/2013

Did you know that you can now read our website in five different languages? OK, six if you include English! We’ve added a new feature to the top left-hand corner of our website...

Lights, camera, action

02/10/2013

Having film crews at A1 is starting to become something of a common occurrence these days. The latest crew to drop in on us were filming us for an awards ceremony that we’ll be...

A1 Shortlisted for a Trio of Awards

06/09/2013

We’re celebrating after receiving news that A1 Flue Systems will be a finalist at two prestigious awards ceremonies later this year. The organisers of the Midlands Family Business...

A1 Flue Systems are HETAS Registered

08/08/2013

HETAS are the official body recognised by the Government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services including the registration of competent installers...

Our CE Marking Accreditation has Arrived

08/07/2013

Our copy of the CE Marking accreditation has arrived and we are absolutely thrilled. We can't begin to tell you just what a big deal this is for A1 Flue Systems, as it...

Members of BSRIA

14/03/2013

A1 Flue Systems have become a member of BSRIA, a test, instruments, research and consultancy organisation which provides specialist services in construction and building services. Being a...

The Shard & Co-operative Head Office kick off 2013

29/01/2013

Local family business A1 Flue Systems is celebrating a flying start to 2013 having completed the installation of the chimney and flue systems running through to the top of two of the...

Biomass investment for Sainsbury supermarkets

15/12/2012

Sainsbury's Supermarkets are embarking on a programme to replace all the heating boilers in their UK stores with environmentally friendly Biomass boilers. A1 Flues have been selected...