A1 Flues
A1 Flues


50 Years In The Making !

We first opened our doors in 1973, and celebrate our 50th birthday this year as the UK’s market leader in design, manufacture, delivery, installation, service and maintenance of commercial chimney, flue and exhaust systems.

Our story began when founder Colin Moirstarted trading as A1 Sheet Metal Co based in a very small unit located just off the A1, in Elkesley, hence the name and approximately eighteen months later the business was relocated to an old army Nissen hut on Boughton Industrial Estate with the company being officially incorporated on 26th May 1976.

In 1993, we merged with Bridge Flue System Sales Limited, and the name became A1 Bridge Flue Systems. Now registered as A1 Sheet Metal Flues Limited and in 2012 we rebranded and started trading as A1 Flue Systems.

Operating from our headquarters in Boughton, Nottinghamshire, where all our manufacturing takes place. Our offices are purpose built and comprise of over 54,000 square ft. of workshop space, which houses the latest in precision engineering machinery and equipment.

The business is run by two esteemed directors. Working together, they continue to uphold our values of excellence, pride, passion and precision to ensure our clients receive a dedicated service from the start of a project right through to completion and aftercare.

Since 1973, the business has employed 535. The current workforce of 80 employees has a combined total of over 1000 years of experience and knowledge. We work with many of the major UK mechanical and engineering contractors and have been involved in many prestigious chimney and flue projects. We work on around 600 projects a year all across the United Kingdom and abroad, including notable sites such as the Battersea Power Station, Grand Egyptian Museum, Royal Establishments, Falklands, New Children’s Hospital in Dublin, The UK Olympics, The Shard, Leadenhall, Wembley, and many more.

We are all very proud to be a part of this fantastic team and very passionate around true British manufacturing. We have achieved continued growth through consistent innovation, investment and industry leadership.

We work for a range of clients in the private, commercial and defence industries and are proud of the fact that most of our work is referred or repeat orders from loyal clients. They have come to respect our ability to deliver projects on time, particularly when against a deadline, and the expert knowledge of our highly skilled technical team with a string of local, national, trade and regional awards coming our way as a direct result of these attributes that make us A1 Flue Systems.

36-year veteran of the company and Managing Director John Hamnett said: “We are delighted to be celebrating 50 years of business, it’s unbelievable to me that the team have come so far from a small, family run business to the company we see today, with the same core values”.

For anyone in the market for commercial flues, A1 Flue Systems is the place to go. We can provide bespoke flues to meet the needs of all our customers, and our commitment to customer service is unparalleled. Customers can also arrange a site visit to the head office in Boughton to learn more.