"I wouldn't believe my name is linked to my job, that I was destined to be a fireplace fitter from the day I was born," says Hugh Shovelin. So you haven't always been a fireplace fitter? "I have, actually," he says. "Twenty years in the business, straight from school." And you still don't believe there's anything to it? "There might be a theory in it somewhere. I don't know. It was only meant to be a temporary job."