Fireplaces and Heating supply and fit gas and solid fuel fires, fireplaces, stoves, boilers and complete central heating systems.
We support homeowners from across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire with our enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism.
Founded in 1986, as Fireplaces and Heating Direct, we will soon be celebrating 35 years in the domestic heating industry.
Our welcoming fireplace showroom is based in Leagrave, between Luton and Dunstable, in Bedfordshire. Access is easy from junction 11 of the M1 (we also have parking!) and we are within 5 minutes walk of Leagrave train station.
We have over 100 fires, stoves, boilers and fireplaces on display Here you can buy appliances and accessories or you can arrange for the “full works” and have our in-house engineers install your heating appliances.
Fully Certified and Registered
HETAS and Gas-Safe registered, we pride ourselves on taking a personal and professional interest in all the installations our in-house engineers carry out. Our staff are here to provide the best advice they can to make sure that you get the perfect fire, stove or boiler for your home.
Like all successful small companies most of our work is generated by personal recommendations, so customer satisfaction is of major importance to us.
Just take a look at our five star reviews on Facebook and Google.
As a family business we understand the importance of delivering excellent service to all our customers. That’s why we aim to provide a range of fires and stoves to suit every budget.
We don’t take safety lightly either. All our engineers are fully Gas Safe certified (for gas appliances) and HETAS registered (for multifuel and wood burning appliances). Also we are prefered partners for many of the industry’s leading amnufacturers. As a result you can enjoy a safe installation with extended warranties for our work and our fires and boilers.
The Best Industry Partners
We are happy to name some of the biggest names in the industry as our partners. Names from across the UK and Europe help us to keep the homes of our customers toasty warm! We are very proud to be Vaillant Advanced Partners, a Dimplex Dealership and a Valor Centre.
Our Gas Safe registered engineers are able to fit all manner of gas appliances – from stand-alone fires and stoves to the very latest, high efficiency gas boilers.
We supply and deliver fireplaces, gas fires, boilers and wood burning stoves from ESSE, Valor, Vaillant, Worcester Bosch, Drugasar, Glen Dimplex, Stovax, Gazco, Flavel, Faber, Nordpeis, Dean and Arada to name but a few.
A Successful Recipe
Our mix of friendly enthusiasm and professional dedication has seen us grow year on year and 2019 was our most successful year ever.
2019 was also an exciting time for us, as the running of the company was taken over by our long-time Head Engineer James Stewart. James has been with the company over 12 years and is both HETAS and Gas Safe registered.
Founder, Kieran Whelan, has now taken on a more advisory role, but he is still to be seen out and about. He spends half the week, carrying out surveys for new installations, maintaining our customers’ stoves, fires and boilers and running the odd mercy mission, if we are called out to an appliance that needs a repair.
Kieran is also HETAS and Gas Safe registered.
Francis is our Gas Safe engineer specializing in boilers and gas fire installations. You will also meet him each year as he carries out your annual services – very important for your warranties!
Our hardest working member of the team is Jack our Installation Assistant. For him, 2019 was exciting for more of a personal reason: he got engaged!
This year we also took on a new apprentice, Liam, who is doing his City Guilds Plumbing Levels at Bedford University. We wish him all the best for the hard work that he is going to be putting in over the next four years. We hope he will find it as rewarding as our senior engineers did when they did their apprenticeships… all that time ago!
Running the showroom, Simon is always on hand to answer any non-technical questions and to help you choose the right look for your home. We are open 7 days a week in the winter, so you should be able to find a moment to pop in and say hello – there’s usually biscuits!
Last but not least is Oscar, Kieran’s Border Terrier. As Kieran has taken a step away from the day to day hustle and bustle, so has Oscar. But you can still see him in the shop window eyeing up the passers by. He is a bit of a local icon and we often get visitors asking after him if he’s not in for a few days! If you do pop in to the showroom, you can expect a warm greeting and a wag of his tail! He is also the face our “Test It Tuesday” Safety Campaign!
So do call or drop in: all enquiries are welcome and we are here to help as much as possible.
You can contact us directly by telephone on 01582 599 200 or why not use our contact form here on the site – we promise to get back to you asap!