Specialist Retailer and Installer of Fireplaces, Fires and Stoves in Homes
From helping you decide what’s right for you and your home, to installing and commissioning your fire or stove, we’ll help you every step of the way.
New Eco Ready regulations coming in 2022 state that all stoves installed must be Eco Ready Eco after that date, at Ampthill Fireplaces we’ve already begun stocking Eco Ready stoves for your peace of mind.
As a specialist retailer and installer of fireplaces, fires and stoves to customers from St. Albans to Cambridge, across to Northampton and Buckingham, Ampthill Fireplaces have, since 1991 become the largest fireplace and stove showroom in the region.
Known for advising, guiding and helping customers make the right decisions and choices for them and their home, Ampthill Fireplaces are still a family run business with family values.
When you visit our three storey Georgian showroom you’ll find more than 100 different displays giving you an insight into what can be achieved with gas fires, gas stoves, electric fires, electric stoves and wood burning stoves. It can seem like a bit of a minefield when you’re choosing but for almost thirty years Ampthill Fireplaces have helped thousands of people make the right choice for them.
James Gray, Ampthill Fireplaces second generation Managing Director explains that there’s so much more to it than just what ‘looks good’.
“It’s important to know exactly what you need from your stove or fire. Does it need to heat your entire home, just one small room, your conservatory? Where can the flue run and how does that fit in with building regulations.” Said James “A stove or fire and the fireplace or fire surround are a fabulous addition to any home. Be it a modern or more traditional look you’d like, we can help you find the right one. We’ll survey your property, advise you on what needs to be done and once agreed, our technicians will install and have your fire or stove up and running and looking fabulous before you know it.”
A fireplace quickly becomes a centre point in your home. There’s nothing better than sitting around a roaring fire or gently glowing stove. Today’s options are clean and easily tended and can put our more heat than you’d imagine.
At Ampthill Fireplaces you’ll find the perfect stove or fireplace for your home. Whether its contemporary or traditional, decorative or efficient, electric, wood, multi-fuel or gas, we’ll help you get it right for you.
Come and wander around the showrooms, take full advantage of the expert knowledge of our team and find out about our bespoke installation service. We’ll look forward to welcoming you soon.
About James Gray
My Dad, Chris Gray, started the fireplace business 30 years ago. He was originally in the motor trade but noticed a demand for supply and installation of both original and reproduction fireplaces. His skills and tools were transferable so this new venture quickly overtook his panel beating business. As a result I was born into this trade.
As a child I spent school holidays “helping” him install the fireplaces he sold from the small shop he had at the time. That small shop, one man operation has grown and expanded into a business housed in a three story showroom in Ampthill, Bedfordshire from where multiple teams of installers cover the surrounding counties installing wood burning stoves, multi-fuel stoves, electric fires, gas fires and a whole host of fireplaces, we’ve even got outside stoves for when you’re entertaining.
I took over the business as Managing Director in 2016 and, being of a different generation to my Father, I was keen to digitise and automate many functions of the company. I had a good grounding and good teacher which helped me to win Bedfordshire Young Business Person Of The Year in 2016, and in 2017 I came second nationally.
High Flyers is both a valuable and enjoyable way for me to talk through business issues with other businesses in the region.