The Heart of the Home
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Stephen Bolden, Managing Director of Guildford Fireplaces, gives us an insight into his company.
What is the philosophy behind Guildford Fireplaces?
Fireplaces are the very heart of the home. As we say “We only install one fireplace ...yours” From walking into the showroom and selecting your fireplace to the final installation, your needs and requirements are of the utmost importance to us.
What services do you offer your customers to make it easy to select the perfect Fireplace?
We have a large range of Fireplaces, Gas Fires and Woodburning Stoves from which the customer can choose. Our consultant’s task is to match the products we have to customers requirements. We also offer to visit the customers home to ensure the fireplace they have chosen will be suitable for their needs We have a full installation team that are registered with HETAS and Gas Safe, who can undertake everything from simple installations, through to technically complicated flue systems.
What can customers expect to find at your Guildford Store?
Here at our Guildford Store we have 10 live gas fires and 4 liv wood-burning stoves, and a display of over 40 fireplaces from the traditional to contemporary in a range of materials from wood, sandstone, slate, limestone, marbles and granites. We source our products from some of the premier manufacturers in the industry including BFM Europe NUFlame, FDC, Montpelier Marble, Dimplex, ACR Stove OER & Principal Bath stone to name but a few.
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What is the best thing about working in Surrey?
Surrey has such a varied mix of properties from small traditional cottages, to large country houses to contemporary apartments, each one different and every customer wanting to make their fireplace the heart of their home.
What is new with Guildford Fireplaces this year?
We have recently introduced a new product range of Bromic Smart-Heat electric outdoor heaters. These outdoor heaters provide efficient heating for commercial and residential locations whilst producing a perfect blend of aesthetics and function ability. With 4 different models of varying heat power available, each model delivers efficient heating and fantastic controllability with its smart heat control options. We have a heater on display at our Longacres garden centre showroom in Bagshot and have also recently installed one at Camberley Cricket Club.
What does the future hold in-store for Guildford Fireplaces?
This year will see us continuing to improve our Guildford Showroom, bringing new ranges of fireplaces, gas fires, Wood-burning and multi-flue stoves to Surrey. With our second showroom now established at Longacres Garden Centre, we will continue to offer a great range of products for customers in Ascot, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Camberley, Windlesham and the surrounding areas. We have a professional sales team including myself, Kevin, William, David and Chris. Sam & James work on installations and finally Martin in purchasing with Valerie and Linda make up our admin team. All of us have the same aim to deliver unrivalled service to the people of Surrey. For more information, visit Guildford Fireplaces online at http://www.guildfordfireplacesltd.co.uk/