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Stove & Fireplace Installation

Bonfire provide a full design & installation service for fireplaces, stoves and fires serving the whole South East of England.

Installing for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, London, Oxfordshire, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

If you’re located outside of these areas, please still get in contact we will be happy to discuss your project.

With over 56+ years industry experience and 16+ years installing we have completed 8,000+ installation projects and become renowned installers in Reading, Newbury and London.

  • Get the full package.
  • Full in-house HETAS & Gas Safe Registered installation team.
  • Competitive pricing and quotations
  • Capacity for larger scale developments.
  • Long lasting connection with clientele with after care support and servicing.

Serving domestic and commercial clientele including hotels, restaurants, pubs and many more.

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Why choose Bonfire?

A family run business, with over 56+ years industry experience, providing accurate knowledge and advice that has allowed us to complete over 8,000 successful projects over the whole South East of England.

We have been installing for over 16+ years and so you can be assured our experience will guarantee a seamless start to finish installation.

Bonfire showroom front with 2 installation vans
Bonfire Headquarters

Bonfire have been hand picked and trusted by many high quality manufacturers to become official dealers and installers of their products within the United Kingdom.

We retain a strong, long lasting relationship with all of our customers providing unmatched after care support on all of our appliances in line with manufacturers guarantees.

View live displays and get inspired in our 4,000 Sq.ft showroom in Reading, Berkshire with free brochures and stone samples.

Bonfire showroom

Providing competitive pricing and quotations, offering the best deals and sales. Including price matched no obligation quotations. Save money without cutting corners on quality. Also, we provide free surveys, many package deals and sales so you can save money, take advantage of them!

  • Established installer of over 16+ years
  • Completed over 8,000 installation projects
  • Full in-house HETAS & Gas Safe Registered installation team.
  • Capacity for large scale developments
  • Competitive pricing and quotations

Providing a full in-house team that is able to get your installation completed efficiently and effectively. This is dependant on current installations and manufacturers lead times – we like to be as transparent as possible, communication is key within the construction industry.

The complete package – Large network of connections for other jobs surrounding our installations – such as plastering, decorating etc.

Capacity to cater for large scale developments as our company infrastructure is setup to provide this. No matter how big or small your project may be. We’re your installers for the job.

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Stove & Fireplace Installers

Installation of a fireplace, stove or fire appliance can be a very tricky project in itself. We recommend a HETAS or Gas Safe registered installer to make sure your installation is safe for your home.

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Bonfire in frost

Every installation within the UK has to meet building regulations and distance to combustibles that are specified by the manufacturer of your appliance.

They are implemented for the safety of your home and should not be ignored. Failure to comply will affect your house insurance and potential sale of your home.

It is advised to get a reputable installer that has a large track record of previous installations and one that has expertise in the field of appliance installation.

Moreover, recommendations from friends, family or even neighbours can be very helpful when finding a trustworthy installer.


It is normally the case that a quotation that includes an appliance with installation is a cost effective solution to finding the best price. A price matched quotation can be the most cost effective solution and best way to save on money.

In addition, you will also benefit from after care support from a reputable dealer of your appliance.


A home or site survey can be a great starting point when you’re ready for your stove or fireplace installation.

It will give you a good understanding of what can or cannot be achieved and even uncover certain design and technical information.

Some dealers offer more services that you should full take advantage of and are often needed as you do not know always what to expect when starting your installation.

A full co-ordination service is what you’re after. This includes project management, design and technical services. These can be very helpful and cost effective when creating your dream install project.

Our Previous Installations

We have compiled a large portfolio of our work from our customer base. These include solid fuel installations as well as gas fire and stove installations.

Featuring installations in a dozen magazines such as House & Garden, on television for Sarah Beeny’s: Renovate Don’t Relocate and a spokesperson for the industry appearing on BBC Berkshire radio regularly.

Working with hundreds of leading commercial brands and local businesses. See our full list here. Specialising in working with and alongside builders, developers, architects, designers and local authorities.

We think outside the box and what differently to other installers providing bespoke installations catered to your project. This could be anything from bespoke fireplaces to a full co-ordination service. Every installation is different and so we need to adapt.

What do we install?

A selection of internal and external products that Bonfire install that could be included within an installation. If you do not see a product that you would like included, please contact us.

Internal ProductsExternal Products
Fireplaces, stoves and firesBird guard cowls
Constructional hearthsChimney pots
Decorative hearthsTwin wall flue systems
Fireplace beams & shelvesFlexible chimney liners
False chimney breastsConventional flue liners
Fireplace surrounds and slipsBalanced flue liners
Non-combustible beamsBespoke industrial fans
Pumice chimneysBespoke flue systems
Interior brick chambers

Appliance products

Bonfire are retailers for over 1,000+ appliances from the highest quality manufacturers from around the world with optional installation and delivery.

FireplacesStone fireplaces, marble fireplaces & wood fireplaces including surrounds, beams & shelves and non combustible beams.

Stoves Wood burning stoves, multi-fuel stoves, gas stoves and eco design stoves.

FiresWood burning fires and gas fires.

Additional Services

Additional services may be required to complete your installation project with us. Bonfire provide the full package, from planning to installation. These could include the following.

  • Free Survey* (home or site survey).
  • Project Management Service.
  • Design Service.
  • Technical Service.
  • Knockout of what is existing.
  • Appliance disposal/ exchange.
  • Rubble disposal.
  • Stove & Fireplace servicing.
  • Chimney camera inspection.

General Installation Steps

Time needed: 20 days.

This is a generalised procedure to give you an idea of what the steps are for an installation. Please note: This is a generalised shortened run down and every project is bespoke and will differ in comparison to these steps.

*Time needed is an approximation.

  1. Ideas & Inspiration

    Spark the imagination and get inspired with us. Visit our showroom to see our live appliances first-hand. Get free brochures and stone samples. Get an idea of what appliance you like supply only or supply and installation.

  2. Planning

    A free site or home survey is arranged with one of our in-house surveyors, if required, to understand what the client would like to achieve and how this will be accomplished. Project documents and house plans can be a helpful planning tool addition.

    stove installation planning

  3. Designing

    Sit down and grab a coffee with us, our in-house design & technical team will help configure a quotation based on your preferences. We can provide design plans, technical drawings and CAD renders in situ. Guided by our knowledge, we will make sure your project is safe complying UK Building regulations and manufacturers distance to combustibles. A project quote will be also be configured based on the optimal efficiency and overall aesthetic appeal.

  4. Construction

    Appliance and flue system installation with slate hearth (See below). Optional existing knockout and appliance/rubble disposal. Installation by our in-house HETAS or Gas Safe engineers making sure it complies with UK building regulations and meets manufacturers distance to combustibles. Our installers will provide a walk through of your appliance, do a smoke test and install a carbon monoxide alarm.

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  5. After Care

    Providing after care support on all appliances we install within our guarantee period. Spare parts can be purchased directly from the manufacturer of your appliance.bonfire after care installationsupport

Industry Sectors


We offer a full design and project Co-ordination service. A friendly and personal warm welcoming service. We like to build a strong, long lasting relationship with our customers. Sit down with us and discuss ideas and plans. We will guide you on your journey.


We work extensively with and alongside designers, builders, architects, developers and local authorities offering a complete full design and project co-ordination service. We specialise in supplying and installing for hotels, restaurants, pubs and clubs. Take a look at our partners.

Installation FAQ

How long will an installation take?

An installation will normally take a whole day depending on how much work is involved with your project. The lead time from start to finish is estimated 4-6 weeks dependant on the time of year. Every installation is bespoke and some circumstances cannot be for-seen.

How much will an installation cost?

All installations are bespoke to the project and are quoted for as a whole job.

Why is my stove not drawing?

This is because the stove or flue is too cold and so the cold air within the flue is stopping the smoke from escaping. This can be tackled by gradually heating up the flue slowly by using a hairdryer or lighting a small kindling fire.

Is a home survey necessary for a stove installation?

A home survey is a good way of allowing us to get a good idea of what need to be achieved, how we will do it and what the expectations are of the client. Surveys are normally free within 25 miles of a dealers showroom.

How do you prepare for a stove or fireplace installation?

Before an installer arrives, you will need to clear the area where the installers are going to be working. This is to protect your furniture from any eventuality and give space for the work to take place.

As an extra safety precaution you may cover your furniture and floor with a protective dust sheet. A good installer will lay dust sheets on the floor and over your furniture to protect it, so you do not have to worry about this step.

During an installation, the room will get very dusty especially if a knockout of what is existing is taking place. It can be helpful to allow the easiest accessible route available for the fitters with sufficient ground clearance near the chimney stack, if a flue system is required.

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