Evans Fireplace Centre started in a small corner shop in Leicester in 1981 with only 6 fireplaces on display. We specialised in handmade split stone, brick and slate fireplaces. In 1988 business was doing well enough to move to Syston, North Leicestershire where we opened a showroom and a manufacturing workshop.
We branched out into ready-made fireplaces, in marble, wood & cast iron but we still felt that hand made was the way to go. Our customers loved the idea of having something specially made for them and over 50% of our work is still made to measure or custom.
We wanted to produce something that that was more refined and exclusive so we started manufacturing smooth stone fireplaces in our workshop to compete with the vast amount of wood and marble that was available. They were an instant success and in 1991 the FireCraft brand was born out of Evans Fireplace Centre.
Although we no longer produce the solid stone fireplaces in Syston (we moved the factory to Hinckley in 2007) we are still very much the home of FireCraft and have a large number of fireplaces on display.
We don’t just sell FireCraft of course, our 3-floor showroom houses an extensive range of electric & gas fires, fire surrounds, wood & multi-fuel burners and accessories from leading manufacturers, so with the help of our knowledgeable staff you’ll be sure to find something to suit your needs.
Free home surveys are available to ensure that the fireplace you have chosen is suitable for your home and along with full installation services, we offer our customers the complete package.