Peter is originally from Darlington, County Durham. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1959 with his wife Ellen. Prior to leaving the United Kingdom, he was stationed for two years in Egypt with the RAF. He started his
life-long quest to build the perfect fireplace back in 1963. He replaced his inefficient open fire with a diesel burner and immediately started thinking about ways he could improve it. His curiosity became a hobby, and that hobby became a business. Out of a shed in rural Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, Peter developed a wood burning fire that would eventually become the Lady Kitchener.
By the 1980s, Peter was working with secondary air research in his designs, developing technology for cleaner burning and more heat.
Now, all that invention and technological refinement is captured in every Firenzo Fires UK Ltd wood stove.