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From the country where cold is beautiful

Firenzo founder, Peter Hewitson, doesn’t like to feel even slightly cold.

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Peter is originally from Darlington, County Durham. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1959 with wife Ellen. Prior to leaving the UK, 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 wood stove.


Firenzo Fires UK Ltd is responsible for selling Firenzo Wood burning stoves in U.K. Eire and Mainland Europe. Firenzo Wood burning stoves are only sold through specialist Stove retailers and not directly on the internet, this helps to ensure that you choose the right stove for your circumstances.

I don't like to feel cold, so building the perfect fireplace became my lifelong passion.

Peter Hewitson, Firenzo