About Us

Founded by Lyn and Eric Niven, who have over fifty years’ experience between us in the stone and construction industries, our objective was to design a range of the finest quality stone fireplaces. Established in 1997, Elite Fireplaces has been designing and producing British Bath Stone fireplaces, hand crafted by English Heritage approved master masons, here in the beautiful Cotswolds.

Conscious of our carbon footprint, all our fireplaces are made in Britain. We don’t import any stone from other countries and we don’t take our stone to be worked in other countries where the labour costs are lower.  Elite fireplaces are all produced from blocks of Bath Stone over 150 million years old and its consistency and pleasing creamy colour lend itself to every interior style and colour scheme.

Quality and attention to detail are our hallmark.

We supply both traditional and contemporary designs and our speciality is the creation of bespoke designs to meet the requirements of individual clients.

Elite is a specialist family business and you will always deal with Lyn or Eric. This personal service, which is much appreciated by our Clients, means that you are involved every step of the way whilst we design and produce your dream fireplace. We have supplied fireplaces for some very famous actors and actresses, pop stars and football legends, so you can be assured you are in safe hands.

Whether dealing with Elite or with one of our specialist fireplace and stove showrooms, you can be sure of excellent service and the result will be a beautiful fireplace you can be proud of.

Whatever your requirements, why not contact us today and let us turn your dream fireplace into reality!

Some of our recent clients have this to say…

My fireplace was a substantial investment and has created a magnificent, beautiful, working feature in my lounge – well worth the money and loved by everyone who sees it. The service Eric and Lyn gave me was extremely good and enjoyable. I felt confident at all times that I was being listened to and the outcome was that the end result I wanted was fully achieved.

We love both the fireplaces and are very happy with the service we received.  Just waiting for a mirror to go up in the lounge and we will send some photos.

We are very pleased with it all – the service and the fireplace.

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you both and we couldn’t be happier with the fireplace.

We’re delighted with our fireplace, just as beautiful as our last. It’s been a real pleasure doing business with you again. We’ll be sure to send some photos when the room is finished.

I keep going in to look at our beautiful new fireplace. It fits the room so well – thank you. We are both delighted to have found you as the whole process went very smoothly.

Many thanks. The fireplace looks great and the service throughout was excellent.

Just a quick note to say how delighted we are with our new Stratford fireplace.  It looks stunning and just as nice as we had hoped, if not even better!  The whole process from ordering to installation couldn’t have been easier. It was a genuine pleasure to meet you both and your fitters, who are obviously very skilled craftsmen.