The Quintessential Englishman
Set in the historic area of Leicester, Holy Bones is steeped in history and holds many happy memories for my younger self, as I recall waiting outside here for the bus to take me on holiday to Mablethorpe! Upon entering the premises its like stepping into a time warp, transporting you back to a Dickensian era, the only thing lacking here are the quill pens with Scrooge looking over your shoulder!
Jeff Dennis who founded Britain's Heritage in 1980 is a national treasure who lives, breathes and sleeps fires (Dragons are not always to be found in Wales). However with 32 years experience he is well renowned in his field, and whilst
working in London if I mentioned I came from Leicestershire, on more than one occasion somebody mentioned they knew someone from this area – you've guessed it, it was Jeff, once met, never forgotten!
Britain’s Heritage stocks a large selection of antique and contemporary fireplaces and it will come as no surprise that he exports world wide and is called upon to supply items for period dramas. His client list reads like a who’s who - from Princes and Cabinet Ministers to Lords, Ladies and Celebrities. Jeff has recently helped Nick Knowles find the exact piece for his TV makeover show. They needed a fireplace showroom with not only expertise but an extensive stock, so naturally opted for Britain's Heritage.
We managed to film the TV crew filming him which you can see on our web site.
The main aspect to Britain’s Heritage, is mainly restoring and selling antique fireplaces of which Jeff sources far and
wide, some of them worth thousands of pounds. They can arrange to remove fireplaces from customers premises to fully restore sympathetically by Jeffs experienced team and refit with their professionally trained HETAS and gas safety fitters.
They also sell some beautiful modern classics alongside multi-fuel stoves. which can be delivered and expertly installed for you too.
This is a very large and atmospheric building containing 5 showrooms over 8,500sq ft, combined with knowledgeable, efficient and friendly staff its no wonder people come from all over to find the perfect family focal point. The amazing array of wood fire surrounds will surpass anything you have seen before, if you can’t see what you are looking for, just ask, as not all are on display. Take the grand tour yourself by visiting our web site www.countryside-lavie.com and click on videos to see an in depth tour on some of the finer pieces which are narrated by Jeff himself – this has to be seen.
Restoration is not only environmentally friendly but is a main focal point here. Their strength lies in their full workshop facilities where they are able to restore fireplaces up to 250 years old whether they are marble, stone, cast iron, slate or wood. They also have a vast stock of grills and grates from yesteryear, which they use in restoration to make sure every fireplace is restored as authentically as possible. No wonder Jeff thinks he has the best team in the U.K. You can see the high standard of work and craftsmanship involved by watching our video and the process behind it all.
So whether you are a young couple looking for tour first fireplace purchase or a football celebrity if it’s excellence, and expertise that’s second to none there really is no other choice than Britains Heritage.
You do not have to be a millionaire to shop here!