The Artisan business was originally launched in 1986 with a view to offering a complete fire and fireplace service, displaying every fire and fireplace imaginable, backed by old fashion service as it used to be, a rare commodity nowadays, but one we have so obviously successfully achieved.
By 1990 we had fireplace showrooms in Cleckheaton, Huddersfield, Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds. We had taken advantage of the demise of all the British Gas retail showrooms and had grown rapidly, installing up to 150 fireplaces every week for home customers and the new house build sector.
In 2002 we purchased an old derelict mill at Brighouse and transformed it into what it is now, Europe’s largest heating centre of excellence. One by one we closed our other showrooms bringing all staff and displays under one roof.
In 2008 we hit the recession head-on, losing almost 50% of our business, the developer house build sector overnight. We had to restructure in 2010, accepting that the developer market was and still is not worth waiting for!
What sets Artisan Apart?
We make most of our fireplaces in any size in any colour whether it is in timber, stone, marble or granite. Standard is not a word we recognise. This allows us to beat any genuine price guaranteed. We have 6 teams of engineers and so control the whole installation from start to finish. We have a dedicated team of sales people who are here to help our customers get the best possible feature for their home – not because they are on commission, (they aren’t) but because they are genuinely interested in the fireplace industry and what transformations they can make to a room.
Our customers are the home improvers, the home movers, the property developers, the landlords’ everybody and anybody that knows the importance of an efficient heating appliance and/ or appreciated the need for a room to have a beautiful focal point that adds value to the property. We fulfil their requirement, efficiently, safely, inexpensively.
We are 2 minutes off the M62 at junction 25, 10 minutes from Halifax, Dewsbury and Huddersfield and 20 minutes from Leeds and 40 mins from Boroughbridge and Manchester.