Keeping the Surrey Hills warm for over 30 years

Ignition is the new brand from your old friends at Guildford Stoves & Dorking Stoves

The most comprehensive selection of Stoves, Fireplaces, Gas Fires, Accessories and Flues in the South. A breathtaking variety of products on display from Contemporary Gas and Electric fires to beautiful Marble and Stone fireplaces, Traditional and Modern Woodburning stoves .

We are a family-owned, family-run business. 2020 marks 42 Years of family ownership. Ignition Fires as a brand reflects the diversity of our offering – we cover such a wide range – not just stoves and not just fireplaces – but anything and everything fire-related.  We will always be known as “Dorking Stoves” and “Guildford Stoves” these towns are our home and we have so many friends, colleagues and customers that live here – but we supply across the whole of the South and beyond.

We are now located at Cranleigh and Holmwood.  Our main showroom is in Cranleigh where we have a large industrial unit with showrooms spread across two floors.  Over 10,000 square feet of showrooms, offices and warehouse.  The stock varies so call us first to see what’s on right now but in general, we have around 30 working gas appliances and 30 working woodburners. Plus hundreds of other fires including original fireplaces, Electric fires and Stoves, and even BioEthanol.

From 2016 to 2020 we returned to “Town centre life” and had a lovely little shop at Pump Corner, Dorking but we were unable to display working fires and it was always difficult and expensive to park, so we have now relocated this up to the Barn at the Holly and Laurel Emporium in South Holmwood. This provides a Dorking showroom for our customers. Here we have a good selection of stoves and fires including working models.  At just under 1000 square feet it’s much smaller than our Cranleigh superstore but it’s still a good place to start to the journey to your new fire!  To find us look out for the Holly and Laurel Emporium which is an old pub building on the Northbound side of the a24 dual carriageway. Come in to the Emporium and walkthrough to find the barn in the rear Courtyard.

Both the Cranleigh and Holmwood showrooms have plenty of free parking on site.

As everyone knows 2020 has been a strange year. At the time of writing our showrooms are open by appointment – though we hope to move back to more normal routines in due course.  In general there is always someone at our Cranleigh showroom.  The Holmwood showroom is only currently staffed by appointment. COVID has shown us that we will always be able to work better where we set aside time for clients – so wherever possible, please let us know when you are coming so we can ensure we have adequate cover and can spend time to answer your questions. A great source of up to date information is our Facebook page which we try to keep regularly updated.

2022 will be our 25th year at The Holly and Laurel, South Holmwood. The Holly and Laurel Emporium remains part of the family business and is managed by Hannah Simpson. The Holly and Laurel Emporium has fast become one of the most well-known visitor attractions locally with a huge array of interesting and intriguing artefacts for sale. Something of a treasure trove of Furniture, Gifts, Curios, Garden Statuary, in fact, all manner of items from a growing number of dealers. Add to this a wonderful tearoom and you can be sure of a fantastic visit. You may like to take a look at the dedicated website or view their Facebook page which now has well over 20,000 loyal followers!!

Overall, our displays are now better than ever with a wider choice and the best service, advice and value for money in the area.

Our business stretches across old and new, contemporary and traditional, across woodburning, gas, electric – and now even bio-ethanol. We hope you can understand why we felt we needed a new brand name. We’re the same business, the same people, the same company. We will always answer to Dorking Stoves and Guildford Stoves – our phone numbers remain unchanged but all the information for our products and services can now be found at one address –

Charnwood, Jotul, Stovax, Gazco, Dru, Stuv, Chesneys, Contura, Evonic and Dimplex to name just a few of our main suppliers.