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Happy 50th Birthday to us!

50 years in business

On this month, in 1969, our parents Bob and Stella opened their first workshop on Dundee’s Hawkhill, next to the Whitehall Theatre.

Our Dad made the fireplaces, while our Mum sanded and varnished them by hand in the window area at the front.  They also lived in a flat on the middle floor above the workshop.

Dad had initially served his time as a joiner with Bett Brothers housebuilders, but decided to branch out on his own at the age of 21.

Fire Surround Centres went on to open a number of showrooms across the area – Melville Street, Perth; Gray Street, Broughty Ferry; Hilltown and Arbroath Road, Dundee and then, latterly, Princess Street in Dundee where the business remained for 28 years.


50 years in businessWith our team of four, we now run the business with its purpose-built showroom, in Ash Street, Dundee, selling a huge range of traditional and contemporary fireplaces and stoves to both the general public and other businesses, including architects and housebuilders, throughout Tayside, Perthshire and Aberdeen.

As a local, family business, we strive to go above and beyond the service you might generally expect and are committed to going the extra mile when it comes to everything we do, from the planning stages right through to our after-sales service.

We understand the importance of coming home to a warm and welcoming home, and appreciate the investment you are making, so we always ensure that you choose the right product for you, whether it’s an eco-friendly wood burning stove or a state-of-the-art, contemporary fireplace to create a real ‘wow!’ factor.


50 yearsLikewise, when it comes to our commercial clients, we can get involved from the outset of the design and build stage, recommending the best and most appropriate energy-efficient fires, stoves and surrounds for care homes, new builds or office spaces.

As a result, we enjoy warm relationships with all of our customers, suppliers and the local business community and would like to thank each and every one of you for your business and support throughout the years, and for recommending us to others.

Why not pop in to hear how we could make your home or business warmer, and more energy efficient in the process? … and to say happy birthday of course!

Gary and Graeme Turnbull