Barefoot Stoves - naturally sourced heating


"A big thank you to Don and his team for putting in my lovely wood burning stove.. It looks stunning, a beautiful job. Don definitely loves what he does and they were an absolute pleasure to have in my house."Mr J Hudson

"Barefoot Stoves was one of 4 companies that I had out to estimate for the installation of a wood burning stove. Whilst not being the cheapest of the estimates, Barefoot were still very competitive, and Don immediately stood out head and shoulders above the other people I saw. The work I wanted done wasn’t easy, as I needed a large existing cupboard removed, and I had no existing fireplace or chimney. However, he spent several hours with me, and took me through all the many options available to me. I wanted a rustic feel to the fireplace/hearth, using reclaimed materials. He quickly understood my aspirations, as the bricks that he provided were absolutely fantastic. I am now in possession of a wonderful hand built fireplace, with a herringbone style pattern on the hearth. The black coated twin flue chimney has blended in very well with the outside of the house. Don knows everything there is to know about wood burning stoves, and is a perfectionist. Both he and his wonderful assistant Adam were a pleasure to have in the house during the build. The wood burning stove is absolutely fantastic, and I have already had 20 plus fires, despite the weather being mild! It is a pleasure to have it roaring away, especially when the weather outside is dank. I am really looking forward to the colder weather, as the fire is a dream to light, and since it was installed, I haven’t used the gas central heating once! If you are looking for a professional company to install a wood burner, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Don and his services. "Mr J Hudson

"We are very pleased with the level of information and advice plus the fully detailed quotation that we received and also the installation that Don carried out, the standard of workmanship was good and we are particularly impressed with the plasterwork finishing which has blended in seamlessly with the existing wall."Mr C Thorn

"As I watch the flames flicker in my Chesney stove I congratulate my self on the two decisions I made - firstly, to have a woodburner and secondly to choose Barefoot Stoves. My sitting room has been transformed. Why did I not have it done years ago? Don's attention to detail is of the highest order and the finished result could not be improved on. I will happily recommend Barefoot Stoves to anyone who asks"Mr R Hatt

"Thank you for doing an excellent job and leaving everything tidy and clean. We are very grateful. "Mrs B Perring

"We have just had our new stove fitted by Don from Barefoot stoves and we couldn’t be happier. From the initial quote to the finished installation Don worked tirelessly to make sure that we were well looked after and he did the most fantastic job. Not only was his quote the most competitive that we received (and we received many) but he navigated around replacing a complicated existing very old installation in a National park where there are now many restrictions and where the interior and exterior look is paramount. Other contractors who visited were thrown by this and made us feel uneasy by the work involved but Don took it all in his stride with his multitude of skills and delivered the best service we could’ve ever wished for. Punctual, neat and tidy skilful beyond belief and incredibly conscientious working long hours and not leaving until the job was perfect. 10 out of 10 and the best contractor I have ever used by a country mile. Thank you very very much Don and Lou from Barefoot Stoves."Mr T & S Kinloch

"Don was extremely professional and meticulous in all aspects of his work. From his expert opinion on what looks right together to the installation and completion of our Chesney wood burning stove and fireplace. We are thrilled and, strangely, looking forward to the cold weather so that we can enjoy them even more! We would have no hesitation in recommending Barefoot Stoves."Mr J & Mrs B Allan

"We would not hesitate to recommend Barefoot Stoves to anyone wanting a stove installed. From the initial visit, through to the very thoughtful final touch, it was abundantly clear that Don has a real passion for his work. Both Don and Adam were extremely professional, courteous, respectful and tidy throughout the installation, even cleaning the patio when they had finished! Our stove (and hearth) has been beautifully installed and looks like it has always been there. We cannot thank them, and Lou, enough for such a wonderful job, it was definitely worth the wait!"Mr & Mrs Cooper

"Happy to commend Don for his attention to detail and good work in installing my new stove and hearth including connecting to a new external chimney. All very professional working with my builder and me to get the desired result. Thanks Don and Lou."M Morris

"Love our Hobbit stove installed by Barefoot Stoves. Don was great in achieving what I was after in the design, by keeping the Victorian features of the fire place. Both Don and Adam were friendly, professional, clean workers, informative and well priced. I definitely recommend barefoot stoves"M and l Durrant

"Just a quick note to say thank you so, so much for all your hard work and Don's amazing eye for detail and knowledge and expertise. A fantastic bonus that he can also drive a cherry picker for installing an awkward liner into a very tall chimney! We are thrilled with our two fireplaces and wood burners."P & I Gretton

"We’re not convinced this is actually like work for Don because he is so passionate about stoves, obviously enjoying and taking great pride in what he does. At the comprehensive survey, he was the only one to offer us our desired solution of a new wood burning stove as it would entail significant work on the fireplace recess. Throughout the installation he was informative, courteous, tidy and paid great attention to detail. We are very pleased with the end result and would happily recommend him." M & L Birtles

"Following selecting the stove we liked from Focus Stoves in Four Marks they put Don in touch to undertake a no obligation survey. At the time of the survey Don provided some useful advice on a range of matters and subsequently quoted for the work. The quote was competitive and we booked in a four day slot for the works to be completed. Communication prior to install was excellent. During the construction / installation phase Don and Adam were always on time, tidy and kept me informed of any issues and discussed options with me. The quality of workmanship is excellent and the replacement of a dated fireplace with a woodburner has transformed our front room." I Mawer

"Thank you for being so helpful with the choice and installation of our wood burning stoves. Your unfailing attention to detail and helpfulness with the sitting of the internal and external flues was exemplary. The stoves look great and we are thoroughly delighted with them. Your cheerful and friendly manner never failed to impress us and we have no hesitation in recommending Barefoot Stoves to anyone looking to install a stove." B Montgomery

"Don is an encyclopaedia of knowledge where wood burning stove installation is involved. He answered all our questions and installed the stove to our exacting standards. He changed the size of our original fireplace, installed a granite hearth, re plastered the wall and left no mess whatsoever. His attention to detail is exceptional and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone who would like a stove installed. Thanks Don and Lou. " B Osborne

"I just wanted to thank you again for the truly great job you have done for us. We are very pleased with both the new log burner in our lounge and the new fireplace in our dining room. Your skill and diligence in ensuring we got a first rate product is much appreciated by us. Should any potential customer want a reference for your work, I would be delighted to provide one. " D Braybrook

"Thank you very much for completing the installation before Christmas - was great to have it on Xmas eve. We are very happy with it - thank you very much." S Carrod

"Don was really helpful from the moment he came round to survey and measure up, very knowledgeable and gave helpful advice all the way through. We were impressed with how much care was taken over the installation, keeping our living room tidy and free from dust and dirt, and attention to detail. Thanks a lot Barefoot for the great stove and service - couldn't have asked for more!" R & D Taylor

"Don and Louise provided a friendly and professional service throughout from choosing a stove to completing the work and aftercare, even going above and beyond helping us to find a reliable roofer. I recommend Barefoot Stoves to friends and would not hesitate to use them again." P Mclachlan

"Our new stove was installed with maximum efficiency,little noise,and on time finishing. Just awaiting the cooling down of the weather and the first explanatory log burning." B Newcombe

"Excellent service. Don removed our old surroundings, fitted a new inset stove, hearth and flue system. Clean, courteous and professional service. Highly recommended." S Bronner

"I would like to say a big thank you to Donald and his colleagues for such a great job. We are very grateful to you for organising the new beam and fitting it. We are extremely pleased with the result. Once again thank you for an excellent service." K Chaplain

"Don removed our old fireplace, reconfigured the space and fitted a wood burner, granite hearth and a limestone surround. We are absolutely delighted with his work. He was efficient and courteous at all times, extremely tidy and listened to our requests and queries carefully: his attention to detail and great knowledge enabled him to turn our ideas into reality. We highly recommend him and look forward to seeing him again for our annual chimney sweeps!" A Lucas

"Don and his team have recently installed our stove. We are very impressed with the job done. He has provided a brilliant and reliable service, clean and excellent attention to detail. What I call a real professional." M Blanco

"Thank you very much for your useful involvement in this project, you have been easy to deal with, clearly understood all the techincal and aesthetic issues and kept to the programme that we required." A Agace

"Very impressed with the clean and thorough job done sweeping our chimney. A very reasonable price for excellent service." J Hordley

"I have recently had a stove installed by Don Lendrum and his team and I am very happy with the job that has been done. I was impressed by the care that Don took not to make a mess and by the neatness and accuracy of the detailing work. It was no trouble having Don about the house and I would thoroughly recommend him to anybody thinking of installing a stove." J Davis

"Barefoot stoves did a fantastic job installing our wood burning stove. Don was friendly, professional and kept us informed about every stage of the (really quick) installation. Don was also able to use some contraption on the roof that meant we didn’t need full scaffolding; which saved us loads of money. The quote was more or less bang on. We’ve already recommended Barefoot stoves to friends. We’ll also be getting them back to do some more work asap."J Hitching

"We are delighted with our Stovax Elise 540 and the installation by Barefoot Stoves. We were inserting the stove into an open hearth with an expensive marble and wood surround. Unfortunately, the opening was slightly narrower than the stove. Don and his colleague did an excellent job, enlarging the opening, recutting the marble and installing the stove. The work was done very cleanly and efficiently with hardly any disturbance during the two days it took. Great care was taken to ensure a perfect finish. We couldn’t have asked for a better service and would recommend Barefoot Stoves to anyone." A Phillips

"Don and Rich clearly knew what they were doing and did a great job widening the existing fireplace and installing the stove. They turned up on time and we trusted them to be in the house when we were out at work. They were really careful clearing up after themselves and Don made a lot of effort to explain what they were doing. The wood burning stove is possible the best thing we've bought for the house!" J and V McWilliams

"Don and Louise at Barefoot Stoves have been excellent throughout the planning and installation of our new open fire. From advising during the site survey to the quality of the workmanship, all has been top class. We would recommend them and would certainly use them again" D and H Yelling

"Thankyou for your work on getting our old wood burner working again. Knowing it's safe and having the chimney lined has been such a reassurance whilst using it. Having had numerous of other sweeps and installers let us down without even a phone call back we had almost given up hope of getting it going again. We would always recommend Barefoot stoves, you phoning back, turning up and work is of the highest standard, a rare commodity in this day and age. Having lived with the dark old fireplace without the wood burner going for a few years, now it's brought back the brightness into the room as well as the heat. Big Ollie (dog) has been enjoying laying if front of it whilst it's going, only thing is getting him to move to put a log on when needed!" J and A Sylvester

"A great thanks to Don at 'Barefoot Stoves' for a highly professional job, I would definitely recommend him to all who need a new stove installed." Mike M - Farnham

"We have just had a beautiful new stove installed by Donald Lendrum of Barefoot Stoves and would highly recommend him. He did a marvelous job of it. His workmanship, attention to detail and thorougness made it an easy installation. It looks amazing and has been keeping us warm this autumn already but it is reassuring to know that it has been installed safely, with a stainless steel liner and checked thoroughly. Don was a pleasure to have around, friendly and courteous, explaining each stage as he went along. He went out of his way to accommodate and reassure a nervous neighbour as some scaffolding poles were required on her property to access the top of our tall chimney, and couldn’t have done more."S Corr

"The stove installation looks great you did a great job."A & K Mawers

"From the initial survey I found Donald to be very friendly and helpful with guidance on the regulations required for a new hearth and the widening of the chimney recess. He then arranged for the collection of the Pioneer 400 woodburning stove from Focus Stoves and for the installation of the new stove and flue. Donald and a colleague were very professional and tidy and managed to install the stove within a day. When they had finished, Donald then carried out a smoke test and went through the procedure for lighting the fire and maintaining it, which was very helpful as this is the first stove I have owned. I would certainly recommend them to anybody thinking of having a stove installed. I lit the fire for the first time and am very happy with the new stove."T Lamb

"The fire is up and running beautifully. I want to thank you and Richard for all your hard work."J Elkes

"Don from Barefoot Stoves carried out the installation of a Clearview Vision and chimney liner at our house this summer. The installation went very smoothly and Don completed the work ahead of schedule. The work was done very cleanly and Don answered all my questions thoroughly. Don gave very clear instructions how to use the stove and advice on how to prolong its life and keep maintenance to a minimum. He also made sure that the safety precautions such as CO2/smoke alarm were installed, the air circulation is adequate and that we were registered for warranty cover. Don is friendly, knowledgeable and his engineering background is apparent from the quality of his work. We are very pleased with our new stove and the service from Barefoot. "F Gantley

"Barefoot Stoves did a great job of installing my Contura i5 Stove. They turned up on the date promised and all the work was completed on-time and to a high standard. The quality of finish and attention to detail were particularly thorough."T Henderson

"I had my inset stove installed November 2014. Don and his assistant were very courteous and professional, consulting with us on all relevant matters. The stove was well installed at the quoted price and works well. I would thoroughly recommend them."PM Guildford

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"We are delighted with the stove that Don installed. We appreciated his attention to detail and would highly recommend him to others seeking a woodburner." L Mitchley

"Don installed a Clearview Inset V stove for us. The design of our fireplace meant that this unexpectedly became a very difficult installation. However Don persevered and managed to complete the installation after considerable effort. He remained friendly, courteous and cheerful at all times. We would not hesitate to use him again and would definitely recommend him to our friends."B Schneider

"We are absolutely thrilled with the result of the fireplace and the expert work carried out. It was a pleasure to have Don and Rich here, they clearly work well together and have great knowledge and skills that complement each other. I have already recommended Don’s services to a friend. Let me know what format to provide the testimony to you in. Thanks again for such a pleasant experience."K Chaplain

"Don came round and did a detailed estimate and quote. When the job started he was very friendly and very accommodating to two children's constant questions and my sleep deprived indecisiveness(!) I thought I wasn't the fussy sort but decided I wanted a certain type of pink bricks behind the fireplace which at great length was sourced for me. The end result is great and we are very happy. Don did a great job and I felt very much as if I could trust him and he was very honest about the cost and materials available etc (something I have found difficult to come by having moved into a new big renovation project!) Don even helped and advised me how to sell on the old gas stove and old fire surround.

All in all a great team and I am very happy with the end result. Many thanks"
K Roe

"It’s rare these days to encounter a professional who who’s their stuff, listens to the customer and delivers on their promises on budget and on time.From our initial enquiry, the adjustments to what stove would work best in our circumstances, via the comprehensive quote and extremely clean job you did I cannot thank you enough. Our “hobbit” is very happy, working well and fits his new surroundings beautifully. Many thanks for your sterling work, and expect a call in a years time to sweep our chimney."C & A Gills

"They were very helpful during the whole installation explaining the next steps and what would be done that day. They carried out some necessary additional work without making an issue of it. They took time to explain the options when resolving a problem with matching the new tiling to the existing hearth. They explained clearly the safe use of stove after installation."A Beggs

"We are so grateful for Don's CCTV inspection of our complicated chimney structure. He was knowledgeable, his advice was clear and we will not hesitate to use him again to carry out further works.D Nasser Thanks once again for a job well done."R Harrington

"Thanks for installation."looks very neat & stove works well M Bennett

"Many thanks for your all work." J Smith

"Barefoot Stoves were very thorough in the way that they secured the floor joists where they had to make an opening for the flue. They cleaned up at the end of every day's work, and protected the floor and each room that they worked in from dust and damage. They were a pleasure to have around. The stove looks beautiful now that it is renovated and Barefoot Stoves were working the whole time that they were here so there was no time wastage.

We would recommend Barefoot Stoves as a professional, and hard working team and are looking forward to a winter of hot fires in our Dovre 250 woodburning stove.N and I Horner After trouble with the my original choice of tile merchant with tile delivery, Lou was extremely helpful talking us through alternatives, and providing essential information in order to make the best choice for our needs. Many thanks to Don and Rich who have gave us the streamlined and contemporary look we wanted. Very professional job."
C Rutter

" We had our hearth retiled and a wood burner installed by Barefoot Stoves. Don and his team were excellent during every step of the process. Their price was competitive and their workmanship was second to none. Needless to say we are very pleased with the end result and would recommend them"N Sylvester-Evans

"Thank you for your professional and attentive service and the care you took to ensure that the installation was to both yours and our satisfaction. We are delighted with the stove and the setting and having what was a redundant fire place brought back to life."G Blagdon

"First class service from Don despite several unexpected problems to be overcome! I am delighted with the fire (Hwam) which Don fitted with great care and meticulous attention to detail! I would recommend Barefoot Stoves without any hesitation."J Walker

"Many thanks to Don for our new stove. Always charming and knowledgeable, he takes pride and care in doing a proper job. Everything was finished immaculately. Highly recomended."M Shaffer

"Thanks for doing such a great job."P Francis