Cornwall Living 2016

A warm welcome to Truro

As Wendron Stoves opens an impressive new showroom in the big city, we catch up with Director Nathan Ward to discover more.

It was the great Roman sage, Cicero, who once remarked: “There is no place more welcoming than one’s own fireplace,” a sentiment we hold dear to our hearts here at Cornwall Living. After all, following a day relaxing on the beach or a brisk amble across the coast path, what could possibly be better than returning to the comfort of your own home, snuggling up with a well-thumbed book and glass of wine by the fireside? Particularly as summer subsides to make way for autumn, the warming glow of a fire is the perfect remedy for the soul.

This philosophy is at the very core of Wendron Stoves, an independent family-run business that has been bringing warmth to Cornwall and beyond for over three decades. The business has come a long way since its early days in the 1980s, when founder and Managing Director Nathan Ward first began installing wood-burning stoves locally.

Wendron Stoves has grown to become a leading and well-respected authority on stoves and fireplaces, recently opening one of the largest dedicated showrooms in Cornwall on the Water-ma-Trout Industrial Estate in Helston. Here you’ll find an extensive range of stoves, fireplaces, woodburners and range cookers, from the traditional to the ultramodern, from leading manufacturers including Chesneys, Contura, Hwam, Jotul, Chilli Penguin and Worcester Bosch, among many others.

The company’s impressive expansion continues with the recent announcement of a brand new showroom opening in Cornwall’s cathedral city. The Truro showroom allows Wendron Stoves to extend its reach further into Cornwall, making it easier for customers from both the north and south coast to experience its products and speak to the team firsthand.

Of course, fireplaces are as much interior design statements as they are heat providers, and making the right choice for a room – both stylistically and in terms of efficiency – is crucial. The Wendron Stoves team draw on their comprehensive experience and product range to ensure that they can cater for practically every taste and requirement. Indeed, service is just as important as the products themselves, which is why Nathan and his team pride themselves on their pedigree and experience in initial consultation and advice, installation, and aftercare.

We catch up with Nathan, who tells us more about the new showroom. “We’re really excited to be bringing Wendron Stoves to Truro,” says Nathan. “It’s a vibrant, bustling city and we feel it’s important to promote our town centres, by investing in Truro and its people.” For a while, Nathan has been looking out for the perfect location to bring Wendron Stoves to the city. “It turned out to be quite fitting, as we’ve moved into the old AGA shop – it’s the right place to be!” You’ll find the new showroom on Quay.

Of course, fireplaces are as much interior design statements as they are heat providers, and making the right choice for a room – both stylistically and in terms of efficiency – is crucial. The Wendron Stoves team draw on their comprehensive experience and product range to ensure that they can cater for practically every taste and requirement. Indeed, service is just as important as the products themselves, which is why Nathan and his team pride themselves on their pedigree and experience in initial consultation and advice, installation, and aftercare.

We catch up with Nathan, who tells us more about the new showroom. “We’re really excited to be bringing Wendron Stoves to Truro,” says Nathan. “It’s a vibrant, bustling city and we feel it’s important to promote our town centres, by investing in Truro and its people.” For a while, Nathan has been looking out for the perfect location to bring Wendron Stoves to the city. “It turned out to be quite fitting, as we’ve moved into the old AGA shop – it’s the right place to be!” You’ll find the new showroom on Quay.

WENDRON STOVES

4 Water-ma-Trout Industrial Estate,
Helston TR13 0LW
6 Quay Street, Truro TR1 2HD
01326 572872
www.wendronstoves.co.uk

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