Ards Fireplaces was established in 2006 and have rapidly become one of Irelands leading fireplace and stove suppliers. From the first days we traded on our reputation and learnt the importance of customer service and follow up support. Our team has over 20 years experience in the business and can offer expert advice on all aspects of choosing and fitting a new fireplace or stove in your home.
We are widely known in Ireland and work with some of the best developers in the country offering their customers a range of turnkey and upgrade packages. We work alongside developers such as Northland Developments, Boland Reilly Homes, Pearlow Developments and Dunlop Homes to name but a few.
Our quality of workmanship is next to none and a superb service is guaranteed from the moment you walk into our showroom.
Our mission is to provide our customers with top quality products at highly competitive prices whilst proving excellent customer service. We pride ourselves on the high standard of customer service given by our dedicated team. Our fireplace knowledge is second to none. We are not commissioned based so there is never a hard sell, we want to provide you the customer, with the right product for you, not the most expensive item we have.
SERVICES WE OFFER:
Full installation from start to finish
Preparation and fitting
Removal of old fireplace
Remodelling of existing opening and plastering
Full installation by Hetas certified installers
Full installation by Gas Safe Registered installers
Confidence of after sales support
Supply only technical advice
Spares, accessories and maintenance products
Considerate, pleasant and experienced installers
We offer a hassle free complete service plumbing, tiling, joinery, plastering, electrical and waste management. Supply and fit or fit only.
PRESENCE direct offers an extensive collection of creative and contemporary cookware, tableware and home accessories as well as inspiring gifts from all over the world to suit adults and children of every age. We have carefully sourced innovative and quality products from leading European and international brands.
PRESENCE direct has established trusted and long-standing relationships with their approved suppliers, and we are therefore able to vouch for the quality and authenticity of the products being offered and at the best possible prices. PRESENCE retail store was opened over 24 years ago by Ian and Hilary Robinson. We are still as committed today in offering a wide selection of well designed, competitively priced products with the principles of friendly, professional service and quality customer care being at the core of providing an enjoyable shopping experience.
Great care has been taken in designing the PRESENCE direct website to be easy to navigate, informative, quick & secure. We are dedicated to providing you with imaginative, satisfying and exciting online shopping with PRESENCE direct. With new products being added regularly and fresh content introduced and up-dated, PRESENCE direct website is constantly changing to provide a creative and convenient online store.
At Red Leaf Kitchens we offer new, innovative ranges in a selection of traditional solid wood or contemporary gloss finishes with Dekton, Silestone, Supra and Granite worktops, giving you plenty of choice to create your dream kitchen.
Our designers have over 28 years’ experience which enables them to design your new kitchen to the highest standard.
3 Dimensional CAD Design
Liaise with architects and builders
Complete installation service from start to finish
Measuring, designing, removal of old kitchen, professional fitter , tiling, plumbing, plastering etc
Electrical work, registered gas fitter
Attention to detail
Extensive ranges in solid wood and high gloss
Bespoke designs and finishes
A onsite workshop enabling us to design and make your kitchen to your personal needs
Personalised colour options for painted kitchens.
Why choose us?
Red Leaf Kitchens & Interiors is a family run business with over 28 years of experience.
The showroom is situated on the Jubilee Rod, Newtownards and has a wide range of kitchens, bedrooms and appliances on display. We pride ourselves in giving our customers the highest level of service. We offer a start to finish process, removing the stress element for all our customers. Our kitchens and bedrooms are manufactured in our workshop using only the highest quality materials and our skilled production team can create bespoke furniture to suit each customer’s needs. We have a team of highly qualified fitters who have great pride in their work.
Call us today to book your free design appointment 028 9182 6678
Wardens was established in 1877 by James Warden who came from a local farming family in North Down. The store originally traded in ironmongery and hardware goods. Although the site of the store has remained the same, the original shop was a single room at the front of the building.
Local farmers would come to Newtownards once a week for the market and to purchase their hardware goods from Wardens. They often brought their wives to the town and so Wardens began keeping a furniture catalogue for the ladies to browse. The original James Warden died only four years after the store was founded and was maintained by his brothers, Robert and George.
Around 1910, Robert’s son, also called James, joined the firm and was left in charge when his uncle died and his father returned to farming. He was 15 years old at the time and ‘James Warden – Home Furnishing, Ironmonger & Hardware Merchant’ became known as ‘The Wee Boy’s Shop’ among locals. Through James’ hard work and vision, he expanded and transformed Wardens to include other departments selling furniture, carpets, fabrics, fireplaces, china, glass and household goods.
James later married and had three daughters. James’ younger brother Frank later joined the company in 1952, James in charge of the Furniture Department and Frank running the China Department. James died in 1975, leaving his daughter Helen to take charge of the business.
In 2002, Wardens celebrated its 125th Anniversary and as part of the celebrations, the store ran a competition to find the oldest receipt from the shop. A local farmer came forward with a receipt dating back to the 1890’s, listing 200 weight of iron at 15 shillings, 12lb of chain at 3 shillings and a yard of jack chains at 3 shillings – possibly to repair a farm cart. Another receipt dated 13th August 1898 was discovered and caused much interest. It was addressed to Thomas Andrew Esquire from Comber and was for two pairs of head shears at 6&6 pence. This could have been the same Thomas Andrews who was involved in the design of the Titanic.
Wardens is known not only for customer loyalty but also for the loyalty of the staff. Many of the employees have been with the company from leaving school and remain for the duration of their working lives. Currently the longest serving member in the company has been with Wardens for over 60 years. Recently retired are the company’s two directors; William Warnock and Roy Brown. William joined the company in 1957, later becoming Hardware Manager then Director, retiring in February 2006. Roy joined in 1967 and later became Furniture Manager, retiring in July 2010.
Wardens has become a landmark store in Newtownards due to how it excels in three main areas; personal customer service, the extensive range of high quality products on offer and its ability to change with the times. Chairwoman and owner, Helen Campbell has said: “Customer service is what brings people here and what keeps them coming back. Not only have successive generations of Wardens run the business, but successive generations of customers have shopped here. What sets us apart is that we try to give extra special personal customer service.”
Since establishing itself as an independent business in 1877, Wardens has always strived towards its mission statement:,
‘To be Northern Ireland’s best independent retailer, by offering a unique range of quality products and services, all under one roof.’
Through striving towards this mission, the business has developed its three core values:
Striving for excellence
Service to our customer
Respect for the individual
It is through reaching towards these goals that the company is constantly endeavouring to make improvements in the business.