Woodfirestove offer over 40 years experience in foundry work, slow combustion stoves, fireplace accessories & home décor. Based in Dromana on the Mornington Peninsula, we provide a comprehensive consultation to ensure our clients are well informed with their slow combustion cooker requirements, prior to purchase. We also offer a selective premium range of fireplace accessories including quality firescreens, alfresco & indoor log storage. Search our Products & Store for our available new & reconditioned slow combustion stoves & parts. We provide Tax Invoice with EFT Payment details. We sell reconditioned stoves with warranty, Customer Service Enquiries For Slow Combustion Stove sales & parts enquiries Call Kel on 0407 894 565 For Fireplace Accessories sales enquiries Call Robyn 0421 909 449 Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org If preferred you can contact us through our Contact Us page.
Following the family blacksmith tradition, Herbert Henry Burrowes was a Foundryman and in turn his son Charles Thomas Burrowes having learned the skills from his family and further experience as an ERA in the Navy on the HMAS Canberra. Charles & Doris Burrowes children Ray, Barry, Ken, Kel and Wayne learned the foundry skills from their apprenticeships with their father producing quality cast iron products including stoves and parts, supplying local commercial and domestic markets. A major manufacturer for Rawlings Farm Implements. Some cast iron works will still be seen around Melbourne today. These skills are just as valid today as were then, with our capability to product patterns and moulds for our own Woodfirestove wood stove service and parts manufacture.
Originally established by William Hider Smith in 1889 in Cremorne Street Richmond then relocating to 95-97 Swan Street Richmond. William's son Hider ( A Patent Attorney) Continued the family business along with his son Edwyn
(A Metalurgist). Fondly referred to as The Hider Smith School of Commerce the children of Edwyn & Elma Hider Smith John, Janet and Robyn followed in the family footsteps with hands on retail training in the store learning business and customer service skills at the family business.
As one of the two major early commercial thoroughfares in the former City of Richmond, with a good collection of well-preserved, mainly Victorian and Edwardian commercial buildings, many of which are substantially intact at first floor level, with a number of historic shopfronts at ground floor, including those dating from the interwar period; . For the landmark or individually significant buildings from all eras including early hotels, from the gold rush era, and famous retail stores such as Dimmeys, Maples, Hider Smith and Ball and Company, many with architecturally significant upper facades; and as a good illustration of commercial architectural styles in the City.
Online Store, Workshop & Warehouse
Kel, Robyn and Jessica Burrowes currently operate the family business located in Dromana Victoria on the Mornington Peninsula.
Continuing the combined family traditions of online retail customer service, manufacture, restoration, cast iron & parts reproduction
and home décor.