The Brilliant Fires Story

About Brilliant Fires

Established in 1984 and located in the UK, Brilliant Fires manufacture a unique collection of contemporary gas and electric fires, all complimented by stunning CORIAN® fire surrounds.

Brilliant Fires have been innovating since the birth of the first Brilliant Fire – the Brilliant Deluxe - back in 1985.  We invite you to take a look at our proud heritage, and learn more about the Brilliant Fires story….

  • Brilliant Fires 2015
    Work Begins on The Brilliant Fires Showroom
    The showroom, which is located in Cheshire, will feature a selection of our stunning Brilliant Fires including our Corian®, Luxor and Norse collections, as well as some Brilliant Fires exclusives!
  • Brilliant Fires 2014
    Launch of the Luxor Colour Fusion and the Norse collections
    Providing cheaper but equally stunning alternatives to the Corian® collection the Norse collection features stunning wood and stone effect electric fires and the Luxor range includes electric fires made from a thermoplastic, fire rated medium density fibreboard.
  • Brilliant Fires 2015
    Brilliant Fires ecommerce website launches!
    That entrepreneurial spirit in 1985 that led to the birth of the first Brilliant Deluxe fire still remains to this day with the launch of the Brilliant Fires eCommerce website! Featuring a range of visually stunning gas and electric fires there is something to suit all tastes - whether that be traditional, classic or contemporary.
  • Brilliant Fires 2014
    Relocate from Lancashire to Cheshire
    Due to demand we waved goodbye to our Blackburn factory after 11 years and moved production to a factory in Cheshire.
  • Brilliant Fires 2014
    Launch of the DRU CORIAN® Living range.
    Brilliant Fires have a unique relationship with DRU Fires - one of Europe's leading manufacturers of high end, contemporary gas fires. The CORIAN® Living range features stunning letterbox fires with futuristic surrounds, panoramic fires with floating hearths and much more.
  • 2013
    Brilliant Fires begin selling direct to the public.
  • Brilliant Fires 2011
    The Brilliant Fires mobile show van hits the road!
  • Brilliant Fires 2008
    Brilliant Fires launch the UKs most innovative electric fire yet.
    2008 was a big year for Brilliant Fires, with the development of the Newdawn range of electric fires. The stunning Newdawn range of electric fires has a flame effect that has previously never been possible in such a slim fire. It looks so impressive due to the innovative way the flames emerge from within the fuel bed.
  • Brilliant Fires 2006
    The UK’s very first 16 inch ‘Hole in the Wall’ gas fire is launched.
  • 2004
    Brilliant Fires move to a large, purpose built factory in Blackburn.
  • The Slab Fire range is launched, featuring the first use of CORIAN®.
    The iconic Slab gas and fire range is born and featured the first use of CORIAN® as a fire surround. The Slab fire was the CORIAN® fireplace that started it all and is still hugely popular to this day - proving that classical fireplace design principles stand the test of time!
    Brilliant Fires 2000
    Brilliant Fires get exclusive rights to CORIAN® for the manufacture of fireplace products.
    To this day, Brilliant Fires have the exclusive rights to CORIAN® for the manufacture of fireplace products. CORIAN® is non porous, stain resistant, requires little maintenance and most importantly looks exquisitely stylish when used as a fire surround.
  • Brilliant Fires 1998
    Brilliant Fires launch the UK’s first pebble effect fire.
  • Spring '88
    Brilliant Fires move to a larger, purpose built factory.
    Summer '88
    Brilliant Award Winners!
    Brilliant Fires go from strength to strength and in 1988 they win the Which? Award for the UK’s most realistic gas fire.
    Brilliant Fires 1988
    Autumn '88
    Fires distributed in Canada and Australia
    Winter '88
    Jim Wright develops a ground-breaking Ceramic Forming Machine.
  • Brilliant Fires 1987
    Brilliant Fires win Granada TV’s Flying Start competition
    Jim won Granada TV’s Flying Start competition. Flying Start was a competition to find great businesses in the Granada TV region (a little bit like Dragons Den!) This helped Brilliant Fires evolve into a world class UK manufacturer of gas fires, electric fires and fireplace accessories.
  • 1986
    Brilliant Fires Move into their first factory
  • 1984
    Brilliant Fires is born!
    This was the year Jim Wright developed his very first gas fire - the Brilliant Deluxe. This proved to be extremely popular; Jim received several big orders and got Drugasar - a huge distributor - on-board which meant he quickly outgrew his small shop in Darwen.
  • Brilliant Fires 1983
    Founder Jim Wright opens his first shop
    Brilliant Fires founder Jim Wright opened his first shop on a terraced row in Darwen, selling and installing gas appliances. Given Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit it wasn’t long before he invented something better and more innovative than the products he was selling and thus Brilliant Fires was born!