HOW IT STARTED
FIREBOKS ® supplies high quality, durable and aesthetically pleasing Braai’s, fireplaces, Outdoor Kitchens, Pergola’s and accessories…. Inside or Outside- All year round
FIREBOKS ® (boks=box in Afrikaans) started as a casual chat about the differences in the Braai/BBQ culture. What was just a thought towards the end of 2020, duly turned into turned into one of Ireland and the UK’s Exclusive supplier of quality braai’s.
We believe that a Braai should be a social event and not just an eating event. It should also not be restricted by the weather/time of year. If you have the right setting and equipment, everyday is a Braai Day!!
Founder Leon Jordaan and partner Darin Claasen both hail from South Africa, and both made Ireland their home many years ago. In SA there is a long-standing tradition of entertaining at home, whether it be a small family gathering or a large celebration. The pandemic highlighted just how much we have been missing out on socialising with family and just how underutilised our private spaces at home have been. To Braai (BBQ) is a wonderful focal point where food and warmth are at the centre. We hope to contribute towards the current paradigm shift in entertaining form home and believe one should make Room for Fun!!
As a small business we started by offering our range of big Built-In and Freestanding braai units online only (See more here) complimented by a few very nifty and unique smaller braai and camping units. We soon realised that we would need a showroom and trade partners to showcase these fabulous beasts as no photo can truly encapsulate just how impressive these units really are in real life! Early 2022 we converted our Galway warehouse to a showroom, form there our range expanded, and it became clear that our showroom would have to be converted into a POP-UP BBQ shop for the summer months- which we launched in March 2022. We’ve been trading from here ever since and will keep the BBQ shop open to the public during the summer months. Online trade will continue as normal throughout the year with Click and Collect options also available for Solid Fuel products.
Our focus shift based on seasonality and we are looking forward to introduce exciting new ranges like our Bioethanol Fireplaces, Outdoor Kitchens and Pergolas. These categories will be our main focus while BBQ’ing inevitably slows down a bit during the winter months.
From humble beginnings, we aim to continue to grow and develop our offering and ranges- bringing you great products at great value!