Sustainable | Natural | Simple

Across the wood burning stove industry the emphasis on fuel and environment is in constant focus. With companies like Woodsure and the SIA working hard to curb emissions, we thought we would try and help and created Hot Box Firestarter. By creating more heat, more quickly than any other firelighter, our product will help reduce emissions created during the initial combustion phases.

The Hot Box Firestarter

Taking the next step

Something as simple as lighting a fire can be quite a task for many. Having installed thousands of wood burning stoves it’s the most common stumbling block ‘ how do we light it?’

With this at the forefront of our mind and the environmental impact of chemical firelighters, wasted kindling, paper and time, the Hot Box ® Firestarter was created.

Our vision


In house production using locally sourced components we are pleased to provide a truly British Made Fire Lighter.

Hot Box maintain stringent standards through centralised manufacture, simply put, we already operate in Yorkshire, so we are making our firelighter in Yorkshire.  Our route to market is simple with easy no fuss subscriptions or one off purchases both online and in store.

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Put firestarter in your store.

We are always looking for new ways to get our fire lighter into more homes and used on a daily or weekly basis. If you are looking for the next convenience product that would compliment your current ranges, why not give the Hot Box ® Firestarter a try?

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Intellectual Property


UK Patent No. GB 2575139 B

UK Patent Application No. GB 2011402.1

International Patent Application No. PCT/GB2019/050311

Design Rights

Community Registered Design Nos. 005525037-0001 & -0002

Trade MarksUK Trade Mark No. UK00003328449

UK Trade Mark No. UK00002535807

UK Trade Mark No. UK00003328453

Our thinking

By eliminating the stages needed to create the perfect fire and bundling them into a single process, combustible with ‘one click’ of a lighter or ‘one strike’ of a match, we solve a problem. The Hot Box™ Firestarter was designed to allow any user to quickly and easily start a fire with a single, pre-boxed assembly of components, and to allow further fuel to be added thereafter. By using a perfectly formed stack of kindling and a simple firelighter, we devised a product that works flawlessly each and every time.

Fire without kindling

Arguably, Hot Box ® Firestarter puts an end to kindling and traditional firelighting methods as we know them.


At Hot Box, we are passionate about the environment. We see wood and wood burners as a carbon neutral solution to heating our homes. Further, throughout the course of our business we have contributed to tree planting initiatives and introduced a total of 400 trees to our site near York.

As we grow, we pledge to continue this process and are always on the look out for other opportunities to plant trees to replace those used by our clients and Hot Box Firestarter.

Moreover, we are committed to developing our business model to install wood stoves that contribute to hot water heating as well as providing heat to individual rooms.

Our range of stoves is dynamic, and now includes an entire range of stoves capable of producing hot water for storage in buffer vessels.

In addition, our fire lighter, Hot Box ® Firestarter is manufactured using products from waste streams.

Our production facility is already part of our daily business and we strive to use packaging that does not contain any plastic. Further, by partnering with multi drop distribution channels we can ensure that the number of miles our products travel from manufacture to customer are minimised.


Hot Box Stoves wood burning stove installation and suppliers were established.


The Hot Box Firestarter was taken from a vision to reality. Prototypes and design ideas begin to be put into action for proof of concept.


The final version of the Hot Box Firestarter is approved and patented design accepted. Production of the revolutionary Fire starter begins with distribution to the UK market.