Really pleased with the stove and liner! The chimney sweep who fitted my liner was well impressed with the quality of the kit I'd bought (cowl in particular). I had to ring Stovefitters a couple of times during installation with numpty newbie questions and they were very helpful. Pleased I did it this way rather than through a one-stop Hetas fitter - saved £££ and ended up with exactly what I wanted. Cheers guys.
We spent ages choosing a stove from the vast array that is available. In the end, it came down to a few options, all wood-only. The helpful information on The Stove Fitters Warehouse helped us to decide on this stove and we are very happy with it. The build quality is really excellent; everything is well finished and solid. The stove is easy to light and it gets going quickly, provided you use nice dry logs. The large glass window gives a really attractive display of flames, with the air wash keeping the glass clean if you set it up correctly. The secondary air jets make an impressive row of flame vortexes, also helping to burn up gas and smoke in the firebox.
There is one simple control, so it's easy to operate, and it works very effectively.
It gives out masses of heat, but it's very controllable so that you can have a long burn at a lower setting if you want.
The stove came with a good quality leather glove, a really useful ash scoop, and some glass cleaner spray. Actually, we have found that some damp newspaper dipped in the wood ash works as a marvellous cleaner as well.
It's a beautiful design, it looks amazing when it's on. It has transformed the room by providing a wonderful feature, as well as a nice soft warmth. This room is now everyone's favourite place to be!
I can't congratulate the Stove Fitter's warehouse enough for their amazingly informative website, and quality of products they sell. Being a complete novice in this department i was somewhat dubious about embarking on a full stove and liner self-install, but by following the 'instructions' on the website i have been able to complete the whole project myself. Due to carrying out the installation myself, i was able to spend more on a stove, and splashed out on the DG Ivar 5Kw. I don't have anything to compare it to, but i have to say that it's been incredible! I got it all in just at the beginning of the recent cold spell, and for 2 weeks it kept our front room and dining room hotter than it's ever been in there with the central heating on. Sometimes it can be a bit hard to get started, and we usually have to use a firelighter and some sort of 'firebrick' type thing, but that probably has more to do with the wood that we're using which is of mixed quality and dryness. Once it's going it will merrily burn through anything, and after an hour or two when it's reached peak heat you can shut it down to 30/40% and it will really kick out the warmth and last for hours with just one medium sized log. Often i'll come down in the morning to find the body of it still warm to the touch, and red embers left which makes it easier to get going again. After burning it intensively for 2 weeks we still hadn't had to remove any of the ash as it had hardly accumulated any - at least not more than the 2cm which DG recommends you leave in there. I suppose this shows how efficiently it burns.
We're totally chuffed with it, and it has such a big window, it's better than watching T.V! Really easy to keep clean as well with the spray that came with it, just squirts on and wipe off after 2 mins and it's as clean as new again. Fantastic, couldn't recommend enough!!
After months of researching and questions and phone calls to Stovefitters, I finally decided to splash out and purchase the DG IVAR 5, including the twin wall Duraflue. Although this stove was the most expensive stove in my price range ie £600 - £1000, I was nicely drawn to it.
The installation was easy with the twin wall duraflue, they clipped together so well and looks professional. I am so happy that I got the DG IVAR 5, it is solid and slick and with a great size screen, and also so easy to use. It burns all the wood down so there is very little ash in comparison, and it throws out the heat brilliantly. I installed it in my conservatory, but it easily heats my living room as well.
Over the Christmas holidays I had 19 friends and family over for dinner, and the stove was the main attraction. Most of the men were nudging their wives to get one, and I directed them straight to Stovefitters website :-)
Thank you Stovefitters for your website, support and great service, from one happy and warm customer!!!!! :D
Very good service and best price I found anywhere. I did a lot of research before deciding on this stove and Julian's review is accurate. It's been running now for nearly a month and I'm very pleased. It looks great, feels very solid especially the door and hinges and is easy to control. The glass does seem to soot up a little on the sides, but I'm pretty sure this is because my batch of logs is not quite as dry as they could be. It's easy to clean off though and using briquettes you get no sooting at all. My fitter has done 2 of these stoves now and he thinks they're great too. Love looking at the flame patterns, it has transformed our living room.
We totally love our DG Ivar 5. Great recommendation, purchase process super easy. Stove has beautiful sleek design, large viewing window, easy to light, and works like a treat - transformed our house this Xmas! Thanks for speedy delivery.
Beverly Sawyers Brighton
Great stove, viewing window is large and gives great views of the burning wood. Easy to light and control. Price was cheapest I could find on the net and communications from Stove Fitters Warehouse was excellent and kept me updated with the delivery progress throughout. Certainly happy with my choice of stove and would recommend this Stovefitters
Excellent advice and best possible price for the DG. Having looked at the build of all of the stoves I can see why the DG is one of your top recommendations. Thanks for taking the time to guide us through. Great customer service all round. Many thanks
I've not yet had the stove installed yet as the HETAS fitter can't fit me in until January (I have enlarged the recess, lined it, and laid the hearth, all he needs to do is install the flue and commission it). However, the quality of the stove is superb, typified by the engineering of the hinges, which are super precise and fixed with allen bolts. Delivery was spot on and excellently packed by Stovefitters. Cannot recommend them or the stove highly enough.
Brilliant fast service as always, large firebox, excellent multifuel converter, good looking and very warm
After many weeks of research finally decided this was the stove for me. Highly recommend it and the service I received from stove fitters
Loving this stove...great big viewing window and contemporary look. Good quality finish.
As this was my first ever stove I did plenty of research. Well I can't compare what the DG Ivar 5 is like to any other stove apart from saying you will not be disapointed. The Stovefitters site offers plenty of information on fitting so I was up to speed when a HETAS fitter came to assess where it was going to go. Not too sure he was happy that I sourced the stove/ flue etc myself, but took a look online to see what I had chose. DG Ivar 5 is not a well known name in the UK. HOWEVER it will be due to the quality of this stove. I'm delighted with it. So was the fitter when he came around to do the job. Thanks
We bought this lovely stove to heat our mid size living room. It's perfect for the job and a really nice addition to the room. The service from Stove fitters could not have been better. Great product, great price, and great place to buy. Thanks again.
At first I was unsure how on earth I was going to install the Duraflue Chimney liner. I'm no expert on liners but this one sure looked quality. In fact, my neighbour commented on how much better it looked than the one he had installed in his home. He helped me fit the liner and I'm not joking when I say it took us 20 minutes tops. Not much more to say than you get what you pay for!
Thanks Stove Fitters Warehouse for all the free installation info on the website. Invaluable.
DG Fires Ivar 5 (5kW+) Stove +FREE £245-£325 DURAFLUE CHIMNEY LINER OR TWINWALL
The stove is beautifully made and looks great now it’s installed. It’s really easy to light and control the fire as there is just one lever to worry about. The large glass window means that you get a really nice view of the fire burning behind it. The handle is removable so that is doesn’t get too hot, or you can fix it in place using a grub screw provided. I found the grub screw wasn’t very good though, as when it was tightened up, the handle still pulled out. When I tried to tighten it a little more, the grub screw just rounded off. I replaced it with a new grub screw with a blunt end which works better, but I find it easier just to keep the handle loose so it can be removed easily.
The service from the website was perfect and the communication was very good. Everything arrived on time and in perfect condition.
Great quality stove with a very large area of glass compared to total size. Easy to install, would recommend moving the bolts in the outflow pipe slightly to allow easier fitting of the vit pipe. This is just two hex bolts by 2mm, I guess this is why it's adjustable! Glass stays very clean during use. I clean it every other week for a perfect view!
Really pleased with our Ivar 5 stove. Stovefitters were great on the telephone and extremely helpful and professional. Customer care great. The stove is great quality with a large viewing window which i wanted. Gives out lots of heat and is a great focal point in our now very warm and chilled out lounge. Can't recommend Stovefitters and the burner itself enough. Don't hesitate to use this company.
We love the Ivar 5 stove. Looks great and really good quality. The ordering process was easy, we were kept informed of each stage of transit. It's an added bonus that we can ring at any time for expert advice- which we have done a couple of times. We would really recommend this website.
Stovefitters were brilliant, good advice on the phone and the stove was delivered on time. The only issue is that the delivery company do not bring the stove into the house and just left it in the garden. This caused me an issue as they are too heavy to lft.
I would just like to firstly thank the guys from the stove fitter warehouse for there extremely professional and brilliant service, the customer care is second to none, I have not dealt with a company this dedicated to customer satisfaction before, well enough of them the stove, well it's brilliant it heats up extremely quickly, it's very very well made, simple to operate, looks amazing and is very very heavy which is a good thing as it shows the quality of the construction, I fitted the stove and liner myself through building control and had no problems, sat in front of a extremely prity flame on a cold winter night,
DG Ivar 5 looks great and lives up fully to the positive comments made by other reviewers, and to Julian's review which was a significant factor in our choosing it. I would have liked to do the installation myself and I think the information and support offered by Stovefitters would have enabled me to do it successfully. However, there was other, related work to do at the same time and, overall, the job took our experienced installer over a week so heaven knows how long it would have taken me. We decided to have an external air supply fed directly to the stove rather than rely just on general ventilation of the room to provide enough oxygen and this seems to be working well, although it's pretty well impossible to know how much of a difference it makes. Anyway, the Ivar burns extremely well, is easy to control with the damper and produces a lot of heat from surprisingly little wood.
Julian's design for the twin wall flue met with our installer's approval so that part of the job was straightforward. Materials were all supplied promptly and in good order.
Overall, impressed with the stove and impressed with Stovefitters' service. Recommended.
We chose the DG Ivar 5 after on the strength of great looks, build quality and the number of positive reviews that can be seen at Stovefitters and elsewhere on the internet. We have not been dissapointed by stove or Stovefitters service- in fact our expectations were far surpassed! Heat output is great, glass remains as clean as any stove I have ever seen and the damper control is immense. Highly satisfied and would reccomend to anyone! Quick delivery with no issues despite me having to delay delivery due to working abroad. Thanks!
The Ivar 5 is a fantastic stove. Great looking with a large glass window and a simple finish in high quality materials. It has a smaller 5" connection which is ideal as the 5" duraflue liner can be used in the narrow chimney I have. Great support from Stove Fitters after an initial problem caused by the courier company. Excellent communication and updates throughout.
Very happy with the delivery time and liked the update emails I received free m the supplier. Stove looks good.
A good looking stove that works really well. Stove arrived with a part missing but Stovefitters were fantastic in sorting the problem and sent missing part for next day delivery. Thanks for a great service.
Not fitted yet but reading other customers positive reviews gave me confidence to purchase from Stovefitters. Will update review once fitted
Very pleased with stove & service. Quality materials, large viewing window, simple & effective control, completely satisfied with stove & service, from start to finish.
Our DG 5k Ivar stove is awesome. Chucks out a load of heat, and to be honest too much of this time of year! Can't wait until it gets cold again !!!!!
This stove oozes quality, it should give many years of faithful service. The ordering experience was good with excellent phone support, its slightly daunting ordering something you have never seen, but all my questions were answered with one phonecall and I was not dissapointed. My stove fitter actually recommended the Ivar after fitting one for another customer and I had said I wanted a big viewing window. It certainly delivers on that front. Delivery was prompt and well packaged. Highly recommend DG Iver 5 and Stove Fitters Warehouse.
Bit dubious about spending so much on a stove but really glad I did. The dg ivar is a superb stove. Having previously owned a Stockton 4 multifuel with all the associated cleaning out cleaning glass fiddling with the controls too hot too cold the ivar is a revelation. Three weeks in of 3 hours burning a morning and about 4 to 5 hours at night, I haven't had to empty it once and no matter how low I have the control the glass hasn't fogged up, as for the controls, it's just like a gas fire, instantaneous. The liner and fitting kit was first class, surprising my rather dubious hetas fitter who had probably had bad experiences with labor only jobs before, but not with this one, everything was spot on enabling Nick the fitter to get on with it and do a really good job. Communication about the order was excellent and a couple of problems were sorted instantly. Another happy customer? Absolutely!
Really happy with this stove. Large viewing window gives a nice flame picture and allows large logs to be burned.
Kicks out a lot of heat for the size and you can tell straight away that the build quality is excellent.
Fantastic stove. Installed before Christmas and have ended up having the stove every day. The viewing window is massive and stays soot free provided you allow a bit of air in. The wife and I are both very pleased with the stove and couldn't fault the service we had from Aaron, Julian and Elvie both over the phone and when we visited the hut.
Excellent stove with large glass door, superb build quality. Arrived as described and on a day arranged. Great website with lots of useful information regarding fitting and regulations etc. Great phone service and great price would recommend every time
From start to finish the service from Julian and his team was outstanding, great technical advise and help in choosing a stove etc. No issues with the ordering and delivery and communication was excellent throughout. Great fire, super heat output, very controllable and the large glass door makes it better than watching the telly !
Would highly recommend the Stove and Stvefitterswarehouse
what can I say, the reviews on this stove are in no way made up. The stove arrived in its original packaging with a little bit extra added to it by the stove fitters warehouse to protect it, nice touch. Fitting was straight forward, and the result is exactly what I had hoped for. Lighting a fire takes approximately 30 seconds, it is simple to control and the heat output is fantastic. I can't recommend this stove enough!
The flue liner and fitting kit were all of excellent quality and easy to fit, there is so much choice online but I'd definitely recommend the dura flue products and the price was excellent.
I ordered this stove purely on the recommendation of Julian on his web site - I am not disappointed.
The fire was bought to provide a focal point to the room and it does just that! The window is large and with the clever air wash system provides intricate flame patterns which are fascinating to watch, it also keeps the glass clean. It's been in commission now for about two weeks and the glass is virtually as clean now as when first fitted.
I definitely recommend this stove, it looks perfect in our contemporary room setting but it would equally suit a more traditional setting.
The DG Ivar ticks all the boxes: An attractive modern design; huge window; sub-5KW output so no room vent needed (although I suspect it can do more); built for a 5" diameter liner which is the biggest I could possibly have fitted.
It has been fired up and works better than I had hoped for - awaiting log delivery and tweaking of the stove pipe which I am hoping Julian can help to advise on.
Before coming across the Fitter's site I had been ploughing through the jungle which the stove industry has become. A Hetas engineer had cheerfully offered to fit my second-hand Little Wenlock for a huge amount - then I discovered I am in a smoke control area, which he had not been concerned about so the installation would have been illegal.
Julian's site combines encyclopiedic knowledge with wit and an infectious love for his subject. The stove and other bits recommended by him have been just right and fairly priced.
Bought this after reading other reviews on the Stove fitters Warehouse site.
We liked the contemporary look of the stove and the window looked large for a 4.9Kw stove.
Was a little skeptical of the stove fitters review, as it raises the question of "is this possibly the best stove under 5kw". Fitters answer "probably!"
My concern was, have they bulk purchased these stoves and are now trying to sell them on by over hyping the quality.
There doesn't seem to be any independent UK reviews of this Dutch made stove.
I think that will change soon as this stove is superb. Its solidly built, the flame viewing window is huge and the heat output is excellent. (liner fitted)
We also have a Traditional looking stove, Little Thurlow by Town and country which has excellent reviews on many UK sites.
The heat output of the Ivar is superior and the build quality is as good, if not better.
My stove fitter questioned the name and its DEFRA credentials as the manual does not confirm DEFRA compliance. Once confirmed on the DEFRA website he installed the stove and agreed the build quality was excellent.
This ticks all the right boxes for anyone that wants a modern looking stove. You want too see as much of the flame as possible and get the best heat output.
Excellent service from the Stove fitters site, good communication and their review of this stove is accurate. I'm no longer skeptical.
Stove was not in stock but quickly ordered in and is due for delivery tomorrow. I was kept up to date with the process and overall very happy.
I purchased and had fitted a DG Low Ivar wood burning stove based on reviews on the Stovefitter's Warehouse. I agree with all these positive reviews. The stove look fantastic, operates really effectively with a large firebox that takes reasonable sized logs and a big, clear viewing window. What's not to like! Highly recommended.
We recently purchased the DG Fires Ivar SE from Stovefitter's Warehouse. I first came across the stove while trawling the internet in search of a wood burning stove. Once we saw this particular model, there really wasn't any doubt about which stove we were going to buy! When it arrived, all securely packaged, we wasted no time in removing the plastic liner to convince ourselves that our online purchase was what we hoped it would be. Having not seen the stove other than online, we certainly were not disappointed. The Ivar SE is a beautiful stove, more modern than your more traditional stoves but certainly no short cuts have been taken or compromises made in the quality build of this stove. It has a larger than average glass door so you should expect to be totally mesmerised by the flames once it is in full operation. The Ivar SE is a bit more expensive than other brands on the market but, like most things, you get what you pay for. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this stove. You will not be disappointed!
I fitted an Ivar low in our place late summer and have enjoyed the recent cold weather spell as we have been putting it to good use.
It's the first time I have had a wood burning stove and I am so glad I happened across Julian's web site and grateful for all the advise he offered pre and post installation.
I fitted the installation myself using all the information available on the site and a few questions here and there that Julian was happy to answer.
The stove is beautifully simple in design with a large glass door which offers an amazing flame picture. I love the removable handle also. It has transformed our lives.
If you are considering installing a stove, you can't go wrong with this one and with Julian'advice to guide you through it really is the kind of thing that you can do yourself.