Dik Guerts DG Ivar 5 Stove Ecodesign Wood Burning Stove

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Made in Holland. When you use it, you will understand.

We appreciate that the Ivar is more of an initial outlay than many other stoves. Your stove will be the focus of a room, the heart of the home on a cold winter evening providing warmth and joy to those you love. The Ivar 5 is "Designed in Holland" rather than "Made in China". When you unwrap it you will understand. When you light it you will understand. Some things are worth spending a little more on.

Whereas many stoves have two or even three controls, the Ivar 5 has just the one. It slides smoothly from left to right over a distance of exactly 192mm (about 172mm more than most other stoves).  That 192mm of travel is a journey, a display of just what can be achieved when fire and Dutch design skills combine. Every mm of the journey is a joy - slide a little, then slide a little more: fire becomes art. Should you get to see the Ivar 5 in action - then you will understand.

One lever only. Slide left to reduce heat and preserve logs, slide right to increase heat. Airwash, to keep the glass completely clear, is adjusted automatically.  Simple.

You are in control. 

A challenge: take a trip to your local stove showroom and play with the controls on different stove brands. Some will have just 10 or 15mm of play, between "flames almost out" and "a fully roaring fire". It is hard to set the perfect temperature with such poor design, especially when wearing thick fireproof mitten. Controls may also be "scratchy" -  an unsatisfying metal on metal experience. Some stoves have three different controls (to control air entering three different areas within the stove). Now that is a faff.

The Ivar 5 has a cast iron door and a steel body. The glass is infrared Chalcogenide which apparently is a very good thing (something to do with transmitting heat and not scratching when being cleaned).

Launched 2014 the Ivar 5 swiftly rose to become one of the top three sellers for Stovefitter's - and deservedly so. The excellent sales happened despite stiff competition from the sub £500 models.


Julian, (author of The Stove Fitter's Manual) has installed the 5kW Ivar in his Cornish cottage renovation (so ask him if you speak to him ;-). His immediate neighbour was so impressed that he chose the 8kW Ivar (on a log store) and the neighbour the other side also fitted the DG Ivar 5. So three in a row! No stopping word of mouth now - the owners of the village hotel & pub (Marazion Hotel, Cornwall) visited and were also impressed - they removed their recently installed inset stove (not enough heat) and fitted an Ivar 5 and are now happy as hotel owners in a hotel.

The Ivar is a modern, premium steel stove with a humongous viewing glass and firebox. For those desiring a modern appliance that can pump out 3-7.5kW if required, we recommend the Ivar 5. We like the name as well. Ivar is Nordic and sounds cool. Perhaps if I have a kid, I'll call it Ivar. What? I've left it too late? I'm only 54. Okay, a dog then.

The DG Ivar stove has a distance to combustibles (rear of the appliance) of 400mm but adding a heat shield directly to the back reduces this to 150mm.

Note from Julian: Because I sing their praises I get asked if I have any affiliation with DG. I do not. I spotted their stoves in 2014 at the Hearth and Home Show, Harrogate, and have been a dealer ever since. I have no relationship with DG aside from retailing their stoves and get no preferential treatment or trade discounts.

Technical info pages (and manual)

(distance to combustible materials and non-combustible materials on page 84/85 of Installation manual)






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Customer Reviews

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Dik Gurts 8

What a stove! Just superb. Looks modern and stylish. Controls brilliantly. Heat output to the front just what you want. Julian and his team could not have been more informative and helpful. A delight to deal with. Well done.

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C.B.
Fantastic stove

I bought this stove after a lot of research and have been really happy with it. The fitter commented on how it easy it was to install, was impressed with the simplicity of the design and controls, and with the efficiency of the burn.

I eased it in gently (smell not too bad!), and am now burning a proper fire. It uses much less wood than the old one and really punches out the heat. This winter will be much warmer than the last - definitely worth the investement!

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C.B.
Clean, modern design that really puts out heat

ordered the DG Iver 5 after much research - and am very happy. It was definitely worth the extra outlay. The fitter was really impressed with it too, saying that the design is lovely, the control simple and very effective, and it was easy to fit.

I have run it gently a couple of times and it is so much better then what it replaced. It will definitely keep a stone house warm in cold and damp weather. It also doesn't eat fuel like the old stove either - a couple of logs an hour is all it needs to give out a good heat.

I love the simple design - modern but fits well in an old house and a big fireplace!

And I was also happy with Stovefitters - good service and communications about the delivery and sorting out problems with the courier.

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R.
Great service and great product.

We ordered two Dik Guerts DG Ivar 5kW+ Ecodesign Wood Burning / Multi Fuel Stoves a few weeks ago and they meet all expectations. They are a great product, perfect for what we needed. We also can't thank Julian enough, he was very helpful answering the many questions we had, helping us design the two different flues we needed - we wouldn't hesitate using Julian and The Stove Fitter's Warehouse again.

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M.A.
Ivor 8kw Dik Guerts

This stove comes with one of the biggest viewing windows we could find for a multifuel stove. That was the main attraction for us & I don't regret it.
Other great features include the handle, which can be taken off to prevent it getting to hot to handle!
There is a little thing at the external side which internally rotates part of the grate to allow ash to fall into the tray.
We've bought it on a log store which means when sitting, the fire is at eyelevel. Airflow adjustment has immediate on the fire, it's cool.
We love this stove!