DG Ivar 5 (5kW+) Stove

About this stove

Launched 2014 the Ivar 5 swiftly rose to become one of the top three sellers for Stovefitter's during the winters of 2015/16 and 2016/17 - and deservedly so. This despite stiff competition from the sub £500 models which, being so light on the wallet, are difficult to compete with.

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 ;-). Julian's immediate neighbour was so impressed he installed the 8kW Ivar (on a log store) and the owners of the village hotel & pub (Marazion Hotel, Cornwall) visited and were also impressed - they removed their recently installed inset stove and now they have an Ivar 5 as well! 

The Ivar is a modern, premium steel stove with a hugemongous viewing glass and firebox. The single air control sweeps smoothly from left to right over a 15cm travel and provides a level of control we have not seen before in a stove (as of writing this early 2017). This stove is recommended for those desiring a modern stove that can pump out 4-7.5kW if required. 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 stove) of 400mm but fit their heat shield directly to the rear of their stove and this is reduced to 150mm.
Note from Julian: I get asked if I have any affiliation with DG (because I sing their praises I think). Not at all. I spotted their stoves in 2014 and have been a dealer ever since. I have no relationship with DG aside from being a dealer and get no preferential treatment or trade discounts.

User manual 
Installation manual
Technical info pages

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



Further information


Customer Reviews

Based on 88 reviews
Dg ivar

Super looking stove ! Delivery came on time as discussed being fitted next week stovefitters website and staff very helpful . Mr Dickinson

Beautiful Stove, Terrible Couriers

I originally ordered a DG IVAR 8 (8kW stove) and all fittings for delivery on the 20th of November.

Unfortunately the couriers failed to deliver the pallet, and as we were leaving for holiday two days later we deferred delivery to the 6th of December, a day after we got back. The fitting date was the 7th... Stove Fitters Warehouse (SFW) arranged a pre 10AM delivery.

Unfortunately the couriers failed to deliver again.

After a number of conversations with SFW a pre 10AM was arranged for the fitting day and I warned the fitters that there could be a delay.

The stove and fittings arrived the following day (almost exactly at 10AM) and SFW stayed in close contact with me though the morning.

Now that it's here and fitted the stove is brilliant.

I would however suggest that SFW review their courier choice.

Hi Hasan, Sorry the couriers let you down. To be honest there is absolutely no point in changing couriers. This is the third company we have used and the best of three. I talk to other online retailers and they all have trouble with courier companies at times. Our success rate is 95%-97% which is probably as good as any courier company can get to. The other 3-5% cause us much heartache and stress from disgruntled customers. I really wish it were different. Once again I apologise that the couriers let you down. Julian
Rolls Royce of Stoves!

Purchased our Ivar 5 stove with the multifuel kit and it was delivered on time with no problems at all. All arrived nicely packaged and protected. Fitted the stove ourselves with no problems with the help of the excellent fitting guide supplied. Have run the stove for a few weeks now and it is totally excellent! Very controllable burn of wood or smokeless coal. Cannot fault it so far.

Fantastic Stove

We installed this stove recently. And I am so impressed with the look, the warmth it gives off, how controllable it is and the brilliant service we received from
Julian. Would definitely recommend for larger rooms and older houses with drafts. We have a larger living room with high ceilings which is why we needed a high KW heat output . We are loving how cozy we are every night now. It’s fanrastic! I only wish I’d bought it sooner! ;-)

Dg ivar and twin wall flue

I have just installed my DG Ivar and twin wall system designed and purchased from stove fitters warehouse. The whole process was excellent including telephone advice from Julian and I’m very pleased and warm!

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