I’ve had many woodburners over the years in various houses and without any doubt this is the best ever! Mr Powell (see reviews)
Wood only (multifuel with kit).
This stove will run happily at 2-7.55kW depending on fuel load. Note that running the stove at a higher fuel level than that specified in the manufacturer's manual may cause degradation of stove innards (firebricks, baffle etc.) although these are usually replaceable.
This stove can burn wood without any modification. Add a multifuel-kit to burn wood or smokeless fuel/coal (easy 5-minute fit).
What size stove to choose? Advice here
This stove meets and exceeds the new 2022 Ecodesign regulations.
This stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area.
Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine.
Stoves with 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter chimneys.
Viewing area (from outside stove looking in).
5" (125mm) collar top or rear
Can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner.
Yes, this stove can be fitted with an external air kit. Usually this option is not relevant unless an air vent is required and the property owners are aiming for an airtight space.
Steel stove (5-year body guarantee) with cast-iron door.
What to buy steel or cast-iron? Do not overthink. Steel heats fast. Cast-iron takes a little longer but retains heat longer as fire dies.
Hearth thickness: minimum 125mm non-combustible material (can include floor thickness).
The Ivar 5 High and Log store versions can, if outside of a fireplace recess, be sited on a 12mm thick hearth. Note that the standard leg Ivar 5 must have a full 125mm thickness hearth in all situations.
Distance to combustibles SIDE: 500mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm
Distance to combustibles REAR WITH HEATSHIELD: 150mm
To non-combustibles there are no hard rules but, around the stove, a 50mm minimum air gap is recommended to brick/stone. This to be increased to 100mm for rendered or boarded surfaces. Prior to purchasing any stove download the installation manual to check that manufacturers do not have any additional requirements.
Technical info pages and manual (distance to combustible materials and non-combustible materials on page 84/85 of Installation manual).
I have this stove and consider it the finest stove I have ever used.
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.
Useable height: 210mm
Max. output: 7.55kW
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