Dik Geurts DG Ivar 5 Wood Burning Stove 5kW (multifuel via kit)

Model

"This is the stove I own", Julian Patrick, site owner and author of The Stovefitter's Manual. Large glass, single air control, DEFRA approved, Ecodesign and the high-leg version is suitable for a 12mm hearth. Standard, high-leg and log-store versions available. Made in Holland.

Customer Reviews

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Edward Short
Wouldn't use anyone else.

This is the second stove I have bought from Stovefitter's and I can honestly say I wouldn't use anyone else. The live chat is invaluable as is the whole website. When contacting Stovefitter's you get to speak (or communicate live chat) to a knowledgeable REAL PERSON and not a bloody machine.
I worked as a fireplace fitter for many years (the old cast iron ones) so know the advice they give is sound and practical.
Everything delivered on time without any damage. I have the DIK GEURTS DG IVAR 8 WOOD BURNING STOVE 8KW and it seems to be very well made just finishig the fit next few days so will update when done. Couldn't ask for more really.

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Hugh R
13046 - Dik Geurts DG Ivar 5 high leg

I cannot praise the Stovefitter’s Warehouse guys highly enough. They have provided excellent advice and customer service above and beyond what might be expected. The Ivar 5 which I ended up with is everything that it was claimed to be, and it was given a very high review so expectations were very high. The stove has been complimented by everyone who has seen it and it really kicks out heat. All in all, could not be happier - I would give 6 stars if I could.

DEFRA Approved Logo

DEFRA Approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).

DEFRA Approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas)

See our Top 10 Defra Approved Stoves

Eco Design 2022

Eco Design 2022

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations).

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

Eco Design 2022

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations)

Eco Design & Myths About Pollution

See our Top 10 Eco Design Stoves

Heat Output

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 7.55kW)

Material & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 7.55kW)

Stove Dimensions

DImensions

Body
Width: 450mm
Height: 555mm
Depth: 350mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Dimensions

Body
Width: 450mm
Height: 555mm
Depth: 400mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Key selling points

KEY SELLING POINTS

A Stovefitters favourite
Premium Product
Single air control
Created in Holland

 

Key Selling Points

A Stovefitters favourite
Premium Product
Single air control
Created in Holland

Stovefitters' opinion

Julian's Thoughts

I have this stove and consider it the finest stove I have ever used.

DG Ivar 5 review by Stovefitter's

Julian's Thoughts

I have this stove and consider it the finest stove I have ever used

DG Ivar 5 review by Stovefitter's

Note from Julian

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.

Description

About the DG Ivar 5

"I’ve had many woodburners over the years in various houses and without any doubt this is the best ever!" Mr Powell (see reviews)

Our video, above, shows the Ivar 8 (slightly wider than the Ivar 5)

DG Ivar 5 black
We appreciate that the Ivar is more of an initial outlay than many other stoves but, as stove lovers, we feel it is worth it. 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 "Created 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 and we have yet to find a finer stove on the market.
 
Whereas many stoves have two or even three controls, the Ivar 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. The 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" and it is hard to set the perfect temperature, especially when wearing thick fireproof mitten. Controls may also be "scratchy" - an unsatisfying metal on metal experience.
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, followed swiftly by an Ivar 8 in the adjoining Cutty Sark Restaurant. They 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.
 
 
DG Ivar 5

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. The Ivar 5 requires a full constructional hearth (choose the Ivar 5 HIGH if you only have a 12mm hearth situation).

Log store

Need somewhere to store those logs? Choose the "Ivar 5 Log Store" version of this stove. The log store version can, if the stove is outside of a fireplace recess, be sited on a hearth with a thickness of just 12mm.

DG Ivar 5 logstore

High legs

The "Ivar 5 High Leg" has slightly longer legs than the standard Ivar 5 ensuring that, if the stove is outside of a fireplace recess, the stove can be sited on a hearth with a thickness of just 12mm.

DG Ivar 5 high leg

Inside the Stove

Images are of the standard "wood burning version" (without optional multifuel kit)

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Wood only (multifuel with kit).
Nominal 5kW. Max. 7.55kW

This stove will run happily at 2kW - 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 replaceable (and repairable with beige fire cement).

What size stove do I need?


Eco Credentials

This stove meets and exceeds the new 2022 Ecodesign regulations

This stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area


Efficiency

82% (as a rough guide 82% of heat goes to the room with 18% going up the chimney).

Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine and 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter or difficult chimneys.


External Air

Yes, this stove can be fitted with an external air kit (draws air from outside via pipe direct to stove). Usually this option is not relevant unless a room air-vent is required and the property is airtight (by design or choice).

See "Customers Also Bought".

Air vent advice here


Body & Door

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

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.

Hearth regulation advice here

Dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 555mm
Height with high legs: 660mm
Height with log store: 850mm
Width: 450mm
Depth: 400mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 210mm

Flue outlet: 5" (125mm)

Which fitting pack for my liner? A fitting pack includes all you need except liner and chimney closure plate (also sometimes known as register plate)? Advice here


Glass

Viewing area (from outside stove looking in)

Width: 33cm
Height: 32cm


Flue

5" (125mm) collar top or rear (can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner)

Top or rear connection


Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 500mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 400mm (150mm with optional heatshield, see "Customers Also Bought")

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.

Distances & heat shield advice


Log Length

Max Log Length: 37cm

Delivery Promise

We offer 14 days from delivery to report any courier damage to your stove. If a stove is damaged by the courier we will replace or refund as desired.

Guarantee

Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer offers a 5 year body guarantee

Glass

Why do we sell glass insurance (pre-ticked box close to ADD TO CART button)? Because glass is classed, in the stoves industry, as a consumable item and not covered under ANY guarantee by any manufacture for any reason whatsoever. If it breaks or cracks on day one or day twenty it is not covered. If the inside of the glass goes cloudy or gets any kind of surface coating or etching then it is not covered (it will be to do with what you are burning according to manufacturers and glass makers). Glass usually costs £30-£60 plus postage but can be more on higher end models.

Performance

Defra-approved or/and Ecodesign stoves are designed and thoroughly tested before being allowed onto the market and every stove sold is identical. In the rare event a stove does not perform as well as expected it is always down to the installation, the chimney or circumstances unique to the property (pressure imbalances caused by local conditions, down drafts etc.). Here at Stovefitter's we have taken stoves back on a number of occasions for testing on our chimney and in every situation the stoves performed as expected (we may of course find a faulty stove one day but never as yet). We may, at our discretion, take a stove back once it has been used and in this situation a 50% refund would be provided (stove would be sold as second hand). We would, however, offer a 33% refund on a replacement stove.

£ PRICE MATCH £

We will happily strive to match any price you may have from any other supplier as long as the other supplier has it in stock.
Offered an "ex-display" or "shop soiled"? We will strive to offer you a new stove for the same price.

Already have a chimney? You need 1. Stove 2. Liner 3. Fitting Pack 4. Chimney closure plate (Hardiebacker board from Builder's merchants or galvanised sheet).That's it!
No chimney? Check out our shed kits or let us design your clip-together chimney design - easy peasy.

Stovefitter's Warehouse is owned and managed by Julian Patrick, blogger and author of The Stove Fitter's Manual. Julian was previously a full-time installer of wood burning stoves (including solid fuel heating systems). He laid down the tools in 2013 to write his stove manual and open a small shop in North Wales (the Wood Stove Hut, soon to grow into The Stovefitter's Warehouse).

More info about the company and Julian's team here