Julian Patrick, site owner and author of The Stovefitter's Manual.
Note that the video shown is the slightly wider 8kW Dik Guerts version known as the Ivar 8.
We appreciate that the DG Ivar 5 is more of an initial outlay than many other stoves but, as stove lovers, we feel it is worth it. Your Ivar 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. This stove 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 Dik Guerts 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 control 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. With the Dik Guerts Ivar 5. 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 Dik Guerts Ivar 5 must have a full 5" constructional hearth (can be sunk into the floor)). High leg and log store versions can go on a 12mm hearth.
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 Ivar 5 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 Dik Guerts 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 8kW version in the adjoining Cutty Sark Restaurant. They are now happy as hotel owners in a hotel.
The Dik Guerts Ivar 5 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.
Both of these variants can sit on a 12mm thick hearth (the standard Ivar 5 requires a full thickness constructional depth of 125mm).
Multifuel kit can be added at any stage in just a few minutes.
You can find more dimensions by scrolling left or right using the main image at the top of the page.
|Fuel||Wood Burning. Multifuel With Kit|
|Height||555mm (Low), 660mm (High), 850mm (Logstore)|
|Flue Diameter||125mm (5")|
|Flue Placement||Top or Rear (Interchangable)|
|Made Of||Steel Body, Cast Iron Door|
|Depth From Back to Centre of Top Flue||140mm|
|Height to Centre of Rear Flue||440mm (Low), 545mm (High), 735mm (Logstore)|
|Distance To Combustibles - Sides||500mm|
|Distance To Combustibles - Rear||400mm (150mm with optional heat shield)|
|Can Go On 12mm Hearth||Yes|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
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