I recently swept the flue of this rather attractive Dik Geurts Ivar 5 Wood-Burning Stove at an address in Great Sampford. I was quite taken with this stove as it has a nice big piece of stove glass through which the fire can be seen and a sizable fire box that will take reasonable size logs for a 5Kw stove. To be honest I don’t see that many Dik Geurts stoves on my rounds, sweeping for may be 10 such stoves across the area, so they are relatively rare. Having said this, I think that they are very attractive well-made stoves, and my customers who have them, speak very highly of them. The installation is in a very modern house that was only built around four years ago, consequently the stove installation has two permanently open air-vents positioned either side of the stove in the fireplace. The stove therefore complies with Building Regulations as per Approved Document J.
Dik Geurts stoves are a Dutch brand and have been manufactured in Holland since 1981. They are a household name in Holland for their distinctive products, although anyone wishing to purchase a stove hear has to go through a recommended UK stockiest. Dik Geurts are now a trade name of a larger company called DRU which has an even longer history in Holland, commencing operation as a new blast furnace on 17th May 1754 under proprietor Johan Baptist van den Bergh and some local entrepreneurs. They furnace was in a small town called Ulft where the company is still located today. In full the company is called Koninklijke Diepenbrock en Reigers of Ulft, which is a proper mouthful I think you will agree, so they call themselves DRU for short.