How does the purchase of a fire or stove proceed?
Based on your personal wishes and expectations, your budget and the possibilities that your home offers, you probably have a preference for the type of fire or stove that you want to purchase: gas-fired or wood-fired. You may also have an idea which subtype would fit well in your home. You can then search for a fire or stove that matches your needs exactly.
Visit a dealer
Our website will give you a good representation of the possibilities that exist for wood-burning and gas-burning fires and stoves. However, a well-informed choice for purchasing is mainly made by seeing the fire or stove that you want in real life. In the dealer showroom you can view different models, try the controls and usually see the appliance burning. Moreover, you can ask questions about efficiency, installation and future maintenance. Based on the dealer's advice, there may be more possibilities than you think, so search for an official DRU dealer in your area.
What should I pay attention to when purchasing a gas fire or stove?
One of the most important points to pay attention to is choosing a gas fire or stove with the correct capacity. You may be leaning towards choosing a stove or fire with a high capacity, but if it has too much capacity in proportion to the room, the appliance and the space around it will get too hot. It is wise to take the dimensions of the room to the showroom with you when you choose a new stove, heater or fire. The dealer can use this information to give you the best possible advice. You should also decide whether you want a stove or fire with or without a thermostat. This is not always necessary for atmospheric or supplementary heating. It is advisable, however, if the fire, heater or stove is your main source of heat.
Gas fires and stove models
You will be deciding on a model that suits you and your interior, such as a freestanding or suspended gas stove for example. With gas fires, even more options are available, including built-in, freestanding or suspended gas fires. You can also choose a particular view for a gas fire: two-sided, three-sided or even a tunnel view.
A built-in gas fire is preferable if you are opting for a sleek finish in your interior. You do need sufficient space for this, however.
A freestanding gas fire is flexible: it means that you can also opt more easily for a different model in the future.
A suspended gas fire is ideal for large, open spaces where the heat can radiate around the room. Moreover, this type of fire saves on floor space.