It is now 265 years since DRU was founded in the Netherlands and 44 years since they arrived in the UK. To mark this occasion, they will unveil a new selection of fires and stoves at Hearth & Home 2019 across its five brands, covering all fuel types, designs and price points.
The theme of this year’s stand will be ‘Back to the Future’, as DRU is returning to Harrogate for the first time in three years with some new products and innovations.
There are new models from its ranges of DRU designer and Global mid-priced gas fires, Dik Geurts and Spartherm wood stoves and Ebios bioethanol fires. There will also be the world premiere of a new product that the company says redefines what it is possible to do with a fireplace.
New gas/electric fire
Described by DRU as ‘the fire for all seasons’, Maestro 60 Eco Wave is a new hybrid gas/electric fire with energy-saving features.
Firstly, it is a contemporary, built-in gas fire with the exclusive DRU Dynamic Flame Burner.
This provides high, dense flames at the coldest times of the year, underpinned by a ‘comforting’ glow.
Next, the DRU Eco Wave app allows the user to control the height and pattern of the flames from a smartphone or tablet using a simple graphic display. So, during cool spring and autumn evenings, you can adjust the look and feel of the fire to suit your mood.
Finally, the Maestro 60 is also a smart electric fire, with a unique ‘summerlighting feature.’ When put into electric-only mode, LEDs embedded in the logs are activated to create ‘remarkably realistic’ flames and a comforting glow with minimal heat.
The Maestro 60 is a compact and versatile fire that is available in single-sided, two-sided and three-sided versions depending on where you wish to locate it around the home.
As it is a balanced flue fire, it requires no chimney and draws air from outside the building for combustion, resulting in safe and comfortable heating.
It comes with a choice of black or mirrored Ceraglass interiors, optional anti-reflective glass for a high definition view of the flames and has a tilting window for ease of cleaning and maintenance. In addition, it is Eco Design ready with an A energy label, essential for modern, well-insulated homes.
As well as the Maestro 60, DRU will also show the new Passo Eco Wave freestanding contemporary gas stove, which has a beautifully curved viewing window and the dramatic Maestro 75 XTU three-sided gas fire, which makes an impressive room dividing feature.
Both fires include the DRU Dynamic Flame Burner and can be controlled by the Eco Wave app.
In its mid-priced Global by DRU range, DRU will be displaying the elegant 70XT balanced flue gas fire in a classic fire surround and the 55XT gas fire, which is available in balanced flue, conventional flue and cavity wall versions and was recently shortlisted in the 2018 Build It awards.
Wood fires and stoves
From its Dik Geurts wood stove range, DRU will be displaying the spectacular Odin circular wood stove with its sweeping flame picture, the new Modivar freestanding wood stove and models from the popular Ivar and Aste wood stove collections.
DRU is the official UK distributor for the German-made Spartherm range of contemporary wood fires and stoves. The range has recently been streamlined into Linear models with integral door handles and Design models with separate handles for a more seamless finish.
Spartherm fires on display will include the three-sided U70 and the two-sided Varia 2LH. DRU will also be introducing a new Spartherm wood fires brochure, along with new videos and promotional material for dealer showrooms, in order to expand the potential for these superior quality fires.
Finally, DRU will be officially launching the Spartherm designed and produced ebios-fire selection of bioethanol fires and stoves. According to DRU, bioethanol fires require no chimney or flue, give off no harmful emissions and are 99% energy efficient. They are available in a large selection of built-in and freestanding designs for living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms and even gardens.
The Ebios Passo E freestanding bioethanol stove will represent the range on the stand at Hearth & Home.
As well as its new models, DRU is keen to showcase its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, technical support, customer services and marketing initiatives, in order to establish its position as the complete fireplace company, with a presence in all corners of the UK.
DRU is also inviting applications from new dealers for its DRU and Global by DRU gas fires, Dik Geurts and Spartherm wood stoves and the new selection of Ebios bioethanol fires.