DRU Stoves – cast iron reliability

DRU stoves are a popular choice of stove and that’s not surprising – this company produces cast iron stoves of the highest quality.
The full name of DRU is De Koninklijke Diepenbrock en Reigers – so you can see why it is known as DRU for short!


Dating back to 1754 when Johan Baptis van den Bergh signed a contract for a new blast furnace in the Netherlands. From this, the company went on to become known as a producer of cast iron pots and pans, growing quickly to become one of the world’s most highly regarded stove companies. With the discovery of natural gas in the Netherlands, DRU switched to producing gas fireplaces.


Right now, DRU is Europe’s largest producer of balanced flue gas fireplaces. As well as this, it produces wood stoves of the highest quality.


The many benefits of DRU


Many of our customers love the solid, cast iron look of DRU stoves and they can certainly enhance the look of any home. These stoves are built from material which is almost entirely recycled and they are extremely robust and resistant to wear. Cast iron is such a great heat conductor and it acts as a very sustainable source of heat.


Remember, DRU is a supplier with proven reliability. Their streamline is ‘Designed to be different’.


They maintain consistently high standards by keeping all their manufacturing processes in-house, under the one roof. DRU stoves are manufactured under very strict requirements and they are made from incredibly strong and hardwearing materials.


Points to consider before purchasing


Whether you are purchasing a DRU stove or some other brand, there are some important points to bear in mind. Make sure you know what the capacity and efficiency of the stove is. You can talk to us about this and we’ll be able to give you detailed advice.


Talk to Eco Home Solutions


We are here to help and advise – it’s a key part of what we do and it ensure that our customers are always satisfied with their purchases. So call us at any time, or if you’re in Meath, call into our extensive showroom in Market St Trim.


Dik Guerts stoves – the beauty of burning logs

I’ve spoken quite a bit on here about wood pellet stoves, but for those who prefer to sit and look at logs burning, I’d like to tell you about the benefits of a Dik Guerts stove from the Netherlands.

Dik Geurts stove
Dik Guerts stove – the beauty of burning logs
 The company itself was founded in 1981 and ever since that time, the name has always been associated with beautiful design and the best quality workmanship you’d find in any stove products.


 The other really attractive feature of a Dik Guerts stove is how easy it is to use. In recent years, their research and design teams have invested considerable time and money in making the actual combustion process ever more efficient.


The result is  clean burning and really excellent heat output too. As with our other products, these stoves help our customers save money on their fuel bills. And there are environmental benefits on top of this.


We can offer any of the products available in our Dik Guerts brochure, or you if have really specific requirements, you could talk to Eco Home Solutions about liaising with the manufacturer to develop a custom-made solution.


In terms of style, the range of Dik Guerts free standing stoves can be of the curved variety – like the Olaf -or with  contours, like the Lars. The stoves have standard clear glass windows which helps maximise your view of the fire.


There is also a range of extra features. The Bora Flex for example, has a flue which is corrugated. Others, like the Britta, have a really unusual and quite distinctive appearance.


We’re really proud to be an authorised Dik Geurts re-seller and we will be very happy to talk to you about the most suitable stove for your home.


When you buy a Dik Geurts stove, you are also helping to give a better future to the women of Uganda. Through their ‘stove for you, future for her’ project, Dik Guerts donate a percentage of their profits to providing women in the poorest areas of Uganda with carbon microcredits which they can use to start their own business – a real win/win!


To find out more about our full range of wood burning stoves, call us today on 046 9436702 or call into the Eco Home Solutions showroom in Market St Trim at any time during business hours.


Palazetti stoves Ireland

Giving the planet an even break – the benefits of Palazetti stoves

When customers ask me about the impact our stove products might have on the environment, it’s always great to remind them that wood is actually a carbon-neutral energy source.

In the course of their lifetime, trees release the same amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere as they absorb. 

Which means that wood burning is a much better for the environment than gas-fired central heating, for example. And when stoves use recycled timber waste, the benefits increase massively – as the growing number of Irish Palazzetti stove owners will testify.

Palazetti, one of Italy’s leading stove manufacturers, produces some of the most environmentally friendly products on the market, and I am very pleased that we can offer a full range of their products to our customers.

The Palazzetti stove burns eco-friendly wood pellets which are made from compacted sawdust and wood shavings from timber mills. As by-products, wood pellets are a sustainable and highly renewable energy source. Over 90% of the energy in wood pellets is converted into heat.

Because Palazetti pellet stoves are sealed, using combustion air from outside, they are an ideal product for Irish homes – suitable for installing in bathrooms and bedrooms as well as living rooms. Another advantage of being a sealed unit is that the stove does not draw cold air into the room.

The other attractive feature of Palazetti pellet stoves lies in their minimalist design. These stoves provide all the heating and comfort of a larger fireplace unit, but it can be installed in a variety of places around the home.

Despite all the benefits of Palazzetti stoves as an attractive and practical heating solution, I appreciate that they will not be for everyone. If you enjoy the sight of burning logs in the comfort of your lounge room, you might be better advised to look at some of our other ranges. We stock a wide variety of stoves from leading brand Chesney, Lacunza, Spatherm, DG and Dru. 

Just call the store at any time during the working day and I’ll be happy to talk to you about the best, most efficient heating solution for your home: 0469436702


Wood burning stove buying guide

There are so many great benefits to having a warm and cosy wood burning stove in your house. As well as this, you will almost certainly find that it is a  great way to save money on your winter heating bills.

There are actually quite a few things to consider before buying a stove. Prices vary greatly and there are so many different types and styles, that it can be a bit of a minefield. The best thing is to call EcoHomeSolutions for a chat, or if you are local, just drop into our showroom in Trim town centre.

What type of wood burning stove is best for your home?

The answer to this question depends on quite a few things. Firstly, what type of fuel you want to burn. As we point out in another article, there are just so many advantages to wood pellet stoves, although for one reason or another, this may not prove to be the ideal solution for your needs.

The great thing about burning wood, of any variety, is that it is a fuel which is carbon neutral. What this means is that the carbon it takes in while it is growing as part of a tree, offsets the carbon it produces while it is burning.

Another consideration is how much room you have in your home. If you have a log burning stove, you’ll need somewhere dry to store logs – we estimate this to be at least 2 cubic metres of space. Logs also need to be seasoned. What this means, essentially, is that all the sap and moisture in the logs needs time to dry out. How long depends on the type of wood, but it is usually around two years.

Also, how much of your home do you want the stove to heat? The whole house, or just one or two rooms?

The best eco home solution for you

Our company was founded on the strong belief that any solid fuel stove should be fuel-efficient and also minimise emissions. Our stoves use clean-burn and air-wash technology, which means that while our customers are enjoying the many benefits of their new stove, they are also contributing to a healthier, cleaner environment.

The complete confidence we have in our products is reflected in our 5-7 year guarantee on the bodies of all of the DRU stoves we supply.

Browse our range of eco home solutions, or call us today to find out more.