The all-cast iron Dovre Vintage 35 may be styled like a wonderful piece of 50s or 60s retro but that's where the comparison ends. Beyond its stunning designer looks Dovre have created one of the most efficient clean burning stoves available today. The Vintage 35 delivers emissions levels that are significantly below the tough 2022 Ecodesign limits and yet, with its A+ rated 83% efficiency, it will also be very economical to use, as well as always a pleasure to look at. No wonder it has been featured on Grand Designs.
The Vintage 35 has a dynamic precision controlled heat output range starting at a lowly 2.3kW and going right up to a winter-busting 9.0kW should you need it. The nominal 7.0kW heat output will be more than enough for the larger than average living space and the 125kg all-cast iron construction ensures that the Vintage 35 will be a real heavyweight when it comes to creating a highly effective heat sink to exude heat for hours long after its fire has gone out. Cast iron of this quality is expensive to produce but its slow release heat is a really rewarding benefit that you just don't get with steel-bodied stoves (which is most of them these days) and is one of the reasons why the 80-year old Dovre company have persevered with this tried and tested traditional method.
The Vintage 35's stylish, gently curved firebox with its round corners and overemphasised tapered side walls sits gracefully on splayed attenuated legs which have distinctive contrast stainless steel tips. The stove door, with its large airwashed window, sits flush inside the bodywork and features an exaggerated, but very practical, stainless steel door release knob on the side wall. All of these delightful features have been thoughtfully brought together to create the Vintage 35's unique retro space-age aesthetics. Two separate discrete combustion air controls (primary boost and secondary air) are located on either side of the generous firebox which can easily handle logs of up to 350mm long. Direct external air supply capability is standard should you need it and there's an optional Defra Smoke Exempt kit that can be fitted if the Vintage 35 is being installed in a home within in a Smoke Control Area (most UK urban areas).
With the Vintage 35 you have a choice of standard Anthracite paint finish or for an exceptional sleek modern look you can choose Pure White gloss enamel. Not only do Dovre make all of their precision castings in their own state-of-the-art iron foundry but their enamelling for the Pure White option is also handled in-house in their own enamelling plant to ensure the highest quality construction and finish. The Vintage 35 is a stove that's been designed to make its presence felt both in terms of abundant heat and good looks and is sure to work equally well within any type of fireplace or for the best visual effect in a free-standing installation.
NB Grey gloss enamel finish has now been discontinued by Dovre
DOVRE VINTAGE 35 Wood Burning Stove Key Facts
|DOVRE VINTAGE 35 Wood Burning Stove KEY FACTS|
|Output – Nominal||7.0kW|
|Output Range||2.5kW to 9.0kW (depending on fuel load)|
|Efficiency||Up to 83.0% / A+|
|Defra Approved||Yes – when Defra Smoke Exempt kit option fitted|
|Fuel bed||Flat cast iron grate with ash removal port and ash pan|
|Air Controls||2 separate control for primary booster and secondary air|
|Construction||Premium grade, precision moulded all-cast iron|
|Flue Outlet||Top and rear|
|Flue Diameter||150mm / 6"|
|Guarantee||5 Years from authorised Dovre dealer|
|Maximum Log Length||350mm / 14" approx|
|Finish||Anthracite paint / Enamel Finish
|Net Weight||125kg approx|
|Air Vent Required||Yes (if not using the direct air connection)|
|Suitable for 12mm hearth||Yes|
|Direct Air Inlet (DEAS)||Yes, 100mm dia|
|Overall Dimensions mm||H685 W505 (+50 for knob) D445|
|Distance to combustible (mm)||Side 500 Rear 150|
|Options||Pure White Gloss Enamel finish|
|Defra Smoke Exempt Kit|