The quality of Dovre appliances has been proved by objective tests. The products meet the strictest safety, performance and emission standards. They are tested and certified by independent laboratories in Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands.
The origins of Dovre inserts and stoves lie in the severe winters in the Arctic regions. They have been proving their exceptional qualities day after day for more than 80 years.
Dovre is a mountain area to the north of Oslo with a harsh climate. In Norway Dovre stands for quality and sturdiness.
Over the years Dovre products have acquired a rock-solid reputation for their heating technology. Hundreds of thousands of people are already enjoying the cosy warmth and comfort of a Dovre in their living rooms.
High-grade cast iron is an ideal heat conductor. The rigidity and high temperature resistance of cast iron are the best guarantees of the durability of your appliance. The Dovre foundry is an expert in this field.
Using the most modern manufacturing processes and ultrafine mould sand gives not just improved shape retention, but also improves the appearance of the surface structure.
Since the construction of a new modern foundry in Belgium in 1981, Dovre has succeeded in establishing an enviable reputation for reliability in the OEM market.
The high degree of automation of its foundry makes Dovre an excellent partner for the production of large series of thin wall castings up to approx. 30 kg in weight. Dovre castings are characterized by their surface consistency and precise measurement.
Dovre can guarantee a high quality. Dovre's manufacturing facilities include a substantial machine shop, a modern, well equipped sheet metal fabrication unit and a large assembly, enamelling and packaging department.
You will get the best results if your appliance constantly burns at its nominal power. If your appliance is too large, it will often be operating at too low a combustion level. The result will be incomplete combustion, and that is not good for your chimney (increased risk of a chimney fire because of soot deposits), nor for the environment (unburned flue gases in the atmosphere).
Only use dry and untreated wood. Moisture in the wood prevents you from extracting all the energy from your wood. The water in the wood turns to steam on heating. This consumes a lot of energy, leading to incomplete combustion and little energy left to heat your room. Wood is the better fuel in environmental terms as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is approximately the same as that absorbed by the tree during growth. It is also a renewable resource, particularly when derived from plantations and cultivated woodland. For optimum results, we recommend logs should be seasoned for 2 years or more to achieve a moisture content below 20%. This will not only give up to twice the output of freshly felled timber but help avoid a build up of tar in your flue. Furthermore, if you can obtain hardwood logs this is better still, as they will have up to twice the calorific value of softwoods.
All appliances must be CE approved. The manufacturer is also obliged to affix a label to the appliance with the detailed technical specifications. So it is now easy to compare the values - such as output, performance and emissions - of different appliances.
Dovre strives to deliver high quality. The combination of craftsmanship, the use of highly valued materials and components and a very severe quality control makes it possible for Dovre to give a 5 year warranty on the cast iron parts*.
(*) Except where parts come in direct contact with the fire, like glass, fire grates, etc.