Fire Fronts for Open Fires – Doras

Fire Fronts for Open Fires - The Doras

The Doras Fire Door

Nowadays we can see a lot of people going back to the solid fuel due to the increases in the price of gas and oil.

As a result of this people are now looking to solid fuel stoves that can heat the room and also your water, without using oil or gas. This has lead to an influx of people buying stoves that can burn coal, wood and multiple fuel sources. However, there are still the few who like to keep their open fire, raise their fireplace efficiency and not get in a stove. The answer,  fire fronts for open fires.

The Doras – Fire fronts for open Fires

Boru Stoves launched the Doras Fire Door in 2009 so that people could still keep their open fireplace without needing to install a stove. With some fireplaces giving out an efficiency rating of 15%, the Doras manages to bring that efficiency up to a whopping 68%. That increases the efficiency of your fireplace by 53%.

Some of the features of the Doras Fire Door

We have a dedicated section on our website about fire fronts for open fires which is the Doras’ main information page but here is some of the key features:

  • It has an efficiency rating of 68%
  • Increases the output of your back boiler
  • You can control your open fire
  • Fits most 16″ – 18″ fireplaces
  • DIY Installation – You can fit this product all by yourself
  • 100% Made in Ireland in the Boru Stoves factory in Thurles

Frequently asked questions

Here are some of the questions and answers to the Doras we get asked here in Boru

  1. Can I install this myself?

    • Yes you can. Like most fire fronts for open fires, this is a DIY job. Our manual comes complete with step by step instructions on how to install the Doras.
  2. Does it increase the output of heat to my room?

    • Like all fire fronts for open fires, the Doras is intended as a unit to cut down on fuel consumption, not to generate more heat. Where a back boiler is fitted, the Doras will heat the water much more efficiently.
  3. How is the Doras installed?

    • It is installed with a series of bolts and clamps. The installation instructions are in the manual and it takes less than an hour to install. All installations must be carried out in accordance with the fitting manual. Boru ¬†Stoves cannot be held liable for faulty workmanship. All installations must be carried out in accordance with local building regulations.
  4. Do I need to take the damper off my existing back boiler and put on your damper when installing the Doras?

    • This varies from back boiler to back boiler. You must contact your boiler manufacturer for more information or Boru Stoves on 0504 59033 or email

Where can I find out more information about fire fronts for open fires and the Doras?

We have a dedicated section on our website for the Doras. You can also check out our Facebook and Twitter for more information about Boru Stoves.