The Boru 400F With AshClear System

Boru 400F AshClear System solving the problem of ashThe Boru 400F AshClear, our first Boru stove to implement the exclusive new AshClear System. The Boru 400F also eliminates the need for an ash-pan, therefore there is less work and mess when it comes to dealing with the ash from your stove.

In addition to the impressive 7.1kW output, the Boru 400F also includes as standard, Airwash and C02 Burn Technology. The easy to use Airwash makes sure that you have clear glass to enjoy the ambience created by the natural flames, while the C02 Burn Technology will ensure a full and clean burn due to the introduction of extra oxygen into the firebox after the initial combustion. As well as the offer of an extended 5 year warranty, the Boru 400F has a lot to offer.

A hassle free, simple design that works with most standard ash vacuums, as a result, the AshClear System promises to make the problem of ash a thing of the past. Depending on the fuel being used, the AshClear System has the capacity to store up to 3 weeks of ash. Due to the variable amount of ash produced by different fuels, depending on the fuel used, there may be a need to vacuum the system more regularly.

The AshClear System collects the ash from your stove, and then using any standard ash vacuum, you simply connect the vacuum to the ash collector and vacuum out the ash. Due to the collection system being designed to work directly with almost any ash vacuum, as a result, there is no need for an ash pan. Consequently there are no ash clouds and mess when it is removed. It couldn’t be easier. With a great looking design and first class build quality; that you can expect from every Boru stove, the Boru 400F is probably Boru Stoves finest stove yet.

Boru Stoves AshClear System

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Ash Vac with Boru 400F

Features of the Boru 400F AshClear

  • AshClean System to reduce the mess from ash (Patent pending)
  • *Airwash system for cleaner glass
  • **C02 burn technology for a cleaner burn
  • Multifuel grate for burning wood and solid fuel
  • Clean and easy external riddling system
  • Contemporary look
  • Radiant heat and natural hot air convection
  • 82.4% efficient
  • 7.1kW output
  • Made In Ireland

*Airwash is the preheating of air and the funnelling of that air down the front of the glass. This ensures a clear view of the fire.
**C02 Burn Technology is the secondary burn of gas which would normally be emitted into the atmosphere.

If you would like to know more about the Boru 400F AshClear, please contact us sales@borustoves.ie, or call us on +353-(0)504-59033.

Boru Stoves New Doras Fire Door 2016

Doras Fire Door, New Design for 2016

We are delighted to announce a redesign of our Doras Fire Door for 2016. The new Doras has been refined and improved.

  • Larger viewing glass to enjoy the full effect of an open fire.
  • Improved easy close/open chrome door handle.
  • Larger removable log retainer for added safety when refuelling.

The new look Doras Fire Door is now available at all Boru Stoves retailers.

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 sales@borustoves.ie

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.

Beware The Dangers of Cheap Imported Stoves

Grandfather & Grandson enjoying the warmth of a Boru Stove.Do you really care where a product comes from when you make the decision to spend the money that you have worked so hard for? In the boom times I know I for one was guilty of not caring once the price was right. Thankfully I never got caught up in the property bubble and was not worth 400 million Euros by owning five two bedroom apartments on an expensive part of the monopoly board. This being said I was guilty of lots of other things such as when my TV broke I never called a repair man. I went to my local electrical shop and bought another one. Subconsciously I thought getting a repairman was hassle and he would probably charge more for a part than the TV was worth.

What’s changed?

As a consumer I now want a product that will last. I work too hard every week to just throw money away replacing products around my house at the drop of a hat. I now want extended warranties, the availability of spare parts and most of all if something does goes wrong I want to be able to speak to somebody at the end of a phone that can discuss my problem and send out a serviceman if needs be.

Do I buy products from the Far East?

Of course we all buy products from the Far East. Take out your phone and have a look at the back of it. I have just done that and it says “Designed in California and assembled in China” This is one of the world’s largest brands. Now would you buy a fake version of that phone and if not why? Firstly if you break the screen can you replace it? Probably not. If my family die from Co poisoning because of a badly made stove can I replace them? Definitely not!

Fake vs Real

There are lots of high end branded stoves manufactured in the Far East that have implemented European standards in their factories which ensure workers have safe working conditions. I have no problem with these kinds of factories as they are probably the backbone of small villages and do genuinely supply good product.
On the other hand when you see the fake or copied products they are more than likely being made in a sweat shop with no standards or safety practises. These factories generally jump on the band wagon when a product becomes “popular” so unscrupulous distributor’s ship in the best-selling products/brands in their country and get them copied.
I have had the benefit of looking and dissecting these “fake stoves” that claim to be the same as the real thing. I have yet to come across a saleable copy “fake” imported stove and this is why:

  • The raw material used (steel, cast-iron) used is lighter and less robust
  • Stoves are not independently certified so the outputs on the brochures cannot be verified
  • There are usually no safety tests carried out on the stoves
  • When dealers import a container they generally will not include spares in it because spares cost money and that comes off the bottom line
  • Ash-pans, frames and other auxiliary items are not welded but just folded tightly which leads to warping and over-firing

Any reputable brand manufacturing in the Far East will verify our findings as they would have spent years developing product. Reputable companies don’t copy! Remember you get what you pay for.

Why Ireland? Why Boru Stoves?

Irish Flag - Made In Ireland

  • Spare parts can be generally delivered next day (no waiting on slow boats from China)
  • The product is certified to EN13240 and EN13229
  • The stoves are safety tested using an independent test house with ratings verified
  • Dedicated customer service department
  • Dedicated mobile service engineer

Conclusion

When everything is taken into account fitting a stove is probably one of the biggest decisions you will make in your house but not the most expensive. Here are some questions you should ask yourself when choosing the correct stove for you:

  • If I change the décor of my room will the stove still match? (A black stove will generally suit)
  • In five years’ time where will I purchase replacement parts for my stove? Will they be still available?
  • Do I want a stove that I will have to replace in two years’ time?
  • How will the warranty procedure work (Boru Stoves offer a five or six year optional extended warranty)
  • Do I want the output of the stove to be what it says on the box? Do I want the results verified?

By all means purchase product from the Far East but ensure that you are buying from a reputable dealer and manufacturer that you know will provide a backup service. Personally I buy Irish whenever I can.
If you are in a showroom and the sales person says to you “I don’t have that brand but I have this one which is exactly the same” Run!!

The Bois Energie 2015

Bois Energie 2015
After a great week at the HPBA Expo, this week we will be exhibiting at Salon Bois Energie in Nantes, France. The Salon Bois Energie, translates to The Wood Energy Fair. As the name suggests, the Bois Energie is primarily focused on all things wood burning, from the forest to the flame, is their tag line. This event runs in parallel with two other events at the exhibition centre in Nantes, the Hypac Expo which is an event for the whole hydrogen and fuel cell industry, and Biogaz Europe which is focused on the Bio Gas industry. It is a great chance to see how developments within the energy & heating sector will be shaping the future of home heating, and this in turn helps us to create products that meet consumer’s demands and expectations.

The Ellis Cook StoveThe stove market in France is very well developed and The Bois Energie Expo is one of the biggest events of its kind in Europe, with over 350 exhibitors and 13,000 visitors expected. The event is a great chance to learn from some of the most established and innovative names in the business. From the 19th – 20th March there is a series of industry conferences that we will attend as well as International Business Meetings arranged in conjunction with Bois Energie.

The event runs from the 19th – 22nd March and as well as attending the industry sessions, we will also be displaying to the public with our French partners, BCV Thermique. It is the first event where we will be exhibiting with our new events module. The new events module is a 38 sq meter mobile display unit that is kitted out with all our latest products including the Ellis Cook Stove. The events module includes fully working stoves and even a fitted kitchen. As well as major industry events, the events module is available to all our partners throughout Ireland & United Kingdom as well as mainland Europe, it is perfect for open days, sale launches and other local fairs and shows. If you are interested in attending an event, please contact your Boru Stoves representative for further information.

If you would like to meet us and our partners, BCV Thermique, at the Salon Bois Energie 2015 in Nantes this week, please contact us to arrange a meeting. Or, you can find us on Terrasse P, stand Z55 at the event. Come along for a coffee and a chat and find out why Boru Stoves are one of the hottest products available on the market today.

The Boru Stoves Events Module

Stoves & Snow In January

Snowy LandscapeThe post Christmas blues can get to all of us in January. Here in Ireland we experienced a very mild month of December, in stark contrast to what some weather forecasters predicted. January is already shaping up to be much cooler, and the first widespread snow of the year turned the country into a winter wonderland.

The kids are absolutely loving it, as always, and the child in me loves waking up to a blanket of white snow covering the hills and trees. Unfortunately, the grown-up in me is less than ecstatic, the grown-up has to worry about getting to work on time, and keeping the house warm. Well, to be honest, with a Boru Stove, keeping the house warm is one less thing this grown-up has to worry about. I can remember the winter of 2009-10 when the temperatures were dipping to around -7 and -8 some nights. During this time the price of oil was climbing too, it was a cold and expensive winter that year.Traffic stuck in snow

I did learn a lesson though. I decided that I wouldn’t be so dependent upon oil, and I had to find a better way to heat my home, than my existing open fire and oil fueled radiators. The cost of fuel and the endless trips out into the freezing night air to refill the coal bucket was not sustainable. This is when I began to find out about stoves and the huge benefits that they have over open fires. At first, I really couldn’t believe that I had not heard more about the benefit of a stove sooner.

Eventually I decided to buy a multi-fuel boiler stove that could heat my living room, provide hot water and also heat radiators throughout the house. The great thing about this was, the fact that I could use the stove in combination with my existing oil fired boiler. The savings available to me quickly became apparent after speaking with my plumber. If I was lighting my stove to settle in for a cosy night beside the fire, I would not have to use my oil fired boiler, the fuel I was burning in my stove would heat the room, the hot water and the radiators throughout the rest of the house. If I was not going to light my stove, or if I was just in from work and didn’t have time to wait for the stove to heat up, I could use my oil fired boiler to get some quick heat into the house.

4kw Boru StoveIt made me a little sick to think of all the money I had been wasting on fuel in my open fire. All that heat had been going up the chimney, when it could have been heating the rest of the house!

If you want to know more about using a multi-fuel stove in combination with your existing oil fired boiler, you should contact your local plumber. Later in the year we will provide a more detailed explanation on this blog of combining pressurised heating systems with open vented systems. The savings to be made on annual fuel costs is tremendous.

If you want to beat the January blues by cutting your fuel bills and keeping nice and warm for the rest of the winter, contact your local Boru Stoves retailer. There are some great bargains to be picked up at this time of year, whether you are new to stoves or just want to upgrade your existing stove, Boru Stoves and our experienced retailer network will be happy to assist.

Progetto Fuoco 2014

Boru Stoves attended the Progetto Fuoco show on the 19th Februray 2014 in Verona, Italy. A lot of preparation went into the show as Boru Stoves liaised with companies in Italy to make sure that the stand was like any Boru Stove, 100% Quality.

An image of six people from boru stoves in italy

The Boru Stoves Team

The whole team was on hand to meet and greet different companies as they came to view our Irish Stoves. Needless to say we made sure that our stand did stand out from the rest. We had pictures of the mountains of Ireland, grass carpet to symbolise the green grass of home. This proved to be a success and attracted numerous people to the stand.

The show went on for five days straight and for those five days the Boru Stoves stand was never empty. Along with Enterprise Ireland, Boru Stoves enlisted translators from five different languages to ensure maximum customer service for anyone who visited the stand. Not only that, we translated our entire brochure into multiple European languages.

The International tour for Boru Stoves didn’t end there. Less than a week after this event, the Boru Stoves team flew to America for another trade show. Even after the American trade show, the guys were off to Moscow to introduce Irish made stoves to the Russians.

From a company that started in a small shed in 2008, to flying out to meet and greet customers from all over Europe, it goes to show that anything is possible if you believe.

About Boru Stoves

The idea for Boru Stoves came in November 2008 when the realisation hit that almost all stoves in Ireland were either imported from the Far East or Europe. Dermot Fitzgerald has always been passionate about the heating industry and knew that there was something in the idea of an Irish manufactured stove that could compete with any brand worldwide. The idea that he had was a small one but little did he realise just how big it would become. Boru started with one stove The Fiachra freestanding and marketed it from Malin Head to Mizen Head.

All the company had was an idea, a welder and a van. People said that he was mad, Ireland was faced with the largest economic crisis since the foundation of the state. Dermot did not listen to the negatives. He believed in his idea and the product so went ahead with the plan.

factory floor

A welder making another Irish Stove

In 2009 the first stove went into production and what a reaction it got. So much so that by the end of 2009 Boru Stoves had 3 products on the market with 10 people employed and 2500 square feet of factory. The target at the time was 500 stoves per year.

Fast forward to 2014 and Boru Stoves now employ up to 85 people and occupy over 60000 square feet and manufacture over 15000 units per year. Boru Stoves now have almost 30 different variations of their stoves and export to The USA, The UK, Greece, and mainland Europe. The future is warm, the future is Boru.
The main reasons for the success of Boru Stoves are the fact that:

  • – We offer a quality product at the right price.
  • – Parts are readily available.
  • – We offer stove efficiencies of up to 83%
  • – We have a dedicated customer department.
  • – We offer extended warranties of up to 6 years.
  • – We have a range of stoves to suit all decors.
  • – All products are 100% manufactured in Ireland.
  • – Remember by buying a Boru Stove you are not only getting a stove to the highest standard but you are supporting local industry and jobs as well.

Remember if you want a tour of the factory to find out more about Boru Stoves just call and make an appointment.

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