Embrace cosy comfort and efficiency with a contemporary gas fire - Grand Designs Magazine

Embrace cosy comfort and efficiency with a contemporary gas fire

DRU Maestro 75 Tunnel Tall Eco Wave gas fire

By Sunshyne Camplin |

Now that winter’s almost here and the chill has started to set in, it’s the perfect time to consider replacing or upgrading your heating. Self-builders will also need to plan their heating solutions in the early stages, to ensure that everything is in place, so if you have a project on the go or are planning a self-build for 2024, now’s the time to explore the options.

Benefits of a gas fire

A contemporary gas fire is the optimum heating solution for instant warmth, comfort and efficiency. With continuous heat as and when you need it, a built-in gas fire or freestanding gas stove looks stunning with its realistic flames, authentic logs and glowing fire bed

There are so many advantages to installing a gas fireplace – as well as instant and constant heat, you’ll also make energy savings, especially when you choose an A or A+ energy rated design. A gas powered fire is clean, convenient, fuss-free, easy to use and environmentally friendly, as its energy source means you don’t need to chop down or buy logs or firewood, helping to preserve our forests. It’s reliable, safe and odourless, allowing you to enjoy instant heat and a cosy interior all year round.

Made for self-builders

Self-build projects need a heating solution that’s flexible, efficient and stylish. Even with the government’s net zero targets, gas heating will be with us for many more years to come and with a DRU gas fire, installation by a Gas Safe registered engineer is easy. If there’s an existing chimney, they can convert it to incorporate a built-in gas fire. If there’s no chimney then they can use balanced flue technology so the fire can be installed with the flue exiting through an exterior wall or roof.


The Metro 200XT is just one example – a 90% efficient 2m wide panoramic gas fire with authentic logs and realistic flames that can be installed without the need for a chimney and operated with your smartphone or tablet.

DRU gas fires

For a wide selection of fires and stoves to complement every style of interior and property, from period conversions to self-builds, DRU is designed to be different. With nearly 270 years’ expertise and experience dating back to 1754, DRU is a market leader in the production and distribution of gas fires, always innovating and working towards a sustainable future.

Its range of balanced flue and conventional flue quality gas fires means there’s a heating solution to suit any space. Each design delivers exceptional warmth, comfort and cosiness as well as enhancing a design-led interior, all while saving energy to help our environment and keep running costs down. There’s even an online gas consumption calculator to help you work out what it would cost to run a DRU gas fire.

Ultimate gas fire

For an advanced contemporary gas fire, the DRU Maestro series combines design, innovation and technology with a choice of single, two, three-sided and tunnel models, all featuring the DRU Dynamic Flame Burner® for a stunning realistic flame and shimmering Eco Glow fire bed.



Built-in gas fires

If your home or self-build project has a chimney, false chimney or cavity wall then DRU Global offers a range of built-in gas fires with a designer look at a more affordable price. Choose from conventional flue models for easy chimney installation, balanced flue designs that can be installed in almost any room as well as a unique cavity wall fire.

Freestanding gas stoves

DRU also has a selection of sleek and modern balanced flue freestanding gas stoves with a choice of cylindrical, oval and three-sided elevations with a generous heat output, realistic flames, contemporary design and high efficiency. Free from the usual restrictions of gas fire installation, these designs bring a dramatic statement into the living area or open-plan space.




Energy efficient

Tech lovers will also appreciate the DRU Eco Wave control system that allows for impressive flames with lower gas consumption. Operated via remote control, smartphone or tablet, it’s ideal for anyone wanting to keep a close eye on energy costs while still enjoying the glow of a realistic flame.


You can also check how much your gas fire will cost to run with the DRU Gas Consumption Calculator. Select your choice of gas fire, gas type, number of hours use per day and flame setting and receive an immediate estimate of the cost. It is a great innovation to let you narrow down your gas fire preferences.

You can find your local DRU dealer here and download or request a brochure here to start your journey to stylish and efficient home heating today.