It is available in front-facing, two-sided and three-sided models that are installed into false chimneybreasts or other architectural features around the home to create complete, contemporary fireplaces.

The Virtuo is controlled by an exclusive DRU app that can change the height and density of the flames and regulate the energy consumption. In addition, DRU has now introduced four new flame patterns for even more variety and consumer enjoyment.

Gentle creates a lively and warm wood fire effect, Magic generates unusual, coloured flames for people that want something different, Graceful produces an intense and vibrant flame experience, and Elegant is a quieter and more relaxing option. All the new flame patterns are based on real-life log fires, underpinned by authentic glowing embers and accompanied by the sounds of real, crackling wood for a complete fireplace experience.

The Virtuo electric fire delivers a 2kW heat output or it can be run as a purely decorative fire. There are no ribbons to twist or spindles to squeak and it is energy efficient with low running costs. The Ceraglass interior intensifies the depth of the flame effects and installation is easy, as it only requires a standard domestic power supply.

The new flame updates are available immediately for existing Virtuo owners and can be demonstrated by all current DRU approved Virtuo dealers. DRU is also inviting applications for new Virtuo electric fire dealers in selected post codes throughout the UK.