Which? Report on stoves

The consumer group Which? has recently published a customer satisfaction survey for people who had bought a woodburning or multi-fuel stove in the last 10 years.  We were delighted but not surprised to see that the three manufacturers that we sell (Woodwarm, Charnwood and Morso) were all in the top five.

So well done to them all, but especially Woodwarm who came second, who are a small firm that we’ve been proud to work with for forty years and who offer such great products and service.

In the 40 plus years that we have been trading we have sold a wide range of brands, but have reduced down to these three because they make such good quality products plus their customer service is excellent. By selling just three ranges, we are able to know the individual products better and build a closer relationship with the manufacturers, both of which benefits our customers.

The Which? survey was rating each brand on quality and finish,  durability, ease of use & controllability, ease of cleaning and value for money.  Which? members can view the full article here: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/wood-burning-stoves/article/wood-burning-stove-brands-rated/best-wood-burning-stove-brands

 

 

Charnwood Skye 7

Following on from the release of the Skye 5 in 2018, the new 7kW Skye is a welcome addition to our range of stoves. Due to it’s ultra-clean burn technology, it achieves exceptional efficiencies when burning wood or mineral fuels while retaining very low particulate levels. As a result it exceeds the new Eco Design standards.

The Skye has a clean modern look but with soft edges that suits a wide range of room styles. It is available in two heights, and the standard eight Charnwood colours that are shown below.

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Specifications – Charnwood Skye 7

Output 7.3 kW
Efficiency 80% (Wood) , 81% (Solid Fuel)
Energy Performance Rating A +
EcoDesign Ready yes
Airwash System yes
Construction plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet top and rear
Flue Size 150mm (6″)
Grate Type converting grate
Guarantee 10 years
Colour Black, plus 8 Charnwood colours
Stand options low stand and store stand
Max Log Length 400mm

Dimensions- Charnwood Skye 7

Height – low stand 709mm
Height – store stand 858mm
Width 568mm
Depth 390mm
Height to centre of rear flue – low stand 597mm
Height to centre of rear flue – store stand 746mm
Depth to centre of top flue 135mm

Downloads

Skye 7 Specification Sheet

Stoves & Air Pollution

There has been much in the news in the last year about the impact that stoves have on air pollution (most specifically particulates), and the proposed changes that are going to be implemented to tackle this. Regrettably there has been a great deal of inaccurate reporting so the document below lays out what the situation is at present (January 2019).

The Current Situation

Air pollution is a big issue in the UK, especially in cities and there are currently targets in place to reduce the harm to human health from air pollution by half by 2030. Much has been done to tackle the emissions from transportation and industry in the last 20 years and now the the spotlight is being turned on smaller sources of pollution including domestic heating.

As seen above, burning wood and coal in homes makes up 38% of the UK’s primary emissions of fine particulate matter. This statistic is including open fires burning house coal, which are hugely polluting, as well as much older, inefficient stoves and more modern stoves.

Not all forms of domestic burning are equally polluting. It depends upon what you are burning, how you are burning it, what you are burning it in and how well maintained the appliance is.

Proposed Changes

The Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy (published January 2019) lays out the next steps. The document only applies to England as air quality is a devolved matter, but as stove manufacturers will need to comply with the proposed regulations this will affect the choices that we have in Scotland. It is expected that the Scottish Government will follow suit.

Proposals include:

  • banning the sale of the most polluting fuels
  • only certified clean burn stoves will be available after 2022
  • a campaign to educate the public about the environmental and public health impacts of burning

These proposals are not retrospective, so if you already have a stove installed you will not be forced to remove or upgrade it.

What are stove manufacturers doing?

The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) and manufacturers have been heavily involved in the proposals and have a certification system in place already to ensure you can buy stoves knowing that they will meet the new requirements coming in 2022. These SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves are already available from a number of leading manufacturers, including those that we stock.

What can I do to reduce my emissions?

If you have an open fire: consider replacing it with a modern stove, preferably an Ecodesign Ready stove. If this is not possible, ensure you are burning dry wood or a smoke-free solid fuel.

If you have an old stove: consider replacing it with a modern stove, preferably an Ecodesign Ready one. If this is not possible ensure you are burning dry wood or a smoke-free solid fuel if your stove is multi-fuel. Also make sure you are getting the chimney swept and are maintaining the stove regularly. Leaking door seals can be an issue.

If you already have an efficient stove: ensure you are burning dry wood or a smoke-free solid fuel if your stove is multi-fuel. Also make sure you are getting the chimney swept and are maintaining the stove regularly. Check that you are burning your fuel efficiently using a stove top thermometer.

Why is dry wood so important?

Burning wet wood results in poor quality combustion, increased smoke and the production of tars and creosotes that will damage the flue. Much of the energy of the wood is being wasted boiling off the water in it, rather than heating your room. This means that even an efficient stove will not be operating at its full potential.

Sourcing dry wood can be difficult, and it is worth checking your supplies. Although the outside may appear dry it is worth splitting a log and measuring the moisture inside using a moisture meter. You are looking for a reading of 20% or less. This applies to wood you have seasoned yourself as well as that you have bought in. The proposed changes are not going to stop householders from sourcing and seasoning their own wood.

An alternative fuel is wood briquettes which are available locally. They tend to have a moisture level of only 7% and can be burnt alongside wood.

A government backed scheme called Woodsure has been created to certify wood as being dry enough for sale, but this is unlikely to be prominent in this area for some time.

What solid fuel can I burn?

You should only burn solid fuel that is recommended by your stove manufacturer and is HETAS approved. Therefore, you should not be burning house coal in a stove and any other fuels should be checked before purchase.

Central Heating and Domestic Hot Water stoves

One result of the proposed changes has been a significant reduction in the number of water heating stoves available on the market. As the firebox is surrounded by the cold water in the boilers they tend to burn at a lower temperature and are therefore less efficient than a dry stove. Some manufacturers are not putting these stoves forward for the expensive process of certification as it is not economically viable for them to do so, meaning that they are no longer available to buy. There are still a few very good boiler stoves available but there is much less choice than there was.

Further Information

Clean Air Strategy 2019 

Stove Industry Alliance (SIA)

HETAS Approved Solid Fuel list 

Chimney height

A tall chimney applies more air-pressure to its base than a short one. All things being equal the chimney in the tall building at right will generate a stronger, more stable draught than the short chimney in the lower building.

A short chimney of the type often installed into chalets, mobile homes and top floor sitting rooms may struggle to generate adequate draught particularly when flue gas temperatures are low, as is the case when a stove is run at reduced output.

Note that whenever height is added to a chimney the likely impact on temperature must always be taken into account. In the building at right, adding height has caused the chimney to stick up like a flagpole in a way that will cause its upper section to run cold. In such cases the benefits of extra height may well be cancelled out by excessive heat-loss from the exposed section. In addition, any chimney that runs cold at its upper extremity is likely to foul up rapidly owing to the large volumes of condensate produced.

Chimney temperature

The flue gases fed to a chimney should be hot enough to promote an adequate draught and must be kept as hot as possible until they exit at the top. This is best achieved by constructing the chimney in lightweight insulated materials that heat up rapidly. The chimney should also be contained within the warmth and shelter of the building for as much of its length as possible. Twin wall sectional chimneys use just 25mm of insulation so it is particularly important to minimise their exposure to the elements. Clearly the situation shown at right is undesirable and should be avoided.

Any masonry chimney is by definition ‘stone cold’ and will quickly chill hot flue gases fed to it. The best way to counter this is to fit a low-mass flexible liner which heats up rapidly and helps to keep the flue gases hot throughout its length.

What type of stove do I need?

To find the best stove for your requirements you will need to consider various questions. Your stove should be chosen with due consideration given to the size of space the stove is being asked to heat. To this you need to add any other personal requirements such as whether you want it to do any water heating, what the installation requirements might be, aesthetic preference, etc.

For more in depth information please see our 1st Time Buyers Guide which gives a more detailed breakdown of the important areas to consider.

Morsø 2840

Morso 2840

The iconic Squirrel stove has been redesigned for Winter 2018. The result is this stylish triangular wood burning stove, that will fit perfectly into a corner. When installed with an insulated flue, it can be placed just 125mm from the wall to either side in a corner, making it an excellent option for smaller rooms that do not currently have a chimney. With airwash technology, an efficiency of 81% and SIA Ecodesign Ready, it is a great example of a modern stove.

SPECIFICATIONS – Morsø 2840 Squirrel

Output 4.5kW
Net Efficiency 81%
Clean Burn Airwash Technology yes
Construction
Flue Outlet top and rear
Flue Size 125mm (5″)
Grate Type wood burning only
Guarantee 10 years
Additional Finishes black only
Max Log Length 300mm
Boilers available no

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DIMENSIONS

Height 706mm
Width 452mm
Depth 366mm
Height to centre of rear flue 569mm
Depth to centre of top flue 172mm

 

Morsø 4441

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Morsø 4441

Output  5.7
Efficiency
Airwash System  Yes
Construction  steel, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  150
Grate Type  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  black only
Max Log Length
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height  587mm
Width  484mm
Depth  341mm
Height to centre of rear flue  488mm
Depth to centre of top flue  121mm

 

Charnwood Arc 7

The Charnwood Arc 7 is a revolutionary new multi-fuel stove. With a simplified air control it is easy to operate, and sets the bench mark for a new generation of modern, clean burning stoves with low emissions and outstanding efficiencies of over 80%.

It is a slim, upright model that can be placed just 150mm away from combustible materials to the rear, making it a great choice for freestanding installations in rooms that are slightly larger than average.

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Specifications – Charnwood Arc 7

Output  7kW
Efficiency 81% (Wood) , 79% (Solid Fuel)
Energy Performance Rating  A +
EcoDesign Ready  yes
Airwash System  yes
Construction   plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size   150mm (6″)
Grate Type  converting grate
Guarantee  10 years
Colour  Black, plus 8 Charnwood colours
Stand options low stand and store stand
Max Log Length  290mm

Dimensions – Charnwood Arc 7

Height – low stand  832mm
Height – store stand  1040mm
Width  493mm
Depth  449mm
Height to centre of rear flue – low stand  686mm
Height to centre of rear flue – store stand 894mm
Depth to centre of top flue  169mm

Downloads

Charnwood Arc 7 Specification Sheet

Morsø 8140 / 8143

The Morsø 8100 Series comprises 3 cast-iron stoves, which set new standards in stove design both in terms of functionality and aesthetics. The stove has a clean and simple design, where the combination of soft rounded contours and simple details give the stove a light and timeless look.

This guarantees you a classically beautiful stove that will last for decades, while the cast iron’s raw and living structure will provide both a rustic and exclusive tone. The stove’s large glass area provides a feeling of watching an open fire.

SPECIFICATIONS – Morsø 8140 / 8143

Output  6.4kW
Net Efficiency  80.5%
Clean Burn Airwash Technology  yes
Construction  cast-iron, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  150mm (5″)
Grate Type  wood burning only
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  black only / stand options
Max Log Length  300mm
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height – 8140  869mm
Height – 8143  1031mm
Width  530mm
Depth  450mm
Height to centre of rear flue  851mm
Depth to centre of top flue  209mm

Tippy Ash carriers

Tippy ash carriers were invented to deal with the problem of disposing of ash and hot cinders. They safely and cleanly enclose the hot ashes so that no more flooring will be spoiled or ashes blown in your face when you put them outside.

Made from high quality galvanised British steel a Tippy is the perfect solution to a messy problem.

Tippy Ash Carrier

Firehawk Carbon Monoxide Detector Alarm

The Firehawk Carbon Monoxide detector is designed with a sealed-in lifetime lithium battery of 7 years and comes with a top quality Figaro electro-chemical sensor ensuring accuracy and longevity. It features an automatic sensor test function and End of Life indicator – 3 short beeps every minute indicates the end of the sensor’s life.

Versatile Mounting System allows the alarm to be fixed to a surface or to be used free-standing.

Size: 100mm high, 65mm wide and 30mm deep

Available from Backwoodsman.

Log baskets

A log basket is going to be essential to go with your new stove! We hold a range of styles and stock can change.

 

Fire tools and companion sets

We stock a range of companion sets and individual fire tools as they are a major stove accessory. Most stands will contain a selection of a brush, poker, shovel and tongs mounted on an attractive stand. Our range includes traditional and more modern styles with a mix of black, brass and chrome finishes.

Our stock changes regularly so call us if you are looking for a particular set.

Stove Thermometers

These high temperature thermometers are designed to give you important control information for wood and multi-fuel burning conditions.

Available in both stovepipe and stovetop versions they help indicate the optimal burning conditions for your stove enabling you to operate it safely and efficiently. (Please note the stovepipe version is not suitable for use with a twin-wall chimney.)

The three zones indicate conditions as follows;-

  1. Under-firing which causes incomplete combustion resulting in a dirty  chimney and inefficient use of fuel.
  2. Optimal temperature range when the stove is operating most cleanly and efficiently.
  3. Over-firing when the stove is being over-heated which may cause damage to the stove and also wastes wood as much of the heat produced goes up the chimney.

We stock a range of reliable, branded stove thermometers, but stock often changes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISOKERN new chimney construction

DM Double Module Chimney System

When the ease of construction and maximum insulation matter then the Double Module System comes into its own. This chimney system is designed to be quick and easy to install.

The lightweight blocks are easy to handle. The outer and inner blocks are laid at the same time but with staggered joints for safety and stability. The double layer of pumice separated by an air gap maximises the chimney insulation.

The Pumice chimney systems are suitable for wood logs, solid fuel, oil and gas (not suitable for condensing appliances).

Features

  • Zero distance to combustibles on straight rendered chimneys (when using top ring terminal)
  • Quick and easy to assemble
  • Lightweight materials, easy to handle
  • Highly insulating pumice for better draw and minimum heat loss
  • Staggered joints for maximum safety and stability
  • Air gaps between outer casing and flue prevents surface staining
  • Good resistance to temperature variations gives the maximum performance for your appliance.
  • CE Certified to EN1858 with the designation T450, NI, D, 3, G (00).

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Prima Smooth single wall pipe

Prima Smooth is a lightweight precision engineered product, designed for use on atmospheric wood burning and multifuel appliances with continuous operating temperatures of up to 600C.

The joints in the pipe are designed to give a smooth visual appearance and Prima Smooth is available in two surface finishes:-

  • Matt 316L grade stainless steel.
  • Matt black painted 316L grade stainless steel using a special high temperature resistant paint.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

  • 316L Grade Stainless Steel
  • Attractive appearance
  • Lightweight
  • Available in matt black or steel finish
  • Can be painted
  • Available in 125, 150, 180 & 200mm internal diameters
  • Two surface and two thicknesses available 1m & 0.6m

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Woodwarm Phoenix Firewren 4kW Convector

Firewren 4kW Convector

 

The convector version of the Firewren has built in heat shields to enable it to be placed closer to combustibles, such as plasterboard walls. As the smallest stove in the Phoenix Eco range, they are ideal for smaller rooms or garden buildings. Redesigned in 2019, the stove exceeds the requirements of the EcoDesign 2022 scheme and is efficient, easy to use, and stylish.

All the Phoenix range feature the unique clean burn air wash system that keeps your glass clean at all times, is available with an integral log store base if required, are suitable for a 12mm super imposed hearth and feature an interchangeable flue outlet position. The stove runs out of a 127mm flue and has a full riddling grate.

The Phoenix Firewren 4kW is the baby of the range but has a large door which gives the impression of a bigger fire.

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Phoenix Firewren 4kW Convector

Output  4kW
Net Efficiency 79.6% (wood, 79.7% (ancit)
Energy Efficiency Rating  A
Clean Burn Airwash Technology  yes
Construction  plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  125mm (5″)
Grate Type  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour opions / leg and stand options / heat shield available
Max Log Length  310mm
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height  635mm (tall 835mm)
Width  472mm
Depth  391mm
Height to centre of rear flue  480mm (Tall 680)
Depth to centre of top flue  122mm

 

Woodwarm Wildwood Range 6 – 20kW

Wildwood 6kW Flat Top with Wildwood Base

The Woodwarm Wildwood range of stoves have been developed to be environmentally friendly, burning only wood as a totally sustainable fuel. This range is developed from the same body size as their Fireview compatriots. The range is designed to meet all your heating needs, with outputs ranging from 5kW up to 20kW to heat any size of room. Wildwood stoves epitomise the design detail of an efficient air washed clean burning stove. They are easy to light and use.

All Woodwarm stoves feature an excellent air wash system. After circulating the stove, pre-heated air flushes down the double glazed door, keeping the glass perfectly clean at all times – even at low temperatures. Superior cleanburn efficiency means that not only is more heat achieved on less fuel, but combustion by-products in the flue are also reduced causing fewer flue problems.

Various styling options are available including legs, integral store stand , canopy and optional brass fittings.

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Fireview 6 – 20kW

Output  5kW – 20kW
Net Efficiency  79.7%
Clean Burn Airwash Technology  yes
Construction  plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Diameter  155mm (6″)
Grate Type  wood burning base only
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour opions / leg and stand options / heat shield available
Max Log Length  Variable depending on model
Boilers available  no

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Woodwarm Phoenix Fireblaze 6kW Convector

The Woodwarm Phoenix is a range of modern, stylish and efficient multi fuel stoves, all of which are Defra approved. They feature the unique clean burn air wash system that keeps your glass clean at all times and have incredibly high efficiency ratings. There are four models in the family, all of which are available with an integral log store base if required. Phoenix models are suitable for a 12mm super imposed hearth and feature an interchangeable flue outlet position.

The Phoenix Fireblaze 6kW is stunning clean looking multifuel stove, the large door giving an unhindered view of the fire. The convector model shown has the added benefit of a reduction in distances to combustibles, particularly to the side which makes it an excellent choice for a corner installation. Shown here with an integral log store base which gives an overall height of 835mm. It runs on a 127mm flue.

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Phoenix Fireblaze 6kW Convector

Output  6kW
Net Efficiency  82.9%
Clean Burn Airwash Technology  yes
Construction  plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  127mm (5″)
Grate Type  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour opions / integral store stand option /
Max Log Length  440mm
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height  STD 635mm / TALL 835mm
Width  552mm
Depth  302mm
Height to centre of rear flue  STD 480mm / TALL 680mm
Depth to centre of top flue  132.50mm

 

Woodwarm Phoenix Firegem 5kW Convector

The Woodwarm Phoenix is a range of modern, stylish and efficient multi fuel stoves, all of which are Defra approved. They feature the unique clean burn air wash system that keeps your glass clean at all times and have incredibly high efficiency ratings. There are four models in the family, all of which are available with an integral log store base if required. Phoenix models are suitable for a 12mm super imposed hearth and feature an interchangeable flue outlet position.

The Phoenix Firegem 5kW is a slender version of the Fireblaze and is an ideal stove to fit in shallow fireplaces for less protrusion into the room or free-standing with a sectional chimney. The convector model shown has the added benefit of a reduction in distances to combustibles, particularly to the side which makes it an excellent choice for a corner installation. Shown here with an integral log store base which gives an overall height of 835mm. As with the rest of the Phoenix Range it runs on a 127mm flue.

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Phoenix Firegem 5kW Convector

Output  5kW
Net Efficiency  82.9%
Clean Burn Airwash Technology  yes
Construction  plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  127mm (5″)
Grate Type  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour opions / store stand option / heat shield available
Max Log Length  440mm
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height  STD 635mm / TALL 835mm
Width  552mm
Depth  302mm
Height to centre of rear flue  STD 480mm / TALL 680mm
Depth to centre of top flue  132.50mm

 

Charnwood Vlaze Heat Shields and Hearths

Charnwood Vlaze Heat Shield – Mini Moderns Whitby

These contemporary enamel wall-hung heatshields are made by Charnwood, and bring a stylish solution to the problem of placing a stove close to a combustible wall. The vitreous enamel panel features a dual skin that provides thermal protection and an effective convection system that distributes heat back into the room.

By using a Vlaze panel you can halve the distance to combustibles to the side or back of a stove, depending on where it is placed. For Charnwood stoves the distance is brought down to just 100mm.

As well as making it easier to locate a stove close to a plasterboard wall, the panels also create a focal point in the room, setting off your stove installation visually. Using a rail mounted system the heat shield is quick and easy to install and is available in three sizes to suit most freestanding stove models.

Matching hearths are now available as well, in plain and patterned finishes. Sizes available are:  1000 x 300 x 12mm, 800 x 850 x 12mm, 900 x 900 x 12mm, 800 x 1000 x 12mm, and 1100 x 1200 x 16mm

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood Vlaze Heat Shield

Wall Mounted Heat Shield A 800 x 1200mm
Wall Mounted Heat Shield B 800 x 1800mm
Wall Mounted Heat Shield C 1100 x 1800mm

Further information:

The Vlaze brochure is available online, on their specialist Vlaze website.

 

Charnwood C-Four Insert

Charnwood C-Four Insert

Based on the free standing C-Four this stove is designed to fit into a standard fireplace. Featuring a single air control and an integrated outlet for ducting external air the C-Four Insert burns exceptionally clean with outsdanding efficiency. This stove also features a converting grate for efficient multi fuel burning.

All C-Series models are designed to meet DEFRA requirements for smoke control exemption; allowing wood to be burnt in smoke control areas.

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood C-Four

Output  5kW
Net Efficiency  80.0%
Clean Burn Airwash Technology  yes
Construction  plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Diameter  150mm (6″)
Grate Type  wood burning or multifuel drop in grate
Guarantee  10 years (1 year if bought online)
Additional Options  colours available
Max Log Length  255mm
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height (external frame dimensions)  590mm
Width (external frame dimensions)  485mm
Depth  383mm
Height to centre of rear flue  458mm
Depth to centre of top flue  121mm

 

Woodwarm Firewarm 4.5

This attractive stove features an integral multifuel grate, excellent air controls and is a popular choice when a smaller stove is required.

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Firewarm

Output  4.5kW
Airwash System  yes
Construction plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  5″
Grate Type  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour options
Max Log Length  28mm
Boilers available  no

DIMENSIONS

Height  552mm
Width  434mm
Depth  359mm
Height to centre of rear flue  370mm
Depth to centre of top flue  92mm

Charnwood Arc 5

Charnwood Arc (with store stand)
Charnwood Arc 5 (with store stand)

The sleek Arc 5 is available in two heights, making it suitable for a wide range of settings. With a small clearance of 80mm to combustibles at the back, it is a useful stove for placing close to a wall, and this helps to reduce its overall footplate in the room.

Operated by one single air control the combustion system drastically reduces emissions and gives a superior flame pattern. It is therefore environmentally friendly with exceptionally low smoke emissions, and exceeds the new Eco Design standards and DEFRA exemption limits.

Fuel saving: over 80% efficient when burning wood or smokeless fuel.

Image gallery – Charnwood Arc 5

Specifications – Charnwood Arc 5kW

Output  5kW
Efficiency 81% (Wood) , 82% (Solid Fuel)
Energy Performance Rating  A +
EcoDesign Ready  yes
Airwash System  yes
Construction   plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size   125mm (5″)
Grate Type  converting grate
Guarantee  10 years
Colour  Black, plus 8 Charnwood colours
Stand Options low stand and store stand
Max Log Length  290mm

Dimensions

Height – low stand  733mm
Height – store stand  933mm
Width  453mm
Depth  448mm
Height to centre of rear flue – low stand  595mm
Height to centre of rear flue – store stand  794mm
Depth to centre of top flue  163mm

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Charnwood Arc 5 Specification Sheet

Woodwarm Phoenix Eco Firebug 8kW

The largest of the Phoenix range is the Firebug, which has the same large glass window as the smaller Firegem and Fireblaze, which offers an exceptional view of the flames. All the Phoenix range are easy to light and control, and feature the unique clean burn air wash system that keeps your glass clean at all times. It is available as a taller version as well, plus as a convector version that is suitable for being placed closer to combustibles.  Phoenix models are suitable for a 12mm super imposed hearth and feature an interchangeable flue outlet position with a 152mm flue.

NOTE:  Until Spring 2019 the Firebug was a wider, 10kW stove. With the 2019 redesign to improve efficiency, they have also made it the same width as the Firegem (5kW) and the Fireblaze (6kW) but deeper. It is now rated at 8kW but as with all the Phoenix range it is a gutsy stove and would provide more heat if pushed.  The portfolio photos therefore show the old style Firebug, but we will be adding photos of the new version as they become available.

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Phoenix Firebug 8kW

Output  8kW
Efficiency  78.4% (wood),  79.9% (ancit)
Energy Efficiency Rating  A
Airwash System  yes
Construction  plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  152mm (6″)
Grate Type  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour options / store stand option / heat shield available
Max Log Length  440mm
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height  TALL 835mm / STD 635mm
Width  552mm
Depth 405mm
Height to centre of rear flue  TALL 680mm / STD 480mm
Depth to centre of top flue  118mm

 

Rutland Convector Fire

The Rutland is an open inset convector fire with an efficiency rating of over 50% which far exceeds that of an ordinary open fire which has an efficiency rating of around 10%.

The Rutland is a double skinned, heavy steel space heater which recuperates the heat normally lost up the chimney. This is achieved by finned heat exchanger within the double walls. It maximises the heat from any fuel and warms the whole room with convected warm air. The fire also cures most smoke problems and is easy to install into any fireplace, new or existing.

The Rutland features;-

  • An adjustable flue damper which can be closed when not in use
  • Double side walls, maximising the Heat Exchange area
  • Wood burning tray with a choice of log retaining frets
  • Coal Grate with replaceable cast iron inserts
  • Safe hook-on SPARKGUARD
  • Choice of 15 standard sizes
  • Choice of frame shape – straight, curved, Tudor
  • Choice of frame widths – 50, 60, 65, 75, 100mm
  • ‘Made-to-Measure’ facility
  • Air Supply Flap in the base to utilise outside air if required

SPECIFICATIONS – The Rutland

Output  variable depending on fire size
Net Efficiency  50%
Construction  plate steel
Flue Size  180mm (7″) minimum
Grate Type  wood burning tray or coal grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  straight, curved or Tudor
Max Log Length  variable depending on fire size
Boilers available  no

DIMENSIONS – variable depending on model and size. Please contact us for further details on sizing. Made-to-Measure option is also available.

Jetmaster Standard 18″

The Jetmaster Standard 18″ is a hand-built solid steel construction with a clean, contemporary design. It comes with a no-smoke guarantee – the smoke goes up the chimney, not into the room. It is suitable for both wood or muti-fuel.

There are three available styles: Standard Log Retainer, Horizontal Log Retainer &Standard Basket Grate.     The Standard 18″ fits a 18 × 22 × 14″ opening.

The only approved inset open fire by HETASThe official body recognised by UK Government to approve biomass and solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services. and Gastec CREAn energy consultancy, Notified Body, UKAS-accredited testing laboratory and training centre with expertise in gas, oil, solid fuel, renewable technologies, water and electricity.

  • No-smoke guarantee: Smoke goes up the chimney, not into the room
  • Convection efficiency: Heat goes into the room, not up the chimney
  • 3 available styles: Standard Log Retainer, Horizontal Log Retainer & Standard Basket Grate

SPECIFICATIONS – Jetmaster Standard 18″

Output  3.6kW
Net Efficiency  47%
Construction  steel body
Grate Type  woodtray or multifuel basket available
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  black only
Boilers available  no

DIMENSIONS

Frame Height  576mm
Frame Width  503mm
Fire Box Height  549mm
Fire Box Width  448mm
Fire Box Depth  350mm