Charnwood Aire 5kW Wood Burning Stove British

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Charnwood's flagship stove for 2021

Very stylish with a large viewing window. I do like the fact that this stove is manufactured in the UK. I also prefer stoves with a single air control so that's that box ticked. Welldone Charnwood.
Julian Patrick, Managing Director, Stovefitter's Warehouse.

DEFRA Approved Logo

DEFRA Approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas).

DEFRA Approved

This stove can burn wood in a Smoke Control Area (most towns and cities are Smoke Control Areas)

Eco Design 2022

Eco Design 2022

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations).

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

Eco Design 2022

This stove is certified as Ecodesign compliant (has passed the new and stringent 2022 regulations)

Ecodesign & myths about pollution

Heat Output

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 8kW)

Material & Output

Material: Steel with a cast-iron door

Output: 5kW
(max approx: 8kW)

Stove Dimensions

DImensions

Body
Width: 470mm
Height: 600mm
Depth: 426mm

Flue
6" (150mm)

Dimensions

Body
Width: 470mm
Height: 600mm
Depth: 426mm

Flue
6" (150mm)

Key selling points

KEY SELLING POINTS

Made in the UK
Premium Product
Single air control
Large glass

 

Key Selling Points

Made in the UK

Premium Product

Single air control

Large glass

Stovefitters' opinion

Julian's Thoughts

Charnwood's flagship 5kW stove is very nice indeed.

You might also like: DG Ivar 5, Heta Inspire 45

Julian's Thoughts

Charnwood's flagship 5kW stove is very nice indeed and you really cannot go wrong

You might also like: DG Ivar 5, Heta Inspire 45.

Description

About the Charnwood Aire

"Where's it made?" I hear you cry. Well, with this stove I can relax, switch off the defences and reply "right here in good old Blighty". Surely this is a good start to any product introduction and I also get to spout a few facts on the Isle of Wight, where Charnwood is based (the UK's sunniest place, most haunted island in the world and more). But that's when you are in our stove shop and I've got you cornered... for now, let's crack on.

The Charnwood Aire is a wood-only stove (the trend is now in this direction) and has a super-large ceramic glass. Here at Stovefitter's we are very much a fan of the single air control (one control that does everything) and this design is a pleasure to use.

The Aire has an 80mm rear spigot for connection to external air should a property be particularly airtight.

If you are looking for a British-made, 5kW, modern, Eco Design stove then perhaps your search is over?

Stovefitter's full test and review coming soon...

 

  • Cleanburn Airwash Technology
  • Quattroflow Air Management System
  • Cool-to-touch for safe and easy reloading
  • Drop down throat plate enabling the chimney to be swept through the stove
  • Meets the UK building requirements for installation with a 12mm non-combustible hearth
  • Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal

Standard leg (colour "pewter" shown)

Store stand (colour "black" shown)

Not one for following the crowd and choosing a black stove? Charnwood offer a variety of other colours. Please contact us for a quote and delivery estimate.

Note that coloured stoves are made to order and can take a few weeks (longer in peak season).

Charnwood offers a useful rear adaptor for this stove allowing the flue to be connected further back on the stove. The flue can still be swept thorough the stove with this adaptor.

A rear heat shield is another useful option. Distance to combustibles at the rear of the stove is usually 350mm but is reduced to 100mm with the shield.

See "Customers Also Bought".

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Wood-only (can only burn wood)
Nominal 5kW. Max. 7.5kW

This stove will run happily at 2kW - 7.5kW depending on fuel load. Note that running the stove at a higher fuel level than that specified in the manufacturer's manual may cause degradation of stove innards (firebricks, baffle etc.) although these are replaceable (and repairable with beige fire cement).

What size stove do I need?


Eco Credentials

This stove meets and exceeds the new 2022 Ecodesign regulations

This stove is approved by DEFRA to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area


Efficiency

82% (as a rough guide 82% of heat goes to the room with 18% going up the chimney).

Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine and 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter or difficult chimneys.


External Air

Yes, this stove can be fitted with an external air kit (draws air from outside via pipe direct to stove). Usually this option is not relevant unless a room air-vent is required and the property is airtight (by design or choice).

See "Customers Also Bought".

Air vent advice here


Body & Door

Steel stove (5-year body guarantee) with cast-iron door

What to buy steel or cast-iron? Do not overthink. Steel heats fast. Cast-iron takes a little longer but retains heat longer as fire dies.


Hearth

This stove can, if sited outside of a fireplace recess, be sited on a 12mm thick hearth.

If in a fireplace recess, a full 125mm thickness constructional hearth is required. This will usually be in place as part of the recess design.

Hearth regulation advice here

Dimensions

Dimensions

Height: 600mm
Height with log store: 755mm
Width: 470mm
Depth: 426mm (470mm with rear adaptor)
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 240mm

Flue outlet: 6" (150mm)

Which fitting pack for my liner? A fitting pack includes all you need except liner and chimney closure plate (also sometimes known as register plate)? Advice here


Glass

Viewing area (from outside stove looking in)

Width: TBC
Height: ?cm


Flue

6" (150mm) collar top or rear (can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner)

Top or rear connection


Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 350mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 350mm (100mm with optional heatshield)

To non-combustibles there are no hard rules but, around the stove, a 50mm minimum air gap is recommended to brick/stone. This to be increased to 100mm for rendered or boarded surfaces. Prior to purchasing any stove download the installation manual to check that manufacturers do not have any additional requirements.

Distances & heat shield advice


Log Length

Maximum log length: 300mm

Delivery Promise

We offer 14 days from delivery to report any courier damage to your stove. If a stove is damaged by the courier we will replace or refund as desired.

Guarantee

Manufacturer's Guarantee

The manufacturer offers a 5 year body guarantee

Glass

Why do we sell glass insurance (pre-ticked box close to ADD TO CART button)? Because glass is classed, in the stoves industry, as a consumable item and not covered under ANY guarantee by any manufacture for any reason whatsoever. If it breaks or cracks on day one or day twenty it is not covered. If the inside of the glass goes cloudy or gets any kind of surface coating or etching then it is not covered (it will be to do with what you are burning according to manufacturers and glass makers). Glass usually costs £30-£60 plus postage but can be more on higher end models.

Performance

Defra-approved or/and Ecodesign stoves are designed and thoroughly tested before being allowed onto the market and every stove sold is identical. In the rare event a stove does not perform as well as expected it is always down to the installation, the chimney or circumstances unique to the property (pressure imbalances caused by local conditions, down drafts etc.). Here at Stovefitter's we have taken stoves back on a number of occasions for testing on our chimney and in every situation the stoves performed as expected (we may of course find a faulty stove one day but never as yet). We may, at our discretion, take a stove back once it has been used and in this situation a 50% refund would be provided (stove would be sold as second hand). We would, however, offer a 33% refund on a replacement stove.

£ PRICE MATCH £

We will happily strive to match any price you may have from any other supplier as long as the other supplier has it in stock.
Offered an "ex-display" or "shop soiled"? We will strive to offer you a new stove for the same price.

Already have a chimney? You need 1. Stove 2. Liner 3. Fitting Pack 4. Chimney closure plate (Hardiebacker board from Builder's merchants or galvanised sheet).That's it!
No chimney? Check out our shed kits or let us design your clip-together chimney design - easy peasy.

Stovefitter's Warehouse is owned and managed by Julian Patrick, blogger and author of The Stove Fitter's Manual. Julian was previously a full-time installer of wood-burning stoves (including solid fuel heating systems). He laid down the tools in 2013 to write his stove manual and open a small shop in North Wales (the Wood Stove Hut, soon to grow into The Stovefitter's Warehouse).

More info about the company and Julian's team here