Charnwood C4 5kW Wood Burning Stove British (multifuel via kit)

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Charnwood C5

Fantastic service from beginning to end. I spent a lot of time with the help of SFW website picking the correct stove that would fit our needs. Text to arrange delivery which was delivered on time and well packed. Good quality register plate and stove pipe was a welcome gift and made the installation easy. The stove itself is exactly as described. Easy to use and clean. The Charnwood C5 looks and feels quality and hopefully will last the test of time.
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Fantastic

Beautiful stove. Solid construction. Feels like it will last a lifetime. Very controllable, fantastic heat output and a lovely view of the flames.

The communication and updates from Stove Fitters Warehouse are second to none. Advised of delivery date two days beforehand and arrived perfectly.

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

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

MATERIAL & Output

Material: Steel construction (10 year body guarantee)

Output: 4.9kW
(max approx: 6.5kW)

Material & Output

Material: Steel construction
(10 year body guarantee)

Output: 4.9kW
(max approx: 6.5kW)

DImensions

Body
Width: 416mm
Height: 560mm
Depth: 373mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

Dimensions

Body
Width: 416mm
Height: 560mm
Depth: 373mm

Flue
5" (125mm)

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

Julian's Thoughts

You really cannot go wrong here. Very popular UK-made stove.

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

Julian's Thoughts

You really cannot go wrong here. Very popular UK-made stove.

Description

About the Charnwood C4 BLU

This is the Ecodesign Ready version of this 5kW perfectly-proportioned stove (BLU means Ecodesign), not to be confused with the cheaper, older version.

The Isle of Wight is where this extremely popular stove is manufactured, making it an ideal choice for those requiring "Made in Britain". It was rumoured that the Charnwood C4 was, FOR MANY YEARS, the number one selling stove within the United Kingdom.

An innovative rear adaptor is available and this is very useful if the stove is to be fitted into a shallow recess. Charnwood request six inches of air gap left and right of the stove and so a narrow recess may not be ideal.

 

  • 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 "bronze" shown)

Store stand (colour "almond" 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 700mm but is reduced to 200mm with the shield.

Charnwood also offer two stands: high leg (adds 15cm) and log store (adds 205cm).

See "Customers Also Bought".

Specifications

Output & Fuel

Wood-only (can only burn wood).
Nominal 4.9kW. Max. 6.5kW.

This stove will run happily at 2-6.5kW 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 usually replaceable.

This stove can burn wood only.

What size stove to choose? Advice here


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

78.3% (as a rough guide 78.3% of heat goes to the room with 21.7% going up the chimney)

Don't overthink efficiency. 75%-85% is fine.

Stoves with 90%+ efficiency may not work so well on shorter chimneys.


External Air

This stove can be fitted with an external air kit. Usually this option is not relevant unless an air vent is required and the property owners are aiming for an airtight space.

See "Customers Also Bought".

Air vent advice here


Body & Door

Steel construction (10-year body guarantee).

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: 560mm
Width: 416mm
Depth: 373mm
Front of pipe to rear of stove: 272mm

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: 26.5cm
Height: 26.5cm


Flue

5" (125mm) collar top or rear

Rear adaptor available so stove can still be "swept through stove"

Can be installed with a 5" or 6" chimney liner


Air Gaps

Distance to combustibles SIDE: 600mm
Distance to combustibles REAR: 700mm (200mm 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 Size

Max log length: 255mm

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 10 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