Charnwood Stoves

A family-run business, Charnwood was founded in 1972 on the Isle of Wight by AJ Wells and Sons. It is the oldest manufacturer of wood-burning stoves in the UK and is still run by second and third generations of the family which is why it is one of the most respected and valued producers in the world. Our collection offers a range of exquisite Charnwood stoves from the Aire collection to the stunning Island II Blu for a unique centrepiece for any home. 

To find out more about installing a Charnwood Stove in your home, contact one of our experts for a free consultation.

Charnwood Stove FAQs

All Charnwood stoves offer excellent efficiency but their most efficient has to be the Skye 5. This is most energy efficient at 86% which far exceeds the Eco Design Standards. Charnwood’s Blu clean burning technology burns the smoke resulting in low emissions and high efficiencies.

A 5kw stove is usually the best heat ouput for most London sitting rooms. A stove is primarily designed to heat a single room rather than the entire house, although the heat will move around if internal doors are left open.

You only need planning permission for installing a wood-burning stove if your house is a grade 1 or 2 listed building (i.e. a building of historic interest). You may also need planning permission if installing a stove in a new structure such as a rear extension or side return.

Fitting, altering or replacing an external flue, chimney, or soil and vent pipe is normally considered to be permitted development, not requiring planning consent, if the conditions outlined below are met:

Flues on the rear or side elevation of the building are allowed to a maximum of one metre above the highest part of the roof

If the building is listed or in a designated area even if you enjoy permitted development rights it is advisable to check with your local planning authority before a flue is fitted

In a designated area the flue should not be fitted on the principal or side elevation that fronts a highway.