Morso 6843 / 6848

The 6800 series of stoves by Morsø Foundry consists of a small convection stove that fits perfectly into rooms with a low heat demand. The stove builds on the principles of the popular 6100 series with the addition of a new door with automatic self-closing, a rounded-off top plate in solid cast iron and an elegant handle that remains cool when lit.

The Morsø 6843 is supplied with a log storage base, which is practical as well as offering a good view of the rustic log pile. The 6848 has a pedestal that lifts the stove and gives it a light and free-standing appearance. The combination of raw cast iron and soft round lines results in a stove that stands out from the crowd, and suits the clean modern style of living. The stove is EcoDesign Ready and meets the high environmentally requirements, ensuring clean combustion.

SPECIFICATIONS – Morsø 6843 / 6848

Output  5kW
Net Efficiency  80.1%
Clean Burn Airwash Technology  yes
Construction  steel, cast iron, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  125mm (5″)
Grate Type  wood burning only
Guarantee  5 years
Additional Finishes  black only / stand options
Max Log Length  300mm
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height – 6843  950mm
Height – 6848  950mm
Width  451mm
Depth  386mm
Height to centre of rear flue – 6843  774mm
Height to centre of rear flue – 6848  774mm
Depth to centre of top flue  193mm

 

Charnwood Bay BX


The freestanding Bay BX is a sleek modern stove, which can be installed with a store stand, pedestal, or bench stand to give a range of contemporary looks.

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood Bay BX

Output 5kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Efficiency 81% (wood)
Ecodesign Ready yes
Airwash System yes
Construction plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet top only
Flue Size 150mm (6″)
Grate Type Woodburning. Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal
Guarantee 10 years
Additional Finishes 8 colours / stand options
Max Log Length 463mm
Boilers available no

Download Charnwood Bay BX Specification Sheet

DIMENSIONS

freestanding
Height 500mm
Width 688mm
Depth 403mm
Height to centre of rear flue n / a
Depth to centre of top flue unknown

 

Charnwood Aire 7


The 7kW Aire is a revolutionary new wood burning stove utilising the Charnwood BLU clean burning technology.  With an energy efficiency of 82% and low particulate emissions it exceeds the new Eco Design standards.

What catches the eye though is the large ceramic glass window which gives a stunning view of the fire. Charnwood has also slightly modified the way that air is introduced into the stove, and this affects the flame picture, making it more like seeing an open fire.

The Aire incorporates Charnwood’s unique BLU burning technology that is not only a vast improvement on the new 2022 Ecodesign standards but meets with Defra exemption limits; allowing wood to be burnt cleanly and safely in smoke control areas.

The Aire has a modern look but is softened by the curves on the door and stand. It would suit a wide range of room styles. It is available in two heights, and the standard eight Charnwood colours that are shown below.

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood Aire 7

Output 7kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Efficiency 82% (wood)
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 Woodburning. Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal
Guarantee 10 years
Additional Finishes 8 colours / stand options
Max Log Length 390mm
Boilers available no

Download Aire 7 Specification Sheet

DIMENSIONS

low stand store stand
Height 600mm 755mm
Width 535mm 535mm
Depth 428mm 428mm
Height to centre of rear flue 490 645mm
Depth to centre of top flue 176mm from back 176mm from back

 

Charnwood Cranmore 7


The Charnwood Cranmore 7 is a classic new wood burning stove designed and made on the Isle of Wight. It takes inspiration from the Regency era with a single framed glass door and archetypal detailing. The pleasing proportions of the Cranmore make it well suited to a traditional fireplace and with a large picture window it is an ideal replacement for an open fire. With an excellent 110mm clearance to combustibles at the rear when it is installed with twin wall flue and a stove mounted heat shield, it is also a good choice for a freestanding stove close to a plasterboard wall.

The Cranmore 7 uses Charnwood clean burn Blu technology for an exceptionally efficient 7kw output and has been awarded a clearSkies level 5 rating. It is incredibly simple to operate with one single air control and features a Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal.

It is available in a range of colours and features a firm close, cool-to-touch, handle for safe and easy reloading.

The difference between an open fire and the Cranmore in terms of its efficiency and eco-credentials shouldn’t be understated. The Cranmore produces a far more efficient burn and reduces PM emissions by 90%. Added to Charnwood’s policy of caring for the environment, in all aspects of the business, means a Cranmore stove is an environmentally sound heating solution you can be proud of.

Victorian, Georgian, and Regency period properties all provide a perfect backdrop for the traditional aesthetic of the Cranmore. The elegant and timeless design blended with the latest technology makes the Charnwood Cranmore nothing short of a modern classic.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood Cranmore 7

Output 7kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Efficiency 82% (wood)
Ecodesign Ready yes
Airwash System yes
Construction Plate steel, cast iron, fire bricks, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet top and rear
Flue Size 150mm (6″)
Grate Type Woodburning. Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal
Guarantee 10 years
Additional Finishes 8 colours / stand options
Max Log Length 390mm
Boilers available no

Download Charnwood Cranmore 7 specification sheet

DIMENSIONS

standard version
Height 651mm
Width 535mm
Depth 403mm
Height to centre of rear flue 541
Depth to centre of top flue 177mm from back

 

Charnwood Cranmore 5


The Charnwood Cranmore is a classic new wood burning stove designed and made on the Isle of Wight. It takes inspiration from the Regency era with a single framed glass door and archetypal detailing. The tall, slim proportions of the Cranmore make it well suited to installing within an existing fireplace. With an excellent 100mm clearance to combustibles at the rear when it is installed with twin wall flue and a stove mounted heat shield, it is also a good choice for a freestanding stove close to a plasterboard wall.

The Cranmore 5 uses Charnwood clean burn Blu technology for an exceptionally efficient 5kw output and has been awarded a clearSkies level 5 rating. It is incredibly simple to operate with one single air control and features a Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal.

It is available in a range of colours and features a firm close, cool-to-touch, handle for safe and easy reloading.

The difference between an open fire and the Cranmore in terms of its efficiency and eco-credentials shouldn’t be understated. The Cranmore produces a far more efficient burn and reduces PM emissions by 90%. Added to Charnwood’s policy of caring for the environment, in all aspects of the business, means a Cranmore stove is an environmentally sound heating solution you can be proud of.

Victorian, Georgian, and Regency period properties all provide a perfect backdrop for the traditional aesthetic of the Cranmore. The elegant and timeless design blended with the latest technology makes the Charnwood Cranmore nothing short of a modern classic.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood Cranmore 5

Output 5kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Efficiency 84% (wood)
Ecodesign Ready yes
Airwash System yes
Construction Plate steel, cast iron, fire bricks, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet top and rear
Flue Size 150mm (6″)
Grate Type Woodburning. Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal
Guarantee 10 years
Additional Finishes 8 colours / stand options
Max Log Length 300mm
Boilers available no

Download Cranmore 5 Specification Sheet

DIMENSIONS

standard version
Height 651mm
Width 470mm
Depth 403mm
Height to centre of rear flue 541
Depth to centre of top flue 177mm from back

 

Morsø 04

This stylish multifuel stove has excellent environmental credentials, and is perfect for installing into an existing fireplace. With its slim width and modest height it is a great option for fireplaces that are small in size.

The Morso Ø4 incorporates state-of-the art Fire-Slide control, which uses one control to regulate the air supply into the firebox.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Morsø Ø4

Output  5kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Net Efficiency 81%
Ecodesign Ready yes
ClearSkies Level awaiting results
Clean Burn Airwash Technology yes
Construction  plate steel with cast iron door, ceramic glass
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Diameter  125mm (5″)
Grate Type  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes
Max Log Length  400mm
Boilers available  no

DIMENSIONS

Height  573mm
Width  401mm
Depth  379mm
Height to centre of rear flue  488mm
Depth to centre of top flue  121mm

 

Charnwood Aire 3


The latest addition to the Aire range is this 3kW model. Perfect for yurts, cabins and small homes as well as small rooms in your home. With an efficiency of 86% and exceeding the Ecodesign 2022 certification with a Clear Skies rating of 5 stars.   Features include a large  glass window,  single air control for easy use,  and a cool-to -touch handle for safe reloading.

The Aire has a modern look but is softened by the curves on the door and stand. It would suit a wide range of room styles. It is available in two heights, and the standard eight Charnwood colours that are shown below.

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood Aire

Output 3.7 kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Efficiency 86% (wood)
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 Woodburning. Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal
Guarantee 10 years
Additional Finishes 8 colours / stand options
Max Log Length 250mm
Boilers available no

 

low stand store stand
Height 500mm 610mm
Width 384mm 384mm
Depth 344mm 344mm
Height to centre of rear flue 394mm 504mm
Depth to centre of top flue 135mm from back 135mm from back

 

Woodwarm Fireview Eco 9kW

Woodwarm Fireview Eco 9kW with traditional door in standard height

The Woodwarm Eco Fireview range is new for 2021 and by combining an advanced air wash and tertiary air system within the combustion chamber,  it has ultra low emissions that exceed the Ecodesign Ready 2022 standard and achieve the highest rating for ClearSkies certification.

The stoves are multifuel, but are also ideal for burning wood only as their grate forms a flat bed when closed. The handle stays cool to the touch, and the stoves are suitable for a 12mm superimposed hearth.

When the rear heat shield is fitted, the stove can be placed just 150mm from a combustible wall behind it, making it suitable for a free-standing installation.

The Woodwarm Eco Fireview range includes 5kw, 7kW and 9kW stoves which all have the same width of 545mm but vary in their depth. All the sizes are available as a short or tall version, plus have a choice of traditional or contemporary door.

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Fireview Eco 9kW

Output  9kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Net Efficiency 76.8% wood, 77.7% solid fuel
Ecodesign Ready yes
ClearSkies Level 5 (highest possible)
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  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour options / traditional or contemporary door / log store or standard height / heat shield available
Max Log Length  400mm
Hearth Suitable for a 12mm deep hearth
Boilers available  no

DIMENSIONS

Height  570 or 6740mm
Width  545mm
Depth  417mm
Height to centre of rear flue  457 or 627mm
Depth to centre of top flue  122mm

 

Woodwarm Fireview Eco 7kW

Woodwarm Fireview Eco 7kW standard height with traditional door

The Woodwarm Eco Fireview range is new for 2021 and by combining an advanced air wash and tertiary air system within the combustion chamber,  it has ultra low emissions that exceed the Ecodesign Ready 2022 standard and achieve the highest rating for ClearSkies certification.

The stoves are multifuel, but are also ideal for burning wood only as their grate forms a flat bed when closed. The handle stays cool to the touch, and the stoves are suitable for a 12mm superimposed hearth.

When the rear heat shield is fitted, the stove can be placed just 150mm from a combustible wall behind it, making it suitable for a free-standing installation.

The Woodwarm Eco Fireview range includes 5kw, 7kW and 9kW stoves which all have the same width of 545mm but vary in their depth. All the sizes are available as a short or tall version, plus have a choice of traditional or contemporary door.

Woodwarm Fireview Eco 7kW with log store and contemporary door

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Fireview Eco 5kW

Output  7.2kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Net Efficiency 79% wood, 79% solid fuel
Ecodesign Ready yes
ClearSkies Level 5 (highest possible)
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  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour options / traditional or contemporary door / log store or standard height / heat shield available
Max Log Length  400mm
Boilers available  no

DIMENSIONS

Height  570 or 6740mm
Width  545mm
Depth  381mm
Height to centre of rear flue  457 or 627mm
Depth to centre of top flue  122mm

 

Woodwarm Fireview Eco 5kW

Woodwarm Fireview Eco 5kW standard height with contemporary door

The Woodwarm Eco Fireview range is new for 2021 and by combining an advanced air wash and tertiary air system within the combustion chamber,  it has ultra low emissions that exceed the Ecodesign Ready 2022 standard and achieve the highest rating for ClearSkies certification.

The stoves are multifuel, but are also ideal for burning wood only as their grate forms a flat bed when closed. The handle stays cool to the touch, and the stoves are suitable for a 12mm superimposed hearth.

When the rear heat shield is fitted, the stove can be placed just 150mm from a combustible wall behind it, making it suitable for a free-standing installation.

The Woodwarm Eco Fireview range includes 5kw, 7kW and 9kW stoves which all have the same width of 545mm but vary in their depth. All the sizes are available as a short or tall version, plus have a choice of traditional or contemporary door.

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Woodwarm Fireview Eco 5kW

Output  5kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Net Efficiency 82.5% wood, 80.6% solid fuel
Ecodesign Ready yes
ClearSkies Level 5 (highest possible)
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  multifuel grate
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  colour options / traditional or contemporary door / log store or standard height / heat shield available
Max Log Length  400mm
Boilers available  no

DIMENSIONS

Height  570 or 6740mm
Width  545mm
Depth  345mm
Height to centre of rear flue  457 or 627mm
Depth to centre of top flue  122mm

 

Are stoves going to be banned?

The short answer is no.

Recent press coverage has been triggered by the decision to ban the sale of house coal and wet wood in England. It has not been suggested for Scotland. Since you should not be burning wet wood or house coal in a stove anyway, this should not have an impact but it is good to be aware of the ongoing situation.

Air Pollution in the UK

Air pollution, especially from fine particles (PM2.5’s ) that can infiltrate the lungs and bloodstream is a big issue in cities and towns across Britain. The main sources of these particulates are domestic wood and coal burning, industrial combustion, transport and industrial processes.

World Health Organisation Global ambient air pollution map, showing annual mean ambient PM2.5. Source: http://maps.who.int/airpollution/

As you can see the vast majority of the affected areas are in the south of the UK. There is one very small section in Glasgow where figures do exceed 10 annual mean ambient PM2.5’s on this data source but otherwise Scottish records are below this level.

Air Pollution in Scotland

According to the Air Pollutant Inventories for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland: 1990-2017 1, levels of PM2.5’s in Scotland have reduced by 68% since 1990. The map below shows the levels measured across Scotland in 2017.

Map of PM2.5 Emissions in Scotland, 2017 taken from Air Pollutant Inventories for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland: 1990-2017. Source: https://naei.beis.gov.uk/reports/reports?report_id=996

According to the report “Emissions of PM2.5 were estimated to be 8 kilotonnes in 2017, declining by 68% since 1990. These emissions account for 8% of the UK total in 2017. As with PM10, PM2.5 emissions have a large number of significant sources. However, process emissions tend to produce coarser PM fractions and as such, combustion emissions are of greater importance for PM2.5 compared to PM10. For PM2.5, the residential, commercial and public sector combustion category (which includes agricultural combustion and fishing vessels – NFR code 1A4) accounts for 42% of 2017 emissions. The primary drivers for the decline in emissions since 1990 are the switch in the fuel mix used in electricity generation away from coal and towards natural gas, particularly in the early timeseries, and later reductions in emissions from the transport sector due to the introduction of progressively more stringent emissions standards through time. Since 2005, declines in emissions have been offset by increases in emissions from the residential sector, and in particular, the combustion of wood.

So although the overall trend is very positive, we can see that the increasing contribution made by the burning of wood particularly in homes is a worry.

PM2.5 Emissions in Scotland taken from Air Pollutant Inventories for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland: 1990-2017. Source: https://naei.beis.gov.uk/reports/reports?report_id=996

This trend of households burning wood in open fires or stoves is creating an even greater rise in pollutants in England which has no doubt triggered these proposed changes to legislation.

What is going to happen?

The UK and Scottish Governments have been tackling air pollution for a number of years and it is showing positive results. As one source is reduced they are moving on to target the next one, and this is why stoves and open fires are now under the spotlight, and quite rightly so.

In 2019 the UK Government published its Draft Clean Air Strategy which included the following proposals:

  • 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

As air pollution is a devolved matter these changes will not directly impact us in Scotland, but it is thought that the Scottish Government may follow suit with similar measures.

Where we will feel an impact is in the stoves that will be available for sale, as UK and European stove manufacturers are already redesigning existing models and creating new models that meet these tighter regulations. These can be recognised by the Ecodesign Ready certification. So this is a benefit as more efficient stoves mean that more of the fuel that you are burning is being converted into heat in the room.

We published an article about this in February 2019 which you can read here: http://backwoodsman-stoves.co.uk/stoves-air-pollution/

Recent proposed ban on polluting fuels

The latest flurry of inaccurate reporting has been due to the proposals to ban sales of house coal and wet wood in England.  This will amongst other things stop the sale of small bags of unseasoned wood, and bags of house coal. It won’t stop people buying bulk quantities of logs to then season at home. It is not known if this measure will be implemented by the Scottish Government as well. The situation is summed up well by this article from The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/21/coal-wet-wood-how-uk-restrictions-work

Should I still buy a stove?

A stove is an important part of the heating supply for many houses especially in rural areas like ours. The government is not trying to stop this. It is targeting the sources of pollution which are open fires, inefficient and leaky stoves, the burning of house coal and wet wood. So yes, go ahead and buy a stove but make sure that it is efficient. Think about the fuels that you are going to be burning and how you will source and store them. There is more advice about this in our earlier article: http://backwoodsman-stoves.co.uk/stoves-air-pollution/

If you still have concerns or would like some advice then call us up for a chat on 01631 720539.

Further Information

Clean Air Strategy 2019 
Stove Industry Alliance (SIA)
HETAS Approved Solid Fuel list 
Air Pollutant Inventories for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland: 1990-2017
World Health Organisation Global ambient air pollution interactive map

 

Charnwood Aire 5


New for Winter 2019, the 5kW Aire is a revolutionary new wood burning stove utilising the Charnwood BLU clean burning technology.  With an energy efficiency of 84% and low particulate emissions it exceeds the new Eco Design standards.

What catches the eye though is the large ceramic glass window which gives a stunning view of the fire. Charnwood has also slightly modified the way that air is introduced into the stove, and this affects the flame picture, making it more like seeing an open fire.

The Aire incorporates Charnwood’s unique BLU burning technology that is not only a vast improvement on the new 2022 Ecodesign standards but meets with Defra exemption limits; allowing wood to be burnt cleanly and safely in smoke control areas.

The Aire has a modern look but is softened by the curves on the door and stand. It would suit a wide range of room styles. It is available in two heights, and the standard eight Charnwood colours that are shown below.

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood Aire

Output 5kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Efficiency 84% (wood)
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 Woodburning. Sliding firebed for clean and easy ash removal
Guarantee 10 years
Additional Finishes 8 colours / stand options
Max Log Length 300mm
Boilers available no

DOWNLOAD PRODUCT SPECIFICATION PDF
DIMENSIONS

low stand store stand
Height 600mm 755mm
Width 470mm 470mm
Depth 425mm 425mm
Height to centre of rear flue 489 645mm
Depth to centre of top flue 178mm from back 178mm from back

 

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
Energy Performance Rating A +
Efficiency 80% wood , 81% solid fuel
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

low stand store stand
Height 709mm 858mm
Width 568mm 568mm
Depth 390mm 390mm
Height to centre of rear flue 597mm 746mm
Depth to centre of top flue 135mm 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 Badger 3116

Following a thorough, technical upgrade and a design lift to the 3100 Series, the new Morsø 3116 stove stands out with a contemporary, elegant look and meets all the latest combustion principles, continuing all the best points from the classic Morsø stove. The stove has smooth sides on the convection model and a very fine ribbed pattern on the radiant. There is the option to have the stove with taller legs, as shown above.
SPECIFICATIONS – Morsø 3116 Badger

Output  5.3kW
Energy Performance Labelling  A +
Ecodesign Ready  yes
Airwash System  yes
Construction
Flue Outlet  top and rear
Flue Size  125mm (5″)
Grate Type Wood
Guarantee  10 years
Additional Finishes  no
Max Log Length  320
Boilers available  no

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DIMENSIONS

Height  628mm
Width  440mm
Depth 445mm
Height to centre of rear flue  257mm
Depth to centre of top flue  195mm
 Model type  radiant

 

Morsø 4412

This modern and sleek 5kW multifuel stove can be used for installations within an existing fireplace, plus as a freestanding installation as it has good clearances to combustibles behind. With the standard height legs (shown in the photos) it does require a full constructional hearth beneath it, but you can select a higher leg set that does then make the stove eligible to be installed on a hearth that is just 12mm thick.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Morsø 4412

Output  5kW
Efficiency 82.3%
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 40cm
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 Skye 5


New for 2018, the 5kW Skye is a state-of-the-art stove with a remarkably efficient combustion system. It’s innovative burn technology ensures efficiencies of up to 86% and exceeds the new Eco Design standards and Defra exemption limits; allowing wood to be burnt cleanly in smoke control areas.

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.

 

SPECIFICATIONS – Charnwood Skye

Output 5kW
Energy Efficiency Rating A+
Efficiency 86% wood, 82% solid fuel
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
Additional Finishes 8 colours / stand options
Max Log Length 290mm
Boilers available no

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DIMENSIONS

low stand store stand
Height  623mm 808mm
Width  509mm 509mm
Depth  390mm 390mm
Height to centre of rear flue  524mm 709mm
Depth to centre of top flue  122mm 122mm

 

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.

Image Gallery – Charnwood Arc 7

 

Specifications – Charnwood Arc 7

Output  7kW
Energy Performance Rating A +
Efficiency 81% wood, 79% solid fuel
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

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

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Charnwood Arc 7 Specification Sheet

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 Eco Firewren 4kW Convector

Firewren 4kW Convector

The convector version of the Eco 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
Energy Efficiency Rating A
Net Efficiency 79.6% wood, 79.7% solid fuel
Ecodesign Ready yes
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 options / leg and stand options / heat shield available
Max Log Length 310mm
Boilers available no

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DIMENSIONS

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