Charnwood C 5 stove

Overall Rating:

4 flames

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Charnwood C 5 stove

The Charnwood C series is a development of the Country range -

making for a more contemporary and simpler design.

You can have an optional store stand or rear flue adapter on this model.

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Review Ratings Breakdown

Build Quality 4.5 flames
Quality of finish 4.5 flames
Value for money 4 flames
Ease of use 4 flames
Ease of lighting 4 flames
Firebox size 4 flames
How well does the airwash work 3.5 flames
Controllability 3.5 flames
Handle operation 4 flames
How likely are you to buy it again? 4 flames
What is your overall satisfaction? 4 flames

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  • Charwood c5

    T.bradshaw 2 years ago

    Hi bought the Charwood c5 in november 2012.excellent little fire, heats the room fast. burns both wood and coal which is great.easy to operate. slightly smokey on the glass. only problem so... []

    Stove expert replied: The smokey appearance on the glass may indicate the fleu draw is excessive and could be why you are using so much fuel. Check the door seal is doing its job by shutting a piece of paper between the body of the stove and the door, if you can pull it out then the door needs adjusting. If this is not the cause I would get the installer back as you may need to add some control onto the flue system so that full conbtrol of the stove is resumed. This will allow the heat generated to radiate into the room rather than being sucked up the flue and you will use less fuel.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

More reviews for Charnwood C 5 stove (page 1 of 2)

  • Update to previous report

    Cyril Bonnett 6 months ago

    We have fitted a transom window above the door which allows the heat out into the rest of the house. All in all the biggest improvement to our heating, forget the cost to buy and install £... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • Bigger firebox?

    Andy Stocks 8 months ago

    The only issue we have is that fitting the multifuel grate does reduce the chamber considerably. With a bed of coals in the firebox and if you add a log it is quite near the throat plate and... []

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Very pleased with my Charnwood C5

    John Currall 10 months ago

    Had my stove installed last week and very pleased with it. Good heat output, lights easy enough, good size display window and so easy to use, a lovely feature in the room.

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Very impressed

    Cyril Bonnett 10 months ago

    We have had the stove now for a month, we find it very easy to use, lights easily and heats up quick. We are burning kiln dried birch at the moment and although it burns fast it throws out a... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Can grate be added for burning coal?

    Bryan Paterson 11 months ago

    Hi, not really a review just yet but more of a question. We opted for the C5 wood burner but am now kind of wishing we had the multi fuel option. Is this do able and if so how simple is it!? Thanks... []

    Overall rating:

    4.5 flames

  • Really pleased with our C5

    Tim J one year ago

    I've waited until we have used our stove for 6 months until posting this review as I wanted to be as fair and accurate as possible. We found this site really helpful in choosing different options... []

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

  • pleased but hard to get going

    Simon Clementson one year ago

    Love the stove but finding it really hard to get a good flame burn. The logs just seem to smoulder with a few flames. Draw on chimney seems fine. Could the logs be too damp?

    Stove expert replied: Have you a moisture meter to check the content is less than 20%, really recommend having one to insure the stove has the best chance to perform as expected. Damp wood makes the stove struggle and can cause flue problems so not recommended.

    Overall rating:

    3.5 flames

  • Smokey Glass

    John Carling one year ago

    We had this stove installed in Feb 2014, we had big problems with it drawing too much, had the installer back three times to try different things with the air control. He even fitted a storm... []

    Stove expert replied: Is the chimney lined and was a damper used to see if better control was gained? Strange that fitting a cowl made so much difference, what type of cowl was fitted? It may not be the stove but an installation / flue problem.

    Overall rating:

    4 flames

  • Worth every penny

    Keith Tilley one year ago

    I reviewed this stove about 15 months ago shortly after we fitted it. We were delighted then and we still are. The stove lights easily and burns well. Our house is open plan. The stove keeps... []

    Stove expert replied: Great to have an update and one that is so positive.

    Overall rating:

    5 flames

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