Charnwood BAY 5BX


Charnwood’s nicely proportioned free-standing Bay 5BX wood burner is a truly versatile solution for anyone looking for a contemporary, minimalist ‘box type’ wood burning stove with zero visual clutter. One that’s more than capable of making a striking visual impact as well as efficiently warming a modern living space – and one that’s all British too. Charnwood’s Bay 5BX ticks all those boxes and is also exceptionally well made and simple to use. The Charnwood Bay 5BX will certainly give any Scandinavian competitors a real run for their money.

The Bay 5BX’s practical nominal 5kW output and 3 to 7kW heat range will make it a perfect choice for most small to medium sized living spaces and having direct external air supply capability means that it’s particularly suited for post 2008 and low energy homes. It can also be installed directly on to a 12mm hearth, again making it ideal for modern homes without constructional hearths. Having a full width air washed widescreen window the Bay 5BX is also a stove that will have a strong visual presence with its clear view of the amazing flame patterns it easily produces. The vermiculite lined fire chamber with cast iron log retainer will easily take logs of up to 463mm (approx 18”) long and has a simple drop down baffle to enable the flue to be cleaned through the stove.

The Bay 5BX incorporates the highest construction standards combined with the very best materials and is also very easy to control. There’s just one discreet push-pull control which will deliver the precise mix of combustion air to manage the desired comfort level and this can also boost the air supply when it’s needed to ensure quicker starting fires or after the stove has been refuelled. It also features a discreet lift-up cool touch door handle to preserve the Bay’s clean lines. The Charnwood Bay 5BX’s height can be raised and its striking looks further enhanced with a choice of three optional matching steel bases including a robust centre stand pedestal, a handy open store stand and  a wide modern bench. The stove and base option can be also specified in one of Charnwood’s eight tasteful designer colours to complement your interior.

If you have an existing chimney breast or are designing a new-build and can include a mock chimney then you should also consider the Bay inset version, the Bay 5VL. It has virtually the same fire box and casing as the Bay 5BX, with an additional sleek enamelled fascia frame.


Constructed of robust plate steel and finished to match the stove

• Centre Stand increases stove height to 910mm  W688mm  D403mm

• Store Stand increases stove height to 1,000mm  W688mm  D500mm

• Bench Stand increases stove height to 1,000mm  W1300  D500mm


Brand: Charnwood


Nominal Heat Output:    nominal 5.0kW
Heat Output Range:   2.0kW to 7.0kW depending on fuel load
Efficiency (Net):   81% wood
ErP Energy Rating A+
Defra Smoke Exempt:   Yes (no extra kit needed)
DiBt Tested No
Fuel:   Seasoned wood logs (less than 20% moisture content)
Airwash:   Yes
Air Controls:   

Single push-pull air management system


Cast iron door and log retainer 

Steel bodywork and casing

Flue Outlet:    Top only
Flue Diameter 150mm  / 6"
Grate Type Flat vermiculite bed / cast iron log retainer
Guarantee:    10 Years
Maximum Log Length 463mm (18") x 75mm (3") approx
Standard Colour


Optional Finishes:   8 designer colours including Gunmetal Grey and
Options:   Three stand options – Centre Stand (pedestal), Store Stand and Bench
Net Weight:   94.3kg
Air vent required:    Not usually in pre-2008 homes (or use direct external air capability)
Suitable for 12mm Hearth:   Yes
Direct Air Inlet (DEAS):  External air supply capability (100mm dia) from base
Overall Dimensions: 

Basic Stove  H500 W688 D403              

Centre Stand  H910  W688 D403 

Store Stand  H1,000  W688  D500

Bench Stand increases H1000mm W1300  D500

Minimum Combustible Distances (mm):  

Sides 150  Rear 270 with twin wall insulated Sides 100  Rear 130


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