Charnwood BAY 5VL Insert Wood Burning Stove


The Charnwood Bay 5VL is a contemporary inset convector stove featuring a large landscape window and sleek vitreous enamelled frame. The Bay 5VL meets Defra’s requirements for burning wood in a smoke control area and has also been accredited with the highest Level 5 in the ClearSkies emissions scheme that recognises stoves that achieve emissions levels significantly lower than those required by the Ecodesign regulations. The stove boasts a nominal heat output of 5kW with a variable heat range of between 2 and 7kW and has an excellent A+ rated efficiency of 81%.

Controlling the Bay 5VL couldn’t be easier with just one discreet push-pull control with boost to manage the correct mix of combustion air and ensure that the large glass area is air washed across its full width to maintain a superb view of the flame patterns at all times. There’s also a discreet lift-up door handle to preserve the Bay’s clean lines. The vermiculite lined fire chamber with cast iron log retainer will easily take logs of up to 463mm (approx 18”) long. The Bay 5VL has a 150mm top flue outlet and has the advantage of a simple drop down baffle which will allow the chimney to be swept through the stove thus avoiding the need to remove the stove to access the liner for cleaning.

The all-British Bay 5VL features direct external air supply compatibility with a 100mm inlet in the base which will make it a great choice for a post-2008 or low energy home. It incorporates the highest construction standards and the very best materials and can be finished in a choice of eight tasteful designer colours to complement your interior colour scheme The Bay 5VL comes with Charnwood’s 10 year warranty. There’s also a free-standing version of the Charnwood Bay 5VL, called the Bay 5BX, which can be installed directly onto a suitable hearth without being built-in or placed upon a matching centre stand pedestal or one of two specially designed matching steel store stand benches.


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)
Level 5 (the highest rating)
Fuel:   Seasoned wood logs (less than 20% moisture content)
Airwash:   Yes
Air Controls:   

Single push-pull air management system


Vitreous enamelled steel fascia frame Cast iron door and log retainer      Steel bodywork

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:   None
Net Weight:   94.3kg
Air vent required:    Not usually in pre-2008 homes (or use direct external air capability)
Suitable for 12mm Hearth:   No. Can be hearth mounted but must be constructional hearth
Direct Air Inlet (DEAS):  External air supply capability (100mm dia) from base
Overall Dimensions: 

Fascia frame: H474  W685  

Firebox: H412  W610 D347 (excluding fascia frame)

Needs a minimum aperture of H410  W615  D380

Minimum Combustible Distances (mm):  

Sides 190  Rear 350  (See instruction manual)


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