Charnwood Dry Stoves
Charnwood have been manufacturing Charnwood Stoves, the modern closed combustion fireplace (woodburning stove) for a period spanning 5 decades. They are a family owned business (parent company is A J Wells & Sons Ltd) and they have built a reputation for excellence, honesty and integrity throughout Europe, North America, Oceania and Southern Africa. Their manufacturing ‘ethic’ is one built firmly on quality materials and expertise. Their factories are all sited on the Isle Of Wight (click here for video) where they employ local labour and utilise close to 100% British manufactured raw materials unlike other ‘British’ manufacturers who outsource their labour and materials from other parts of Europe.
This drive for excellence has won them the “Queens Award For Enterprise” and they proudly comply with ISO9001 and IS14001:2004 on their manufacturing processes. Every stove in their range meets the rigourous ‘CE’ standard (conformité européenne). See our FAQs page for details on what is required to meet this standard. They offer a 10 year warranty on the outer body of the stove (as this type of fireplace is known). Do your homework. You will struggle to find another manufacturer offering the same (we know of only two others).
Over and above this, they adhere to strong ethical values in all their dealings with their customers which makes them a pleasure to trade with! At Charnwood South Africa, we choose to mirror these attributes and are servicing a nationwide network of approved ‘Charnwood’ outlets and installers.