When it comes to big fires, the Charnwood Island III knows what it’s doing. The largest wood heater in the Charnwood range, the flames in this heater are fantastic! From the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom, all the way to us here in Australia, the Charnwood Island III is ready to heat up your home this winter!
The most obvious thing about the Island III is its double cast-iron doors. These are made from superior British cast-iron, and can open a full 180°, giving you plenty of access to your fire. At the front of the doors is a cool-to-touch handle, which is used to both open the door, and when the firebox doors are closed, snaps into place, locking the doors. The inside of the firebox is just as interesting as the outside, with sixteen cast-iron fingers lining the bottom of the firebox. These fingers can be moved with a tool in the side of the unit, allowing the ash to fall into the ashpans below, which can be removed for cleaning.
When it comes to your fire, the heat output is incredible, with the Island III heating up to 180m² of radiant heat. This heat can be controlled by the air control on the bottom of the unit. This air control is notched and cool-to-touch, meaning you can control your fire safely and with ease. And as the heat from your fire rises, it heats the 10mm steal cooktop on the top of your wood heater, meaning you can boil a kettle or use a frying pan on top of your heater. If you wish to get even more space on top of your heater, or simply wish to have a clean look to your heater without the flue, the Island III can also be rear-flued, giving you more input on the look of the heater once it’s in your home.
When using a traditional air cooled flue kit on a wood heater, you lose about 8% of the heat your heater makes up the flue, as it uses the air to cool the flue down. This means you burn about an extra tonne of wood a year to compensate, and your house isn’t airtight. Pivot’s Insulated Room Sealed Flue Kit seals the room at the ceiling, meaning you retain that extra 8%, which saves you wood. And with the insulation cooling your flue down, you can rest easy knowing your flue is safe and secure. If you combine the flue with an Outside Air Intake, which brings fresh air from the outside of your home to the heater, rather than the heater taking the air from the inside, you build a true airtight eco-friendly system for your Island III.
The Charnwood Island III brings its old-school charm to the 21st century, creating a brilliant, radiant, soft heat that still looks stunning. And with the quality build and array of features, this is one heater that is going to impress, and keep on impressing.