What are the new rules on wood burning stoves?

We understand that as your local fireplace & stove experts, we are your first port of call when it comes to finding out information about the fireplaces and stoves in your home. This blog post provides all the information you need about the updated guidelines and information regarding your wood-burning stoves.

What are the current rules on wood-burning stoves?

Wood-burning stoves are efficient, and cosy and can be a more sustainable option compared to fuel-burning stoves such as gas, propane and coal. However, while emissions from domestic burning have significantly reduced since the 1950s, cities are still the worst affected areas.

The UK Government plans to continue the reduction of particulate matter air pollution by 30% in total by 2030 which includes focusing on Wood and coal-burning stoves.

It’s important to keep aware of any changes in guidelines for your stoves – and make any changes necessary to ensure you are complying with the recommended guidelines and regulations.

Will wood-burning stoves be banned?

As more needs to be done to reduce pollution and ensure the air we breathe is clean, the Government developed a Clean Air Strategy which came into force this year.

There are no current plans to ban wood-burning stoves, but the Clean Air Strategy will outlaw the sale of most polluting fuels and ensure only the cleanest stoves are sold going forward.

From 2022, all wood-burning and multi-fuel stoves and fireplaces have to adhere to strict new guidelines known as Ecodesign, and these stoves will now carry an SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) approved Ecodesign Ready Stove quality assurance.

However – you will need to make sure you are burning the right type of wood going forward. Only particular types of wood are suitable for burning, and the wood must be dry, with a moisture content of less than 20%. It is also worth taking into account the efficiency of wood-burning stoves; for example, our FlickrFlame wood-only stove has a certified 85.1% efficiency rating, which is one of our highest ratings for wood-only stoves.

For more detailed information on wood-burning stove installation in Norwich, please get in touch with us and we will provide you with impartial advice and guidance.

Published On: 14/06/2022Categories: Blog

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