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What is the Clean Air Strategy, and what does this mean for woodburning stoves?

We know that wood burning stoves are incredibly popular, and really help to make a house a home. In fact, may of our new homes have working chimneys in place, meaning they’re ready for customers to have a real fire installed.

One of the core appeals of a woodburner is the fuel is renewable and easy to source. But did you know that not all types of wood are suitable for burning? In fact, if the wrong wood, or wood that hasn’t been sufficiently dried, is burnt, it can lead to particulate matter air pollution, which is considered to be one of the most damaging pollutants.

To ensure the impact wood burning stoves can have on air pollution is kept to a minimum the Government has developed a Clean Air Strategy, scheduled to come into force in early 2022. This will outlaw the sale of the most polluting fuels and ensure only the cleanest stoves are available to purchase. From 1st January 2022 all wood burning and multi-fuel stoves and fireplaces that are manufactured will have to adhere to strict new guidelines known as Ecodesign. These stoves will now carry an SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) approved Ecodesign Ready Stove quality assurance.

If you’re considering investing in a new woodburning stove, or you already have a woodburner installed, don’t worry. Simply follow these top tips, and you’ll be curling up next to a fire with a good book and a cuppa before you know it:

 

We know that wood burning stoves are incredibly popular, and really help to make a house a home. In fact, may of our new homes have working chimneys in place, meaning they’re ready for customers to have a real fire installed.

One of the core appeals of a woodburner is the fuel is renewable and easy to source. But did you know that not all types of wood are suitable for burning? In fact, if the wrong wood, or wood that hasn’t been sufficiently dried, is burnt, it can lead to particulate matter air pollution, which is considered to be one of the most damaging pollutants.

To ensure the impact wood burning stoves can have on air pollution is kept to a minimum the Government has developed a Clean Air Strategy, scheduled to come into force in early 2022. This will outlaw the sale of the most polluting fuels and ensure only the cleanest stoves are available to purchase. From 1st January 2022 all wood burning and multi-fuel stoves and fireplaces that are manufactured will have to adhere to strict new guidelines known as Ecodesign. These stoves will now carry an SIA (Stove Industry Alliance) approved Ecodesign Ready Stove quality assurance.

If you’re considering investing in a new woodburning stove, or you already have a woodburner installed, don’t worry. Simply follow these top tips, and you’ll be curling up next to a fire with a good book and a cuppa before you know it:

 

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