Smoke control exempt stoves
If you’re buying a stove the first thing you need to do before you even start discussing style and suitability is to work out if you live in a smoke control area. If you live in London or a major city it’s most likely that you do.
What must I do in a smoke control area?
If you want to burn wood in a smoke control area you have to meet certain regulations. If you don’t – you may be fined several thousand pounds. What this means in practice is that you need to buy a smoke control exempt stove and fuel it with suitable wood.
What’s a smoke control exempt stove?
A smoke control exempt stove is a stove that’s exempt from smoke control legislation. You can check that your stove is “smoke control exempt” by asking to see its certificate.
How can I find a smoke control exempt stove?
We’ve given our range of smoke control exempt models a green logo so it’s easy for you to identify them