Myth Buster - Ban on Woodburning Stove

In recent years there has been alot of negative press about woodburning stoves. Woodburning Stoves are not going to be Banned but a New Generation of Ecodesign Ready Stoves will Reduce Pollution and only Good Qualitiy Dry Wood will be allowed to be burnt. Banning the main culprit of pollution Wet Wood and High Sulphur House coal.

Ecodesign Stoves for 2022

"The changes will mean:

  • Sales of bagged traditional house coal will be phased out by February 2021, and the sale of loose coal direct to customers will end by 2023
  • Sales of wet wood in small units (less than 2m cube) will be phased out from February 2021. Wet wood in volumes greater than 2m cube will also have to be sold with advice on how to dry it before burning
  • Makers of solid fuels will also need to show they have a very low sulphur content and only emit a small amount of smoke.

It is not banning wood or coal burning stoves."BBC News reported 21/02/20

At Woodburner Warehouse we have long standing relationships with Stove manufacturers some of which are part of Stove Industry Alliance

Stove Industry Alliance offers a huge amount of literatures on Woodburning Stoves and Guidance on Fuel visit their downloads page here

What does this mean for the future of Woodburning and Woodburning Stoves?

Ecodesign is due to be implemented on 1st January 2022 for woodburning and multi-fuel stoves. The new emission limits are significantly lower and more comprehensive than those required for Defra Exemption (the current regulation). (SIA- Understanding Ecodesign) Read full leaflet here

Stoves that have the SIA Ecodesign label will be available to buy and install 

Logs that are safe to buy will show the Woodsure label 

What is being banned?

  • Polluting fuels are to be phased out in England and possible Scotland & Wales. Polluting fuels include Wet Wood (moisture content above 20%) and some coal. 

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