Ready to Burn

Since 1st May 2021 new laws apply to the sale of coal, wood and manufactured solid fuels. The government are phasing out two of the most polluting fuels, traditional house coal and wet wood, to help improve air quality.  The ‘Ready to Burn’ logo has been introduced to help customers choose less polluting alternatives, dry wood and manufactured solid […]

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Wood burning and the environment

We know that many people have chosen wood burners for environmental reasons, and we know they are cosy and nostalgic, but we want to make sure everyone is aware of the pollution and health impact, and the best practice for avoiding and reducing that.  Wood burning is considered a carbon neutral heating source, because trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow which neutralises the carbon dioxide […]

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Burning better

Use efficient appliances, such as DEFRA exempt, EU Ecodesign 2022 or ClearSkies mark, and service and clean them regularly. ‘Burn Right‘ in your appliance, including not shutting off air or allowing the temperature to drop. Types of appliance Particulate matter pollution from domestic heating options: More polluting  Open fire Non-DEFRA exempt stove DEFRA exempt stove […]

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Burning cleaner

Use cleaner fuels on your stove and open fires, such as smokeless, authorised fuels or dry, well-seasoned ‘ready to burn’ wood with low moisture content. Ready to Burn regulations Since 1st May 2021 new laws apply to the sale of coal, wood and manufactured solid fuels. The government are phasing out two of the most polluting fuels, traditional house […]

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Wood burning engagement launch

Southampton City Council, Eastleigh Borough Council, New Forest District Council and Winchester City Council are working in partnership to help residents improve air quality for their health, their community and the environment. This partnership will be working with local environmental charity the Environment Centre (tEC) to deliver an engagement programme around promoting cleaner burning in open fires, stoves and […]

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