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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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day 2020

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This winter is going to be tough for everyone, but particularly for those in fuel poverty. Fuel poverty is caused by a combination of low income, high energy costs and inefficient housing. Households in fuel poverty typically have other vulnerabilities such as old age, young children, ill-health and disability. This fuel poverty awareness day we […]

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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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