DEFRA approved stoves
There is nothing like a real fire to add a warm, inviting feel to your home. However, an open fire can be an extremely inefficient way to heat a room. Much of the heat will go straight up the chimney and an open fire can create additional draughts.
In recent times, stoves, including traditional wood burners have become increasingly popular options for heating the home. Not only is a stove energy efficient, but it enhances the living space by creating a focal point that draws people together in a warm and cosy environment.
Many large towns and cities in the UK are smoke control areas which means that any stove you install will be required by law to be Defra approved. Defra is the official Government Department which regulates smoke emissions under the Clean Air Act. Defra stoves come in a wide range of styles to suit all tastes and budgets and are supplied by leading manufacturers such as Firefox, Ekol, Sunvision, Stockton, Huntingdon and Stovax.
Defra approved wood burning stoves have all the appeal of open fires, without the fumes. A wood burning stove is carbon neutral, economical to run, kinder to the environment and wood is 100% sustainable. A wood burning stove is also simple to clean, the wood burns onto a tray of ash, which can then be emptied. Equally popular is the Defra approved solid fuel stove which offers all the advantages of a wood burner, but has the additional function of being able to burn smokeless coal.