COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS: DEFRA APPROVED STOVES
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.
If you would like more information on our DEFRA approved stoves, or would like to see how they would fit your property, come and visit one of our showrooms in Burnley, Bolton, Oldham or Stockport.
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Does a stove need to be DEFRA approved?
The answer to this question depends on where you live. If you live in a large city or in an urban environment, the likelihood is that your wood burning or multi fuel stove has to be DEFRA approved. Especially if you want to avoid any hefty fines.
What is Defra approved stoves?
DEFRA exempt stoves are modern appliances that are very different to older stoves or open fires. They are airtight for precisely controlled airflow and usually feature airflow systems that provide secondary burning of gas and smoke particles before these can go up the chimney. The result is not only a cleaner burn with clearer, barely visible smoke, but also much higher heating efficiency – requiring far less logs to heat the room. All DEFRA exempt stoves are independently verified by HETAS to ensure they meet these strict requirements.
Are Esse Stoves Defra approved?
Our DEFRA stoves are supplied by leading manufacturers such as Esse, Stovax, Purevision and Jotul to name a few.
Are Sunvision stoves Defra approved?
Sunvision stoves are another DEFRA approved brand.
What can you burn in a DEFRA approved stove?
If a stove has the DEFRA logo and the word “approved” then this indicates that you can fit it in a smoke controlled area and you can now legally burn wood. The range of materials used in these stoves can be steel or cast iron and they can be wood burning or multi fuel stoves.
How do I know if my stove is DEFRA exempt?
To know if your stove is DEFRA exempt, there will be a logo which should be visible (while purchasing), that will be matched with a title or a specification that it is an approved appliance for use in a smoke controlled area. This means approved fuels such as wood can now legally be burnt.
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