New “Ready To Burn” scheme covers burning solid fuels at home
Burning solid fuels in UK Smoke Control Areas is now covered by a new Approvals scheme to help reduce air pollution.
The Ready to Burn scheme, run by Woodsure (DEFRA's appointed Certification Body) is designed to help UK costumers identify woodfuel and firewood products with a moisture content of 20% or below, which is compliant and ready for home use. The distinctive Ready to Burn logo will help everyone identify these new fuels which will be displayed on the packaging or at Point of Sale.
By using Ready to Burn fuels on your stove, log burner, open fire or fire pit, you will be fully compliant with the new legislation. This also includes solid fuels such as Briquettes and Manufactured Solid Fuels. These fuels will also carry the Ready to Burn logo and are suitable for most appliances and can be used in Smoke Control Areas.
If you live in a smoke control area you can only use the new approved smokeless fuels, however if you have a Defra Exempt appliance you can use a wider range of fuels including Ready to Burn logs.
Get in touch with your local Council to find out if you live in a Smoke Control Area, their environmental services department will be able to help you.
Of course by using Ready to Burn solid fuel products in your appliance in any location around the UK will be a benefit to reduce atmospheric pollution and helps your burner, chimney or flue to operate more efficiently and cleaner.