Are there restrictions on log burners?

Wood burning stoves and open fires aren’t being banned, but the Government has made it illegal to sell the harmful fuels people burn in them. From now on, bagged coal and wet wood of less than two cubic metres can’t be sold.

What are the regulations for wood burners?

Log Burner Hearth Regulations

  • The hearth must extend at least 300mm to the front and 150mm to either side.
  • The full area of the hearth should be at least 840x840mm.
  • It must be at least 12mm thick.

What are the new rules for log burners?

New laws banning the sale of certain types of fuel come in force aimed at cutting the amount of a kind of damaging air pollution. Anyone using a wood burning stove or open fire in the home from today must only use cleaner alternatives to wet wood and coal, a new law says.

What is the best fuel for wood burners?

So, if you are pretty sure you only want to burn wood, it’s best to stick to a regular log burner. If you think you will mainly burn coal or smokeless fuels – which is particularly important if you live in a smoke control area – then try to stick to them as much as possible in your multi fuel stove.

Are log burners being banned in Wales?

Traditional coal used in domestic stoves could be banned in Wales as the government follows a move by England to tackle air pollution. A study in December found that wood burners triple harmful indoor air pollution. …

Will log burners be banned UK?

Log burners and open fires are not being banned, but the government says people will have to buy dry wood or manufactured solid fuels which produce less smoke. Defra claims burning dry wood produces more heat and less soot than wet wood and can reduce emissions by up to 50%.

Do log burners smell?

If you have a certified wood stove that was installed by a professional, the smell of smoke is a sign that something is amiss. Smoke in the house can lead to respiratory problems for the occupants. It can also be a sign of graver danger. A certified wood stove should never smell like smoke [source: EPA].

Is it better to burn wood or coal?

Coal burns best on a raised grate since it needs an air supply from below to burn effectively. Wood doesn’t need this additional air supply, so when you’re using wood on a multi-fuel stove you might find that it burns faster than on a wood-burning stove because of the extra oxygen around it.

What is the most efficient fuel to burn?

natural gas
The most efficient fuel is natural gas, and the most efficient fireplace systems are those that burn natural gas. When you choose to burn gas, you are releasing less greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, less harmful gases in and around your home, and will require less maintenance due to a cleaner burn.

What are the regulations for a log burner stove?

Log Burner Hearth Regulations Hearths are a very important part of your stove installation and are covered by building regulations. Your stove must always be placed on a non-combustible material such as granite, slate, steel or glass. Always check the size of your stove before buying a hearth.

What are the regulations for installing a multifuel stove?

When you install a woodburning or multifuel stove the regulations state that you must step up to a 6″ flexible liner if you purchase a stove with a 5″ flue outlet. This rule is staying the same EXCEPT for stoves that are Defra Smoke Control Approved.

What are the building regulations for wood burning?

It is not intended to be a complete explanation and if in doubt reference should be made to ‘The Building Regulations 2000 Approved Document J Combustion Appliances and Fuel Storage Systems 2002 Edition’ or the building control department of your local council.

Do you need a notice plate for a wood burning stove?

Once the stove is properly fitted, you will need to make sure you have a notice plate completed. This is another regulation that records all the details of your stove, hearth, chimney and flue. It should be placed by your hearth, electric meter or water stopcock.