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Stoves for Smoke Control Areas

Defra exempt stoves are designed and certified for use in smoke control areas in the UK. Wood is not a smokeless fuel but when burnt in a Defra exempt stove it meets Defra’s air quality requirements.

This has enabled homeowners living in urban areas to share in the lifestyle benefits enjoyed by those living in the countryside.

Furthermore wood burning stove buyers are increasingly recognising the environmental benefits of Defra exempt stoves and installing them in parts of the country that are not covered by the clean air regulations.

Look for Defra exemption in the stove literature. A growing number of SIA manufacturers are using the SIA Defra exempt logo to highlight the stove’s exemption.