If you live in a smoke control area – or even if you simply want to be certain that your stove has gone through a rigorous testing process – buying a DEFRA approved wood burner is a great option.
These are appliances that have been certified by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to say that the emit so little smoke that they are suitable to be used even in smoke control areas. These are densely populated areas which are – or were at the time when they were created in the 1950s and 1960s – considered to be at risk of smog and air pollution.
DEFRA tests woodburners to confirm that their use will not damage the air quality. Each DEFRA approved woodburner also has a list of approved fuels that you can burn on it.
So, if you want a stove that comes with a governmental seal of approval, here are some of our most popular DEFRA exempt appliances.
The Ecoburn 5 boasts the clean, modern lines that are apparent throughout the Aarrow range.
Its environmental credentials are furthered by the integration of smart technology that allows you to increase efficiency, control how fast your fuel burns and ensure that fewer flammable gases are lost up the flue.
Dimplex Westcott 5 SE Wood Burning Stove
The Dimplex Westcott is a classic looking wood-burning stove. But its timeless appearance is in contrast with its distinctly modern workings.
It is tested and approved to European Standard EN13240, which is in addition to the testing undertaken to ensure DEFRA exemption.
This Carron 4.7kW justifiable confidence in its clean-burning capabilities is almost emphasised by it cream enamel finish.
The light colouring can also help you to keep your room feeling light and airy. The construction is excellent and supported by a three-year warranty.
The Langbrook is perhaps the most distinctive stove featured in this article. Its unusual, chunky features – accompanied by the stylish door handle – give it a very contemporary look.
The appliance is tested to European Standard EN13240 and is suitable to burn wood and most approved, manufactured smokeless fuels.
Carron Dante 5 kW Matt Black DEFRA Multifuel Stove
Last, but not least, is the Carron Dante. It is made to the high standard you would expect from Carron, a brand that has been making stoves for generations.
Despite the strong heritage, the Dante’s clean-burning performance belongs in the 21st century. The eye-catching curved cast iron construction makes a strong focal point in any room.
Looking for something a bit different? Have a look at our full range of DEFRA approved stoves.