If you live in a smoke control area you will need a DEFRA exempt woodburner in order to take advantage of all the benefits that being a wood-burning stove owner can bring.
Many parts of the United Kingdom are with in smoke control areas where you are not allowed to emit smoke from your chimney. The exception is if you are burning an exempt fuel or using an exempt appliance.
Using an exempt appliance means you can burn unauthorised fuels, such as wood, to minimise your fuel costs and achieve a clean burn. And when you consider that you can be fined up to £1,000 if you break the rules around burning fuel in a smoke control area, an exempt appliance makes even more sense..
But once you have resolved that is the appropriate course of action for you, how do you go about choosing from the array of DEFRA exempt woodburners. Well, we will help you to narrow down your search by picking out some of our recommended DEFRA exempt woodburners in this article.
The Mazona Rocky has been one of our best-selling stoves for years. In fact, it has consistently our very bestseller. Its popularity has only increased further since it qualified for DEFRA exemption. Buying DEFRA exempt woodburners used to mean you were already shopping at a premium, but the Rocky costs less than £200. Despite the low price tag, you get a solid cast iron construction (with a 5-year guarantee), a timeless stove design and a sizeable heat output of 6kW. Click here for a closer look.
Dimplex Langbrook 5 SE Multi Fuel Stove
The Dimplex Langbrook brings a touch of 21st century design to any room. It has eyecatching curved lines, including its corners and legs, and a polished chrome handle. A 5kW heat output makes this cast iron appliance perfect for most living rooms.
The Aarrow i600 will ensure you always remember the upside of being able to use a woodburner in a smoke control area because the large glass door. It boasts a sleek design and is a cassette stove, which means it slots neatly into a recess in your wall. This can be handy as a space-saving measure, particularly since most smoke control areas cover towns and cities, where properties tend to be smaller. Click here for a closer look.