Our recommended DEFRA exempt woodburners

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.

Mazona Rocky 6 kW Smoke Exempt Multi Fuel Stove


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. Click here for a closer look.

Arada Aarrow i600 7.5 kW Black Flexifuel Multi Fuel Stove

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.

Log burner shop recommendations

Our log burner shop recommendations

Are you currently looking for a log burner shop at which to buy your new log burner? If so, our first recommendation would be to hold your horses.

Looking for a log burner shop in which to have a look at appliances is one thing, but going with the intention of buying is not advisable. Log burners are expensive purchases, and there is big price range between the cheapest log burners and the most expensive appliances. Going out to buy a stove without first doing your research is asking for trouble. Continue reading

What are fire bricks?

You might have seen the term fire bricks mentioned in relation to wood-burning stoves. If you are unsure what is being referred to, you should know by the time you have finished reading this article.

What are fire bricks?

Fire bricks, which are sometimes referred to as stove liners, are internal parts of your woodburner. For the vast majority of appliances, there are three fire bricks. One fire brick sits are the back of the firebox, with one to the left and one to the right. They are usually made from metal or vermiculite. Continue reading

Can’t afford a woodburner? Yes, you can!

Are you worried you can’t afford a woodburner? If you’d love to have a stove in your home but are put off by the potential cost, this blog post might offer some solutions to that problem.

The initial investment in buying a stove is the biggest hurdle most people have to overcome before they can make their home cosier and cut their reliance on central heating.

While some of the figures you’ve seen flying around might be pretty scary, there are still some options available to you that might help you to get a woodburner. Continue reading

Woodburners to match 2018 interior design trends

If you are currently renovating or redecorating your home, it is likely that you will be keeping an eye on the latest interior design trends as you plan the look and feel of your rooms.

And if your plans include installing a wood-burning stove to heat your home efficiently and cost-effectively, while also creating a cosy atmosphere, it is possible you will be looking for a stove that is well matched to your decor plans. If so, you’re in the right place.

In this blog post, we are going to look at all the major 2018 interior design trends and match them with suitable woodburners. Without further ado, here are the key 2018 interior design trends and their matching wood-burning stoves. Continue reading

New Mazona stove models launched: meet Lydia and Oxford

New for 2018: the Mazona Lydia and the Mazona Oxford.
Mazona Oxford 5 Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove

We are now stocking two newly launched models from the hugely popular Mazona Stoves range.

If you’ve read our list of 2017’s best-selling woodburners, you will have noted that it was dominated by the Mazona appliances.

That’s why we’re delighted to announce that this year we will be selling two more stoves from the same manufacturer. Continue reading

Make your home power cut proof with a woodburner

Glass back woodburner

Power cuts are part and parcel of an electricity network. With all the stormy weather that seems to be about these days, perhaps you are experiencing more than in previous years. High winds, heavy rainfall and snowy conditions can all cause problems for electricity supplies.

If your power seems to be off more regularly than you remember in the past, why not install a woodburner to guard against the effects of a power cut? Continue reading