The popularity of burning wood has increased over the years due to its carbon neutral benefits. After all, it is one of the many ways to offset your carbon footprint. Today, stove and fire manufacturers have produced wood burning and multi-fuel models that can be enjoyed in many homes, even in Smoke Control Areas!
What does it mean if I live in a Smoke Control Area?
The Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968 declared Smoke Control Areas in many large towns and cities in the UK to control the smog caused by the widespread burning of coal for domestic heating and by industry.
Today, living in a Smoke Control Area means that a household is not allowed to emit any smoke from their chimney when using their stove or fire.
If a house is in a Smoke Control Area and is using an appliance that is not exempt, only authorised smokeless fuels may be burned. Please visit this DEFRA link to see a list of authorised smokeless fuels that are allowed to be used in a non exempt appliance. If you would like to burn logs and have a non exempt appliance, you can install a Smoke Control Kit.
Alternatively, homes with an exempt appliance will be allowed to burn logs and a list of other fuels (this will be provided in their manufacturer’s instruction manuals) without breaching the regulations of the Clean Air Acts.
To find out if you live in a Smoke Control Area, visit the DEFRA website or contact your local authority. If you would like to discuss this in further detail, please contact your local Stovax retailer.
The Stockton Smoke Control Promotion
For a limited time only, this offer is only available through our network of independent retailers. Please refer to our terms and conditions which can be found on our dedicated Stockton Smoke Control web page.
* Please note that the Smoke Control Kit offer is only available alongside new stove orders during this promotional period and not for any kit orders that are to be retrospectively fitted to existing purchases.
The Stockton Stove Range
The wood burning and multi-fuel range of Stockton stoves combines cutting edge performance and appealing aesthetics. At home in a variety of decors and settings the Stockton stove is a firm favourite with rural and urban dwellers alike; now, with our special promotion, the Stockton’s versatile style can be enjoyed by those in Smoke Control Areas at no extra cost!
The Stockton range encompasses eight sizes, each available in four colours and some models have a further choice of door styles and canopies. So whether traditional or modern, large or small, in a country or Smoke Control Area, burning wood or solid fuel you should find a Stockton stove to match your setting!