In many large towns and cities in the UK, Smoke Control Areas have been established to give local authorities the power to limit emissions of smoke and fumes from residential and industrial properties.
Smoke Control Areas were introduced by the Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968 to tackle the growing pollution derived from domestic and industry emissions following the Industrial Revolution. Local authorities only allowed heating appliances such as stoves which demonstrated particularly clean burning combustion.
For those homeowners wanting to install a stove in their urban property, Stovax has a large collection of wood burning and multi-fuel stoves available for these Smoke Control Areas. If you are looking to fill your cosy inglenook or want to mount your stove onto a bench to create an alternative look, there’s a selection of traditional or modern stoves available in various styles, sizes and colours.
Properties with a non exempt stove appliance may only be allowed to burn a list of authorised smokeless fuels. Please visit this DEFRA link to see a list of these authorised smokeless fuels that you are allowed to burn. Otherwise, Stovax offers a Smoke Control Kit for those non exempt wood burning and multi-fuel stove appliances. Check with your local Stovax retailer to find out more.
To find out more information on whether you live in a Smoke Control Area, visit Please visit this DEFRA link.