Smoke Control Areas
Introduced to deal with the smogs of the 1950s and 1960s, which
were caused by the widespread burning of coal for domestic heating
and by industry, the Clean Air Acts gave local authorities powers
to control emissions of smoke, dust and fumes and to declare smoke
control areas in which emissions of smoke from domestic properties
are banned. As a result, smoke control areas were established in
many large towns and cities in the UK. Earlier Acts, together with
other associated clean air legislation, were consolidated into the
Clean Air Act 1993.
If you do not know whether you live in a smoke control area then
you can check with your local council or visit http://www.uksmokecontrolareas.co.uk/locations.php.
Exempt fuels and stoves
You can purchase any Stovax multi fuel stove for
installation in a Smoke Control Area but may burn only authorised
smokeless fuels. A list of these fuels can be found by
Logs may only be burnt on stoves or cassette fires that have
been granted exemption from the regulations by the government
through DEFRA. The Stovax models are shown below:
Whatever your choice, Stovax have clean burning, high efficiency
stoves and fires to meet not only your demands but those of
the environment too.