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 offers the largest range of smoke control area approved wood burning and multi-fuel stoves in the UK. Most wood burning and multi-fuel stoves from Stovax also include the latest Cleanburn and Airwash system which means that it provides cleaner burn and greater thermal efficiency.Whether you are looking to fill your cosy inglenook or thinking of mounting 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.
Many Stovax DEFRA approved stoves and fires are also Ecodesign Ready and are designed to meet future air quality standards. The Stovax Heating Group is proud to offer the largest collection of ultra-clean burning Ecodesign stoves and fires.
Properties with a non-exempt stove appliance in towns and cities 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 many Stovax 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.