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A Defra Exempt stove has passed a lab test where its emissions are measured at its rated output and at a reduced rate. This is to help reduce air pollution in towns and cities that are Smoke Control Areas. A Defra Exempt stove can generally be used to burn wood in a Smoke Control Area - it actually depends what fuel the lab test was carried out with but this is nearly always firewood.
It is worth noting that the Ecodesign legislation which is due to come into force in 2022 sets what are arguably even stricter emissions limits than those set for Defra Exemption, but the framework doesn't include the low output test. We may well see the introduction of an additional low output test for stoves that can be used in Smoke Control Areas after 2022.
Popular Contemporary Defra Exempt Stoves
The ultimate in style and functionality, the Smart 120 becomes the heart of your home, providing hot water, heating the house and allowing you to cook. The Smart 120 pellet cooker is MCS registered.
The addition of a log store to the Broseley Desire 5 multifuel stove will particularly suit situations where there the stove is being installed freestanding in the room using a twin wall insulated flue system.
The Ekol Clarity 5 high stove is raised up by 200 mm creating a useful log store underneath.
The smallest of the Invicta Sedan models but with all the attributes that cast iron brings, the S has a 5kW heat output for smaller rooms or where it is a secondary heat source. Being cast iron it gives a more even heat distribution and allows the stored energy to continue to heat the space after the fire has gone out.
The Purefire Cosey 5 SE.
The superb Neo pedestal stove but with even more glass
The 9-1 Aduro is the standard model with solid steel sides. It's robust appearance commands a presence in any space.
The 9 Air is the model to choose if you have a well sealed house and need to fit a direct air supply.
The larger Broseley Desire 7 multifuel stove will be a great addition to your home, whether it be in the town or the country.
The Broseley Hereford 7kw multifuel stove is suitable for smokeless areas.
The Nordpejs Duo 5 has a sealed compartment below the firebox. This makes the stove quite clean lined and also the least expensive option of this model.
The Aduro 15 stove is available in a few different versions. This has a solid base.
The highly contemporary pedestal model.
The Mendip Woodland Stove is an attractive 4.5 kW multifuel stove with a decent sized fire box and options for direct air.
The wide Esse 225 XK SE contemporary stove has the option to burn wood or smokeless fuel giving out over 8kw if required.
A great view of the fire and a great deal.
The Aduro 9-5 is the tallest model in the range, 1200mm in height.
AGA Ellesmere EC5W Stove
The Neo 3F is a compact contemporary stove similar to the Neo 1F. However, this model has the extra side glass panels, which means the flames can be seen through the sides of the stove as well as the front.
Standing tall and wide this stove gives such a warm and welcoming focus to your house.
A Defra exempt boiler stove from Ekol which can power wood-fired central in smoke controlled areas.