You might like to read more in depth information about The Clean Air Act of 1956 and 1968.
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.
The Dik Geurts Ivar 5 is a cleanly designed 4.9kW stove, a great pick for the smaller living room.
The Go Eco Plus 5kW Wide Stove with a wider door.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove with a wide door.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove.
The highly contemporary ACR Neo pedestal model.
The clean design of the Earlswood makes this stove suitable for all types of setting.
The Woolly Mammoth 5 is a good looking 5 kW stove especially given the reasonable price.
The Esse 525 is a designer stove made here in the UK. One of the things that distinguishes the 525 (apart from its stainless steel tubular legs) is that it is a multifuel stove – most contemporary stoves are woodburning only.
For a small 5kw stove the Rowandale has a very wide window on the flames.
Hamlet Solution 5 widerscreen is the a 5kW ecodesign ready stove from Hamlet stoves.
ACR Tenbury T400 is a 5kW inset stove.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove with a cast door.
The Ashdale is one of the larger kw output models from ACR, giving out 7kw, making it suitable for a medium sized room.
The fine looking 5kw Astwood will suit a medium to large sized room.
The Ekol Clarity 5 stove is small enough to fit into a fireplace opening. It will produce 5 kW of heat, perfect for a small room.
A great view of the fire and a great deal.
The stunning ACR Birchdale 5 kW DEFRA exempt stove.
AGA Ellesmere EC5W Stove
The new Aga Ludlow continues the Aga tradition of solidly made and efficient multifuel stoves.
ACR Tenbury T550 is a 5kW inset stove with a larger firebox.
Same Woolly Mammoth quality and looks with even more heat.
Giving out 6 kw, the Hunter Herald 4 is the smallest of the Herald range of stoves. As with all the Herald models it has airwashed glass, single or double doors and a choice of flat top, low or high canopy