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 new Aga Ludlow continues the Aga tradition of solidly made and efficient multifuel stoves.
AGA Ellesmere EC5 Stove
Hamlet Solution 5 is a EcoDesign ready stove from Hamlet stoves.
The Neo 1C EcoDesign has a large curved glass window in the front of the stove with a handy cupboard beneath the firebox.
The Clarity 12 stove can be run between 4 and 12 Kw's and is available as a low or high model.
The Esse 500 SE vista stoves are good looking cast iron 5 kw stoves with an efficiency of over 80% and a large curved topped glass to admire the flames through.
The Ekol Clarity 5 high stove is raised up by 200 mm creating a useful log store underneath.
The Ekol Clarity 8 High stove is a tall version with a good log storage space underneath. It is Defra exempt for burning wood in smoke control areas.
Similar to the Neo 1C EcoDesign but with even more window to see the fire through
The Neo 1F EcoDesign is the shortest model in the range of Neo contemporary stoves and is designed to fit into existing fireplace openings.
The cast iron 5kw Oakdale multifuel stove is suitable for cities that are classed as a smoke controlled area.
The Morso 04 is a clean designed UK-style box-shaped stove.
This multfuel cast iron stove has a nominal heat output between 7-8kw with a pretty decent fuel efficiency of 78%.
The 9kw nominal heat output of the Harmony 33 will suit larger rooms.
The AGA Ellesmere EC4 stove has a characteristically deep shape to the door. It is Defra Exempt meaning you can burn wood on it in a smoke control area and it's under 5kW.
The smallest 4.9 kW model is perfect for small homes. Change the standard look by adding the pedestal for a contemporary twist, this lifts the stove for an eye level view of the flames and makes it easier on your back for loading.
Classic good design and a cast iron door really make the Arada Farringdon medium a classic stove. The Medium gives you a bit of a higher output.
The Arada Farringdon Large stove has the highest maximum heat output of 12kW which will keep you warm through the coldest of winters. The Farringdon Large is a very controllable stove so you can easily burn it more slowly when you don't need the full 12kW.
The Arada i600 Slimline has such a wide view of the flame, but with a low 5 kW output. There is the option of a direct air supply if required and Arada offer a wide choice of stove body and door colours.