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 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 superb Neo pedestal stove but with even more glass
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 highly contemporary pedestal model.
The wide Esse 225 XK SE contemporary stove has the option to burn wood or smokeless fuel giving out over 8kw if required.
The Mendip Woodland Stove is an attractive 4.5 kW multifuel stove with a decent sized fire box and options for direct air.
AGA Ellesmere EC5W Stove
A Defra exempt boiler stove from Ekol which can power wood-fired central in smoke controlled areas.
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.
The new Aga Ludlow continues the Aga tradition of solidly made and efficient multifuel stoves.
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 great looking wall mounted Neo 1 W
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.
Take the wall hung Neo 1, open up the fire to be seen from three sides, and you have the stunning Neo 3W
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.
A 5kw cast iron wood or multifuel stove suitable for smoke controlled areas.