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 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.
Standing tall and wide this stove gives such a warm and welcoming focus to your house.
The highly contemporary ACR Neo pedestal model.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove with a cast door.
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.
ACR Tenbury T400 is a 5kW inset stove.
AGA Ellesmere EC5 Stove
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AGA Ellesmere EC5W Stove
The new Aga Ludlow continues the Aga tradition of solidly made and efficient multifuel stoves.
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The Mendip Woodland Stove is an attractive 4.5 kW multifuel stove with a decent sized fire box and options for direct air.
ACR Tenbury T550 is a 5kW inset stove with a larger firebox.
The Neo 1C EcoDesign has a large curved glass window in the front of the stove with a handy cupboard beneath the firebox.
The superb Neo EcoDesign pedestal stove but with even more glass
The 5kw Ignite multifuel stove has a large shaped window framing the flames.
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 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 5kw multifuel stove.