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 Go Eco Plus 5kW Wide Stove with a wider door.
The highly contemporary ACR Neo pedestal model.
The Woolly Mammoth 5 is a good looking 5 kW stove especially given the reasonable price.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove with a wide door.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove with a cast 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.
ACR Tenbury T400 is a 5kW inset stove.
A great view of the fire and a great deal.
AGA Ellesmere EC5W Stove
ACR Tenbury T550 is a 5kW inset stove with a larger firebox.
AGA Ellesmere EC5 Stove
The new Aga Ludlow continues the Aga tradition of solidly made and efficient multifuel 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 superb Neo EcoDesign pedestal stove but with even more glass
Arada i 500 inset stove is the medium sized model with an impressive output of up to 9kW, perfect for medium sized rooms. There are 5 door and frame colour options to enable you to enhance and compliment your 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.
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.