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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.
Popular Wood Burning Defra Exempt Stoves
The smallest of the Invicta Sedan models but with all the attributes that cast iron brings, the S has a 5kW heat output for smaller rooms or where it is a secondary heat source. Being cast iron it gives a more even heat distribution and allows the stored energy to continue to heat the space after the fire has gone out.
The 9-1 Aduro is the standard model with solid steel sides. It's robust appearance commands a presence in any space.
The 9 Air is the model to choose if you have a well sealed house and need to fit a direct air supply.
The Nordpejs Duo 5 has a sealed compartment below the firebox. This makes the stove quite clean lined and also the least expensive option of this model.
The Aduro 15 stove is available in a few different versions. This has a solid base.
The Aduro 9-5 is the tallest model in the range, 1200mm in height.
A great view of the fire and a great deal.
The Dik Geurts Ivar 5 is a cleanly designed 4.9kW stove, a great pick for the smaller living room.
The 6100 come in 4 different formats. The 6140 is the smallest model and the firebox will of course be the same on all 4 models.
The single sided Fondis Stella 3 H700, has all the quality and ease of use so characteristic of Fondis stoves.
A lovely sophisticated styled stove from Dik Geurts, a good choice for smaller rooms as its output is 4.9kW's. The curved shaped large glass door enhances the glowing flames within, ideal to relax by.
It may be small but it packs a punch as it produces 4kW's, ideal for those smaller fireplaces. Classical moulding on the big glass door enhances its appearance as do the angled legs which are an unusual feature. A great stove to chill out in front of after a busy day.
A wall mounted model that has a classical oval body with a wide glass and can be mounted at a height to suit you.
This is the tallest model in the range with a height of 1200mm. The storage base provides a suitable place for hiding the additional products used for lighting and operating your stove.
At 9kW the Dik Geurts Ivar 8 is at home in the medium sized room. The Ivar 8 has a clean take on the traditional UK stove design.
The Aduro 9-3 Lux pedestal stove has three glass panels, one in the middle and two at the sides giving a wide angle view of the fire. It has a heat output range of 3-9kw, nominal 6kw.
The Westfire 23 standard model has a large rectangular glass giving a good view of the fire. There are options of 100mm legs or a block base of 50mm.
A contemporary steel woodburning stove suitable for the smaller room.
Here we have the Future Fires Panoramic FX1 which is an oval stove with very wide window. At 8 kW this stove is suited to the medium sized room and the shape and very wide window will make an impression on any room.
The 6143 has a taller log store under the stove making the height 950mm.
The Mendip Somerton Defra Exempt and with side windows so you will see the flames from other angles of your room.