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 round shape, discrete handles and unrivalled view of the fire all combine to produce a superb looking stove. With the logs below and the curling orange flames above, the Trio fills any room with warmth, light and relaxation
The Purefire Eco Design Slimline SE 5kw woodburning stove is a new design for 2018 which meets the new Eco Design requirements.
Parkray Aspect 5 stoves bring a controllable 4 to 7 kW of heat to your home with an large and attractive fire window.
This is the Saltfire Peanut 5 - a 5kW stove which you can run on firewood in a smoke control area .
Parkray Aspect 7 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 smallest of the Opus Tempos yet it has the biggest window of any 5 kW stove on the market.
Its French creativity certainly oozes from all aspects of this stove, and is truly something different. This is the smaller version of the Invicta Ove but just as impressive with an average output of 5kW when a focal talking point is your primary objective.
Saltfire Bignut 5 is the larger version of the Peanut.
Parkray Aspect 4 stoves are compact and yet maintain a nominal output of 4.9 kW with the large fire glass which is at the heart of the Aspect range.
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Parkray Aspect 4 compact stove.
Parkray Aspect 5 compact stove has all the features as the 5 but in a smaller package.
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Parkray Aspect 14 stove.
A brand new, extra wide 5kW design from Ekol Stoves. Based on the Clarity 12 stove but with a reduced depth, you can install this stove free standing against a wall or in shallower fireplaces.
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 Future Fires Panoramic FX2 is a smaller version of the FX1, featuring an output of 5kW.
The Firebelly FB2 is perhaps the best known Firebelly stove and is really the stove which I would say made their name. The FB2 is a nicely proportioned contemporary stove with a heat output of 12kW, making it suited to the medium sized room or as secondary heating in a larger room.
The Duo 2 is probably the most unusual model - this has a side loading log store so that the logs are not visible from the front of the model.