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.
This is the Saltfire Peanut 5 - a 5kW stove which you can run on firewood in a smoke control area .
Parkray Aspect 5 stoves bring a controllable 4 to 7 kW of heat to your home with an large and attractive fire window.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove with a wide door.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove.
Standing tall and wide this stove gives such a warm and welcoming focus to your house.
The clean design of the Earlswood makes this stove suitable for all types of setting.
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.
Hamlet Solution 5 widerscreen is the a 5kW ecodesign ready stove from Hamlet stoves.
The highly contemporary ACR Neo pedestal model.
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.
The Go Eco 5kW steel multifuel stove with a cast door.
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.
The fine looking 5kw Astwood will suit a medium to large sized room.
The Ashdale is one of the larger kw output models from ACR, giving out 7kw, making it suitable for a medium sized room.
ACR Tenbury T400 is a 5kW inset stove.
The stunning ACR Birchdale 5 kW DEFRA exempt stove.
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.