Woodsure, the non-profit organisation striving to raise the quality of woodfuel in the industry, has been appointed by Defra to run its Ready to Burn certification scheme that will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that will come into force in England from 1 May 2021 for most wood fuel […]
Burn Better: Cleaner fuels and regular chimney maintenance key to reducing pollution from open fires and stoves used for domestic burning
Public reminded of best ways to minimise the environmental impact of burning at home this winter ahead of new government policy on cleaner fuels in the spring.
A new survey has found four in ten (40%) […]
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The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 will come into force in May 2021. This brings into Regulation ‘Ready to Burn’ and its logo as a way of recognising which fuels are suitable for future use, both for wood and solid mineral fuels.
These Regulations are made under section 87 of the Environment […]
The draft legislation for The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 has successfully passed through both The House of Parliament and The House of Lords in recent weeks. This important milestone brings the legislation one step closer to becoming law. Woodsure, the UK’s only woodfuel quality assurance scheme, has welcomed this latest […]
Woodsure welcomes new law on safer and cleaner solid fuels
Woodsure, the non-profit organisation striving to raise the quality of woodfuel in the industry, has welcomed the government’s publication of draft regulations for The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 in England.
The draft legislation, which now passes to the Houses of Parliament for […]
Woodsure Coronavirus Update and Signposting
Firstly, it’s right to acknowledge the problems being caused by Coronavirus and send our best wishes to you all and your family and friends.
The Woodsure office and test lab is closed following the government announcement on Monday 23rd March 2020 and we are taking all the appropriate precautions to protect the […]
Air quality | using cleaner fuels for domestic burning
On Friday Defra announced their response on their cleaner domestic burning of solid fuels and wood. The consultation took place between August and October 2018 and focused on England only. The proposals in the consultation included:
Restrictions on the sale of wet wood for domestic burning
The Woodsure team, along with Steve Ellis from Elcombe Fire & Wood, have produced a short video highlighting the importance of burning dry firewood. The video compares the use of Ready to Burn firewood against wet firewood at over 40% moisture content.
This video clearly demonstrates the benefits of burning dry firewood, including the following […]