Q: Are they banning stoves?
Using dry wood on a modern Ecodesign ready appliance is PROVEN to lead to better air quality by improving efficiency & significantly LOWERING particulate emissions. ESSE’s focus for 2020 and – indeed – the new decade, is on the clean-burning qualities of the latest wood-burning stoves ahead of the new emissions requirements ushered in by the 2022 Ecodesign requirements.
After some ‘bad press’ about wood burning stoves in recent years, they’re preparing to push back against the scare stories and headlines. The UK Government is again NOT preparing to ban wood-burning stoves, but it does want to ensure the nation burns high quality firewood from sustainable sources in efficient, clean burning stoves.
As pioneers of clean combustion for more than 165 years, ESSE has been at the forefront of efficient stove design since 1854 and they will be unveiling a positive new vision for the future of natural heating products later this year.
Q: Does the stove price include fitting?
Q: Do I need a site survey for a wood-burning or gas stove?
Q: Why is it important to line a Chimney?
Q: Do I need to install an air vent for my stove?
This can be supplied via a permanent vent to the room. Some of the ESSE models offer the option to duct combustion air directly into the appliance.
Q: What size stove do I need?
Length (m) x width (m) x height (m) / 14 = output (kw)
Q: What is the efficiency on stoves?
Q: How often should I have my chimney swept?
Q: Do ESSE electric cookers need to be serviced?
Q: Can you fit to my current chimney liner?
No Hetas registered installer will fit to unknown or used stove parts.
Q: Does the Chimney need to be lined to install a Wood Burning Stove?
The installer must be satisfied that the chimney is free from any defects and is fully suitable to be used. Lining the chimney ensures compliancy and safety,
If it can be proven sound (usually using a smoke test), the diameters are suitable, the installer can connect to the chimney which complies to the regulations, it can be swept, and all building regulations are followed then you don’t have to fit a chimney liner.
Q: Do I need to burn seasoned wood on my stove?
Q: Can I burn smokeless fuel on my stove?
Q: I don’t have a chimney – can I still have a stove?
Q: What does DEFRA approved mean and is it relevant?
Q: Do You Need Planning Permission for a Wood Burning Stove?
You do not technically require planning permission to install a wood burning stove, however since 2005 it has been a legal requirement to let your local authority building control department know of your intentions – no matter what type of heating appliance you are installing. When you use a specialist stove installer who is registered on the HETAS competent persons scheme there no need for any notifications as they will issue their own certification and registration.
Always keep in mind that any stove must comply with legal requirements for safety reasons.
Usually, altering or replacing external factors of the flue, chimney or soil and vent pipe is considered to be permitted and doesn’t require planning permission; however, keep the following regulations in mind:
The flue is only allowed to a maximum of one metre above the highest part of the roof.
If the building is listed or in a segregated property area/conservation then you should check with your local planning authority before a flue is fitted.
No flue should be fitted on the side elevation of a building that faces onto a highway.
If the flue is located internally within an existing chimney stack then you would not require planning permission, however it would be necessary if you require a new external flue.
Please keep in mind that building regulations and planning permissions are two completely different issues. Your wood burning stove will need signing off by either the councils building control department or a HETAS registered installer.