Smoke control and wood burning stoves

Installing a new stove, fire, solid fuel burner or boiler

Before installing a solid fuel stove or fire, you should check with the manufacturer or supplier to confirm that the appliance has approval from DEFRA for use within a smoke control area. 

Your new appliance should be designed and located so that smoke and fumes are well dispersed. This is particularly important if you intend to emit smoke from a ground floor where the smoke may become a nuisance to your neighbours, we are getting an increasing amount of complaints about this issue.

The installation of any solid fuel appliance should be undertaken by a HETAS approved engineer or under building regulation approval directly from us.

To ensure that you are not committing an offence you should only burn the designated fuels in these appliances.