New rules have been announced for next year that mean you will no longer be able to buy coal or wet wood for wood burners, stoves and open fires, in order to cut air pollution.
The government has said that wood burning stoves and coal fires are the largest source of fine particulate matter (small particles of air pollution which find their way into the body’s lungs and blood). Under the new rules, sales of bagged traditional house coal and wet wood in small units (less than 2m cube) will be phased out from February 2021. Also, makers of solid fuels will also need to show they have a very low sulphur content and only emit a small amount of smoke.
We always recommend using properly dried firewood, as not only does it have a reduced environmental impact, but the benefits also include an increased heat output, less smoke and soot deposits, and they are easier to light.
For advice on which fuel is best for you, give us a call on 07415 449800.