Ready To Burn is the new normal for burning solid fuels
Smoke Control Areas in the UK are now required to only burn approved solid fuels
The Ready to Burn scheme, administered by Woodsure, the DEFRA appointed Certification Body, is designed to help consumers to identify which woodfuel and fire wood products are compliant and ready for immediate use with a moisture content of 20% or below. You will be able to identify these new fuels by the distinctive Ready to Burn logo which will be displayed on the packaging or at Point of Sale.
By ensuring you only use Ready to Burn Woodfuels on your stove, log burner, open fire or fire pit, you will be fully compliant with the new legislation which aims to reduce air pollution.
The new legislation also includes Solid Fuels such as Briquettes and Manufactured Solid Fuels.
These fuels will also carry the Ready to Burn logo and are suitable for most appliances and can be used in Smoke Control Areas.
If you live in a smoke control area you can only use the new approved smokeless fuels, however if you have a Defra Exempt appliance you can use a wider range of fuels including Ready to Burn logs.
Get in touch with your local Council to find out if you live in a Smoke Control Area, their environmental services department will be able to help you.
Of course by using Ready to Burn solid fuel products in your appliance in any location around the UK will be a benefit to reduce atmospheric pollution and helps your burner, chimney or flue to operate more efficiently and cleaner.