Smoke Control Exempt, Defra Approved Stoves

Stoves displaying this symbol, are DEFRA approved to burn wood in Smoke Control Areas, they are “Exempt” from the “Clean Air Act 1993”.

Exempt appliances

Exempt appliances are appliances (ovens, wood burners and stoves) which have been exempted by Statutory Instruments (Orders) under the Clean Air Act 1993 or Clean Air (Northern Ireland) Order 1981. These have passed tests to confirm that they are capable of burning an unauthorised or inherently smokey solid fuel (wood) without emitting smoke.

We have always developed products to achieve high efficiency levels and our multifuel stoves have been no exception. The emission of smoke is an indication of low efficiency, we have developed stoves capable of meeting the requirements for achieving the status of an “exempt appliance”. This is an appliance proven to be capable of burning “unauthorized fuels” such as wood whilst not emitting smoke.

Visit the DEFRA page on UK Smoke Controlled Areas


Franco Belge Defra Approved