New Woodburner Regulations



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The other change I think is quite likely is the removal of the exception from smoke control areas for wood-burning stoves in places like London, possibly as soon as October. That will mean no more buring of wood in them, and will be retrospective. This is easily enacted just by reducing or emptying the list of stove models which are exempt from smokeless fuel regs and doesn't need any legislative changes.
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Changes to building regulations do not usually affect existing installations. Why do think this one will, and for that matter what is your source for this information?
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It's not changes to building regs - it's changes to an exemption list under the smoke control act. Smoke control regs are retrospective (or they would not work), and modifying the exemption list (which is what allows wood burners in smoke-free areas at the moment) requires no legislative changes at all.
The reason these are coming under fire is that they were granted an exception if the manufacturer claimed they emitted below a certain level of PM2.5 soot. It's now been shown that these manufacturer claims are miles off reality, and many (if not all) are emitting way above the permitted levels to have got on to the exemption list. At the beginning of the year, GLA was looking to get wood burners retested and the list updated accordingly, to stop their use in London (although it would change everywhere, as the list is not London-specific). The other pressure on this is a very rapid rise in new deployments of wood burners in last few years, particularly in areas of highest premature death rates from polution such as Barnett.
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On 24/04/2017 09:18, Andrew Gabriel wrote:

Anyone that remembers the smogs wouldn't buy a wood burner or an aga.
Its only the irresponsibles like harry.
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