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What is Eco Design 2022

Eco Design 2022 is the stove industry’s response to the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Clean Air Strategy, and is a Government backed and European Wide programme, the aim of which is to improve air quality and reduce pollutions/emissions. It will set regulations to achieve those goals for all stoves. Only stoves complying with Eco Design 2022 will be sold and installed within the UK from 1st January 2022. The new legislation will be written in to UK Law and is not affected by Brexit.

Eco Design 2022

A number of stoves are already compliant with Eco Design 2022 and will bear the following logo.

SIA Eco Design Ready

Existing stoves are not affected, as the Eco Design 2022 scheme is not retrospective and applies only to stoves sold and installed after 1st January 2020.

The Key Areas of Eco Design 2022

Limiting the Sale of Polluting Fuels :-
Burning any wood produces Particulate Matter, known as PM, the amount of PM depends on how the fuel is being burnt. Wet wood and inappropriate fuel reduces the efficiency of stoves and leads to high emissions. Despite this being widely known and being contained in the usage instruction manuals, many people burn wet wood or inappropriate fuel – possibly because it is cheaper than the seasoned fuel. There is legislation the government is bringing in to restrict this. The correct wood to burn should have a moisture content of less than 20%, seasoned hardwoods are preferable to softwoods, as some softwoods produce a larger amount of smoke and do not burn for as long.

Improving the efficiency of stoves:-
By 2022 all solid fuel stoves must be at least 80% efficient and meet strict emissions criteria. The Stove Industry have already been working the targets and criteria laid down are met.

Efficiency Improvements graph
Barrington ECO Design 2022

Update Legislation and Smoke Control Zones :-
Smoke Control Zones are already in existence, but councils have differing ways of adhering to them. The government are creating a cohesive national approach and councils will be given greater power to implement legislation. Further information will be available when the final report is published.

Cosy Fires - List of recognised Wood burning stoves & multi fuel stoves in Kent

At Cosy Stoves and Fireplaces in Ashford Kent we will make sure that you find the perfect wood burner or multi fuel stove for your fireplace.

Its so important choosing the right wood burning Stove for your fireplace getting something like this wrong can leave you with having a log burner thats too high in kw output which can result in the room being too hot, or going for a multi fuel stove thats not high enough in kw output leaving you to make the multi fuel stove work harder.

The problem with choosing a log burning stove that’s too big is not only the obvious with the room getting too hot but if you control the air and turn it down then you wont be using your wood burning stove at the correct operating temperature and this can leave you burning wood at less efficiency.

Choosing a wood burning stove thats too small will naturally make you put more wood onto your new log burning stove and could damage the stove by over loading it with wood something which is very common. Please leave the choosing the correct wood burning stove to us style and look is of course a customers preference but the size kw output leave to the Cosy Fires expert.

Our list of multi-fuel and wood burning stoves at cosy fires will cater for your every need so wether your looking for a traditonal log burner or a top of the range super modern multi fuel stove we will have it here.

In the fireplaces and stoves section on our website we have reconised dealership with all the stoves listed such as Burley Di Lusso Stovax Mendip and other reconised wood stove manafactures. If theres a different woodburner that your after please bring it to our attention as it might be a Log burning stove that we’ve not added to our list.

Come into our fireplace showroom in Kent to view our range of wood burning stoves & multi fuel stoves in Kent.

Areas We Cover in Kent
Ashford, Bexleyheath, Swanley, Sevenoaks, Crawley, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Ashford, Folkestone, Dover, Broadstairs, Herne Bay, Sittingbourne, Sheerness, Medway Towns, Gravesend, Dartford, Crawley, Barming, Canterbury, West Malling, Penden Heath, Ramsgate, Margate, Broadstairs, Meopham, Maidstone, Erith and all surrounding areas.    

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