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ECO Certifications

Key Points:

  • Objective and independent certification scheme for emissions and efficiency.
  • Verification for both emissions and efficiency, aiding informed consumer decisions.
  • Compliance with Ecodesign Regulations, surpassing minimum requirements.
  • Different levels of ClearSkies certification indicating enhanced performance.

All ClearSkies certified appliances are Ecodesign Ready and qualify for SIA Ecodesign Ready certification.

For more information, visit the ClearSkies website.

HETAS Cleaner Choice

HETAS Cleaner Choice Product Approval Scheme focuses on setting higher industry standards and promoting the cleanest burning biomass and solid fuel appliances.

Key Points:

  • Independently proven to meet stringent emissions criteria.
  • Exceeding Ecodesign and Defra Exemption requirements.
  • Achieves a 50% improvement on particulates against recognized requirements in UK Smoke Control Areas.
Defra Approved
SIA Eco Design Ready

DEFRA Approved

A Defra approved stove refers to an SE (smoke exempt) stove compliant with the Eco Design 2022 initiative, part of the response to the DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Clean Air Strategy. This government-backed and European-wide program aims to significantly enhance air quality and reduce pollution and emissions.

Eco Design 2022 is a comprehensive stove industry response designed to meet the Clean Air Strategy’s goals. It aims to set strict regulations for stoves, ensuring they contribute to improved air quality and reduced emissions. Starting from 1st January 2022, only stoves compliant with Eco Design 2022 will be legally sold and installed within the UK.

Key Aspects of Eco Design 2022:

  1. Regulation of Polluting Fuels:

    • A major focus is on restricting the sale of polluting fuels. This involves controlling the burning of wood, where the type and moisture content significantly impact emissions.
    • Legislation aims to limit the use of wet or inappropriate fuel, promoting fuels with less than 20% moisture content, preferably seasoned hardwoods. This helps enhance stove efficiency and reduce emissions.
  2. Stove Efficiency Improvement:

    • By 2022, all solid fuel stoves must achieve at least 80% efficiency and comply with stringent emissions criteria.
    • The Stove Industry has been actively working to meet the set targets and criteria, resulting in significant efficiency improvements and reduced emissions.
  3. Legislation Update and Smoke Control Zones:

    • Eco Design 2022 aims for a cohesive national approach towards Smoke Control Zones, intending to provide councils with more authority to implement consistent and effective regulations.

Compliance Details:

  • Only stoves complying with Eco Design 2022 will be legally sold and installed within the UK from 1st January 2022.
  • Stoves that bear the SIA ECO Design Ready logo already comply with these stringent regulations.
National Forest Pledge

Capital Stoves and the National Forest

For every Capital Eco Stove purchased, a contribution supports the National Forest, aiding in woodland habitat creation and reducing the carbon footprint.

Key Points:

  • Partnership with the National Forest for environmental sustainability.
  • Impact on growing woodland habitats and benefiting the environment.
  • National Forest’s initiative in combating the climate emergency.
  • Capital Stoves’ commitment through donations for every Eco 2022 Stove sold

High Efficiency Gas Stoves & Fires

With gas prices continually rising, you can reduce your monthly outgoings during the winter months by simply replacing your old gas fire or stove to a more efficient model.

A highly efficient gas fire or stove allows homes to be heated effectively and generate even greater amounts of heat instantly. Having an efficient appliance also means you can avoid using your central heating when you just to heat one room quickly.

Gazco has a wide range of highly efficient gas fires and stoves that will suit many types of homes. Having better technological advancement does not mean compromising on the visual appeal and today, these highly efficient gas fires and stoves produce lifelike fuel effects complemented by real flames. There are a variety of fuel effects available – choose from rustic woodland logs and highly realistic coals, to contemporary white stones or even coloured glass beads for an injection of colour. Whatever you choose, the final result will be breathtaking!

A gas fire also provides a great addition to the living space of your new home – with instant warmth allowing you to create an inviting atmosphere for relaxing on your own, or for entertaining family and friends whilst also giving the room a stunning focal point.


The Stovax Heating Group is subject to stringent tests and they are proud to be an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited company, recognised for our continued commitment to technical innovation, high quality products and excellent customer and after-sales care.

Their rigorous quality control system ensures that all their appliances are safety checked and that they comply with the appropriate regulations, with all stoves and fires bearing the UKCA and CE marks. Similarly, their environmental management systems ensure they work in a sustainable manner, whilst endeavouring to protect the environment by minimising any possible impact from our operations.

CE approved

Gas-fired appliances must bear the CE mark indicating compliance with the safety requirements stipulated in the European regulations, in order to guarantee a high level of protection for the health and safety of persons, domestic animals and property, as well as a rational use of energy.
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