DEFRA approved woodburning stoves for use in designated smoke control areas

Cleanburn and DEFRA approved stoves

DEFRA is the UK Government Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which regulates smoke emissions under the Clean Air Act 1993.

A DEFRA approved stove is an advanced system of eco-engineering approved by the UK Government for burning wood in smoke control areas, and is among the most environmentally friendly heating solutions in the world.

Wood is one of the few natural renewable and sustainable energy sources available, and when used with a correctly installed DEFRA stove, gives many economic and safety advantages.

Woodburning stoves are proven to be environmentally better, economically more efficient, and easier on the pocket with those heating bills. Efficency levels on stoves range from 70% to 82%, which adds up to smaller fuel bills....and a warmer glow in every sense of the word!

We are an independent Birmingham based family business with over 25 years experience in the specialist fields of woodburning stoves, fires, flues, and chimneys. We are registered HETAS engineers and are pleased to supply and install any stove of your choice. We are qualified building surveyors and experienced project managers, and are happy to carry out site visits and surveys to discuss any specific projects or requirements clients may have.

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DEFRA Wood by:
Cottage Fires and Woodstoves
Showroom Open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays:
1257-59 Pershore Rd
Birmingham B30 2YT
Tel 0121 458 6550


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Professionally installed woodburning and multi- fuel stoves are required by law to comply with Building Regulations and Health and Safety legislation.

Use an approved and registered HETAS Heating Engineer or other competent installer to carry out such work.

For further details about the different types and styles of woodburning stoves and fireplaces available, please visit

Please Note.

Due to the terms of our Insurance Policies, we are unable to provide any technical information or assistance, except by full site visit and survey.