Ready to Burn the hot topic on the airwaves

Bruce Allen, CEO of HETAS, and Helen Bentley-Fox, Director of Woodsure, were recently interviewed about the Ready to Burn certification scheme. This coverage was shared on 190 radio stations in over 500 pieces from a variety of local and national stations across the country. Including, national commercial stations like Total Hits, The Jazz UK and Read More…

Promafour now approved by HETAS

PROMAFOUR® boards are cement bonded calcium silicate insulation boards which form part of the PROMAFOUR® fireplace insulation system for the re-lining of an existing masonry recess or protection of combustible materials forming timber walls in close proximity to solid fuel appliances. The PROMAFOUR® System is a safe reliable, robust system developed to resist continuous high temperatures Read More…

Have your say on the future of biomass

Biomass is under the spotlight, and having played a prominent role in our efforts to decarbonise the economy, the government is now undertaking a call for evidence to strengthen the evidence base around biomass and will contribute to a review of the potential for biomass to support the UK’s net zero target.

Paul Cichy is retiring from inspection duties

After 10 years of service, Paul Cichy, Regional HETAS inspector who has covered much of the North of England and North Wales is hanging up his draught gauge and retiring.  Commenting on Paul’s retirement, HETAS Inspections Manager Alan Young said: Throughout his service completing on-site inspections of solid fuel installations, Paul has been a passionate Read More…

Safety advice for holiday properties

With lockdown measures easing across the UK, we want to ensure holiday properties with wood-burning or multifuel stoves are ready for visitors. As the solid fuel safety organisation, we are advising that appliances are checked, and chimneys swept before guests arrive this year. Safety measures We recommend you have your chimney swept at least twice Read More…

Restart Grant – a support package available to retailers

A support package could be available for retailers that have had to close due to lockdown restrictions. The ‘Restart Grant’, which is available from April, was announced as part of the most recent budget to help businesses get back up and running. Almost 700,000 small business owners are set to benefit from the scheme. Non-essential Read More…

Kickstart Scheme – an exciting opportunity for your business…

Could you offer an unemployed young person the opportunity to work through the Kickstart Scheme? The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding which covers: 100% of the National Minimum Read More…

Scientists review casts doubt on impact of wood burning stoves

Non-profit industry organisations HETAS and Woodsure say a scientific review of air quality measures casts serious doubt on the claim that wood burning causes more pollution than traffic. The independent scientific review1, commissioned by HETAS, draws attention to the uncertainty around how much domestic burning contributes to UK air pollution. In fact, the government report Read More…

Evolve Home Energy Solutions and ECOE free webinar series

Evolve Home Energy Solutions and Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) are providing a free webinar series. These will have information to help make homes more energy-efficient. The webinars will take place over two days. The first session will cover the government’s Green Homes Grant scheme and how to find quality installers. Then we will be introducing Read More…