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…

CPD Sessions and Workshops offered by HETAS

HETAS has been providing industry-leading training for installers of solid fuel and biomass appliances for decades with our MHCLG approved competent persons scheme in place since 2002.    The agenda of CPD sessions and workshops can be tailor-made to the requirements of your Local Authority. These interactive meetings keep staff up to date with changing legislation Read More…

New legislation for wood and manufactured solid fuels

The new legislation will ban the sale of the wet wood and house coal, aiming to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels. The Ready to Burn certification scheme will underpin The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 and comes into force in England from May 2021 for most Read More…

The impact of wood burning stoves on air pollution

What we have to say… Recently, we have read a few articles about wood burning stoves and their impact on air pollution. Following the development of various research projects, we can see it is difficult for scientists to cover in their studies, the wide variety of issues that can have an impact on air pollution, with a particular focus on Read More…

Moving Home

Moving Home? With reduced rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax for residential properties purchased between July 2020 and March 2021, the HETAS Consumer Helpline have seen a huge increase in enquiries relating to HETAS Certificates of Compliance. When moving home, it is always good practise to know exactly what documentation you require as part of Read More…

Burn Better

Burn Better: Cleaner fuels and regular chimney maintenance key to reducing pollution from open fires and stoves used for domestic burning  Public reminded of best ways to minimise the environmental impact of burning at home this winter ahead of new government policy on cleaner fuels in the spring A new survey has found four in Read More…