Simple steps to take to help your chimney safety

Chimney Fire Safety Week 2021 Chimney Fire Safety Week is an annual campaign that will run from 30th August to 5th September this year. The national campaign aims to highlight small steps you can take to mitigate your risk of having a chimney fire. You will see messages across HETAS socials during the week with Read More…

Ready to Burn | A look at the regulations in more detail

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 is now in place. We look at the regulations in more detail to help answer some of the more common questions. The HETAS team is available to support with applications and questions relating to manufactured solid fuels and you can contact Woodsure for any wood Read More…

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…

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.

Top tips to get the most from your appliance

Find a brief overview of our top tips and click through to the full articles: Lighting a fire Lighting a fire can sometimes be difficult and there are countless guides on the internet. We have pulled together the best guidance available so you can get it right first time. Different manufacturers have varying lighting techniques 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…

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…