Can You Use A Wood Burning Stove In Edinburgh’s West End? We have the answers!
Yes! Something we get asked a lot is if you can use a wood burning stove in Edinburgh. The whole of Edinburgh is a smoke control area, which means that smoke can’t be emitted from the chimney of any building, however you are allowed to use a wood burning stove that has been approved for use in a smoke control area.
Smoke control areas.
Some solid fuel stoves, ovens, boilers and wood burners have been approved for use in smoke control areas. These can burn sold fuel or wood without emitting smoke if they are installed and used properly. Otherwise, fuels that you can use for heating homes, buildings and water include gas, electricity and some brands of solid fuel that have been authorised for use in smoke control areas. Fuel that hasn’t been authorised can’t be delivered in a smoke control area unless the fuel is to be used in an exempt appliance. See the advice on authorised fuels and exempt appliances on Defra’s website.
So what stoves are approved?
There are more and more stoves to choose from these days that are approved for use in a smoke control area. If they don’t come approved as standard, there is often a Smoke Control kit available to be fitted during installation. In other cases, the stove must specified as “Smoke Control” when ordering. Please make sure to check if your stove is approved before purchase!
The Choice Is Yours!
Better Safe Than Sorry!