26th August / Blog
Back in February, before the lockdown and Covid-19 was even a thing for us here in the UK, the government announced something really important that we really welcomed.
We have quite a lot of enquires and questions trying to decipher the information and there are understandably quite a few, and a lot of companies out there trying to find the grey area but for us it’s really simple.
Sales of wet wood under 2m3 will be phased out by 2022.
Sales of wet wood under 2m3 will be phased out by 2022. Quantities over this can still be purchased but will need to be seasoned by the purchaser to under 20% moisture. This can be a long process, and difficult to do if you have nowhere suitable to store the wood.
This is all happening for a reason, burning wet wood is one of the top 2 biggest contributors to PM2.5 pollution – which The World Health Organisation has identified as the most serious air pollution for human health.
The legislation does not mean you won’t be able to buy a wood burning stove, use your existing one, or buy great wood to go in it – it just ensures that you’re using the most efficient, environmentally kind and cost-effective type of fuels for your fire.
When you burn wet wood, not only do you release the harmful particles in the atmosphere through your chimney, but you’re also losing money – the more moisture, the more your fire has to work to remove it, meaning less heat being produced to heat your home.
As a company we try and tread as lightly as we can on the planet doing what we do, we provide our customers with HETAS & Woodsure approved kiln dried wood – the wood is always below the 20% moisture threshold, usually way below, and it burns hot and clean ensuring not only that you get the best fire, but also that you’re doing your bit whilst still remaining cosy and warm in your home.
We believe the only way to be sure that you’re purchasing ‘wood that’s good’ is to ensure your supplier is part of the Woodsure ready to burn scheme – and this is the roundel to look out for.
The official government information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-takes-action-to-cut-pollution-from-household-burning.
Our friends at Woodsure also have some really good information to read and it’s the only place you should look to find your firewood suppliers as they’ve all been independently vetted: https://www.readytoburn.org/
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