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Weston's Flamecraft say 'stick with your woodburners'

New regulations forcing us to burn cleaner fuels won’t affect people with woodburners.

That’s the message from Flamecraft, the specialist suppliers based at Baytree in Weston.

Showroom manager Daisy Cushen says the woodburner industry standard has been ahead of Government proposed changes for years – although people who have traditional open fires in the hearth may well be affected.

Flamecraft showroom manager Daisy Cushen with locally produced kiln dried wood
Flamecraft showroom manager Daisy Cushen with locally produced kiln dried wood

Government changes will see:

* Traditional house coal in bags phased out by February 2021 – and loose house coal that is delivered direct phased out two years later

* Wet wood phased out by February 21 – this is only for sales below two cubic metres; amounts above that will be sold with advice on how to properly dry the wood for burning.

Flamecraft supply multi-fuel and woodburning stoves that are made in Britain.

Daisy said anyone who bought a stove in recent years has been advised not to burn wet wood, which has a moisture content above 20%, or house coal, because it will invalidate guarantees for the appliance and pipework.

It’s recommended that only well-seasoned, dry wood, with a moisture content of less than 20%, be used.

Suitable alternatives includeanthracite or a manufactured briquette smokeless fuel.

Flamecraft stopped supplying traditional house coal more than four years ago, and now supply high grade smokeless coal and kiln-dried kindling and logs that have a moisture content below 20%.

The firm is already changing its showroom to feature EcoDesign 2022 compliant stoves.

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