Smoke Control Areas
In many large towns and cities in the UK, Smoke Control Areas have been established to give local authorities the power to limit emissions of smoke and fumes from residential and industrial properties.
Smoke Control Areas were introduced by the Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968 to tackle the growing pollution derived from domestic and industry emissions following the Industrial Revolution.
Local authorities only allowed heating appliances which demonstrated particularly clean burning combustion.
CLEANBURN AND AIRWASH SYSTEM TO HELP MEET WITH DEFRA REGULATIONS
Most wood burning and multi-fuel stoves from Fireplace World Glasgow also include the latest cleanburn and airwash system which means that it provides cleaner burn and greater thermal efficiency.
WHAT IS CLEANBURN?
Introducing pre-heated, secondary air into the firebox at just the right point promotes efficient combustion of any unburnt hydrocarbons that may be in the smoke.
This ‘cleanburn’ process can greatly increase the combustion efficiency of your wood burning stove and dramatically reduce the amount of unburnt particles going up the chimney. This can in turn reduce your servicing costs and save you money in fuel. It also gives you an improved flame visual.
WHAT IS AIRWASH?
Airwash is a design feature that uses a specially placed vent or vents to draw in air from the outside to wash over the inside of the glass. This helps to keep the glass clean, allowing you to enjoy the glow and flames to the full.
Please visit the ‘how a wood burning stove works’ page on our supplier’s site Stovax, if you would like to find out more information about Cleanburn and Airwash technology.
To find out more information on whether you live in a Smoke Control Area, visit Please visit this DEFRA link.