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Are Log Burners Going To Be Banned in UK?

Updated: Jul 20, 2023

No log burners are not going to be banned in UK.

log burner installed by ICS Norfolk

However, new regulations did come into effect in 2022 that require all new wood burning services like log burners are to meet certain environmental standards in an effort to reduce harmful emissions. Keep reading to find out what these regulations are.

The new wood burning laws came into effect on 1st January 2022 as part of the government's Clean Air Strategy with the goal of reducing air pollution and reaching net-zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2050.

As of this date, it is now illegal to manufacture or sell a wood burning stove or log burners that doesn't meet Ecodesign regulations. This means that all newly manufactured wood and log burners will need to adhere to these rules, and carry an approved Ecodesign Ready Stove quality assurance certification.

All stoves and log burners that were installed before 1st January 2022 are exempt from these new regulations though you will need to make sure you are only burning dry wood, as wet logs produce more harmful emissions. Look for wood with a Ready to Burn label.


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