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Smokeless Zones

All larger towns and cities have Smoke Control Areas, often called ‘smokeless zones’. If you use a woodburner or open fire in a smokeless zone it’s important to know the rules, or you may be unwittingly polluting the air where many of us live and work. 

DEFRA Smoke Control Webesite
DEFRA Smokeless Zone Map

You may unwittingly commit an offence if you use the wrong fuel on the wrong appliance in a Smoke Control Area. To find out if you live in a “smokeless zone”, ask your local professional chimney sweep, contact your council or visit Smoke Control Area Interactive Map (

Fast Fact

The most important factor for cleaner combustion of wood is burning temperature.

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