As a local provider of wood fuel, Dean Forge Ltd is making it easy for customers to find wood fuels that have been certified as Ready to Burn and meet new legal requirements that came into on 1st May 2021 in England.
Dean Forge customers can be confident that the wood fuel being sold has a moisture content of less than 20% and is ready for immediate use. By looking for the Ready to Burn logo, supplier’s name, and unique Ready to Burn certification number you can be assured that the wood meets these requirements. Simon Chew, Managing Director, at Dean Forge Ltd says: “The new legislation is all about helping to reduce particulate emissions and improve air quality. Certified wood fuels will give you more heat from each piece of Ready to Burn wood fuel burnt. They burn more efficiently than unseasoned, green wood and reduce the environmental impact of burning. Using proven dry wood is also better for your appliance and chimney and will help reduce maintenance and fuel costs.
In addition, Simon states that, “The Ready to Burn certification scheme makes it easier than ever for people to identify fuels that meet legal requirements, so they can have complete confidence in what they’re buying.”
Under the new Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020, wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m3 will need to be certified as Ready to Burn. Customers buying loose wood in quantities of 2m3 or more must be given advice on how to store and season the fuel, this will give them confidence that the wood they are burning is suitably dry before use.
The DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Ready to Burn certification scheme is run by Woodsure. Woodsure is a non-profit organisation striving to raise the quality of wood fuel in the industry.