Burning Wet Wood: Understanding the New Rules

Burning wet wood
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The rules on burning wet wood and purchasing house coal changed on 1 May in England, and will affect homeowners with multi-fuel and log burning stoves.

Stoves can provide warmth and character to a home - and they have not been banned - but when certain types of fuel are burnt on them they can emit small particles of air pollution which can enter the body’s lungs and blood.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.