Homebuilding Reports: Could Woodburners Eventually be Banned?

Could Woodburners Eventually be Banned?
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The hot debate over wood burning stoves has escalated following the publication of a slew of new research papers, which have added fuel to the fire as to whether woodburners are an acceptable heating source in the UK’s net zero push. 

Homeowners exploring new fireplace ideas may choose woodburners for the crackling heart-warming allure of a log fire, and also to prevent heat escaping up the chimney. Meanwhile some homes, particularly older homes, rely on woodburners as a heat source.

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.