Taunton Firewood – Part of Somerset Timber Services ensures wood fuel is Ready to Burn.
As a local provider of wood fuel, Taunton Firewood – Part of Somerset Timber Services is making it easy for customers to find wood fuels that have been certified as Ready to Burn and that meet new legal requirements that come into force from 1 May 2021 in England.
Under the new Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) England) Regulations 2020 that will apply in England from 1 May 2021, wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m3 will need to be certified as Ready to Burn.
The new regulations aim to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels by ensuring wood sold in volumes of under 2m3 is certified as having a moisture content of 20% or less.
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.
For the past four years, Woodsure has been leading the way in championing the use of less polluting dry wood which is verified by
its independent inspectors as having a moisture content of 20%
less, meaning it burns with less smoke than wetter wood.
Taunton Firewood – Part of Somerset Timber Services customers can be confident that the wood fuel being sold is ready for
immediate use by looking for the Ready to Burn logo along with the supplier’s name and unique Ready to Burn certification number.