After an environmentally friendly wood-burning stove? Here's what you need to know

Blog / 01.02.18

It’s a known fact that relatively high emissions come from old stoves and open fires. Lack of maintenance and bad burning practice coupled with poor quality fuel choice leads to visible smoke, which in turn affects the air quality in both homes and in the wider environment. In an effort to combat these issues, a new European-wide law that aims to lower emissions and improve air quality is being brought into effect from 2022. Known as Ecodesign, this policy has passed through the House of Commons.

The Stove Industry Alliance, whose mission is to promote the benefits of stoves, their use and safe installation launched the “SIA Ecodesign Ready Scheme” to support UK manufacturers who release stoves that meet the lower emission limits, five years ahead of the legislation.

This is great news for our health, the environment and for Arada!

Unlike other stove manufacturers, we are already ensuring our new products meet this legislation not just talking about it. Our Burnwell mission aims to educate and assist customers when buying a stove; it’s about the product, coupled with expert installation, correct fuel use and the best way to control your stove to minimise particulates and emissions. Our Ecodesign Ready stoves are designed to comply with the new stringent regulations, producing far fewer emissions than an open fire or old style stove and ensuring this new era of home heating is successful in improving our air quality.

Read on for four steps to burn well…

  • 1. Choose a low particulate stove and install it correctly

    Use an installer who is part of a registered competent person scheme and can educate you on how to use your appliance correctly.

    Farringdon Small Eco stove

    Choose a wood burner that is the best match for your home

  • 2. Burn DRY wood.

    Burn dry, sustainable and seasoned fire wood with moisture content of 20% or less. Use a moisture meter to test the levels in your wood to ensure it is ready to burn. (When you purchase one of our Ecodesign Ready stoves, you’ll be eligible for a FREE moisture meter)

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  • 3. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions.

    Only refuel onto a hot ember bed, never when flames are present and avoid treated or painted wood as this emits harmful fumes.

    Farringdon Small Eco stove
  • 4. Give your stove some TLC.

    Have your chimney swept at least once a year and get your stove regularly serviced. Keep an eye on parts that may need replacing to ensure the best burning environment.

    Take good care of your stove

What’s more, our stoves are made with the love and craftsmanship of British design and therefore are built to last. All our stoves come with an industry leading stove body guarantee, so as long as your stove is purchased from one of our authorised retailers and installed following the correct environmental regulations, your stove should stand the test of time.

And there you have it, the more environmentally friendly way to keep yourself warm is to choose an “SIA Ecodesign Ready” Arada stove!



  • Classic Wood Burning Stoves

    Epitomising traditional design, these stoves are equally at home inside a red-bricked chimney breast of a cosy cottage or glowing within the grand fireplace of a country home. Either way, they have an abundance of charm and character.

    Our Timeless Classic stoves have either one or two door options.

  • Contemporary Wood Burning Stoves

    An elegant feature slotted neatly into a bright, spacious room or a dramatic centrepiece that provides wow factor, our contemporary stoves let you create the look you want.
    Clean-cut lines and big viewing windows emphasise the beauty of the fire whilst offering top efficiency ratings.

    Our contemporary stoves are available across three different form factors - inset, cassette or freestanding.

  • Hardworking Heating

    With designs to suit any setting, our boiler stoves offer the perfect fusion of style and practicality. Our compact multi fuel and wood boiler models are economical, reliable and sustainable, providing an alternative to traditional central heating systems or work in combination with them.

    Just like our Contemporary Living stoves, these are available in three shapes; inset, cassette or freestanding.

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