Eco Design 2022

08 September 2021

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Are woodburning stoves going to be banned?

No. There are no proposals or legislations to support this idea.


What is Ecodesign 2022 legislation?


A Government backed and European-wide programme designed to lower emissions and improve the UK's air quality. The Ecodesign regulations will set new efficiency requirements for all stoves. Only stoves that have been tested and approved will be sold and installed within the UK after 2022.


What is different about an Ecodesign Ready stove?


An incredibly efficient and economic new design. Benefiting from at least 80% efficiency which means you'll be saving on fuel and helping improve our air quality at the same time! Our Ecodesign models will still have the same superior performance and stunning exteriors to perfectly match your home.


Will Ecodesign rules still apply after Brexit?

 Yes. The Ecodesign legislation will be written into UK law even when we leave the EU. This means stove manufacturers have a commitment to improving our air quality, which is something Hunter Stoves Group are proud to be a part of.


If i purchase a non-ecodesign stove or have an exisiting stove in place will this have to be replaced?

No, the new legislation will only apply to new stoves on the market after 1st January 2022. This means, you can keep your current stove without having to worry. If you ever need to replace your appliance in the future after 2022, this will then need to comply with Ecodesign.

Is it true that woodburning stoves create a lot of emissions?

No, this is not a true reflection of stove emissions. The figures given in the press include open fires, incineratores and bonfires, as well as stoves. Particulates from stoves are only attributed to around 3%.


We hope this answers and questions you may have and puts to bed some misinformation but if you require any more information give us a call on 0808 147 1401 and we will be happy to help!