Smoke Control Areas

Introduced to deal with the smogs of the 1950s and 1960s, the Clean Air Acts gave local authorities powers to control emissions of smoke, dust and fumes.

As a result, smoke control areas were established in many large towns and cities in the UK.

Smoke Control Areas still effect many UK residents today. If you live in a Smoke Control Area and want to have a solid fuel stove, you will need to ensure it is approved for use in Smoke Control Areas.

At Wolverhampton Fireplaces and Stoves nearly all of the Stoves we sell are Smoke Control Area Approved giving you full peace of mind before your purchase.

Designated areas

If you do not know whether you live in a smoke control area then you can check with your local council or visit

Exempt fuels and stoves

You can purchase many multi fuel stoves for installation in a Smoke Control Area but may burn only authorised smokeless fuels. A list of these fuels can be found by

Burning logs

Logs may only be burnt on stoves or cassette fires that have been granted exemption from the regulations by the government through DEFRA.


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Wolverhampton Fireplaces & Stoves Ltd
15, Merridale Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV3 9RX.

Telephone: 01902 422111


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