New wood burning boiler stoves banned.

PSQ

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Chased up a quote from a stove installer, to be informed that they can no longer install solid fuel ’boiler stoves’, as the government has yet to clarify the details of the European ‘EcoDesign Lot 20’ regulations.

I rang the Arada Stoves factory and they confirmed that it is not possible to design or manufacture a stove that is both capable of central heating a modern house while meeting the UK’s interpretation of the ‘Ecodesign’ specification, as the flue gasses cant get hot enough to burn 'clean' while warming the water jacket. Every stove manufacturer supplying the UK market has ceased production of ‘boiler stoves’ until the government clarifies the situation.

Theres no gas main for 10 miles, Kerosene fuel has risen from 40p/l last year to £1.32 this week, and electricity prices are spiralling out of control. I’m trying to make my cottages efficient and affordable for low income families, but this bulls**t bureaucracy means they're going to have to keep using horrendously inefficient Baxi open fires. Room heating stoves are still available, but the tenants would lose their existing water heating back boilers.

The only reason that I'm starting a thread here is to point out that we are 'led' by f**king idiots.
 
What price were the boiler stoves you are looking at ?

I've seen the so called "Green" log boilers, they are circa £3,500 plus you'll need a tank which is also circa £3,000 plus fitting.
 

PSQ

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Got to be lots of stoves in show rooms still for sale??
None left, the measures came in on the 1st of January.
What price were the boiler stoves you are looking at ?

I've seen the so called "Green" log boilers, they are circa £3,500 plus you'll need a tank which is also circa £3,000 plus fitting.
Having just double glazed the last 4 cottages theres enough in the pot for Charnwood / Arada (etc) type stoves and radiators, and for there to be a return on investment.
Errr.........thought we'd left the EU ?
So did I, but the legislation was apparently rushed through before we had officially left. So much for the Tories promised "Bonfire of Red Tape", the lying arseholes.
 

PSQ

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That cannot be correct. The Dunsley Yorkshire central heating boiler is Defra approved although it is designed to burn at high temperature with the burn area not cooled by the boiler.

All Defra approvals have been superseded by the EcoDesign Lot 20 regs, i.e. they're null and void.
The only stoves that meet the regulations are all under 4.5kw, with the boiler taking 4kw of that.
Good luck heating water and radiators for a 2 bedroom house with that.
 

renewablejohn

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All Defra approvals have been superseded by the EcoDesign Lot 20 regs, i.e. they're null and void.
The only stoves that meet the regulations are all under 4.5kw, with the boiler taking 4kw of that.
Good luck heating water and radiators for a 2 bedroom house with that.
Thats not right. The Yorkshire does comply with the new legislation and Dunsley have been bringing new ranges of compliant stoves in since 2018 so I cannot see what it has to do with brexit. Certainly my Dunsley Yorkshire is sufficient to run the central heating on our old farmhouse although it is well insulated.
Sounds to me like the Arada salesman wishes he had stoves designed like the Yorkshire then he would not be losing sales.
 
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Hooby Farmer

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A decent engineer could whip one up i reckon. We just took out our back boiler that was fitted in the early eighties. The copper pipes had started to corrode going into it throughthe wall, the back boiler is like new 5mm stainless throughout. My dads friend owned an engineering firm and made some prototypes for Grants. Ours was one of the prototypes, when you see it they are such a simple design
 

renewablejohn

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lancs
Just talked the missus into putting a woodburner room heater in can you still get these then room heater only
Yes just make sure there Ecodesign approved. If you google stove suppliers and Lot 20 you normally get a list of all the stoves they sell with the approved ones having a SIP logo to show there ecodesign approved.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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