Our Firewood is Ready to Burn!


Our firewood offering has been certified by DEFRA's Ready to Burn scheme.

As a local provider of wood fuel, we want to make it easy for our customers to find wood fuels that have been certified as Ready to Burn and that meet the new legal requirements that came into force on 1 May 2021 in England.

The New Regulations

Under the new Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020, wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m3 needs 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 will be given advice on how to store and season the fuel, to reassure them that the wood they are burning is suitably dry before use.

Who Runs The ‘Ready to Burn’ Scheme?

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.

Ready to Burn Fuel and Firewood at Earnshaws

Earnshaws 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 a unique Ready to Burn certification number.

“The new legislation is all about helping to reduce particulate emissions and improve air quality. Certified wood fuels will give you more heat from each piece of Ready to Burn wood fuel burnt. They burn more efficiently than unseasoned, green wood and reduce the environmental impact of burning. Using proven dry wood is also better for your appliance and chimney and will help reduce maintenance and fuel costs. The Ready to Burn certification scheme makes it easier than ever for people to identify fuels that meet legal requirements, so they can have complete confidence in what they’re buying.”

For more information contact us today or find out more at www.readytoburn.org

Posted by Earnshaws on 18-Jun-2021