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The future of woodburning stoves

Following the government’s Clean Air Strategy legislation, Lucy Aplin explains everything you need to know about buying and installing a woodburning stove
The Stovax Vision Midi T woodburning stove offers a tall and expansive flame picture.

Nothing can beat the cosy ambience and welcoming heat of a flickering flame in a woodburning stove. It’s for this romantic reason that stoves remain a desirable fixture in British homes, decades after the introduction of central heating.

Alongside the traditional appeal, sustainably forested wood offers a renewable heat source for those that wish to avoid using fossil fuels and reduce their carbon footprint in our increasingly eco-conscious world.

This being said, woodburning stoves are not without fault. The latest figures show that the use of wood and coal on open fires and old stoves causes 38% of harmful particulate matter (PM) and significant amounts of the sulphur dioxide currently found in the UK air.

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The January 2020 issue of Build It is packed full of practical advice, inspiring readers' homes and expert guidance on everything from planning and design through to budgets and specifying materials. The January 2020 Edition includes: - Future-Proof Your Self Build - Are Woodburning Stoves Really Eco Friendly? - Renovation Design Details - Draught Proofing a Period Home - Planning Secrets: Keeping Your Neighbours Happy - Sound Proofing: How to Create a Quiet Home ... and much more!