Using a wood burning stove
London’s air quality falls below World Health Organization guidelines. Burning wood and coal in Camden emits dangerous pollution known as particulate matter, which cause asthma and heart disease and worsen existing health conditions.
It is an offence to produce smoke from:
- a building chimney
- an appliance - unless it is an exempt appliance
- any fixed boiler
You could be fined up to £1,000. It is also an offence to use unauthorised fuel,
unless it is used in an exempt appliance.
What can I burn in my fireplace or wood burning stove?
In an open fireplace or a non-approved appliance, you can only burn:
- low volatile steam coals and other authorised fuels
Wood, wood chips and wood pellets are non-authorised fuels and can only be burned in appliances approved by the Secretary of State, called exempt appliances.
Even if you are using an approved fuel or exempt appliance, they still have a negative impact on air quality and public health.
We have produced a wood burning information flyer for you to share this information with others.