Mulgrave Estate
Mulgrave Estate

Ready to Burn

As a local provider of wood fuel, Mulgrave Estate is making it easy for customers to find wood fuels that have been certified as Ready to Burn and that meet new legal requirements that came into force from 1 May 2021 in England.

Under the new Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that will apply in England from 1 May 2021, wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m3 will need 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, must be given advice on how to store and season the fuel, this will give them confidence that the wood they are burning is suitably dry before use.

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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.

Mulgrave Estate 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 the supplier’s name and unique Ready to Burn certification number.

Tommy Milburn, Head Forester at Mulgrave Estate, says ‘’ the legislation is designed to reduce particulate emissions and to help improve air quality. Certified firewood, with Ready to Burn status will offer you more heat from each log burnt. This is due to its moisture content. All of our timber is air dried to a moisture content of sub 20%, meaning the fire burning the product emits more heat, as it is not using it’s energy to dry the wood. Each piece will burn more efficiently than unseasoned , green/fresh timber, in turn , reducing the environmental impact of burning. Using this type of certified dry wood is also better for your appliance and chimney and will help reduce maintenance costs’’

Orders may be placed via the website Buy Firewood Online For more information contact The Sawmill, Mulgrave Estate (01947) 893909 or find out more at www.readytoburn.org