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Benefits of SIA Ecodesign Ready Stoves

The SIA Ecodesign Ready label sets the standard for the most environmentally friendly stoves available today.
Ecodesign is a European-wide programme to lower emissions. It is due to come into force in the UK in 2022 and SIA member manufacturers have been producing stoves that meet the lower emissions limits since 2017.

In order to qualify for the SIA Ecodesign Ready label a stove or fireplace has to have been independently tested by an approved laboratory and meet the emissions criteria set out within the Ecodesign regulation.  


RECOMMENDED by defra  

Within the Clean Air Strategy 2019 the UK government set a number of actions to help reduce emissions. The actions include ensuring that only the cleanest stoves are available for sale by 2022 and legislation to prohibit the sale of the most polluting fuels. 

SIA Ecodesign Ready wood burning stoves and fireplaces are recommended by Defra in the Clean Air Strategy.  

Independent tests show that SIA Ecodesign Ready appliances produce 90% less particulate emissions than an open fire and 80% less than an stove that is 10 or more years old. In order to meet Ecodesign and be accredited as SIA Ecodesign Ready, manufacturers must provide evidence, through independent testing, that their stove or fireplace achieves lower emission across four tests, as opposed to just one test currently required for the CE mark. 

These four tests assess levels of particulate matter (PM), organic gaseous compounds (OGC), carbon monoxide (CO) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). 


defra exemption 

As well as meeting the requirement of Ecodesign, SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves and fireplace also meet Defra exemption criteria for use in smoke control areas. However, the stove must still be separately tested for Defat exemption until Ecodesign becomes law in 2022 in order to be used in a smoke control area.


improved air quality 

Not only do SIA Ecodesign Ready stoves and fireplaces offer benefits in terms of lower emission which help improve air quality, because the operate more efficiently they use less fuel, making them more cost effective to run.



clearSkies is a brand new, objective and independent emissions and energy performance certification mark for solid fuel stoves and fireplaces. 

Initiated by the industry through the Stove Industry Alliance and launched to the fireplace and stove trade in August 2020, clearSkies is designed to drive the development of cleaner and more efficient appliances and is open to all manufacturers of solid fuel stoves and fireplaces.

clearSkies certification provides an easily recognised and independent verification of appliance performance for both emissions and efficiency, helping consumers make an informed purchase decision.

You can read more about clearSkies here.

Ecodesign Ready Stoves


Available today, SIA Ecodesign Ready Appliances follow the European-wide programme to lower emissions due to come into force in the UK in 2022.

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