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Wood is a low carbon form of heating providing trees are replanted to replace those chopped down.

The carbon dioxide emitted when wood is burned is the same amount that was absorbed over the months and years that the plant was growing. The process is sustainable as long as new plants continue to grow in place of those used for fuel. There are some carbon emissions caused by the cultivation, manufacture and transportation of the fuel, but as long as the fuel is sourced locally, these are much lower than the emissions from fossil fuels.

Don't forget wood pellets and wood chips can also be burnt in specialised stoves.

New dedicated wood boilers are very efficient and should be eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive, but this doesn’t apply to wood stoves, even if they have a back boiler. see https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/domestic-renewable-hea... and for non domestic https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/non-domestic-renewable...

Wood stoves should be treated with care to maximise efficiency and reduce emissions, never trun them right down over night so the wood smoulders, wood should be dry and burnt fairly fast. see http://www.lightfoot.org.uk/wood-stoves.html

Charlton and Jenrick Ltd

Here at Charlton and Jenrick Ltd we have been manufacturing and supplying to the fireplace industry for over 28 years. We have a number of high quality brands of Gas Fires, Stoves and Fireplaces and supply throughout the country to specialist local independent  fireplace retailers.

Unit D
Stafford Park 2
0845 415 4854

Clearview Stoves

Manufacture and sell wood stoves. The showroom is in a beautiful old house in the middle of Ludlow and is worth a visit on its own.

01584 878100

Continental Fires Ltd

Suppliers and installers of biomass systems.

Church Stretton
01694 724199


Heat pumps. solar thermal, PV, biomass, ventilation systems

Ditton Mill House
Cleobury Mortimer
01299 270011

ESP Energy

PV, biomass, heat pumps and solar hot water, local family firm

01743 718003

Intelligent Energy

Supply and fit wood fired boiler systems.

Also supply and fit solar thermal, PV and wind systems

Bishops Castle
01588 650657

Llani Renewables

Install solar thermal and PV systems, wood boilers and heat pumps on domestic and commercial properties.

Fraithwen, Adfa,
Newtown, Powys
01686 722722

Marches Renewable Energy (MaRE)

Grants available for businesses, NGOs, charities etc (not domestic) for renewable schemes. Up to 50%, maximum 200kW peak 

Organic Energy

Distributors and advisors for Okofen automatic wood pellet boilers.

Unit B3
Greenwood Court, Cartmel Drive
01938 530 070