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Air guidance and wood burners

Information on home heating and authorised wood burners. Guidance for councils on implementing the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality.

In this section

  • A list of authorised wood burners that meet the performance requirements of the national wood burner standard. Pellet burners that have been tested and found to meet the standard for wood burners in the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality are included in the list. There is also information for the public and councils on wood burner installation requirements and best practice wood burner use.
  • Guidance for local government on implementing the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality and complying with the ambient PM10standard.
  • Ambient Air Quality Guidelines provide guidance on how to manage air quality. They set guideline values to ensure our air is clean and healthy to breathe. 
  • A set of guides to help councils and unitary authorities manage air quality produced by the Ministry for the Environment.