What is Ready to Burn?
Woodsure administers the Ready to Burn scheme for wood fuel. Firewood sold in volumes under 2m3 needs to be certified as Ready to Burn with a moisture content of 20% or less. It’s easy to check a supplier’s reference code, that will start with a WS, here.
Manufactured Solid Fuels
HETAS administers the Ready to Burn Scheme for Manufactured Solid Fuels (MSF) in England. Ready to Burn MSFs are proven to meet sulphur content and smoke emissions standards. To check a fuel is certified for use, visit the Defra website.
Non-profit organisations HETAS and Woodsure are committed to helping people make cleaner and safer choices in the use of burning solid fuels and biomass.
Fuel that’s certified as Ready to Burn is proven to burn with less smoke and harmful emissions and be less damaging to the environment, improving air quality.
HETAS and Woodsure make it easy to find Ready to Burn certified fuels.
Wood Fuel Suppliers
From May 2021, where wood is sold in volumes under 2m3 for domestic burning, the packaging must include the supplier’s name, the certification number and the Ready to Burn logo as outlined in the regulations. This certifies that the wood has a moisture content of no more than 20%.
The Ready to Burn scheme certifies firewood, briquettes and kindling.
What are Manufactured Solid Fuels (MSF)?
A manufactured solid fuel means a fuel manufactured from coal, wood, plant-derived materials, waxes or petroleum products with other ingredients, for the purposes of combustion in domestic premises in England. This doesn’t include exempt fuels, such as coffee, wine or olive logs or miscanthus fuels as set out in the legislation.