Suppliers & Retailers
As a supplier of stoves or fuels, you are on the frontline of this industry! Many customers will come straight to you for their information. There is currently a lot of bad press surrounding solid fuel burning stoves, by stocking stoves which are designed around the new regulations, promoting good practice when using stoves and marketing efficient, smokeless fuels, you will be able to show yourself as an eco-conscious supplier.
Fuel suppliers can be covered by Woodsure’s “ready to burn” scheme. Woodsure is a globally recognised mark of quality fuel thanks to their rigorous certification scheme. Woodsure ensure that all fuel is sustainable and legal through on going assessments and audits. Although rigorous, they ensure that the system is practical and cost effective for businesses. Woodsure cover sustainable wood fuels such as logs, pellets, wooden briquettes.
Certain fuels which you may currently sell will be phased out, as of February 2021 there will be a ban on the sale of bagged house coal and smaller quantities of unseasoned wood. Get ahead now by encouraging your customers to move over to more efficient fuels such as Kiln Dried wood and smokeless coal.
Many of the stoves that are currently for sale will not be acceptable when the new guidelines come into place by 2022. Ecodesign stoves are independently tested to strict regulations. We again suggest that you phase these stoves out of your line and start to stock the new Ecodesign ready. This way you won’t have to worry about having stock left over which you may need complicated paperwork to sell.