Woodsure is the UK's only quality assurance certification scheme for woodfuel. Certified suppliers, like ourselves, are your guarantee of a consistent and high quality product.
Under the new Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 that has applied in England since 1st May 2021, wood fuel sold in volumes under 2m3 will need to be certified as Ready to Burn.
The new regulations aim to prevent harmful pollution from domestic burning of all solid fuels by ensuring wood sold in volumes of under 2m3 is certified as having a moisture content of 20% or less.
Customers buying loose wood in quantities of 2m3 or more must be given advice on how to store and season the fuel, this will give them confidence that the wood they are burning is suitably dry before use.
The DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Ready to Burn certification scheme is run by Woodsure. Woodsure is a non-profit organisation striving to raise the quality of wood fuel in the industry. For the past four years, Woodsure has been leading the way in championing the use of less polluting dry wood which is verified by its independent inspectors as having a moisture content of 20% less, meaning it burns with less smoke than wetter wood.
Sevenoaks Firewood customers can be confident that the wood fuel being sold is ready for immediate use by looking for the Ready to Burn logo along with our name and unique Ready to Burn certification number as shown below. We have been certified since March 2020.