Smoke Controlled Zone

Smoke Control Areas were introduced by the Clean Air Acts of 1956 and 1968 to tackle the growing pollution derived from domestic and industry emissions following the Industrial Revolution. Local authorities only allowed heating appliances such as stoves which demonstrated particularly clean burning combustion.

For those homeowners wanting to install a stove in their urban property, we have a large collection of wood burning and multi-fuel stoves available for these Smoke Control Areas. Whether you are looking to fill your cosy inglenook or thinking of mounting your stove onto a bench to create an alternative look, there’s a selection of traditional or modern stoves available in various styles, sizes and colours.

Properties with a non-exempt stove appliance may only be allowed to burn a list of authorised smokeless fuels. Please visit this DEFRA link to see a list of these authorised smokeless fuels that you are allowed to burn. 

Most wood burning and multi-fuel stoves from Hot Spot Stoves also include the latest Cleanburn and Airwash system which means that it provides cleaner burn and greater thermal efficiency.

To find out more information on whether you live in a Smoke Control Area, visit please visit this DEFRA link.