What is the Ready to Burn legislation and what does it mean to you if you own a fire pit and want to burn wood?
In summary, this legislation is about reducing harmful unburnt wood particulates in the atmosphere. Emissions of these particulates are particularly high when burning wetter wood in home appliances for heating such as wood stoves and wood burners. Some recent research shows that particles from wood burning appliances are more prevalent than emissions from cars.
The upshot of the legislation is that from 1st May 2021 it is illegal to sell logs in small quantities with a moisture content greater than 20%. What are smaller quantities? Less than 2 cubic metres, which covers most wood sales except when buying by the truckload!
Read on to find out how this affects you as a fire pit user...