Chessell Woodyard has been awarded the Woodsure ‘Ready to Burn’ accreditation after successfully passing the criteria of the Hetas scheme backed by the Government’s Clean Air Strategy and working in partnership with Defra.
The ‘Ready to Burn’ initiative is for wood log producers, such as Chessell Woodyard, where they are able to demonstrate through audit and strict fuel testing that woodfuel they sell as ‘Ready to Burn’. This testing requires that firewood must be under 20% moisture content and all woodfuel must be traceable under EU Timber Regulations and be legally sourced.
The burning of freshly cut or unseasoned wet wood contributes significantly to high levels of particulate emissions. Conversely, burning dry wood has significant and demonstrable benefits in greatly reducing emissions, it also significantly reduces the amount of soot and tar build up within a chimney. Seasoned woods give the consumer a superior product for burning giving better heat and longevity.
Director of Chessell Woodyard, Sean Pooley, has said:
“We are very proud to be the first Island based company to win this accreditation, Over the last 18 months we have invested and built upon our firewood processing operation to ensure we meet the The Woodsure Ready to Burn scheme criteria which has been set up to regulate the production of firewood and also make clear to consumers of what they are purchasing”.