The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) was formed in 2008 to promote the benefits of wood-burning stoves and biomass appliances. The SIA is made up of stove manufacturers and distributors, wood fuel suppliers, flue and glass manufacturers and industry supporters like HETAS. Recently, in June 2019, the SIA launched the Retail Group This allows retailers to communicate clearly and directly with the SIA giving retailers like us the chance to voice our opinions, provide feedback and then share essential information with the public, from an informed position.
With what has been essentially bad information coming from the press recently for the wood burning industry, it is essential to have the correct information and justify how that information was collected. By us being in contact with the SIA directly we can then keep you informed of any relevant changes
From the outset, the SIA has sought to inform the public and the government about the carbon saving benefits of wood burning stoves. More recently, through the Ecodesign Ready scheme, the SIA has successfully shown DEFRA that modern clean burning stoves can reduce particulate emissions compared to open fires and older wood burning stoves. With the SIA supporting scientific research, it is expected to contradict some of the factually inaccurate stories being negatively supported in the press. This information will also now be available to you, through us.