DEFRA Approved Fuel - HouseFuel Smokeless Ovals
HouseFuel are pleased to announced that their ‘Smokeless Oval’ product is the latest fuel to be authorised by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs for use in smoke control areas.
These controls, consolidated by the Clean Air Act of 1993 (DEFRA, 2014) were developed in order to manage what fuels could, and could not, be burnt in designated ‘Smokeless Areas’. Authorisation from DEFRA allows for the HouseFuel Smokeless Ovals to be used nationwide regardless of the area in which the consumer resides.
The authorisation from DEFRA for HouseFuel’s Smokeless Ovals would not have been possible without the close relationship they have with the fuel’s manufacturer, Maxibrite. This is the first time in Maxibrite’s history they have provided permission for their fuel to be packed and branded by a different company for the approval of DEFRA.
It’s exciting that we have been able to work together and come to this arrangement. We want to continue to expand our affiliation over the coming years and look to take a real foothold in the solid fuel industry.
The close relationship between HouseFuel and their suppliers has allowed them to have a successful first year of trading in the fuel industry despite the higher than average temperatures (Met Office, 2014). The growth has also provided a boost to the local economy in the North West of England with additional land and office space purchased in order to accommodate the organisation’s expansion. With a predicted increase in sales in the years to come, there will hopefully be further opportunities for skilled staff to join the team.
2014 will no doubt be an exciting one for HouseFuel as it looks to continue to develop in the solid fuel industry.