Standards and rules for other country
The National environmental standards in New Zealand for Air Quality prescribe a design standard for wood burners in urban areas. These standards outline emission and thermal limits that woodburners must meet in order to be approved for installation in urban areas.
However our fires do not fall under this standard as they are open fireplaces and are therefore exempt from this legislation.
Our fires have been tested in accordance with and meet the requirements of ASNZS2918 & ASNZS4013 section 1.2.3 (f) and are classified as exempt appliances.
Our certification states:
Both appliances are exempt from the relevant emission legislation since the maximum carbon dioxide output from the combustion chamber is less than 5% by volume when tested in the manner prescribed in the appropriate standard.
Some regional councils in New Zealand do have bylaws that prohibit open fireplaces, however, a large percentage of our customers are in New Zealand and so far we are not aware of any customers that have been unsuccessful in passing their fires through council.
All wood burners installed after 1 September 2005 must have:
Below are some of the ways an open fire can be approved if you live in an area with regional bylaws banning open fireplaces.
If you need copies of our conformance certificates or installation manuals to support your council application head over to our downloads page to grab everything you need.
If you have any queries regarding any of the above please email email@example.com. or go to www.mfe.govt.nz.
We do not supply external flue kits to customers in the United Kingdom & Europe. In the United Kingdom the installation must be in accordance with:
• The Building Regulations issued by the Department of the Environment or the Building Standards (Scotland) Regulations issued by the Scottish Development Department.
• All relevant codes of practice and relevant parts of any local regulations, including those referring to National and European standards.
In your own interest and for safety, in the United Kingdom, it is the law that all solid fuel appliances are installed by competent persons, a registered installer or approved by your local building control oﬃcer. The Heating Equipment Testing and Approval Scheme (HETAS) require its members to work to recognised standards.
In other countries the installation must also conform to the national and local regulations in force. This may include only the use of permitted fuels in some countries.
All ﬁres require a supply of air to support combustion and to allow the chimney to draw correctly. Air starvation will result in poor ﬂue draw and smokiness in the room. All installations will require a permanent dedicated air supply for the ﬁre of at least 5.5cm2 per kW of rated heat output over 5kW.
Newly constructed homes, especially those using double glazing and employing modern draught control techniques will need careful planning of air entry.
The Building Regulations Document J and L must be taken into account when providing ventilation for the ﬁre.
When commissioning the ﬁre ensure that the air supply is adequate for the ﬁre. Particular attention should be observed if there is a ceiling fan or extractor fan in the room or adjoining room as this may have an eﬀect on the draw of the ﬂue / ﬁre.
To make sure your fire works safely and efficiently, it’s important that installation and servicing is carried out by a properly trained and competent person.
Consumers using a HETAS registered installer:
Refer to the HETAS website to ﬁnd an approved installer in your area: www.hetas.co.uk/ﬁnd-installer.
Download this handy leaflet for further information on Smoke Controlled Areas.
The appliance and flue-system must be installed in accordance with BS EN: 13229 and the appropriate requirements of the relevant building codes.
Your Aurora Fire must be installed with a 150mm/200mm insulated twin wall ﬂue system and anti-downdraft cowl which has been tested in accordance with EN:1856-1:2009.