- Built from sturdy materials for a long life
- Repair is straightforward, with replacement parts available to extend the burner’s life
- Majority of components are recyclable
- 100% New Zealand made construction reduces transport emissions
and carbon neutral.
A climate-positive choice.
The facts about wood
Wood is a biofuel—plentiful and renewable
Burning wood is carbon neutral
A tree absorbs carbon as it grows. When it is felled and chopped into firewood, the carbon stays safe in your woodpile until it’s burned (which is when carbon is released back into the atmosphere). So long as the tree is replanted, the cycle of absorption and release can continue in a neutral manner.
Wood burners utilise a resource that might otherwise go to waste
Good for the planet—and your power bill
Designed for longevity…
… and (ultra) low emissions
All Woodsman burners meet the requirements of the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (NES for Air Quality) and the rigorous standards set by ECAN. We will continue to innovate and elevate our work, investing in our technology, our processes and our people to ensure the lowest possible emissions are produced today, tomorrow, and in all the tomorrows to come.
How to minimise your impact
- Choose ULEB-certified appliances that minimizes air pollution
- Look for wood with low moisture content that burns efficiently.
- Further tips for how to use a wood burner properly can be found here: warmercheaper.co.nz
The bigger picture
- Clean air monitoring data shows that PM10 and PM2.5 emissions have been steadily dropping for many years with most places in NZ meeting or exceeding the National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (NESAQ) and World Health Organisation guidelines. Areas that do not currently meet those standards are on track to do so.
- This has been possible through advancements made by Wood burning manufacturers and in particular the new Ultra Low Emission Burner (ULEB) standards created by Environment Canterbury.
- In 2021, ECan carried out real-life testing in Nelson and results indicate that ULEBs are operating in real life with emissions that are significantly lower than real-life emissions from traditional burners
- Make sure you are not burning toxic wood sources like treated timber
- Support reforestation efforts that maintain wood as a renewable resource