Jump to content
Woodworks

New rules on moisture content come into effect today

Recommended Posts

Wasn't it Apr 2022 for people selling under 600 cube.....

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is there a sweepstake going on how long it will be before someone gets a visit/fine?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, swinny said:

Wasn't it Apr 2022 for people selling under 600 cube.....

Yes

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 01/05/2021 at 08:38, Gav73 said:

Is there a sweepstake going on how long it will be before someone gets a visit/fine?

Who's going to get fined or visited, it seems the legislation is aimed at sellers as opposed to end users which may not be a bad thing as it'll help stop people selling wet wood as "seasoned".

 

Even if the user was liable I don't really see what the legislation's going to achieve and how they'll prove it. Plod turns up at 9.00pm suspecting someone of burning unseasoned wood,  they have no right to search the property without a warrant and by the time they come back with a warrant the next day (which I think is highly unlikely) the evidence has been burnt 🤣.

 

If we have a storm and I as an end user get some branches blown off a tree in my garden and to "tidy up" decide to put them on the log burner that night am I liable to prosecution and anything else that's still "wet" is being seasoned?

 

Whole thing seems like a bit of farcicle posturing that's cost the tax payer a shed load of money just to get discussed and even more money to create a pretty unenforceable law.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Who's going to get fined or visited, it seems the legislation is aimed at sellers as opposed to end users which may not be a bad thing as it'll help stop people selling wet wood as "seasoned".
 


Yes, it’s aimed at sellers. That’s who I was referring to when I mentioned a sweepstake.

What you said about the end users does raise an interesting point though, unseasoned logs can still be sold in 2m3+ quantities as long as it has the relevant paperwork about seasoning it with it. There is nothing to stop the end user ignoring that and burning it anyway. So maybe there should be something in the way of fines for these people of the idea of this legislation is to improve the air quality and reduce pollution?

Also emissions from the chimney can be measured from outside, there’s no requirement to enter a property to check. And it’s going to be pretty obvious from the clouds of smoke going up in the air.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, Gav73 said:

Also emissions from the chimney can be measured from outside, there’s no requirement to enter a property to check. And it’s going to be pretty obvious from the clouds of smoke going up in the air.

 

 

^^^ That I didn't know ... won't part of those readings depend on what stove you're using as well, are people with older stoves obliged to update to newer cleaner stoves?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Adverts

  • Tip site reviews

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.