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Solid fuel registration

There has been a huge increase in the popularity of wood burning stoves over the past 10 years, which presents a great potential business opportunity for installers and servicing technicians. The traditional look of these appliances has become very popular and can reduce central heating bills by providing useful room heating – especially in large houses.

Demand for solid fuel installers heats up

There are already over one million UK homes using wood burning stoves and fireplaces and many more are suitable for a new installation. Plus, according to the Stove Industry Alliance, modern wood burning stoves are virtually carbon neutral when using current burn technology with high quality wood and can even help towards reducing UK carbon emissions.

This surge in popularity has provided welcome new business for solid fuel technicians and OFTEC offers registration for technicians wishing to demonstrate their competence to consumers.

To join OFTEC’s solid fuel registration scheme, a technician needs to . . .

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