Q&A: Testing certificates for wood burners

Who is responsible? Find answers to your questions on testing certificates for wood burning stoves and boilers. Testing certificates are necessary for wood burning stoves and central heating boilers running on solid fuel that are sold, transferred or connected after 1 June 2008.

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Download the Statutory Order regulating air pollution from wood burners and boilers and certain other fixed energy-producing installations

Questions & answers

Can I sell, transfer or connect a wood burning stove or central heating boiler if it has a testing certificate?

Yes, if it is accompanied by a testing certificate that complies with the Statutory Order on wood burners.

Where can I obtain a testing certificate for a wood burning stove or boiler bought in another country?

If the system is sold or transferred in Denmark, it is the responsibility of the seller/transferor to ensure that a testing certificate is provided. If you buy a wood burning stove or boiler in another country, you as the importer are responsible for ensuring that a testing certificate is obtained.

The Environmental Protection Agency suggests that the buyer requests a testing certificate from the manufacturer (e.g. through the foreign dealer). If the system is sold in Denmark, the testing certificate may be obtained through the Danish retailer.

The Environmental Protection Agency CANNOT provide assistance in obtaining testing certificates.

Where can I obtain a testing certificate for a wood burning stove or boiler bought before 1 June 2008 that I am selling to someone else?

If you are selling or transferring your wood burning stove or boiler to a third party, it is your responsibility to provide a testing certificate. If the system is sold in Denmark, it may be possible to obtain a testing certificate through a Danish retailer.

The Environmental Protection Agency CANNOT provide assistance in obtaining testing certificates.

If I buy a house in which the former owner connected a wood burning stove or central heating boiler after 1 June 2008 without complying with the law, is it then my responsibility to ensure compliance with the Statutory Order?

Yes, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure that a wood burning stove or central heating boiler is lawfully connected. In other words, it is a punishable offence to allow a wood burning stove or central heating boiler to remain connected without a testing certificate that complies with the requirements of the Statutory Order on wood burners.

As a chimney sweeper, what should I do with a suspicious testing certificate?

If you are in doubt as to the testing certificate's compliance with the Statutory Order on wood burners you can report it to the Environmental Protection Agency.