CE approval or CE mark indicates that the appliance has cleared the tests of operational safety and effectiveness and heat exhaust both are tested independently. Nearly all the countries in Europe require CE approval for most of the appliances in homes and industries. CE approval is clearly affirmed by the maker or their officially authorised delegate that, in their view, the appliance has passed all the necessities of the regulations including significant compliance evaluation procedures.
These approvals are not mandatory for the stoves fitted before 2006. Wood Burning Stoves must be tested and approved by the authorities according to the new regulations in order to fit a new or used stove. In case of fire, your home insurance can be cancelled if you fitted a stove which was not approved by the authorities. Engineers registered with HETAS should not fit Wood Burning Stoves manufactured before 2002 and should not go for Building Control Inspection.
A stove must be created in a way that, it should behave normally when used, no volatility, no insecurity, no alteration in working, in short it should work safely. It should be engineered and built as to lessen the chances of detonation while in operation. Wood Burning Stoves should be made in a way that improper air circulation and water into the gas area may not occur. Gas exhaust during ignition, after fire flame annihilation and during re-ignition is controlled and restricted so that harmful gases may not accumulate in the stove and all processes should be very smooth. The material used for the stove should be suitable and must endure the chemical, mechanical and thermal environment. The source or the provider of the material for manufacturing of stoves must assure its durability, stability and performance. The material should not contain any metal or substance that is hazardous to human health. The stove should not release combustion gases in harmful quantity into that particular room.
In order to avoid any accident and environmental pollution everyone should install stoves approved by the concerned authorities and it should be bought through the authorised dealers.