The Little Wenlock Classic Smoke Exempt is the wood-burning smoke exempt version of our best-selling Little Wenlock Classic.
The Little Wenlock Classic Smoke Exempt is a wood-burning specialist that easily meets the stringent standards of the Clean Air Act. Its emissions are so low that it's fully approved to burn wood anywhere including smoke control zones in built-up city areas.
Its nominal heat output of 4.7kW makes it highly cost effective, too, and means you don't need an air vent in the room. The fireplace also has a conventional flue and uses the AGA Active Air Wash System to keep its glass clean.
In terms of looks the Little Wenlock Classic Smoke Exempt doesn't disappoint either. It shares the same compact design and intricate hand finished cast-iron detailing as the Little Wenlock Classic. Available in matt black.
Recommended fuel types:
Dry seasoned wood
The cast-iron panels of an AGA fireplace are individually moulded in a hand-finished cast. This allows our skilled craftsmen to create the elegant curves and exquisite design details our iconic models are renowned for.
Warms your home for longer
We use cast-iron for its excellent heat retention properties. Even when the embers die away, heat continues to radiate throughout the room. And thanks to the precision-engineered spinwheels and AGA Active Airwash System, AGA fireplaces offer greater control of the fire.
Build quality that lasts
Like all AGA products, our range of fireplaces is manufactured to an exceptionally high standard. That's why they carry the CE mark - as they fulfil all necessary European health, safety and environmental protection legislation - and are HETAS (Heating Equipment Testing and Approvals Scheme) listed. For further peace of mind, every AGA fireplace comes with a five-year parts and one-year labour warranty.
AGA Active Air Wash System
This clever technology is used to keep the glass of our fireplaces clean, allowing a clear view of the fire, while ensuring every fireplace runs as efficiently as possible. This guarantees maximum heat output is achieved from the fuel used and minimises harmful emissions. It also creates the perfect conditions for combustion by carefully channelling fresh air below, around and above the firebox. Before re-entering the atmosphere, any solid particles and volatile gases produced by the fire are re-ignited and destroyed.
Fireplace or open fire?
An open fire will warm the room, but it has many drawbacks that a fireplace doesn't. For example, the majority of heat produced by an open fire - up to 85% - will escape through the chimney. Using a fireplace, heat remains in the room due to the warm air that's continuously circulating around it. And, because an AGA fireplace is made with cast-iron panels, it can store heat while the fireplace is lit - so the heat continues radiating through the room long after the embers have died away.
A fireplace is also much more efficient at circulating heat through large rooms and the warmth can even rise up stairwells to landings. This means you won't have to rely as much on other heating systems within your home, which could in turn reduce your energy bills.
Information on wood fuels
Unlike fossil fuels, such as coal, gas or oil, wood is carbon neutral. This means that burning a log of wood only produces as much carbon dioxide as a log decomposing on the forest floor. If used in the right circumstances wood can be a highly economical choice, too.
Dry seasoned wood contains up to 90% less moisture than fresh cut wood, which means it produces less steam and saves up to 50% of potential heat.
Also keep in mind that hard wood is a better option than soft wood as it is slower to burn, meaning you will use less.
Wood is a renewable fuel source that is gentler on the environment. It also helps the preservation of fossil fuels such as coal and oil.
Hints and tips
- For the best drying conditions, store your logs in a dry store allowing plenty of air to flow around them
- Wood burns best on a bed of ash so make sure your firebox always has some ash in it
- Pick out the driest logs; they're easy to spot as the bark comes away easily
- Height 533mm
- Width 400mm
- Depth 415mm
- Weight 69kg
- Height To Centre Of Rear Flue 440mm
- Flue Requirement Class I
- Wood 71.4%
- Smoke exempt Yes
- Airwash Yes
- Wood Yes
- Free Standing Yes
- Matt Yes
- Room Heater Yes