What’s the difference between AGA Little Wenlock Classic SE Wood Burning / Multi Fuel Stove and the AGA Little Wenlock Classic Wood Burning / Multi Fuel Stove? What does SE mean? Also, why does this stove not have a distance to combustibles -side or rear?
Thank you for your question.
The difference between the Aga Little Wenlock Classic and the SE version is that the SE (which stands for Smoke Exempt) is approved and authorised by Defra for use as a wood burning stove in a Smoke Control Area.
Using a non-approved stove to burn wood can incur fines of up to £1000.
You local council environmental health department can advise you on Smoke Control areas if you're not sure.
The distances to combustibles have been added to the specification and are 550mm minimum distance to sides and 475mm minimum distance to the rear.
The Aga Little Wenlock SE needs a minimum distance to non-combustibles of 100mm in order to function properly but, we would recommend it be greater than that (150-200mm) for optimum performance and greater air flow.
Hope this helps?