London Wood Burning Project Research

Closed 9 Dec 2022

Opened 10 Nov 2022

Feedback updated 13 Feb 2024

We asked

Through this survey the London Wood Burning Project aimed to investigate the effect that wood burning has on indoor and air quality by measuring residents' attitudes and behaviours around wood and solid fuel burning 

You said

The London Wood Burning Project received five thousands responses. Twenty-one per cent of respondents stated having a useable open fireplace or solid fuel burning stove in their home frequently used in winter. Twenty-nine per cent of respondents with home wood burners and open fires had never information about solid fuel burning and air pollution. Twenty-three per cent of respondents thought that solid fuel burning has a positive impact on the health of people at home and nineteen per cent that it has it on the health of immediate neighbours.  Eighteen per cent stated they were planning to install an open fire or solid fuel burning.

We did

You can see further information on the results, what happened as a result, on the London Wood Burning Project's website  


Kensington and Chelsea is part of the London Wood Burning Group which received funding from Defra to investigate the effect that wood burning has on indoor and ambient air quality.

We are working with Opinium and other councils across London to learn how residents are heating their homes this winter. Please share your views and contribute to this research.

All responses are anonymous and the survey only takes 10 mins to complete.


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