Ciao DEFRA! LLK compliant for fittings across all cities and towns in the UK!

Following the traumatic effects of the Great Smog, of 1952, which brought to light the real problem of pollution, demonstrated by the death count of over 12,000 people, the Government decided to finally take action by creating the Clean Air Act (1956). This act was introduced to reduce and control air pollution, specifically by creating ‘smoke control areas’ in which only smokeless fuels could be burned. Consequently, diminishing smoke pollution and sulphur dioxide emitted into the air in built up areas.

DEFRA (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) takes responsibility for these measures to ensure that legislation is up to date and followed. They play a major role in everyone’s day-to-day lives, from the food we eat, to the air we breathe.

With the effects of global warming being documented increasingly throughout the world and the popularity of wood fired stoves growing, Linda Lewis Kitchens noticed the importance in ensuring our new range of wood-fired ovens are compliant with DEFRA. This allows our ovens to be approved to burn solid fuels in any smoke-controlled area.

Anyone who is not compliant with DEFRA and cannot present a DEFRA approved certificate when asked by the local council could face fines, shut down and eventual removal of the oven from the premises. However, with a Linda Lewis wood-fired oven you are in safe hands!

Our specially crafted ‘Da Vinci’ and ‘Giovanni Revolution’ models have been tried and tested by DEFRA to ensure complete piece of mind for our customers.

‘LLK are delighted to be supporting the fight to keep the UK’s air clean. We are now amongst a select few of UK suppliers who are legally allowed to sell wood-fired ovens to the market.’ Comments, Managing Director, Linda Lewis.

Jenna Lewis, Commercial Director, says ‘Our unique range of rotating Giovanni pizza ovens are the only full range on the UK market to be DEFRA approved. This gives us a unique product that boosts productivity in restaurants using up to date technology, whilst still remaining true to the traditional Italian way of cooking pizza’.


For more information on our DEFRA approved ovens call a member of our sales team on 0161 633 5797.