Is your burner compliant?

We are phasing out low-emission burners in Clean Air Zones so that we can lower emissions and improve Canterbury’s air quality.


Check if your burner is compliant

Ultra-low emission burners (ULEBs) produce far less pollution than other types of burners, so they can be installed in any home in Canterbury, whether or not you’re in a Clean Air Zone. Energy Star-rated heat pumps are also a great, zero-emission option.

There are different home heating rules and different types of burners allowed for different Clean Air Zones. Find out more about the wood burner rules in your area.

Find when your burner is due to expire at the Solid Fuel Burner database. You can also update information about your burner on the database.

Alternatively, call Environment Canterbury on 0800 326 636 for assistance.

Financial assistance

If you do need to upgrade your burner, subsidies are available.