This European Standard specifies requirements relating to the design, manufacture, construction, safety and performance (efficiency and emission) instructions and marking together with associated test methods and test fuels for type testing residential slow heat release appliances fired by solid fuel. This European Standard is applicable to hand fuelled intermittent burning slow heat release appliances having thermal storage capacity such that they can provide heat for a declared period of time after the fire has gone out. This European Standard also specifies a minimum time period from the appliance achieving the maximum differential surface temperature and falling to 50 % of that maximum value. These appliances provide heat into the space where they are installed. These slow heat release appliances may be supplied either as an assembled appliance or as a manufacturer’s pre-designed unit consisting of pre-fabricated components designed to be built on site in accordance with the manufacturer’s specified assembly instructions. One off installations are not included. These appliances may burn either solid mineral fuels, peat briquettes, natural or manufactured wood logs or be multi-fuel in accordance with the appliance manufacturer’s instructions. Wood pellets which are hand fuelled may also be burned either on the existing appliance bottomgrate or in a special basket arrangement which is placed by the user into the existing firebox. This European Standard is not applicable to mechanically fed appliances, appliances having fan assisted combustion air or appliances with boiler.