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Traditional Coal Ban Q&A

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TRADITIONAL COAL BAN Q&A As of May 1st, 2021, the sale of house coal is being phased out in England. Here’s what YOU need to know about the forthcoming changes, and how to prepare for them. Q: Why is house coal being banned? A: It’s perhaps the most polluting domestic fuel available on the market. When burned on an open fire it gives off a dense dark smoke out of chimneys. It gives off PM 2.5 which is not good for the atmosphere we live in, but also will soot up chimneys quite quickly. Air quality is now firmly on...

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Should you use household coal in your wood-burning or multi-fuel stove?

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As a Diploma Approved Coal Merchant we are able to provide qualified advice on solid fuel products and their use in open fires and stoves.  Firstly, it should be noted that your appliance's manufacturer supplied manual should provide details of what you should and should not burn in your stove. [Image courtesy of Charnwood]   Coal and Wood-burners DO NOT Mix: Household coal and smokeless fuels should not be burnt in a wood-burner... the hint is in the name. There is one elemental difference between a wood-burning and multi-fuel stove, and this lies in the design.  Wood is burnt on...

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Choosing a Wood Burning Stove - heat ouput

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Heat Output: How to Choose a Wood-burning Stove The first thing you need to consider when purchasing a wood-burning (or multi-fuel) stove is heat output vs. the size and type of room you wish to heat.  Most manufacturers quote a range of heat outputs, i.e. a 5 kW appliance will be quoted "range 2 - 7kW ", this is due to the 'intermittent' nature of the stove's operation.  To obtain a heat output of 7kW you will need to top up your stove regularly, but if you let the wood die down, the heat will reduce until it finally goes...

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Kiln-Dried Logs Woodsure `Ready to Burn`

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If you are using a wood-burner or a multi-fuel stove, you will need a good stock of logs to heat your home. We recommend our kiln-dried Ash and Birch Logs.  The lower the moisture content of your firewood, the more heat is produced.  This means more heat for your room with less smoke and steam going up your chimney. All our kiln-dried logs are approx.  25cm, and under 20% moisture. Individual Nets and Sacks of our approved supplier are Woodsure `Ready to Burn` and can be bought at our showroom or online at www.swainsonandcowins.co.uk For bulk home deliveries call 01768...

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Wood Pellet Update February 2018

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Swainson and Cowin will have a delivery of bagged Wood Pellets arriving in dribs and drabs throughout February.  Initially we will be limiting the quantity that can be ordered per customer. We advise calling 01768 862455 and getting on our customer list, if you have not already done so, to add your details to our waiting list.  Why? If you are shopping for bagged wood pellets right now you’ve probably noticed that most retailers are short of stock, or have dramatically increased their prices.  There is a European wide shortage of wood fibre (the raw materials pellets are made from),...

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