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Ready to Burn - Ready to go!

Posted by Garry Pearson on

Ready to Burn – Ready to go! As a local and national provider of solid fuel, we are now stocking solid fuel and woodfuel that has been certified as `Ready to Burn` these fuels meet the new legal requirements that came into force from 1 May 2021 in England through The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020. The `Ready to Burn` scheme, administered by Woodsure, the DEFRA appointed Certification Body, is designed to help consumers identify fuels that are compliant with the new legislation.  It is all about traceability – from manufacturing right through to the end...

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Hotmax Heat Logs - The Ideal Fuel Source for your Garden this Summer.

Posted by Kathy Glendinning on

Hotmax Heat Logs are a very versatile fuel, not only can it be used to warm your home throughout the winter, it can also be used for a variety of summer activities; Firepits BBQ's Camping Chimineas What is Hotmax? Hotmax is made from compacted, natural, recycled softwood dust and particles. There are no additives in Hotmax whatsoever. It is made year-round at three production plants in Northumberland, Nottinghamshire and Hampshire. All the timber used in production is sourced from sustainably managed UK forestry. What are the benefits? Quick and Easy to Light Fast High Heat No Spitting or Sparks Odourless for Cooking...

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Traditional Coal Ban Q&A

Posted by Kathy Glendinning on

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?

Posted by Kathy Glendinning on

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

Posted by Kathy Glendinning on

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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