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Split Wood Briquettes the Easy Way

Do you struggle to split wood briquettes? A lot of our customers do and it can be difficult to find a safe way to do…

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What’s the cheapest way to heat your home?

At Wood Fuel Co-op, we work on the same modest margins we always have done but as our costs increase, so does the price of our products.

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Cost Comparison between Fuels

Cost Comparison between fuels: Wood Briquettes, Kiln Dried Logs, Oil, Gas & Electricity.

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Hardwood vs Softwood Briquettes

Trying to find hardwood briquettes? Let us explain how Hardwood and Softwood Briquettes compare.

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Gardening Season Is Here

It's gardening season and the team at Woodfuel Coop have put together a great range. From Compost to Wild Bird feeds.

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Best Of British

This month, we're celebrating the launch of some new British products with our Best Of British campaign. Read about our new products here.

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Woodburning Stoves

We chat to a local stove installer for some installation and maintenance tips for woodburning stoves.

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Beech Nestro Stock

Blink and you miss it… Beech Nestro stock levels are constantly changing because Beech Nestro is, hands down, our most popular product. It’s that magical…

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Enviro-Brick

Super-sized burning blocks for large stoves Enviro-Brick and XL RUF are both big, chunky heat logs that we’re proud to stock! In fact, we’re the…

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Miscanthus Fire Logs & Firelighters

Miscanthus is a grass with huge potential. It’s carbon neutral, absorbing carbon as it grows, while its high-nutrient ash is ideal for composting. Even better,…

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New Woodlets Briquettes

Sustainable UK Briquettes We’re very excited to announce that we are now stocking Woodlets UK Briquettes. These high quality heat logs are made locally to…

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The UK’s Best Briquette

What's the best briquette in our range? It's a clear winner for us. We explain why Beech Nestro are the gold standard.

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Fuel Finder – Try our new feature

Don't know where to start? Try our new Fuel Finder feature to discover your perfect wood-fuel. and find out why getting the right fuel matters.

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Pellets for Pizza Ovens – Myth Busting

Pizza ovens have soared in popularity this year, we’ve even got an Ooni oven of our own!

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How Air Flow Affects Burning

Learn how to use the vents on your stove to become a master of wood-burning!

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Burning Wood in Smokeless Zones

Wood is not specifically listed as a smokeless fuel, so many people assume they can't burn it in smokeless zones.

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What is Ready To Burn?

Minimising the environmental effect of wood-burning is very important. That's why the scheme aims to help consumers easily identify good quality, dry fuels.

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Can I use briquettes in a smokeless zone?

Yes, but only if you have a DEFRA certified stove (also known as an exempt appliance).

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Wood Briquettes vs Logs

Here we explain the difference between wood briquettes vs logs. Sourcing dry wood fuel at an affordable price can be hard - and getting good advice can be even more difficult.

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Firelighters

Say goodbye to smoky, frustrating newspaper and smelly chemical firelighters. We've found the ultimate solution!

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Fuel Comparison Charts

We're often asked how different fuels compare. The most useful points of comparison are: Length of burn time (density); Cost; and Heat Output

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ZIP Payment FAQs

Paying with Zip online is easy. When you get to the payment page (usually after adding delivery details), select Zip as a payment method.

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Guide to Traditional Logs

Are you trying to find the best traditional logs for your wood-burning stove? Buying logs can be a minefield, so here's our guide to knowing what to look for from your log supplier.

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Our Indispensable Guide to Briquettes

Don't worry - it's easier than you think! Our guide to wood briquettes will help you become a wood fuel expert in no time.

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Quick guide to choosing the best Wood Fuel for your stove and lifestyle.

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*Break - We strongly recommend you break these briquettes in half (or less for very small stoves) because they do expand whilst burning and you don't want them to overfill the fire.
*Easy to light - We always use a Firelighter and Kindling Sticks to start our fires. Most briquettes are graded four stars to light because they are quite dense and require kindling.

Notes:

  • All stove and flue combinations tend to have different burning characteristics. Fuel that works well in my stove may not work so well in your stove, and vice-versa.
  • Most modern stoves are more efficient than most older stoves, meaning a modern quality stove will burn fuel more economically and generate more heat over a longer period.
  • Always try to burn fuel with a 'lick of flame'. Smouldering fuel to try to extend burn time is bad for your stove, flue and the environment due to unburned particulate matter in the smoke.
  • Be prepared to break briquettes into smaller sections to fit into your stove comfortably. Many briquettes do expand whilst burning and you don't want them to expand onto the glass.
  • The chart above indicates which briquettes are easy to break. Some are small enough so they don't need breaking. This makes for a cleaner environment around your stove.
  • All briquettes, except Everyday Value and Hotmax, benefit hugely from using kindling to light them. I suggest five kindling sticks will be sufficient, meaning a net should last 30 days.

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