What are Balcas Brites?
Balcas Brites are biomass pellets, or wood pellets, made from pure compressed sawdust. They’re used in biomass boilers, which are an increasingly popular form of…Read More >
Delivering Wood Fuel in Edinburgh
Keeping toes toasty across Edinburgh & Lothian Like many UK cities, Edinburgh has a growing number of wood burning stoves being installed and we deliver…Read More >
Which briquette to choose?
Customers often walk into our depot and are amazed at the number of different fuels on display, particularly briquettes, of which there may be up…Read More >
A cold, wet Sunday and the floodwaters are rising, but here in Hobbitland there’s a warm, delicious aroma and the promise of hot soup soon!…Read More >
Why burn briquettes on your stove?
On 10th October 2015 there was an excellent article, written by Miles Brignall, in The Guardian. It featured the Wood Fuel Coop quite prominently and…Read More >
Explaining wood briquettes to guests
It’s fun when a new visitor to the house spots the log basket next to the stove. “Good grief, whatever are you burning?” is the…Read More >
The dangers of burning damp wood
We are sometimes asked why we don’t sell more logs rather than the wood briquettes that make up most of our stock. The simple answer…Read More >
Patio briquette burners beat midges on summer evenings!
We had our first barbecue of the summer the other night and all went well until the wind dropped. Out came the midges – or…Read More >
Even more revolutionary! This fuel will transform the future of heating…
OK, we thought the blocks were good…but that was before we trialled the softwood and hardwood log briquettes! Now the whole face of burning wood…Read More >
The Heating Revolution…wood blocks rock!
The perfect fuel for a woodstove is very dry, gives off plenty of heat, burns for a long time and is very affordable. We’ve been…Read More >
Know Your Wood Fuel 2: Hotties
Hotties are one of the best loved types of briquette, according to our customers. A little shorter and slimmer than the Verdos, they’re dark brown…Read More >
Merry Christmas from the Wood Fuel Co-op!
Christmas is fast approaching and the fuel is flying out of the door! We’re finding it fascinating to hear what our customers have to say…Read More >
Know Your Wood Fuel 1: Verdo Briquettes
One of the very first fuels we stocked was the Verdo wood briquettes – and they’re still one of our most popular brands. Made in…Read More >
The gift of warmth for Christmas
Looking for an original and very practical Christmas gift for someone with an open fire or a multifuel stove? How about a selection of our…Read More >
Lighting and burning wood briquettes
Using wood briquettes is different from burning logs. For one thing, they have a consistently low moisture content, which means you can experiment to find…Read More >
Who will be the Wood Fuel Co-op’s 100th member?
When we started the Wood Fuel Co-operative just over a year ago, we felt sure that there would be a demand for highly efficient, affordable…Read More >
How will Climate Change affect our woodlands?
As floods block roads and seemingly endless days of rain disrupt our lives, it’s easy to overlook how extreme weather events could change our countryside…Read More >
Is there a solution for Ash Dieback in the UK?
This morning several newly discovered cases of Chalara fraxinia, the ash dieback fungal disease, have been announced in Scotland, including near Eyemouth in the Scottish…Read More >
Can you be hot and green at the same time?
What do wood fuel customers want from their fuel? Low price, high calorific value, clean and easily handled or eco-friendly credentials? Our experience so far…Read More >
A feel of autumn in the air, as we stock up on wood fuel
There was a definite feel of autumn in the air yesterday as the Wood Fuel Co-op team tidied up after the so-called ‘summer’ season of…Read More >
Quick fires for summer downpours
The wet weather is becoming a real drag…plants are suffering, the chooks are miserable and today the wind is making it chilly and unpleasant outside.…Read More >
How green is your wood?
When I wrote the title ‘How Green is Your Wood?’ I originally meant to talk about how crucial the moisture content of logs is to…Read More >
Using a heatwave to best advantage
Of course, when we finally do get some great, hot weather in Scotland, the very last thing on our minds is planning how to stay…Read More >
Hotmax is a bit hit with wood fuel testers
Yesterday our first consignment of Hotmax wood briquettes arrived from Northumberland – and within minutes we were setting fire to it, keen to see how…Read More >