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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…

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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…

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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…

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Hobbit Soup

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!…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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