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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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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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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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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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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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Wood fuel sustainability

Wood fuel sustainability is becoming a concern as worldwide we're using more biomass boilers and wood-burning stoves than ever before.

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Delivering Wood Fuel in Edinburgh

Like many UK cities, Edinburgh has a growing number of wood burning stoves being installed and we deliver wood fuel in Edinburgh regularly.

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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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Explaining wood briquettes to guests

It's fun when a new visitor to the house spots the log basket next to the stove.

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Patio briquette burners beat midges!

We had our first barbecue of the summer the other night and all went well until the wind dropped.

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Revolutionary! This fuel will transform heating…

OK, we thought the blocks were good...but that was before we trialled the revolutionary softwood and hardwood log briquettes!

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The Heating Revolution…wood blocks rock!

A Heating Revolution! The perfect fuel for a woodstove is very dry, gives off plenty of heat, burns for a long time and is very affordable.

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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?

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How will Climate Change affect our woodlands?

Climate Change. Floods block roads and seemingly endless days of rain disrupt our lives.

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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.

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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?

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Autumn in the air

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 shows and country fairs.

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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 getting efficient heat from them

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Using a heatwave to best advantage

ot weather in Scotland, the very last thing on our minds is planning how to stay warm next winter!

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Hotmax a big hit

Yesterday our first consignment of Hotmax wood briquettes arrived from Northumberland - and within minutes we were setting fire to it, keen to see how it performs.

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Summer’s over…dogs hurry back to the stove side!

Zara the GSP is disgusted! After a blissful week of sunbathing, and having been convinced that summer had come at last, she just heard the Met Office forecast of snow and sleet - nooooo!!!!

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Rain…euch!

The wet weather we've had lately has highlighted one of the biggest blessings of the wood briquettes...the ability to get a hot fire going quickly and easily.

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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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