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Wood Fuel Guides

Helpful advice about each of our briquettes, to help you choose from our extensive range


How Air Flow Works

A good flame needs air flowing through The amount of air flowing through your stove is key to how well it burns. Air provides oxygen,…

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Burning Wood in Smokeless Zones

Burning wood in smokeless zones can be confusing. Wood is not specifically listed as a smokeless fuel, so many people assume they can’t burn it…

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What is Ready To Burn?

The government is phasing out the sale of wet wood sold in small volumes (under 2m3). This initally applies in England from 1 May 2021.…

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Can I use briquettes in a smokeless zone?

Can I use briquettes in a smokeless zone? Yes, but only if you have a DEFRA certified stove (also known as an exempt appliance). Most…

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Wood Briquettes vs Logs

Are you trying to decide between wood briquettes vs logs? Here we explain the difference between wood briquettes vs logs. Sourcing dry wood fuel at…

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Natural Firelighters

Not all firelighters are created equal! Say goodbye to smoky, frustrating newspaper and smelly chemical firelighters. We’ve found the ultimate solution! Carbon Neutral, Made in…

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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. Density Generally…

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ZIP Payment FAQs

How do I pay with Zip? Paying with Zip online is easy. When you get to the payment page (usually after adding delivery details), select…

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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…

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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. Wood…

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Storing your briquettes

We recommend storing your briquettes indoors only. DO store your briquettes in: Watertight shedDry garagePorch or conservatoryInside houseDry outbuildingsSome plastic garden stores, as long as…

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How to start your fire with briquettes

Place two RUF type briquettes at the back, angled towards each otherAdd a couple of Hotmax in front and a Waxling firelight in the centre.Light…

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Which is the best briquette?

If only there were an easy answer to this! The honest, annoying answer is: it depends. The size and sort of stove, size of room,…

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Can I burn briquettes in a wood burning stove?

We often hear people say, “My stove installer says I can only burn logs in my stove, so I can’t use briquettes”. This isn’t true.…

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Imported vs UK Wood Pellets

Are UK wood pellets better? Many sellers stock cheap wood pellets imported from Europe. Although the prices are good and the pellets look identical, in…

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What are briquettes?

Briquettes are becoming more popular in the UK but there is still plenty of confusion about what they actually are. That’s understandable – they are…

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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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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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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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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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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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Briquettes for the BBQ!

The warmer weather has brought out another call for research by the wood fuel testing team…to try out wood briquettes on the barbecue! Charcoal is…

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The best wax firelighters?

We’ve become great fans of the Waxling firelighters lately but are aware that there are quite a few other ‘eco-firelighters’ on the market, so have…

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