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,…Read More >
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…Read More >
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.…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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,…Read More >
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.…Read More >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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…Read More >
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…Read More >