December 8th 2021

As a supplier of household fuel and animal feeds, we are classed as an Essential Retailer under Covid 19 rules.

This means that our online shop and our Dumfries store will remain open, following government guidelines. We have put some measures in place to help protect our customers and staff from Covid 19. We want everyone to feel safe shopping with us.

Winter is our busiest time of year so please be aware that our shop may be busy when you visit! You might have a short wait for a trolley so we really appreciate your patience while we keep things sanitised.

  • It is still mandatory to wear a face covering in shops in Scotland
  • Please use the hand sanitiser provided before entry
  • Please shop alone where possible so that we can keep social distancing in place. Our staff are on hand to help you load your fuels if you need assistance. This may mean you have a short wait so please be patient.
  • Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times and be considerate of other customers and staff.
  • Our trollies and card machine are being disinfected between each customer.
  • PLEASE PAY BY CARD WHERE POSSIBLE. We will accept cash but please help to protect others by paying by card.
  • If you are SHIELDING and need to collect fuel, then please call us on 01387 731 210 to arrange a safe collection. We will do our best to help.
  • If you have any concerns whatsoever, please let a member of staff know and we’ll do our best to help.

We are open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 9am – 4pm.

To see all of the products available in our Dumfries Store, visit our Dumfries Shop Page

To view the Scottish Government’s current Covid 19 Guidelines click here

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Quick guide to choosing the best Wood Fuel for your stove and lifestyle.

Wood Fuel Co-operative

*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.


  • 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.