Revolutionary! This fuel will transform heating…

revolutionary wood fuels briquettes

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

Now the whole face of burning wood fuel is changing – for the better. On the left you will see a cross section through two types of fuel logs. The ones with the hole down the centre are made from powerfully compressed pure hardwood sawdust. The lighter coloured ones are made in the same way but from softwoods.

Both these logs offer a superb burning performance, dust-free quality and great economy. Our testers are finding them most impressive. Praise for these revolutionary fuels is pouring in and supplies are going down far faster than we’d anticipated.

So, what’s the difference?

The difference? Well, the softwood ones burn slightly hotter and faster and are great for getting the heat into the room. They keep the warmth for a good length of time. The hardwood ones need to go onto a good hot fire base. Hotmax are ideal starters and revivers for this purpose. Then, once they’ve caught, turn the air intake down and they will chug away for hours, burning from the inside out. Obviously it depends on your stove as to how long they will burn but medium stove testers are reporting up to 6 hours from one briquette! You can easily break the logs to fit a smaller firebox but these logs are a perfect size for larger stoves too.

A dedicated hardwood burner summed it up nicely the other day: “I get free logs and never thought briquettes were worth considering. But this winter, after struggling to burn damp logs, having to go and stack and split and chop in filthy wet weather…now I’m delighted to think I can get off that treadmill any time I want. I think these log briquettes are great!”

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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.

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