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?

briquettes burning on an open fire

Give the gift of warmth! How about a selection of our immensely popular wood briquettes or an attractively packaged bag of air-dried hardwood logs? Our customers keep coming back and telling us how much they like the briquettes, which work out cheaper to burn than bought logs and are also much safer for your stove and chimney because they have a lower moisture content. Most stove manufacturers and retailers recommend them because they keep your stove in good condition.

Are you a bit concerned about an elderly relative or neighbour and whether they’re going to be warm enough during the predicted big freeze? What could be better than the gift of warmth. Give a colourful selection of fuel briquettes! Easy and clean to handle, they don’t spit, so are much safer on an open fire.

An attractive smaller present is a bag of Waxlings. The odour-free firelighters made from beeswax and candlewax that look very attractive in small baskets or Christmas boxes.

cosy nights in briquette bundle ready to burn woodsure woodfuel cooperative

Many people like to burn logs but have difficulty getting them dry enough. Nothing is worse than a dour, reeking stove or fire! We supply air-dried hardwood logs, and softwood logs too. They are guaranteed at no more than 20% moisture content. Surprisingly, buying them in nets (see picture above) works out cheaper (and more convenient), than in the big square ‘dumpy’ bags. We have a page giving detailed information about comparative weights and how to compare briquettes and logs. If you already have a supply of logs but they’ve turned out to be damp, you can use the briquettes to get up a good hot fire base before putting the logs on. This burns them more cleanly and efficiently. Many of us mix our fuels and enjoy experimenting. Just lately the bark briquettes have become popular for keeping the stove in overnight. You can find out more about them near the foot of the “About Our Wood Fuel” page.

If you’d like to come and look at what we have, or take advantage of our ‘Five Mix and Match Fuels for £20’ offer, do come and see us at the depot at Heathhall.

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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.