Merry Christmas from the Wood Fuel Co-op!

wood briquette burning with flames

Christmas is fast approaching and the fuel is flying out of the door!

This Christmas, we’re finding it fascinating to hear what our customers have to say about the different fuels they’re using. One thing is clear: there’s no one single fuel that is most popular. Everyone is establishing their favourites and their choice depends on many factors. Whether it’s a stove, a room heater or an open fire they’re feeding, how large the space they’re heating is, and how warm they want their rooms.

The way many folk begin is to try out a bit of everything. Which is why we’re offering a trial offer of 1 pack of each of our 5 main fuels for £20, or £25 if it includes a pack of bark briquettes. This means you get:
A bag of Ezilite fire starter briquettes
1 bag of Hotmax cobs
1 pack of Verdo fuel logs
A pack of Hotties
1 pack of Fireblox

Once you’ve found what works best on your fire or stove, you may decide to join the Co-operative. This costs £99 for Life Membership. Refundable after a year if you decide you no longer want to be member. This entitles you to discounted prices on all our fuels. The more members we get, the lower the prices we can offer, thanks to the power of bulk buying. We can now order full lorry loads instead of half loads, which really helps to keep the prices low.

Because of the massive upsurge in popularity of woodburners and multifuel stoves, truly dry logs (20% mc or less) are becoming increasingly difficult to source. Wood stove suppliers advise their customers to only burn really dry fuel. This is in order to avoid damage to their stove and flue. Wood briquettes are the perfect answer.

Our Christmas and New Year opening hours are as normal excepting Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the 1st and 2nd January.

All of us here at the Wood Fuel Co-operative would like to thank all our customers for their support and enthusiasm, and to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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

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*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.