Solid Fuel – our products explained
We have compiled this guide to help you choose which fuel to use.
To ensure complete safety when burning solid fuels please do ensure that your chimney is swept regularly, and that you refer to the manufacturers guidelines (printed on the back of each bag) or to the HETAS fuel guide (available online) as the below should be used as a guideline only. If using a multi-fuel stove, always refer to the manufacturers instructions as to the type of fuels that you should use.
Housecoal for Open Fires
Typical Lump Size – 50 x 100mm
Doubles are also top quality Coal, therefore giving the same benefits as the Premium Housecoal; the only difference being that the lumps are slightly smaller in size.
Typical Lump Size – 25 x 50mm
These are screened from Housecoal and are perfect for banking an open fire overnight. This is an inexpensive and popular fuel which also works very well mixed with logs.
A good quality traditional fuel, sourced from mines in Scotland. This burns with a long flame giving good heat and low ash. Super value.
This premium quality smokeless fuel is the top choice for using in multi-fuel stoves. The ovals pack tightly together to provide a constant, uniform high heat with an exceptional burn time.
These smokeless ovals are a similar product to the Homefire Ovals, giving out a high heat and with a long burn time. They may be used both in a multi-fuel stove and on an open fire.
Smokeless fuels for gravity fed boilers
Anthracite is a premium quality naturally smokeless product deep mined in Wales which provides a high performance heat source. Anthracite provides an intense and efficient heat with low flame, low ash and no tar when burnt.
Anthracite grains are smaller than anthracite beans and are suitable for use with gravity fed boilers.
Typical Lump Size – 5 x 15mm
Larger than the Anthracite grains but with the same uniform long burn at high temperatures suitable for use in gravity fed boilers.
Typical Lump Size – 10 x 22mm
Smokeless Fuels for closed appliances
A natural smokeless fuel deep mined in Wales, these premium stovenuts are perfect for use in closed appliances and non-gravity feed boilers. Anthracite provides a high performance heat source which is consistently popular, it provides an intense and efficient heat with low flame, low ash and no tar when burnt.
Typical Lump Size – 50 x 69mm
Phurnacite smokeless Ovoids are a premium quality, clean briquette, manufactured in the UK and are a long time favourite for cookers and closed appliances. Phurnacite gives an exceptionally long lasting controllable heat for up to 18 hours.