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
This top quality, large sized Polish housecoal gives a beautiful long flame, with incredible heat output and little residual ash. Our most popular housecoal, year on year. For use on open fires.
Typical Lump Size – 50 x 100mm
Doubles are also top quality Housecoal, providing the same benefits as the Premium Housecoal. The only difference being that the lumps are slightly smaller in size. Ideal for open fires & may only be used on multi fuel stoves & Rayburn type cookers when recommended by the appliance manufacturer.
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 superb value alternative to the Housecoal Doubles. A good quality traditional British fuel. This burns with a long flame & gives out good heat with low ash. Ideal for open fires & may only be used on multi fuel stoves & Rayburn type cookers when recommended by the appliance manufacturer.
Smokeless fuels for open fires & closed appliances
A HETAS approved smokeless ovoid identified by two parallel lines across the middle of the ovoid. Provides high heat output with long refuelling intervals due to it’s slow burning rate. Suitable for open fires & multi fuel stoves.
A HETAS approved smokeless pillow shaped ovoid which is easy to light with a long burning time, high heat out put & low ash. Growing increasingly popular throughout the UK, Newheat is an excellent economic alternative to Homefire Ovals, Phurnacite & Ancit. Suitable for use on open fires, room heaters, multi fuel stoves, closed appliances & cookers, but not AGA cookers.
Smokeless fuels for gravity feed boilers
Anthracite is a premium quality naturally smokeless product which is 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.
Smaller than Anthracite Beans, Anthracite Grains is a naturally occurring smokeless fuel which is very shiny, hard & dense. Slow burning & economical with very high heat out put. Suitable for use on gravity feed boilers.
Typical Lump Size – 5 x 15mm
Larger than Anthracite Grains, Anthracite Beans are a naturally occurring smokeless fuel which is very shiny, hard & dense. Slow burning & economical with very high heat out put. Suitable for use on gravity feed boilers.
Typical Lump Size – 10 x 22mm
Smokeless Fuels for closed appliances
Anthracite Stove Nuts
A naturally occurring smokeless fuel which is deep mined in Wales. These Anthracite Stove Nuts are perfect for use in closed appliances & non gravity feed boilers. Anthracite provides a very high performance heat source which has proved consistently popular. It provides an intense & efficient heat with a low flame, low ash & no tar when burnt.
Typical Lump Size – 50 x 69mm
A HETAS approved, high quality, anthracite based ovoid which can be identified by two parallel lines across both sides of the ovoid. An excellent alternative to its more expensive sister fuel Ancit. For use on room heaters & multi fuel stoves, including AGA cookers.