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Why does the size of smokeless coal matter?

Coal burning

Larger-sized briquettes like Homefire and Ecoal give a more authentic looking fire, as they look like lumps of coal and more importantly there are large gaps between the briquettes for better airflow leading to bigger and better flames. Larger-sized briquettes are recommended for open fires and glass-fronted stoves.

Small-size briquettes like Phurnacite or Stoveheat sacrifice visual appeal for increased heat output and longer fire life. Their small size means they pack together into a tight firebed, which restricts airflow so that they burn with a super intense glow, radiating heat for up to 18 hours (Phurnacite under ideal conditions). Small-sized briquettes are recommended for closed appliances such as cookers, boilers, and room heaters.

Mid-size briquettes such as Taybrite are a compromise between visual appeal and fire life and are consequently recommended for use on all appliance types and open fires.

Ultimately all our fuels work on all types of open fires and appliances (with the exception of gravity-fed boilers), so the choice of which fuel is best for you, comes down to what properties of the fire you value most.

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Delivery to Fireside

We deliver the traditional way. Bagged coal and firewood (up to 50kg) are delivered exactly where you need them. In your fuel store or even by the fireside

Kerbside Delivery

Orders over 50kg (bulk bags, pallets or crates) are delivered as close to where you want as possible, which may be the kerbside

Delivery is included in the price

The cost of delivery is included in the price of the goods

Hassle free returns

In the unlikely event that you're not happy with your order, it can be returned within 14 days by arranged collection

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