Fuel Chooser

What Solid Fuel is best for you?

What appliance do you have?  Use our Fuel Chooser below to work out which of our products would suit your appliance.  Whether you have an open fire, stove, cooker, gravity fed or biomass boiler use the chooser below to find the fuel you need.

Fuel Chooser Diagram

Which solid fuel is suitable for an Open Fire?

An open fire or fireplace can burn a variety of solid fuels and smokeless fuels. Traditionally house coal or wood is used for open fires, though smokeless fuels are also available and are especially suitable for smoke control areas. For an open fire we recommend the following solid fuels:

*Only available for sale to postcodes in Scotland and Wales.

My Open Fire is linked to radiators, do I need to use a different solid fuel?

If your open fire is linked to a radiator system or boiler you will want to use solid fuels with a greater and more stable output, such as coals or smokeless ovoids. Wood logs tend to have a lower output overall and don’t provide heat consistently. In this case we would recommend using the following solid fuels:

 *Only available for sale to postcodes in Scotland and Wales.

Which solid fuel is suitable for a Wood Burner?

For a typical wood burner we recommend only using wood logs, as many other types of solid fuels are not suitable for dedicated wood burners. To get the most out of your wood burner, we recommend using:

Which solid fuel is suitable for a Multi-Fuel Stove?

Multi-fuel stoves can use a variety of traditional solid fuels and smokeless fuels. While most fuels can be used, certain solid fuels are less suitable for multi-fuel stoves because they can cause ash, fumes and residue that can damage your stove over time. As such we recommend using an authorised smokeless fuel:

My Multi-Fuel Stove is linked to radiators, do I need to use a different solid fuel?

If your multi-fuel stove is linked to a radiator system or boiler you will want to use solid fuels with a greater and more stable output. Most smokeless fuels are suitable though as a higher temperature is desired Extraheat Anthracite is also an option. We would recommend using one of the following solid fuels:

Which solid fuel is suitable for a Biomass Boiler?

Biomass boilers require a biomass-based solid fuel and while many are designed to take a few different variations of fuel, most will be designed to use wood pellets, such as Firepower or Woodlets Wood Pellets, as their primary solid fuel supply.

Which solid fuel is suitable for a Cooker?

As cookers can require high temperatures and are often quite delicate equipment, using a smokeless fuel is the ideal choice of solid fuel, such as Homefire Ovals.

What is a smoke control area?
In order to reduce pollutants and maintain air quality, many areas of the UK are considered smoke control areas. As a rule of thumb, they prohibit emitting smoke from a chimney caused by the burning of non-authorised fuels. Breaking these rules can result in a fine of up to £1,000, so be sure to check the guidelines first on fuel and appliances.

Do I live in a smoke control area?
If you’re unsure if you live or operate in a smoke control area, contact your local council to find out. If you live in a smoke control area, you can only burn fuel on the list of authorised fuels. Our approved Smokeless Fuels are all authorised for use in smoke control areas, so you can buy with confidence knowing that you are compliant with the rules.
https://www.gov.uk/smoke-control-area-rules