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Smokeless fuels are a great option for those who want to enjoy the traditional warmth of a fire without the negative effects of smoke. Smokeless fuels, unlike traditional fuels, do not emit visible smoke or produce harmful pollutants. They are primarily made from bio-fuels and natural gas.

It is believed that smokeless fuels will soon replace traditional fuels in fireplaces, particularly in the UK where the government has banned the sale of House Coal or Bituminous Coal to UK residents starting March 2023. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

Not only are smokeless fuels better for the environment, but they also leave homes smelling fresher than those that use wood-burning stoves. Homeowners can also benefit from using a combination of smokeless coal and kiln-dried logs, which produce a higher heat for longer periods and can save money in the long term.

Overall, smokeless fuels are an excellent choice for anyone who wants to enjoy the warmth and comfort of a fire without harming the environment or their own health.

Ready to Burn legislation came into force in England on 1 May 2021. This new law will ban the sale of the most polluting fuels used in homes; wet wood and house coal. The new law also applies to the sale of manufactured solid fuels. These fuels need to meet certain standards to be listed as Ready to Burn from 1 May 2021. A “manufactured solid fuel” means a fuel produced from coal, wood, plant-derived materials, waxes, or petroleum products with other ingredients. For the purpose of burning in domestic properties in England.

HETAS, the non-profit organisation, has been appointed by Defra to run its Ready to Burn certification scheme for manufactured solid fuels.

Approved MULTIHEAT Smokeless Coal

Looking for a reliable, efficient, and cost-effective fuel for your open fires, multi-fuel stoves, room heaters or boilers? Look no further than Multiheat. Made from anthracite, this smokeless briquette offers a consistent, controllable heat output, with the added benefit of overnight slumbering. It’s not only easy to light, but also burns cleanly and economically, making it a popular and compact choice for those seeking warmth and an attractive flame. With Multiheat, you can expect a sustained heat output that provides great value for money. So, if you want a highly efficient and low-cost fuel option, Multiheat is the perfect solution for your heating needs.

  • Easy to light
  • Burns cleanly and economically
  • Provides consistent, controllable heat
  • Suitable for smokeless zones
  • HETAS approved
  • Great value for money
  • Slumbers well overnight

Approved RED Smokeless Coal

RED is a recent and highly popular addition to the Oxbow family. It is a smokeless fuel that is a great alternative to House Coal. It is based on the beloved but non-approved RED fuel, which has now been modified to meet smokeless briquette standards.

This DEFRA-approved fuel is authorized by the government for use in smoke control zones throughout the UK. RED is also HETAS-approved for Open Fires and Multi Fuel Stoves.

In recent years, coal quality has declined significantly, but RED offers a chance to experience the satisfaction of a real coal fire once again.

Approved NEWBURN Smokeless Coal

Newburn™ is a solid fuel smokeless briquette that has been fully authorised and HETAS approved. It is an economy priced option that is made up of the best cokes from the Americas and top-quality Anthracite from the UK. We are proud to say that Newburn™ is one of the best options available in the market. Its unique shape serves a functional purpose by providing strength, easy lighting, and increased airflow to keep the fire burning.

If you are looking for a reliable and efficient heating solution, Newburn™ is an excellent choice. Its high-quality composition guarantees long-lasting heat and a cleaner burn. With Newburn™, you can enjoy a warm and cozy environment without worrying about the negative impact on the environment. Trust us, Newburn™ is the perfect briquette for your heating needs.

Approved Oxbow GLOW Smokeless Coal

Glow is a highly versatile fuel that has been authorized for use in smoke control areas. It is a great value for money, and it produces an efficient high heat while leaving behind very little ash residue. This incredible fuel is ideal for use in a wide range of applications, including open fires, multi-fuel stoves, and closed appliances.

Glow has been designed to burn cleanly and slumber readily, which makes it an ideal fuel for those who want to keep their homes warm without producing excessive smoke. The fuel is also incredibly responsive to feeding air through the fire-bed, which helps to keep the fire burning efficiently.

It’s no surprise that Glow is one of our top-selling smokeless fuels. It offers exceptional value for money and produces excellent results every time. So, if you’re looking for a high-quality fuel that is versatile and efficient, Glow is definitely worth considering.

Approved ANTHRACITE Smokeless Coal

Anthracite is the hardest and most energy-dense type of coal, making it the final stage of coal formation. It has a low moisture content of only around 4% and a high carbon content of less than 90%. These properties result in a slow combustion process that gives off a significant amount of heat.

If you live in a smoke-controlled zone or want to reduce your carbon footprint, anthracite is the perfect choice. It burns with a smokeless and clean flame, emitting low levels of sulphur and volatiles. Smokeless coal is not only more environmentally friendly, but also more efficient than traditional coal. It can burn up to 40% longer and emit up to a third more heat than traditional coal.

When you choose our premium smokeless anthracite coal, your fire will keep you warmer for longer. This means you’ll need to refuel your stove and restock on coal less often, reducing the amount of money you spend on fuel. With its superior properties and benefits, anthracite is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an efficient and eco-friendly fuel option.

Yes, all smokeless coal can be stored outside. However, we would always recommend a Coal Bunker or suitable cover which allows good air flow and keeps the coal off the ground.

You are in luck – we provide various Coal Bunkers for your needs.


We deliver our coal Monday-Friday, usually between the hours of 7AM and 4PM (Delivery may take place out of these hours under unforeseen circumstances).

The largest vehicle we use is a 26 TONNE HIAB.

Please see the below which outlines the delivery requirements. If your access isn’t suitable for such vehicle, please make us aware and we will try our best to accommodate.

Route to your property – 

This does not just mean your drive or directly outside your house. Please ensure the road approaching your property is also suitable. The route to your chosen delivery address must have no Weight Restrictions, Low Hanging Branches, or obstacles (including Parked Cars), which may cause damage or obstruct delivery vehicles.

Size Of Vehicle –

A HIAB requires approximately 3M Wide and 15FT High. Please check you have Sufficient Access to accommodate this size vehicle at your chosen point of delivery. A smaller 3.5/7.5 Tonne Delivery Vehicle can be requested but must be done during the order process. However, these vehicles are of limited availability and only available on specific smaller products.


Smokeless coal has several characteristics that make it an ideal fuel for your multi-fuel stove. It has a high heat output and burns cleanly, leaving behind less ash and no visible residue. This means that it is less likely to cause problems with your flue, stove, and stove glass.

In contrast, normal coal can leave behind a messy residue of soot and tar that can be difficult to clean up and can cause damage to your stove and flue. By using smokeless coal, you can enjoy a cleaner burn with fewer problems and less maintenance. Overall, smokeless coal is a practical and convenient choice for anyone looking to heat their home with a multi-fuel stove.

All Approved Coal Merchants have to follow a consumer charter and follow the coal trade code. We adhere to the following Rules:

– Supply good quality coal and smokeless fuels correctly described
– Ensure that packed fuels are marked with the maximum information
– Ensure that employees have a basic knowledge of the retail coal trade
– Supply suitable fuels for particular appliances

The optimal burning performance of your appliance is influenced by multiple factors, including the appliance itself and the level of draft from your chimney.

For personalised advice, please reach out to us and we’ll gladly provide guidance.

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