Solid Fuel Selector

The table below helps you select the appropriate solid fuel for your application. It is intended as a guide only and we highly recommend seeking professional assistance with your selection from your local approved coal merchant, or consult your appliance guide / appliance manufacturer.

For more detailed information on each solid fuel click the appropriate fuel name in the table below or on the menu to the left. To search for your nearest coal merchants that supply the solid fuel most appropriate for your requirements please use go to the Approved Coal Merchant Finder page.

Suitable Fuels

Appliances

OPEN FIRES ROOM HEATERS and



MULTI-FUEL STOVES
GRAVITY FEED BOILERS SOLID FUEL COOKERS
Natural



Draught Fires
Underfloor



Draught Fires
Heat Storage (Aga) Other Cookers *
Smoke Controlled Areas Other Locations Smoke Controlled Areas Other Locations
                 
Anthracite          Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Smokeless Ovoids  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes    Yes  Yes
Imported Boiler Fuel                Yes
Welsh Dry Steam          Yes      Yes
Wood / Logs    Yes    Yes  Yes**      Yes**
                 

 

Suitable Fuels

Appliances

OPEN FIRES
Natural



Draught Fires
Underfloor



Draught Fires
Smoke Controlled Areas Other Locations Smoke Controlled Areas Other Locations
         
House Coal   Yes    Yes
Anthracite        
Smokeless Ovoids  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Economy Ovoids    Yes    Yes
Imported Boiler Fuel        
Welsh Dry Steam        
Wood / Logs    Yes    Yes
         

 

Suitable Fuels

Appliances

ROOM HEATERS and



MULTI-FUEL STOVES
GRAVITY FEED BOILERS SOLID FUEL COOKERS
Heat Storage (Aga) Other Cookers *
         
House Coal        
Anthracite  Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes
Smokeless Ovoids  Yes    Yes  Yes
Imported Boiler Fuel        Yes
Welsh Dry Steam  Yes      Yes
Wood / Logs  Yes**      Yes**
         

* Purpose designed wood fuel stoves and cookers must only burn appropriate wood fuel products. House coal may only be used on multi-fuel stoves and cookers when recommended by the appliance manufacturer and when Smoke Control regulations do not apply, unless the appliance is exempted by DEFRA.

** Only to be used on suitable wood-burning appliances when approved by the appliance manufacturer.

WARNING :  IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO BURN NEAT PETROLEUM COKE - IT WILL DAMAGE YOUR APPLIANCE AND WILL NULL AND VOID YOUR APPLIANCE WARRANTY

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