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House Coal

House Coal

House coal is a naturally occurring non-smokeless fuel available in 3 sizes.

High quality house coal has no more than 15% ash content and no more than 2% sulphur content, and must not be burnt in smokeless zones, unless it is burnt on an approved 'smoke-eater' appliance.

House coal is ideal for open fires, but may only be used on multi-fuel stoves and Rayburn-type cookers when recommended by the appliance manufacturer and when Smoke Control Regulations do not apply, unless the appliance is exempted by DEFRA.

House Coal is produced in the UK by UK Coal Ltd but with recent pit closures is becoming harder to supply. House coal from Scotland is also often available.

Imported high quality house coals from Poland and Columbia are also recommended.

Typical Lump Sizes
Cobbles: 100 x 150 mm
Trebles: 50 x 100 mm
Doubles: 25 x 50 mm
Smokeless: No
Applications: Open fires
Smokeless Ovoids

Smokeless Ovoids

Smokeless ovoids, sometimes referred to as smokeless ovals, are a smokeless anthracite based solid fuel for use on open fires and in multi-fuel stoves and selected other cookers.

All these fuels have to have a sulphur content of less than 2% and are authorized as 'smokeless' by DEFRA or HETAS.

There are a number of smokeless fuel products available on the market, Exe Valley Fuels Ltd stock all products listed below. Please check with your coal merchant to ensure you order a suitable smokeless fuel for your multi fuel stove or other appliance. 

Multiheat
An economy priced mix of 2 different sized ovoids produced by Coal Products Ltd - Open fires and multi-fuel stoves.

Briteheat
An economy priced ovoid produced by Coal Products Ltd - Most closed appliances, but not AGA cookers

Homefire Ovals
A multi-purpose ovoid identified by 2 parallel lines across the middle of the ovoid - produced by Coal Products Ltd - Open fires, multi-fuel stoves - high heat output with long refuelling intervals due to slow burning rate - 25% less CO2 emissions than house coal.

Taybrite
Produced by Coal Products Ltd - easy to light and slow burning - Most closed appliances, but not AGA cookers.
Looking for coal, logs and other solid fuel supplies in Exeter or across Devon? Call Exe Valley Fuels on: 
01392 841 464
 Economy Non-smokeless Ovoids

Economy Non-smokeless Ovoids

Economy non-smokeless ovoids not approved as smokeless by either DEFRA or HETAS. They are generally used on open fires, multi-fuel stoves and suitable room heaters. They must not be burnt in smoke-controlled areas, unless on an approved 'smoke-eater' appliance. Always check with your coal merchant when ordering to ensure you use the right solid fuel for your appliance.

There are quite a few economy non-smokeless fuel products available on the market, Exe Valley Fuels Ltd stock those listed below.

Wildfire
A large cushion shaped economy ovoid produced by Coal Products Ltd - Non-smokeless, lights easily and burns with good heat output. Open fires only.

Heat
A large cushion shaped economy ovoid produced by Coal Products Ltd - Non-smokeless, lights easily and burns with good heat output. Open fires only.
Anthracite

Anthracite

Anthracite is a naturally occurring smokeless fuel. It's very shiny, hard and dense. It's extremely slow burning with high heat output.

Most quality anthracite is produced by Celtic Energy Ltd in South Wales, but there are also several private anthracite producers who supply fuel for the domestic market.

From time to time, anthracite from abroad is brought into the UK, but quality can vary greatly, so ask us for advice.

Various sizes of anthracite are available and the correct size should be selected for your appliance. A summary is provided below, but please check with Exe Valley Fuels Ltd, your Approved Coal Merchant, before ordering.

Anthracite - Large Nuts
Typical Lump Size: 50 x 69 mm
Smokeless: Yes
Appliances: Room heaters, multi-fuel stoves and cookers including AGA cookers

Anthracite - Small Nuts
Typical Lump Size: 22 x 45 mm
Smokeless: Yes
Appliances: Multi-fuel stoves, Rayburn-type cookers + Parkray-type inset room heaters (if there is a good flue draught) - not recommended for AGA cookers

Anthracite Beans
Typical Lump Size: 10 x 22 mm
Smokeless: Yes
Appliances: Gravity feed appliances such as the Trianco TRG gravity feed boiler range

Anthracite Grains
Typical Lump Size: 5 x 15 mm
Smokeless: Yes
Appliances: Gravity feed appliances such as the Trianco TRG gravity feed boiler range

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