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Smokeless Fuels (Ovoids) with Volume Discounts

All Prices inclusive of VAT at 5%
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Sold as a Standard Branded product
 in 25kg Newburn Briquettes (was Burnrite)  or
 10kg (Brazier or Blaze) bags
and  Premium (Ecoal50)
Authorised for use in Smoke Controlled areas.

For convenience and cleanliness, all coal products come pre-packed in extra strong sealed bags with a guaranteed weight that can be easily be carried and stored in your home or garage.  This means you don't need a bunker.  No problem, cutting and filling your bunker if required, free of charge.

Standard Branded suppliers may vary, please specify if required
Great value smokeless fuels, used for open fires and multi-fuel stoves.  Giving a good flame, generating a lot of heat while leaving behind very little ash.  Combines all the traditional qualities of a real fire and produces a fraction of the smoke and less carbon dioxide than coal.  Manufactured ovoid briquettes, about 70mm long, designed to provide air flow improving your fire.  Not suitable for log burners or closed appliances, see 'Closed Appliances' below.

Branded Products: Blaze (Fuel Express); Brazier (CPL); Newburn (MG Fuels)

Premium - Ecoal50
The 'eco' equivalent of popular CPL's Homefire, the market leading smokeless coal.  Ecoal50 is a revolutionary smokeless fuel which is produced from 50% renewable materials.  It is an ideal smokeless coal for multi-fuel stoves and open fires.  Burns up to 38% hotter than house coal, produces up to 80% less smoke and 40% less CO2

Premium Quality, about 15% more than our Standard Smokeless Product.  Very Efficient, Burns for longer periods than house coal with excellent sustained heat output.  If youre looking for a premium smokeless fuel which is kinder to the environment but with no compromise on performance, Ecoal50 is for you.

Convenience.  In both handling and storing, smokeless fuel is supplied in 10 or 20kg sealed pre-packed extra strong bags.  These are clean, waterproof, and be stacked in your shed or garage which means you do not need a bunker.  The bags both guarantee the weight and are light enough to carry into your home direct to your fire or cut and poured into your bucket.  This avoids the effort and mess in shovelling from bunker to bucket on cold winter evenings.

If you have a bunker, we are happy to cut and fill free of charge.  

Manufactured ovoid briquettes?  About 70mm long, designed to provide air flow so improving your fire.  Giving a good flame, generating a lot of heat while leaving behind very little ash.  Combines all the traditional qualities of a real fire and produces a fraction of the smoke and less carbon dioxide than coal.  Suitable for open fires and multi-fuel stoves.  Not suitable for log burners or closed appliances.  Blaze briquettes are approx 70mm long and 76gm.  A 10kg bag contains about 130 briquettes.  A 'standard' open fire takes about 80 briquettes and a stove about 60 which will last about 5 hours without topping up, dependant on your grate and ventilation.

How much do I need?  Got a bunker but don't know how much it takes.  We'll bring 250kg, a typical bunker size which should last months.  If the bunker fills, we'll take the excess away but it may be worth putting the extra bags to one side to qualify for the lower price!

How popular? ABoC sold nearly 500 tonne of smokeless fuel in 2016/17 through the showroom, and deliveries to retail outlets and over 400 private customers throughout the North East.  That's seven unladen Airbus A320's.  Every bag having to be carried three times, from wagon to yard; yard to van; van to customer.  No wonder we look tired, but always ready to help!!


  • Authorised for use in smoke controlled areas.
  • Environmentally friendly - up to 80% less smoke and 25% less CO2 emissions than traditional housecoal
  • Suitable for open fires and multi fuel stoves.
  • Not suitable for closed appliances such as room heaters, see Winter Products.
  • Attractive - good flame picture.
  • Clean - low ash volumes, easy to light and control, odour and clinker free.
  • Powerful - excellent sustained heat output.
  • Long Lasting - lasts up to 40% longer than traditional house coal.

Clean Air Act.  Check and compare Authorised Smokeless Fuels on the Government Legislation Website: smokecontrol.defra.gov.uk/fuels.php

Smokeless Fuel Pricing - from 01 Sep 2021
( having held prices for 2 years, an inbound price rise has unfortunately had to be passed on)
SAFETY ** ABoC are a HETAS Approved Chimney Sweep.
Cost for the 2021/22 Winter Season - 55 first; 45 for subsequent sweeps in same property inc VAT and SweepSafe certificate to endorse your household insurance.
A fully insured power sweeping service with triple HEPA Filtered Industrial Vacuum. (service details).
kg Newburn
25kg bags
Blaze or
10kg bags
10kg bags
Imperial Equivalents (cwt - hundredweight)
1 cwt = 50kg approximate
  MSF0149 MSF0143
  4.80 5.90

per 10kg

10kg (bags in
4.80 5.90 22lb  /  1.6st  /  .20cwt
20kg   9.60 11.80 44lb  /  3.1st  /  .39cwt
25kg 12 (1 bag)
    66lb  /  4.7st  /  .59cwt
30kg   14.40 17.70 66lb  /  4.7st  /  .59cwt
40kg   19.20 23.60 88lb  /  6.3st  /  .78cwt
50kg 24 (2) 24 29.50 Standard: approx 1 cwt
60kg   28.80 35.40  
70kg   33.60 41.30  
75kg 36 (3)      
80kg   38.40 47.20  
90kg   43.20 53.10  
100kg 4.50 / 10kg   **** Price Break at 100kg
100kg 45 (4)
45 59 Best Seller
110kg   49.5 64.90  
120kg   54 70.80  
125kg 56.25 (5)      
130kg   58.50 76.70  
140kg   63 82.60  
150kg 67.50 (6) 67.50 88.50  
160kg   72 94.40  
170kg   76.50 100.30  
175kg 78.75 (7)      
180kg   81 106.20  
190kg   85.50 112.10  
200kg 90 (8) 90 118  
220kg   99 129.80  
225kg 101.25 (9)      
240kg   108 141.60  
250kg 4.30 / 10kg 5.70/10kg **** Price Break at 250kg
250kg 107.50(10)
107.50 142.50 Best Seller
260kg   111.80 148.20  
280kg   120.40 159.60  
300kg 129 (12) 129 171  
400kg 172 (16) 172 228  
500kg 4.10 / 10kg 5.50/10kg **** Price Break at 500kg
500kg 205 (20)
205 275  
600kg 246 (24) 246 330  
700kg 287 (28) 287 385  
800kg 328 (32) 328 440  
900kg 369 (36) 369 495  
1000kg 3.90 / 10kg   **** 1 tonne price
1 tonne 390 (40)
390 550  
kg Standard
25kg bags
10kg bag
Imperial Equivalents (cwt - hundredweight)
1 cwt = 50kg approximate

Imperial / Metric Conversion
A 'standard' imperial coal sack is cwt (half a hundredweight) approx 25kg

lb / kg  .4535924     ;     kg / lb  2.2046225
1st  =  14lb  =  6.35kg
1cwt  =  8st  =  112 lb  =  50.80kg   (cwt = hundredweight)
1ton  =  20cwt  =  160st  =  2240lb  =  1016.05kg


Smokeless Fuel for Closed Appliances
( Room heaters, Cookers and Boilers )

Due to the range of products and low demand, we stock a small range of smokeless products for closed appliances.  Please enquire what we have in stock or let us know what you use and we'll endeavour to supply within 7 days.  We will gladly maintain a stock of your favourites!

The smaller ovoids burn more slowly hence last longer, providing a more consistent but lower heat.

  • Supercite, Superbrite, Anthracite, Small Nuts, 11 / 20kg

  • Phurnacite:  16 / 25kg  (= 12.80 per 20kg)

Phurnacite is widely regarded as the best and consequently the most expensive but there may be better products for your appliance.  All authorised for use in Smoke Controlled areas.


Proprietors: Dave and Patricia Clark   VAT No: 984 0538 94 Established: 2008