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Our comprehensive selection of House Coal, Smokeless Fuel, Smokeless Coal and Kiln Dried Logs are suitable for use in a wide range of heating appliances.

Welcome to Pearson Fuels coal merchants, your number one supplier of smokeless coal throughout the UK. Based in Stockport, Manchester, our family run business has provided an easy way to fuel your fires and heat your home with kiln dried logs and smokeless coal using a professional method combined with a practical approach for over 35 years.

Our comprehensive selection of wholesale house coal, smokeless coal and kiln dried logs are second to none, and you can really find some good deals on our smokeless fuel that are compliant with areas that prohibit the use of normal smoke producing house coals. We also stock wood & kindling, materials which are suitable for use in a wide range of heating appliances, and will not fail to heat your home when you need it the most. You won’t find better smokeless coal from coal merchants in Manchester!

If you’ve been searching for approved coal merchants in the UK high and low but just can’t find the right ones, look no further. We also serve areas in and around the North West, such as Stockport & Manchester. If you need an easy way to order a delivery for your domestic or commercial needs, Pearson Fuels has it.

Being respectable coal merchants, we even provide fireplace accessories, so there’s no excuse not to seek out our amazing range that provides house coal, smokeless coal and other types of smokeless fuel to your home such as anthracite! With our great deals and sales that are provided we see no reason not to take a look at us for smokeless coal in the UK!

All our products, including smokeless coal & kiln dried logs, are all available to view on our website so all you need to do from there is get in contact with us. Just give coal merchants like us a quick call or email us and we’ll be happy to lend a hand!

Looking for a reliable coal merchant in Stockport? Fuel your fires today with Pearson Fuels’ smokeless coal!

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If you want to know more about coal, such as it’s history and uses, check out our blog below. We cover everything from coal, smokeless fuel, logs and kindling, so there’s information for everyone!

The benefits of smokeless coal and what not to do

Smokeless coal is a solid fuel that doesn’t emit any visible smoke or emits a very minimal amount of smoke. This type of fuel is very popular for open fires, or places where there is a fuel ban on unseasoned wood and coal etc. What not to do when burning smokeless coal Never burn wet […]

Monday, September 28th 2020

Facts about coal

Coal is a commonly known sedimentary rock. It’s the world’s largest source of energy as it’s primarily carbon that’s used to generate electrical power. However here are some other facts about coal and its development and properties that you might not have known. What coal is made of Coal is made up of several elements. […]

Wednesday, September 16th 2020

Winter Fire Hacks and Safety

When it gets colder there’s nothing better than lighting a cosy fire to curl up in front of but remember to always follow the fire safety guidelines. Here are a few simple fire safety tips and fire hacks to help you out this winter. Safety In England there are an average of 7,700 chimney fires […]

Thursday, September 3rd 2020

Preparing and making the perfect fire this winter

Creating a cosy fire in the winter to warm up the room and to help you unwind and relax is one of the best feelings. There are so many different things that go into a fire, for example there are several types of firewood and fuels for them, so you just need to figure out […]

Tuesday, September 1st 2020

The Maintenance and Benefits of Wood Burning

As the autumn and winter months draw near, it is likely that homeowners will probably start bringing out the firewood to get their fires going. Whether it’s to heat your home, give it more cosy atmosphere or simply because of the aesthetics, we’ve put together some benefits that can be obtained from burning firewood. Read […]

Tuesday, August 25th 2020

The UK’s Coal Production

The UK first discovered coal around 1575 when Sir George Bruce opened the first coal mine, however it wasn’t until the mid-16th century that the use and production of coal expanded rapidly. Compared to today’s standards of production, the UKs coal production throughout the 1700s was considerably low with an annual coal output of under […]

Monday, August 17th 2020

The Future of Steel Without Coal

Coal is a fossil fuel which means that it was formed from the geological remains of living organisms. In this case, plant matter sunk to the very bottom of swamplands where is was deprived of oxygen and subjected to intense heat and pressure. This process took millions of years to carry out which means that […]

Wednesday, August 5th 2020

A Basic Guide to Seasoning Firewood

Coal may be the go-to fuel for many property owners for the past two centuries, however the human race has relied on firewood for significantly longer. After all, it is a renewable fuel that is available in abundance. With this said, it is important that customers invest in logs that have been seasoned in order […]

Wednesday, July 29th 2020

The Lowdown on Creosote

It is important that homeowners understand why chimney sweeping is an essential component in the burning of carbon-based fuels like coal and firewood. After all, both of these materials release carbon and soot during combustion which pass through the flue of a chimney in order to be removed from a property. Overtime, they will cool […]

Wednesday, July 22nd 2020

3 Reasons Why Coal Makes an Excellent Residential Fuel

Here at Pearson Fuels, we strive to provide our customers with the very best fuel for their burning requirements and that is why we work closely with our suppliers in order to ensure that we source the most high-quality coal and firewood. After all, bituminous coal is thought to be the most popular residential fuel […]

Tuesday, July 14th 2020

The History of British Coal Mining

As a fossil fuel, our supplies of coal are limited and this means that we will eventually run out. As a result, the UK government has been searching for feasible replacements for several years in preparation for this inevitability. With this said, Britain is a country famous for its coal mining era and our economy […]

Tuesday, July 7th 2020

How to properly extinguish your BBQ

Now that summer is here we have the perfect opportunity to get o the BBQs and start grilling. There’s nothing better to bring families and friends together than a BBQ on a hot summer’s day, but don’t forget, when your BBQ is finished and everyone has left make sure you extinguish your BBQ properly.   […]

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020

The rules surrounding smoke controlled zones in the UK

When you are considering buying a home stove there are plenty of things you need to consider: What style do I go for? What fuel do I want to burn? How much will it cost to install?   One aspect that people sometimes fail to take into consideration is checking whether their home falls in […]

Tuesday, June 2nd 2020

Things to remember when seasoning firewood

If you have a wood burning stove then you are going to need a good supply of firewood to keep warm throughout the colder months.   Investing in a quality stove is important to provide an efficient fire that is going to help save you money in the long run, but if you decide to […]

Wednesday, May 20th 2020

Common smokeless coal mistakes to avoid

If you want a coal-burning fireplace in your UK home you will need to source smokeless coal as your choice of fuel. This is because it is now illegal to burn any other type of coal in the UK under the clean air act, brought in to help alleviate the problem with smog and pollution […]

Friday, May 15th 2020

Best way to dispose of fireplace ashes

There’s nothing more comforting than having a roaring fire in your home stove when the weather is cold outside, or having your chiminea or fire pit crackling away on a warm evening. One downside to the luxury is having to clear up the ashes once the fire has burnt down.   It can be a […]

Monday, May 11th 2020

How to clean your wood burning stove?

Now that our wood burning stove is going to be seeing very little action with the warmer weather taking care of our home’s temperature for us, and we all have plenty of time on our hands due to the COVID-19 lockdown, it’s a good time to give our stove a little maintenance.   From removing […]

Wednesday, April 29th 2020

What to do with your fireplace in summer

  Now we’re coming out of winter and into much warmer months, you may be wondering what to do with your home stove now that it isn’t getting much use. Home stoves are the perfect addition to the home in winter; not only do they warm your home but they also provide a unique and […]

Wednesday, April 22nd 2020

The Benefits of Domestic Fuels

From traditional bituminous coal to imported firewood, the popularity of domestic fuels has never been higher. After all, more and more households are choosing to invest in a stove in order to safely burn their chosen fuel for a competitively affordable price. Here at Pearson Fuels, we want our clients to recognise the benefits of […]

Thursday, April 16th 2020

The Lowdown on Charcoal

Here at Pearson Fuels, we stock a wide range of high-quality domestic fuels like bituminous coal, anthracite, imported firewood and kiln dried logs. With this said, the demand for charcoal as a residential fuel appears to be more prominent than ever. In order to set the record straight about this residue and its lack of […]

Wednesday, April 8th 2020

The Top 5 Largest Coal Mines in America

As concern over global warming continues to grow each year, it almost certainly came as a surprise when President Trump decided to pull the U.S out of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in 2019. After all, coal mining plays a big role in the American economy and there are over 800 active mines that are […]

Wednesday, April 1st 2020

The Lowdown on Peat

The process of coalification takes around 350 million years to complete, however the mining of coal at different points of its development has led to the categorisation of at least four different types of coal known as peat, lignite, bituminous and anthracite. Here at Pearson Fuels, we want to educate our readers on the differences […]

Tuesday, March 24th 2020

The Difference Between Hardwood and Softwood

Here at Pearson Fuels, we believe that knowledge is what makes the world go round! After all, many first-time firewood users tend to make mistakes that could have been easily avoided with a little bit of research. In order to ensure that our clients are able to make the most out of their investment in […]

Wednesday, March 18th 2020

How a Kiln Furnace Works

Here at Pearson Fuels, we recognise the appeal of firewood and why it has remained such a popular fuel despite the abundance of coal throughout the 20th century. After all, affordability and efficiency can be incredibly convincing! In fact, we may be known for our range of high-quality coals, but that doesn’t mean that we […]

Monday, March 16th 2020

Why is Anthracite an Eco-Friendly Domestic Fuel?

As the government continues to crack down on the use of residential fuels like bituminous coal, it is safe to say that alternative options are becoming more and more popular. In fact, anthracite, the oldest variety of coal, is the only option for homeowners living inside Smoke Control Zones. Here at Pearson Fuels, we have […]

Tuesday, March 10th 2020

The Future of House Coal in 2023

As an approved coal merchant, the Pearson Fuels team like to ensure that our clients understand the benefits of investing in a certain type of fuel. After all, traditional house coal, such as bituminous coals, are often more beneficial than firewood for some properties. With this said, the government have recently announced their plan to […]

Wednesday, February 26th 2020

How to Tend to a Fire Safely

Many people are surprised to discover how easy it can be to start a fire. After all, kindling and oxygen are two of the three main components that are required, and fuel can be easily obtained by an adult from a reputable supplier. With this said, the real challenge is ensuring that a lit fire […]

Wednesday, February 19th 2020

The Difference Between Coal and Charcoal

Here at Pearson Fuels, we know how overwhelming it can be for clients to find the perfect fuel for the needs of their property. After all, there are four different varieties of coal but only two of them can be used safely and efficiently for residential burning. In addition to this, many people incorrectly believe […]

Thursday, February 13th 2020

Reasons to Burn Firewood

Here at Pearson Fuels, we specialise in the combustion of a variety of different fuels and we want our readers to recognise the benefits that can be obtained from each. After all, burning coal is very different from burning logs. In fact, firewood is considered the oldest fuel on the market because it was readily […]

Wednesday, February 5th 2020

How to Burn Coal in a Stove

Although many properties in the UK still have a traditional open fireplace, many homeowners are choosing to opt for a stove appliance. After all, they are incredibly cost-effective due to their lifetime longevity guarantee and are incredibly easy to use. With this said, it is important that certain guidelines are followed during the combustion of […]

Friday, January 31st 2020

3 Facts About the Kiln Drying Process

When it comes to firewood as a fuel choice, it is important that homeowners understand the importance of moisture and why logs should have a moisture content of 20% or below. After all, too much water inside a piece of firewood can affect the efficiency of a fire and cause homeowners to spend excessive amounts […]

Monday, January 27th 2020

The Characteristics of Anthracite

As the oldest type of coal on the market, anthracite is one of the most popular options for residential burning despite its higher than average cost. After all, there are several characteristics that this variety of the fossil fuel is known for that just cannot be obtained by alternatives like bituminous coal. Read on as […]

Thursday, January 16th 2020

The Beginner’s Guide to Coal

Here at Pearson Fuels, we are proud to deliver a range of high-quality fuels nationwide in order to ensure that homeowners from every part of the UK can source a reliable provider. After all, cheap coal is not always the best quality coal on the market and it is important that clients are able to […]

Thursday, January 9th 2020

The Popularity of Stoves During Winter

When the temperatures start to drop, the average British homeowner will reluctantly turn on their internal heating system in a bid to stay warm. With this said, energy bills have increased considerably over the years which has caused many people to search for an alternative way to heat their home, particularly when every household member […]

Friday, January 3rd 2020

The Burning Lengths of Different Fuels

In order to obtain the best value for money, it is important that homeowners are able to identify the average burning length that a fuel can provide. After all, many factors such as incorrect burning, moisture content and poor maintenance can impact the given rating that property owners go by which is why it is […]

Friday, December 27th 2019

The Cost of Burning Firewood

Here at Pearson Fuels, we understand that every homeowner has their own personal preferences when it comes to the fuel they burn. With this said, it is important to take Smoke Control Zones, the budget of the client and efficiency into mind when trying to choose the most cost-effective fuel for a property. Read on […]

Thursday, December 19th 2019

The Benefits of Pre-Seasoned Logs

Although coal is thought to be the most popular fuel on the market, it does not mean that every homeowner likes to burn it. Luckily, there are a variety of different options on the market for clients that prefer to burn firewood instead. In fact, it is even possible to carry out the seasoning process […]

Friday, December 13th 2019

The Dangers of Burning Unseasoned Firewood

Here at Pearson Fuels, we stock a range of firewood fuels in order to allow our wood-burning clients to find the most suitable product for their burning requirements. In fact, our imported wood and kiln dried logs come pre-seasoned so that homeowners are able to reap the benefits of a high-quality fire immediately after purchase. […]

Friday, December 13th 2019

How to Make the Most Out of Kiln Dried Logs

With such a variety of different fuels on the market, it can be difficult to distinguish between the benefits of burning coal or firewood. In fact, each avenue of the fuel industry also has its own branches as logs can be purchased unseasoned, pre-seasoned or kiln dried. Here at Pearson Fuels, we want our readers […]

Thursday, December 5th 2019

How to Clean a Coal Stove

Although it may seem like common sense to regularly clean a coal powered stove, a surprising number of homeowners do not abide by this maintenance responsibility. After all, stove cleanliness is necessary in order to promote safety, efficiency and quality. Here at Pearson Fuels, we supply a wide range of different coal products and we […]

Wednesday, November 27th 2019

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