Many first time fireplace owners tend to underestimate the amount of work that is involved in the burning of fuels like coal and wooden logs. After all, it is important that you do your research in order to ensure that everybody stays safe. Here at Pearson Fuels, we have a wide range of fuels on offer, however we recognise the lack of information that is available when it comes to storing them which is why we have decided to go over the basics. Read on to find out more…


As the most popular type of house fuel, bituminous coal can be difficult to handle due to its soot residue. As a result, it is important to invest in an effective way to store it. Ideal locations include the garage, shed or outside in a coal bunker. Interestingly, coal can be stored in damp locations without being spoiled which means that is the easiest fuel to store. With this said, there is nothing wrong with covering your coal with a tarp to keep it dry as this will make it easier to light.

Un/Seasoned Logs

If you are seasoning your own logs then you need to store them in a crate that has a shelter and is mounted above the ground in order to prevent excess moisture from affecting the seasoning process. After all, it takes a long time and isn’t something you want to ruin. On the other hand, if you are purchasing pre-seasoned logs then you can store them indoors or outdoors as long as you are actively preventing moisture from compromising them.

Kiln Dried Logs

As one of the most difficult fuels to store, kiln dried logs require a lot of patience. After all, they can be difficult to handle. One of the most important things to watch out for is humidity as this makes the kiln drying of the logs counterproductive. Ideally, this fuel should be stored inside because it is too risky to store them outside where they can be compromised by rainfall.

Storing your fuel is a very important preservation as it influences the efficiency of your fire when you come to burn it. As the best coal merchants around, the Pearson Fuels team are the experts you can trust. After all, we have over 35 years in the coal business under our belts! To find out more information about your preferred type of fuel, get in contact with a member of the Pearson Fuels team today!