Coal & Log Ban 2021


The government have recently announced that from May 2021 the sale of House coal and wet / unseasoned logs will be banned.  The banning of these fuels is aimed at improving air quality a local level and help the country meet targets for Co2 emissions.  This ban is not a complete ban on the use of open fires and stoves and a wide range of suitable fuels will still remain available.


Coal

From May 2021 you will no longer be able to buy House Coal in pre-packed bags from garages or stores.  Under the guidelines the ban we will still be able to deliver coal until February 2023 or until stocks run out.  Fuel delivered from May 2021 onwards will be delivered in open bags only or tipped into a bunker, you will not be able to buy sealed bags.  You will be able to burn any fuel you have remaining at home after this date.  This will affect just 2 products we currently sell: Premium House Coal & Traditional House Coal.   There are a range of Smokeless Fuels that are a direct replacement for these products, such as Widlfire, Homefire or Homefire Ovals.  


Logs

The sale of unseasoned or wet logs will also be restricted from May 2021.  Logs sold in volumes less than 2m3 will need to be at a moisture content of 20% or less to comply with the new regulations.  Our current range of logs are already well seasoned to less than 20% moisture content so we are confident our log supply is already compliant.


If you have any questions or would like more information about how this may affect your fuel supply please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards

Ross

Coal4kent