Confused about the UK smoke control areas and how they affect You? If you live in a smoke control area and use a home fire then you should already know how it affects you. If you don’t, or you are unclear about the laws and regulations then this guide is for you. We will take a closer look at what a smoke control area is and how it affects operating a home fire if you live in one of these areas.
Thanks to the sheer number of great beers available nowadays, it’s almost impossible to pick just five to enjoy in front of a warm and cosy fireplace this winter. But, I’m willing to give it a try! Ideally this list would be much longer but for brevity sake I am going to stick to my top 5.
Since humans discovered fire, it has captured our attention and become a staple in our lives. We have used it for warmth, cooking, and comfort throughout the ages. As the years go by, the appeal of an indoor fire is still strong – more so than ever before – particularly during colder winter months when temperatures drop and rain pelts the windows.
The UK’s 1956 Clean Air Act was a groundbreaking piece of environmental legislation that marked an important shift in public attitudes to air pollution and its effects. The Act’s main aims were to reduce the emissions of air pollutants, such as sulphur dioxide and carbon monoxide, and to improve public health by reducing the incidence of respiratory diseases.
Smokeless coal has become an increasingly popular choice for home heating over the past few years. But is smokeless coal as good as normal coal? Before making an informed decision about which type of coal to use, there are a few factors to consider. Read on to find out more…
To manufacture smokeless coal, the naturally occurring anthracite is ground down into a powder before it is mixed with a smokeless binding agent such as starch or molasses. This mixture is then formed into briquettes – these are more versatile than natural anthracite as their uniform shape can fit in many different appliances, such as multi-fuel stoves, room heaters and open indoor/outdoor fires.
To understand how long a standard 10kg or a 20kg bag of smokeless coals will last for in a home fire, we need to consider the burn rate and heating capacity of the coals. We will also consider the size of the fire, burning conditions and the type of fire used. We will examine how each of these factors affects the burn rate and overall duration of the smokeless coals.
Storing and using smokeless coal correctly is an important issue for those who burn it. While smokeless coal does not produce the same amount of smoke and other pollutants associated with traditional coal, it still must be stored and handled with care to ensure it can be used efficiently for heating purposes. Here are some tips to help homeowners safely store and use smokeless coal.
There are countless varieties of smokeless coal available on the market, so it is paramount to be knowledgeable of which type of coal is ideal for your fireplace. To help you with this, we will delve into the specifics of different kinds of smokeless coal and by doing so, you will be able to discover which type is the best suitable option for using with your open fire.
Getting the most out of your home’s heating source can be difficult, especially if you don’t have the right kind of fuel on hand. If you’re looking for a cost-effective and easy-to-use option for keeping your home’s fire lit, smokeless coals could be the answer. In this beginner’s guide to using smokeless coals for home fires, we’ll explore the basics of smokeless coal and examine how you can make the most of this excellent home heating fuel source.
When it comes to enjoying summer in your garden, nothing beats grilling up a delicious burger on the barbecue. But if you’re in one of the UK’s smoke control areas that doesn’t allow the use of traditional charcoal achieving that same perfect ‘charcoal grill’ taste can be difficult. Fortunately, smokeless coal BBQs are an ideal solution to ensure that your burgers are grilled to perfection.
When outdoor grilling and fire pits are involved, it is important to use the right kind of fuel. Most homeowners rely on charcoal as the go-to fuel for their outdoor cooking and heating needs. However, when it comes to safety, convenience, and efficiency, smokeless coal is a better choice!
Smokeless coals is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative to traditional wood, coal, and other fuel sources as a cleaner and greener heat source for home fires. Read this article to learn what the benefits of smokeless coal are and why you should be making the switch to this smokeless fuel.
If you’re fortunate enough to own a fireplace, you may not think to use it during the summertime. But believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to continue to enjoy your fireplace during the warmer months! Here are 3 fireplace decor and ideas to make the most of your fireplace during summertime.
Many homeowners in the UK are familiar with the term “DEFRA Approved Fuels” but may not know exactly what it means. If you are unsure what DEFRA approved fuels are, then read on to find out more and if you should be using them for your home fire. DEFRA approved fuels are fuels that have been tested and approved for use in Smoke Control Areas.