Briquettes are still a relatively new product to the UK market but people who try them usually love them for their long burn time and ease of storage.

Ideal when space is a premium or if you want to be able to neatly stack you winter fuel in a cupboard, fuel store or garage.

Verdo wood briquettes are manufactured from virgin softwood and meet all the top standards of sustainability and quality such as FSC, Grown in Britain and HETAS ‘Woodsure+’. Verdos are easy to light, burn with an intense heat and produce a minimum amount of ash (less than 0.7%).

Our Hotties Heat Logs burn with a great heat and they don’t expand nearly as much as Verdo briquettes. Often called hot rods due to how they sometimes glow they are an ideal companion to our kiln dried logs. Hotties are proving a popular replacement for Verdo briquettes with many people favouring these.

Hotmax Fuel Logs are the by product of the Bedmax horse bedding that we also stock. They have a slightly higher ash content than Verdos or Hotties but they burn for a long time and are an ideal fuel to compliment our kiln dried logs. Mix the two for a super long burn time! Unlike Hotties and Verdos Hotmax come loose in a bag. The various size pieces allow you to fill up you stove similar to how you might with coal.

Why not try something a bit different and add some of our Born na Mona Irish peat briquettes to you order. As a briquette these give out better heat than ordinary peat and you get that lovely peat smell especially if they are used in a chiminea or open fire.

The briquettes must be stored in dry conditions.

Why Use Briquettes?

Briquettes are also known as heat logs or eco logs offer a great value, clean and convenient alternative to traditional firewood. A standard pallet of wood briquettes will contain around 5000Kwh of energy. Briquettes deliver greater energy density due to their lower moisture content and greater density, this combined with their convenient packaging format makes wood briquettes the ultimate contender for high value heat generation.

How to Use Briquettes

Just as small kindling sticks catch fire more quickly than larger logs, it’s the same with briquettes. Use smaller briquettes when you want to get the fire started or need a quick burst of heat. Use large briquettes when you’re looking for a longer, slower burn. As with any woodfuel, the denser the material the longer it will burn, however the greater the effort that is required to get the fire started. Briquettes are essentially high-energy woodfuel, usually denser than any native UK hardwood and with a lower moisture content. They are not as high in heat energy as coal, but they are the closest woodfuel to coal on the market. It’s sensible when first using them to bear this in mind and only use a few on your fire until you get used to the heat output. You really do not want to over-fire your woodburner and distort the metal work! They are 100% wood so burn just like wood with a very pleasing flame. Don’t hesitate to mix them with logs or to burn them by themselves. You can also use briquettes for a very good campfire, barbecue or other outdoor and open fires.

Briquettes vs Logs

It can be hard to source a dry wood fuel at a reasonable price. At Calido Logs & Stoves we've been burning wood fuel for many years and are dedicated to helping you find the best product for your stove. Briquettes Wood briquettes are much hotter, cleaner, longer burning and more economical than traditional logs. Some characteristics of briquettes include:
    • Compact, dense, dry and clean
    • Consistent in size, weight, moisture content and burn time
    • Easy to handle, stack and store
    • Made from recycled waste wood
    • Available in a variety of types with different burning characteristics
    • Guaranteed to produce more heat for less money than logs
Traditional Logs Some traits of traditional logs include:
      • Widely available as new-felled, semi-seasoned, seasoned or kiln-dried
      • Variable sizes, moisture content, density and burning characteristics
      • Damaging to biodiversity if felled specifically for burning
      • Becoming more difficult and expensive to source dry logs
      • Lower calorific value

For Briquettes in Scotland, Contact Calido Logs & Stoves Today

At Calido Logs & Stoves have many customers throughout the whole of Scotland and are the local choice when it comes to multi fuel and wood burning stoves along with many wood burning and stove accessories. As the years have passed our business has grown vastly but still operates from our base in Stirling and across Scotland. Our customer base started in Stirling, but now stretches to Dundee, Dunfermline, Glasgow, Perth and so on. Simply give us a call on 01786-357-057 or 0751-549-8006, converse via our online chat system, email or even come and visit us!