A cylindrical compressed fuel, our Oak Briquettes are the ideal addition to firewood. They are made from sawdust and shavings, a waste by-product from the thousands of beautiful oak beams, shelves and handmade furniture we supply around the country each year. As a result our briquettes are top of the line, composed of only the finest quality air dried or kiln dried oak and made on site here at our North Yorkshire based workshop. We don’t buy any additional cheap waste to add to our briquettes such as softwood shavings or cardboard as this would reduce their quality. We want you to benefit from long lasting high quality hardwood briquettes.
A softwood briquette may be the same weight but it would produce much less heat, for a shorter amount of time making it significantly lower quality than the ones we supply!
Oak briquettes contain a greater calorific value than coal. They’re a fantastic fuel option for lighting your stove as they deliver a huge amount of heat in a hurry. Great for your stove and the environment!
Our Oak briquettes are:
- Easy to light
- High heat
- Long lasting
- Low ash residue
- Lively flame
- Made from Oak / Hardwood
- Made in North Yorkshire in our workshop
- Free of glue or any other binding additives
Our Oak Briquettes are supplied as a pallet load of 32 bags (640kg). Each bag weighing 20kg.
These oak briquettes need to be kept dry and stored inside. Bags may include small amounts of sawdust.
How to light your stove:
Place a natural firelighter on the grate or fire bed. Start stacking softwood kindling jenga style 3 or 4 rows high. This method ensures sufficient airflow between each piece of kindling.
Gently rest one or two small kiln dried logs up against the kindling stack. Compressed oak briquettes are an excellent addition to logs at this stage!
Make sure all the air vents are fully open before setting the firelighter alight, leave the stove door ajar slightly to enhance the airflow and speed up the lighting process.
Now light your firelighter. Once the fire is burning vigorously you can close the door fully and add logs or oak briquettes as you need them.
Check out our range of Charnwood’s Wood Burning Stoves suitable for using our Oak Briquettes.