|Solid Fuel is Our Business
ABoC are dedicated to the Sale, Service,
Installation and Maintenance of all Solid Fuel related appliances. A HETAS Approved Retailer;
HETAS/NACS Approved Chimney Sweep; Approved Coal Merchant; Approved Woodfuel Merchant;
and North East Fuel Trade Distributor.
From selling and installing your stove, we feed and look after
it during its life and can even take it away and recycle
afterwards. A true 'cradle to grate' Solid Fuel service
delivered from a 1000 sq ft dedicated
Solid Fuel Centre.
ABoC have made significant capital investment
in recent years upgrading equipment and facilities. Call
in and view one of the North East's
only biomass installations providing all of our
heating and hot water. The business is now focussed on
domestic and commercial activities in:
Check our Twitter page (feed on
right) for latest news.
ABoC are a HETAS Approved Retailer for Stoves &
HETAS Approved Retailers give consumer confidence in getting a suitable, efficient and safe heating appliance for their home. All approved retailers contain at least one HETAS trained showroom staff member, meaning quality advice can be given to the end user that meets a good standard of service.
Consumers purchasing a product from a HETAS Approved Retailer showroom::
- Have confidence that there will be knowledgeable staff available in the showroom.
- Will purchase a safe and legal appliance with the appropriate amount of output needed to heat their home.
- Be able to identify key features of each appliance through a product labeling system to make an informed choice to suit their needs.
- Key topic advice sheets available in store for advice on maintaining their appliance efficiently and to the correct code of practice
Read more on the HETAS website...
Developing our Green
ABoC have one of
the few biomass installations in the North East. This
is on display producing all of our heating and hot water
which we'll be more than happy to demonstrate during your
Smokeless fuel is a manufactured product designed to reduce
emissions over bituminous coals to an acceptable level.
Smokeless is by far our best seller and ABoC also stock a
50% renewable smokeless (Ecoal50)
that also benefits from volume discounts.
The majority of
that we sell are DEFRA approved meaning reduced emissions
and logs can be burnt in
a smokeless controlled area.
In the solid fuel industry this can mean burning wood but
essentially its burning wood pellets or wood chip on a
boiler/stove specifically built for that purpose.
Check our biomass page.
An electric car
recharging 'POD Point' is installed on site.
Our solid fuel business started at the beginning of 2008.
Following problems with obtaining then missed coal deliveries at home we
started purchasing pre-packed bags from garage forecourts.
Although more expensive, it meant we could regulate supply
more importantly store bags in the garage and simply carry one
at a time into our
home. This meant we no longer needed a bunker and
the mess associated with filling and emptying it often
having to do so
when it was cold or raining. Idea!...
Having garage space, a tonne was purchased commercially making
the price comparable with loose delivery. That was three years supply for
us at home, so having
another business we placed ad's promoting a coal delivery
service. The business was born, ABoC Solid Fuels
(formerly, A Bit of Coal, the name being a
derivative of our original business