Norman Simpson & Son
Proud to be an approved coal merchant.
Serving the people of the North-East since 1962.
Coal & Smokeless Fuel
We supply a range of traditional and smokeless solid fuels to households and businesses across the North-East.
All of our solid fuels are available in 1/2 tonne dumpy bag and 20kg sacks.
If you are unsure which type of solid fuel to use in your stove, boiler or fire, please give one of our team a call on 01388 718359 and we will be happy to advise.
Please note that as of the 30th September 2020 we no longer offer solid fuel delivery in 50kg bags. Customers can still:
collect in 20kg pre-packed bags
collect loose over the weighbridge
collect in dumpy bags
have prepacked bags delivered (minimum of 12)
have dumpy bags delivered.
Supplier to Trade
We supply shops and garages with solid fuel across the region and have many years experience. Norman Simpson is a recognised and trusted name, one which your customers will know and trust.
All of our solid fuels are available in 20kg pre-packed bags.
Please give one of our team a call to discuss stocking Simpson’s Solid Fuel. Choose from the range of Coal and smokeless fuels. We also supply logs, kindling, fire lighters and heat logs. Call us on 01388 718359 and we will be happy to discuss supplying your business.
Delivering across the region since 1962.
Excel and Glo
Premium smokeless ovoids ideal for solid fuel stoves. Read more here.
Coke & Anthracite Mix
Read more here about this selected mixture of coal and anthracite based products.
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We supply a range of grades of House Coal, Best Doubles, Cobbles, and Diamond Brite. Coal is a free burning fuel ideal for use on open fires.
It is a natural product which has been mined worldwide for hundreds of years and is best for open fires in non-smoke controlled areas.
Cobbles and Best Doubles are different sizes of household coal. Cobbles are used on large dog-grate fires and steam engines. Doubles are used on standard sized fires.
With moderate ash and heat output coal is a good all round fuel and represents great value for money.
The coal burns with an attractive flame making the fireplace the centrepiece of any room.
Coal should only be used in areas which are not smoke controlled.
Coke is a fuel with few impurities and a high carbon content, usually made from coal. It is the solid carbonaceous material derived from destructive distillation of low-ash, low-sulfur bituminous coal. We supply Coke and are happy to advise if you are unsure which solid fuel is best for your stove or solid fuel burner. Coke is recommended for stoves and closed appliances.
Anthracite is a long lasting, natural smokeless fuel which can be used in a range of solid fuel stoves and log-burners. It burns with an intense heat requiring a good air flow. We always recommend following your manufacturers instructions but are happy to advise if you are unsure which fuel to use
Coke & Anthracite Mixed
Designed to provide a great heating solution our unique blend of Anthracite and Coke is a superb product for enclosed stoves and rayburns. Anthracite is a naturally smokeless fuel but can be tricky to light if you are not used to it. Mixing Coke and Anthracite provides a long lasting burn which is easier to light and burns hotter with less ash.
Excel is also known as ovoids and is a premium smokeless fuel which can be used on open fires and multi-fuel stoves. The ovoids, a consistent oval shape, burn for a longer time and provide a stable heat. Ideal for solid fuel stoves they provide a long lasting burn radiating a steady heat.
Excel is approved for smoke-controlled areas.
We supply robust plastic coal bunkers manufactured to the highest standards by Irish company Harlequin. We stock two sizes.
This tough and durable coal bunker, moulded from premium grade, Medium Density Polyethylene is suitable to hold upto 6 sacks of coal or solid fuel, up to a total capacity of 300 kgs and has been tested in extreme conditions.
Coal, coke and all of our solid fuels can be collected from our depot at Copley Bent. Each of our range of solid fuels comes in 20kg bags or 1/2 tonne dumpy bags. It is advisable to phone ahead if you want to collect larger quantities of solid fuel.
As of 30th September 2020 we ceased delivering loose coal. Dumpy bags and 20kg pre-packed bags can still be delivered. There is a minimum order of 12 x 20kg bags. We are open for on-site sales from 8am until 5pm Mon-Fri and Saturdays during the Winter (beginning Sep-end April) 8am-1pm.
We are open daily Monday to Friday 8am-5pm.
Saturdays during the Winter (between beginning September and end April) 8am-1pm.
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