Solid Fuel

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Solid 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.

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We supply a range of grades of coal, Best Doubles, Cobbles.  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.

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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 Doubles Solid Fuel Simpson Fuels Ltd


Cobbles are larger in size to Doubles and burn longer but can take longer to light.   Cobbles are used on large dog-grate fires and steam engines.

Coal should only be used in areas which are not smoke controlled.

Coal Cobbles Solid Fuels Simpsons Fuels Ltd


Our 20kg bags of Glow provide excellent value for money and are certified by HETAS Ready to Burn .  They are an approved smokeless ovoid which is suitable for open fires and for closed multi-fuel stoves.

Glow provides maximum heat with a low ash output.

Glow smokeless ovoids solid fuel Simpson Fuels Ltd

Diamond Brite

Diamond Brite is an approved smokeless ovoid which is suitable for open fires and for multi-fuel stoves.

Diamond Brite supplied in 20kg bags is certified by HETAS Ready To Burn scheme.


Diamond Brite Solid Fuel Simpsons Fuels Ltd


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

Anthracite Simpsons Fuels Ltd

Anthracite Grains

Anthracite grains are ideal for gravity and hopper fed boilers such as Triancos.

Anthracite grains solid fuel Simpsons Fuels Ltd


Please note that 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.
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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 solid 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.

Simpsons Fuel

Delivering across the region since 1962.



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.



We no longer deliver loose coal.  Dumpy bags and 20kg pre-packed bags of any of our solid fuels are available for delivery.  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.



Payment can be made by credit/debit card, cash, cheque on delivery and we offer account terms. Please contact our office for details. Phone 01388 718359


Opening Hours

We are open daily Monday to Friday 8am-5pm.

Saturdays 8am-1pm.

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Simpson Fuels Ltd, Westgarth  Fuel Depot, Copley Bent. Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham DL13 5QL

Opening Times

Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

Saturday 8am to 1pm