Four Seasons Fuel charcoal is all produced on site at our yard in near Billingshurst,
West Sussex. We have been producing lumpwood charcoal for over 30 years Using our own design of Charcoal Retorts that offer a number of advantages.
1. Better for the consumer who gets a quality product that is better performing and better for cooking.
2. Better for the environment.
3. Better for the local economy as we use homegrown sustainably sourced wood.
Our British made charcoal does not require any lighter fuel of petrol based firestarter blocks for starting so you won't have unpleasant flavours on the food. Our charcoal burns hot and reaches cooking temperature within 15 minutes – ‘Just twist paper and light’
The quality charcoal results from the wood of British trees, typically less dense than that used for imported charcoal.
Sold in handy 3kg and 6kg bags, you can click and collect or arrange free local delivery in bulk.
BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Four Seasons charcoal is lighter in weight, meaning more quantity as well as quality in each of the 3kg & 6kg bags.
Made and sold in West Sussex, the carbon footprint of unnecessary transportation is reduced as most shop bought
charcoal is shipped across the world.
Using locally sourced and sustainable wood produced from coppiced woodland helps keep our woodland habitats in great condition for wildlife. We also use reclaimed wood from sawmills to further reduce waste.
Our retorts are far more efficient than most, meaning a quicker burn time and using less fuel in the process. 4:1 ratio rather than a steel round kilns at 7:1 ratio. See a brief description of our charcoal retorts
BETTER FOR THE LOCAL ECONOMY
Coppiced woodland provides employment and uses land that may otherwise be left unmanaged in a sustainable way. If only half of the demand for barbecue charcoal came from British Woodlands, instead of just 5%, this would provide the financial incentive for the better care of 40,000 ha of Ancient Woodland.