How to Hire a Chimney Sweep service

A periodic chimney sweep is necessity in order to ensure that the chimney remains clean which in turn reduces the fire hazards. A clean chimney reduces health issues as also ensures that the smoke has a clean outlet and does not enter the room.
At Four Seasons Fuel we provide chimney sweep services that will ensure that your chimneys remain clean and soot free so that you can sit back and relax enjoying the open fireplace or wood burning stove. 

little history - saint of charcoal buners

St. Alexander the Charcoal-Burner,
August 11

Prof. Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira

BioChar Features in BBC Countryfile programme on 21 February 2016

The benefits of BioChar as a soil enhancer and conditioner for healthier, more productive plant growth that makes it ideal for flowers, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets are well known. BBC Countryfile featured its suggested properties of helping the prevent dieback in ash trees.

Soil enhancer and conditioner for healthier, more productive plant growth. Ideal for flowers, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets. - See more at:
Soil enhancer and conditioner for healthier, more productive plant growth. Ideal for flowers, herbs, vegetables and hanging baskets. - See more at:

BioChar Now Available Here

At Four Seasons Fuel we provide 5 Litre buckets of 100% Bio Char. These are ideal for keen gardeners, allotment users or small scale commercial growers. The handy re-sealable bucket can be easily carried around in the garden or allotment. If you have never tried Bio Char before try it now

Sweden new RT1600 retort delivered

Continuing our export drive a new Charcoal Retort RT1600 was built and delivered to Sweden last week and I (Nick Harris) went over to commission it with help from the new owner 'Hans'
This is the second retort to be built, installed and commissioned for the Swedish client who owns 4000 acres of rich woodland estate in Swedish. Nordic pine and glass birch grow very slowly on this sandy bed where trees find the nutrients are hard to find (taking 50yrs of growth to produce 8 inch diameter). Hence trees grow extremely slowly and are more dense than the those grown in the UK.

During commissioning of the charcoal retort the 1st burn when very well lasting 15 hours and producing great new lumpwood charcoal of about 550 - 600Kgs.
The feedstock they were using was Glass Birch.  Because of this density of wood it produces lots of gases with continuous retorting.
The 2nd burn was more even with Hans in control keeping the retort to 525-550 degrees of 10 hrs which was a more controlling temperature producing the same kilos as the first.

Another charcoal retort successfully installed and working!




FOUR SEASONS FUEL have taken over MR POTT chimney sweeping company We have been working together from the start but due to Steve's illness we have taken it on with new member of staff (DAN) who has been fully trained by "ICS" with the help from Steve checking that all things run well. Steve will be still working with us for 3 days a week his new roll in the company will be booking in orders with new and old customers with chimney sweeping and sales of solid fuels.
Forever looking after our customers so we can supply them with all fuel solutions.....

Which Is the Best Type of Log Splitter; Horizontal or Vertical?

At Four Seasons Fuel we sell a wide variety of wood splitters. All our products are of AMR Wood Splitters (Vogesen Blitz), a French company that produces log cutting solutions of highest quality and reliability. These log splitters are the best solution for firewood splitting. All our log splitting machines are rugged, highly dependable and durable and have been designed for maximum functionality.

Log Splitters in general are categorized as follows:
Electric horizontal
Electric vertical
Petrol vertical
Petrol tow behind
Hydraulic Gas powered Log Splitters
Between the Horizontal and Vertical Log Splitters what is the best choice? This obviously depends on your requirement. The smaller horizontal log splitters are ideal in case of lower volumes and logs of smaller size. These can easily be operated at floor level or even on a bench or table making it the ideal choice for domestic use.

Benefits of a Charcoal BBQ

When it comes to deciding whether to buy a gas fired BBQ  or stick to the traditional charcoal fired ones the debate continues.
Which grill is are better?
If you decide it is Charcoal then what charcoal is best?

Guide to household coal

At Four Seasons Fuel, we provide different grades of coal to suit different requirements. Our coal comes in convenient sized bags for ease of use. The variety of coal we provide includes traditional house coal, Maxibrite Bricketts,
Homefire ecoal, Homefire ovals and  Taybright smokeless fuel.

Use and advantages of Fire Lighters

Fire lighters are the best means to ignite wood quickly without too much of a hassle. (Not needed form lighting our charcoal as it is such good quality)

Getting the fire up and burning can at times prove to be a tedious job which is made easy by these lighters. Here are a few advantages and how our Fire Lighters come in handy while starting up your log or coal fires:

20 Litre Containers of Paraffin

By popular demand we now supply paraffin in the 20 litre container containers which are are very handy where used frequently. Finding paraffin in such convenient sized containers is hard. Our high grade paraffin is ideal for paraffin heaters and lamps apart from its other uses. A single paraffin 20 litre container is £29.99 and 2 containers is £55.



High quality Kiln Dried Hardwood Ash wood logs form Four seasons fuel

Kiln dried logs are logs that have been dried in a kiln to drive out the moisture so they ignite more quickly and burn quicker.
10Kg polythene bags
Top quality Kiln Dried Hardwood Ash wood logs in handy carry out 10kg polythene bags

Kiln dried logs are logs that have been dried in a kiln to drive out the moisture so they ignite more quickly and burn quicker.

Four Seasons Fuel own branded kiln dried hardwood logs are our highest quality and best performing logs. Ideal for burning on any wood burning appliance, both alone or alongside our other solid fuels. These logs are often used in wood burning stoves, multi-fuel stoves, pizza ovens, chimineas or traditional open fires.

Bagged in a bespoke design plastic bags with built in handles, the kiln dried logs have a moisture level of less than 20%, so they can be burnt immediately. These logs will burn at a high temperature, and with a long and natural flame. Kiln Dried Logs are safe to burn alongside of our other solid fuels house coals and smokeless fuels.

Our kiln dried logs meet strict quality control guidelines for moisture content, size, package volume, and wood species with the guild lines.
Why not try one pop down to us and pick one up £5.99 each or order on line


We Dry Our Own Kiln Dried Logs

Whilst producing our own excellent charcoal in our own designed charcoal manufacturing retort we also gather the by product heat that is generated and run it through a kiln to dry logs making kiln dried logs .... that burn much hotter and more efficiently. The wood to be dried is placed in metal 1 metre cages. We can fit 36 cages in the kiln and, using the heat from the charcoal retort, we can reach tempertures of 80-95 degree over 4/5 days (120hrs) thus reducing the moisture content from 38% to an average of 15% to 10%.

charcoal retorts small design coming for 2015

four seasons fuel brings a new Charcoal retort.

New Delivery

As we do contracting work for CPL I thought it would be nice to show our customers a picture of one of our loads going to CPL
we produced a total of 19200 of Realwood nets for them this year all produced to our fully automatic bagging firewood processor
which will produce 200 bags per hour total 1200 to 1400 bags per working day.
we produce 1000 bags per week of our own Netted bags which we supply to local Nurseries, Hardware shops, and many impendent
firewood merchants..

A Guide To Keeping Your Home Warm Using Kiln Dried Logs

If you are relying on solid wood fuel to provide your home with warmth, you probably know that it can be pricy to stock up on kiln dried logs. However, with Firewood and Logs, heating your home does not have to be expensive if you follow our quick guide on how to stock for winter and heat your home more efficiently.

Firewood for the Winter

It is that time of the year when you should start thinking of your fuel supplies of logs and coal for autumn and winter. Buy your firewood supply well in advance so that there are no hassle later on when the rush starts. Four Seasons Fuel provides you with the best quality logs that are sourced locally and are environmentally friendly too! Since we cut and deliver all year round you do not have to wait to order your firewood supplies until the onset of winter.  We provide either Kiln dried for extra heat or seasoned logs supplied as either a loose load or in convenient sized bags for ease of use. We also have good stock level of coal ready for you to purchase.



Four Seasons Fuel Oakwood briquettes Nuggets for a long lasting heat! Oakwood is one of the longest burning of fire woods. Much longer than the softwood produced briquettes!! Our Nuggets can be used to replace coal or other smokeless fuels or added to your open fire or stove this is a truly carbon neutral alternative with no loss of heat or performance. Oakwood nuggets measure between 50 and 150mm in length and approximately 60mm diameter. produce in Sussex and made from kiln dried Oakwood with an average moisture content of 5 %. They are Packed in 10kg loose fill plastic bags with handles.

We have sold over 10 tonnes in the last 3 months to local business and to public which choose to come into our yard and buy
cash & carry out, We have been told that we are the one of the largest suppliers in Brighton which we delivery on Wednesdays in this area, We are looking for companies that would like to become stockist for our Kiln Dried Handy Bags and Oakwood Nuggets if so please call us.
Happy burning and keep warm this winter...!
Four Seasons Fuel.

The NEW coal yard for winter 2014

Have you ever considered co-firing as an option for the open fires or your wood burning stoves?
Form this winter 2014 we will be bagging our own coal also open 50KG loose sacks. (READ MORE)



Save £5 on a 10 bag order of our own branded high quality oak nuggets
Save £15 on a bulk bag of Kiln Dried ash wood logs
Save £10 on a barrow bag of Kiln Dried ash wood  logs
Save £5 on 10 handy bags of Kiln Dried ash wood logs

Log splitter to covert to valuable logs

Frequent winter storms often mean that there are plenty of fallen trees around that are ideal for firewood. Open fires and wood burning stoves provide wonderful heating and comfort during winter months but they do tend to use a lot of firewood and these loads of fallen trees could be your answer to fulfilling this particular requirement.

The area within to eclipse shape shows the approximate area we deliver logs and coal to free of charge.