Coal Merchants for Macclesfield & Cheshire
Welcome to James Brierley Coal Merchants.
At James Brierley we offer a fully comprehensive range of coal & fuels in order to keep your home warm and cosy.
Established in 1910 we are a family owned company handed down through the generations and as such have built up a strong customer base and a strong recommendation for quality service.
We offer high quality fuel at very competitive prices and we offer same day delivery and discounts on bulk orders.
GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT (UPDATED MARCH 2021)
New legislation comes into force in England on 1st May 2021 but there is no need to change your fire or stove to comply with the new law.
The main changes are as follows:
- If you have your house coal delivered by an Approved Coal Merchant, they will still be able to deliver it to you until April 2023 and nothing will change.
- From 1st May 2021 there will be no pre-packed house coal for sale to pick up and take home yourself. This covers all pre-packed house coal in sealed poly bags sold through retailers (including coal merchants), supermarkets, DIY stores and garage fore-courts.
- However, Approved Coal Merchants can still sell house coal in open sacks for collection from their yard until April 2023.
Manufactured Smokeless Fuels
- From 1st May 2021 some manufactured fuels (known as briquettes or ovoids) will no longer be available and after that date only authorised manufactured smokeless fuels will be allowed for sale. In time they will show the Ready to Burn logo but the logo may not be on packaging from the start. There is a wide variety of authorised manufactured smokeless fuels currently
on the market.
Logs / Wood
- After 1st May 2021 wood logs sold in small quantities i.e. less than 2m³ will have to have a moisture content of less than 20% and must show the Woodsure, Ready to Burn-logo on the packaging.
- Wood sold in quantities of over 2m³ will need to be accompanied by guidance on how to season the wood before use.
- There is no change to the sale of anthracite as it is a naturally occurring smokeless fuel.
For more information on fuels please visit our literature pages or for any other advice please contact us by telephone or email.
(Content is correct at the time of publishing)
We also offer a chimney sweeping service for Macclesfield & Cheshire, please call for details.