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Buying a house with an open fire in a smoke control area. What can I burn?

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I’ve come across the term authorised fuel. What exactly does that include? I know wood and house coal are not okay. Is all anthracite okay? What about manufactured brockets. Is there an easy way to tell which are fine to use and which aren’t? Does anyone have any recommendations? The fireplace would only be used on cold winter nights in one room. 

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    https://www.coals2u.co.uk/ecoal50.html
    I have bought 20-bags x 25 kg. My first time with this type. 
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    Wkmg said:
    I’ve come across the term authorised fuel. What exactly does that include? I know wood and house coal are not okay. Is all anthracite okay? What about manufactured brockets. Is there an easy way to tell which are fine to use and which aren’t? Does anyone have any recommendations? The fireplace would only be used on cold winter nights in one room. 
    Almost certainly anthracite will not bun satisfactorily in an open grate - it's best in boilers and, to some extent, multifuel stoves, though even then it can be troublesome to get started.
    In an open fire you can burn any authorised smokeless fuel. Brazier seems to be a popular choice but there are others and it's best to experiment and see which works best for your application.  


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