About ABOC

Our History

Our solid fuel business started in 2008.  Following issues with our coalman and running out of fuel, we started purchasing pre-packed bags from garage forecourts.  Although more expensive, it meant we could regulate supply and more importantly, store bags in the garage and simply carry into our home when needed.  This meant we no longer needed a bunker and the mess associated with filling and emptying it.  Often having to do so when cold or raining.  Idea!...

Having spare garage space, 100 x 10kg bags were purchased to reduce the price.  That was three years supply for our home, so having another business we placed adverts promoting a coal delivery service.  The business was born, ABOC Solid Fuels (formerly, A Bit of Coal, the name being a derivative of our original business Abitovadu).

Today, ABOC sell to residential and commercial customers throughout North East UK.  We have trade sales delivering to 70+ service stations, from Alnwick to Teesside and inland to the Durham and Hexham areas.  The business is dedicated to the Sale, Service, Installation and Maintenance of all Solid Fuel related appliances.  HETAS Approved; SweepSafe Approved Chimney Sweep, Approved Coal Merchant, Woodfuel Merchant, and North East Fuel Trade Distributor.
From selling and installing your stove, we feed and look after it during its life.  A true 'cradle to grate' Solid Fuel service delivered from a 1000 sqft dedicated store and 5000 sqft warehouse.

Woodsure Ready To Burn certified fuels

All of our fuels are Woodsure Ready To Burn (website) certified.  Modern clean burning stoves are designed to burn dry wood.  Using wet wood on your stove will lead to an increase in smoke and emissions, with low heat produced.  Government legislation since 01/05/2021.

HETAS Trained Staff

We have staff which have undergone the training to provide you with a good standard of service. This means you can have confidence that you are being recommended safe and legal products.