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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 5:56 pm    Post subject: British sustainable charcoal  Reply with quote    

Does anyone know places that stock UK hardwood charcoal? I can't really make enough at the moment and I never buy imported stuff but I've not seen any UK charcoal in the local shops / garden centres and wondered if there's any mainstream shops that stock it?

alison
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

http://www.bulworthyproject.org.uk/

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Where are the details of where you can buy it from? I might be able to pick some up next time I'm passing but it would be useful to know any chains of stores that stock UK made charcoal. I'm sure some used to but I've not seen any this year.

alison
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No idea, when I met them they were offering to have it delivered.

I am sure they could to tell you, they were very friendly.

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You could try your local nature conservation trusts & the woodland trust.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Not sure where your located,but Alchemist,over on RC makes Charcoal,from Hardwoods.
Think she`s North of Portsmouth,and sells in local markets.

Jamanda
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The garage in Torrington sells local stuff which is very good. There's also Bulworthy Project who occasionally posts on here who is up near Tiverton. I'll forward the PM he sent me with his details.

RichardW



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 11 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just light your fire earlier & you then dont need any.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 11 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jamanda wrote:
The garage in Torrington sells local stuff which is very good. There's also Bulworthy Project who occasionally posts on here who is up near Tiverton. I'll forward the PM he sent me with his details.


Thanks, I'll see what's around next time I go past.

Richard, yes I do sometimes use wood but it's not ideal with close neighbours as even well seasoned hardwood produces a fair bit of smoke. Also charcoal is quicker when you want it to be.

The question is also a general one. Yes I can make my own, use wood or track down a local supplier in my travels but what about the average person? One who uses supermarkets, garden centres etc - does anyone know if any of the large shops stock UK charcoal?

nats



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 11 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sainsburys!!

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 11 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nats wrote:
Sainsburys!!


B&Q occasionally

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 11 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bott's pal makes charcoal in south wales ,quality stuff

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 11 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Devon charcoal.. this is Bulworthy project again

bulworthy project



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 11 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Where are you? We may have an outlet nearby, or may know a charcoal maker near you. I wouldn't want you to have to resort to Sainsbury or B&Q.

Thanks to everyone who has mentioned us!!

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 11 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm in north Surrey at the moment but do occasionally drive up the A361. As Sainsburys is my local shop here and they've just given me a large amount of vouchers I'll take a look and I'll keep an eye out in Devon as well.

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