Coal Merchants: Understanding the New Coal & Firewood Laws

Whether you’re a coal merchant, retailer or customer of traditional house coal, smokeless fuels or firewood, some big changes are on the way.  In order to better protect the environment, the government and Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has implemented new laws placed on the sale of such products from May 2021.  […]

Are Coal Merchants Open During Lockdown?

There are not many industries that haven’t been touched in some way by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Coal merchants are no different, with businesses across the country having to adapt operations to abide by lockdown restrictions.   Here at KG Smith & Sons, our team understands the importance of keeping everyone safe by following the COVID-19 regulations […]

Top 5 uses for Firewood Ash

There’s nothing better after a long day’s work than sitting in front of an open fire and revelling in the warmth that it brings.  The British climate means that we aren’t short of opportunities to do this in the UK, with homes across the country enjoying the benefits fireplaces bring. Once we’re done with the […]

The advantages of smokeless fuel for homeowners in London

Smokeless fuels are becoming increasingly popular due to the rise in environmental awareness and the enforcement of strategies, such as the Clean Air Strategy, to combat climate change. Once upon a time, London was nicknamed ‘The Big Smoke’ because of the dense fogs that descended over the city, including the recent Great Smog of London […]

Marquee Hire for a Happy Socially Distanced Christmas

With a strange year quickly coming to a close and with family Christmas festivities looking so uncertain for the go-ahead, it’s time to think on our feet. If meeting indoors is not allowed or an extended sheltered outdoors is required, you might want to consider your Christmas marquee options. This month, we’re here to discuss […]

Tips For Throwing The Perfect Garden Party

Come rain or shine, it’s good for us to spend time in the great outdoors as it can help us to relieve stress, strengthen immunity, sharpen our focus, calm the mind and much more. So, what better way to do this than with a garden party? Although in the UK climate, the weather is massively […]

Chef’s Secrets For Cooking Up The Best BBQ Food

With the barbecue season well underway and lockdown starting to lift its restraints, more and more people are taking the opportunity to dust off the old BBQ and get grilling! So what are the secrets to cooking up the best BBQ food? Read on! Top tips on how to make the perfect BBQ Covering tips […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

KG Smith & Son would like to inform customers that we are taking COVID-19 very seriously and have amended our processes to ensure they’re in line with government advice.  COVID-19 STATEMENT: We are still taking orders for our full range of coals, gas and solid fuels, while continuing to work within the government guidelines to […]

Preparing Your Stove For Winter

Keeping your home nice and toasty throughout the cold months is important for the long nights ahead. To ensure you’re doing all of the right things to keep you and your family warm, follow our step-by-step preparation guide to ensure your winter is as comfortable and cosy as it should be.  Preparing Your Stove for […]

Charcoal Toothpaste

Fuelling dentist fiascos, charcoal toothpaste hype takes fad-brushers by surprise as they find out – it’s a gimmick. Charcoal toothpaste products can lead to tooth sensitivity, enamel erosion and even staining to expensive dental restorations. This month, KG smith are going to discuss how charcoal toothpaste ended up in high street shops, such as Boots, […]