• Approved Coal Merchant, Calor Gas Stockist, Registered Dealer in Controlled Oils and Approved Woodfuel Merchant
    Serving Northamptonshire and bordering counties of Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
Ready to Burn Rules for Firewood canalside services and diesel coal, ready to burn smokeless fuels and kiln dried firewood logs, calor cas kiln dried firewood logs locally sourced from sustainable woodland, kindling and firelighters approved propane and butane calor gas supplier deliveries and haulage of flour and animal feeds convenient and friendly canalside services, diesel, diesel conditioner
Family firm founded in 1924 supplying ready to burn quality domestic fuels and canalside services
Deliveries to all areas within 25 miles radius
Kiln dried ready to burn firewood logs locally sourced from sustainable woodland
Approved Calor gas retailer stocking all sizes of propane and butane bottled gas
Specialist haulier in bagged flour and animal feed distribution
Canalside services including diesel,Fuel Set diesel fuel conditioner, Morris oils and toilet fluids at Bridge 32, Grand Union Canal
We supply Ready to Burn fuels - click to read more about the new legislation


The supply of Calor gas cylinders is gradually returning to normal and most cylinders are now readily available. It may still pay to ring the office to check availability if you are travelling to us however, as there are still occasional glitches in the supply chain.

The uncertainty over the sale of Traditional House Coal in plastic bags has been resolved. Further consultation with the powers -that -be has revealed that we can supply the coal in 25kgs plastic bags as long as the bag tops are not sealed and are open at the time of sale / delivery. This means that if you are prepared to receive an open bag either into your vehicle when collecting, or stacked at your premises when delivered, then the regulations are complied with. It also appears that there is nothing to stop you sealing the bag once you have accepted it – so don't forget your duct tape when you come for a collection! Delivery of open 50kgs bags is unaffected.

The supply of bulk logs has been somewhat erratic but now appears to have stabilised. Currently our stocks are good and hopefully will remain so.

The regulations regarding Coronavirus seem to be changing by the day. I would remind any visitors that our sales office is considered as a retail outlet so currently face coverings must be worn when entering. Please observe social distancing.

Here's hoping things continue to improve in 2022.

Richard Higginbottom.

Fred Tarry is an Approved Merchant of traditional house coals & smokeless fuels

Family Run Business Since 1924

A third generation family providing professional, efficient and friendly services to its haulage, boating and fuel customers.



We can deliver to your premises in 50 kgs bulk bags which we empty directly into your bunker or coal shed. If you don't have suitable storage, we can offer clean, sealed 25 kgs pre-packed plastic bags.

Traditional House Coal

A bituminous natural product that burns with a long flame, is easy to light and gives off heat quickly as it burns up, settling down to a glowing fire with flame.


Smokeless Briquettes

The briquette constituents and manufacturing process ensure that once well alight the fuel burns smokelessly and can confidently be used in smoke control areas. There are a number of different briquettes on the market, all performing in slightly different ways, but all meet Ready to Burn regulation. We stock: Multiheat, Supertherm, Dual and Taybrite.

Premium Grade Anthracite

Anthracite is a hard, shiny, naturally occurring smokeless fuel which has the advantage of being extremely slow burning with a consistent high heat output and very little ash. We stock three sizes of premium grade Black Diamond AnthraciteLarge Nuts, Small Nuts and Grains.

Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs

All our logs are kiln-dried to ensure they comply with Ready to Burn legislation on the dryness of supplied timber. The moisture content of our logs is in the range from 10 to 15%. The logs are processed to approximately 230 mm (9 inches) in length and we can deliver in 1.0 or 2.0 cu metre lots.

Our Products

Traditional House Coal

We can offer graded house coals:
- Standard "treble" size;
- Limited qty larger size.

NOTE: 25kg plastic bags sold open after 1st May 2021

Welsh Dry Steam Coal from Fosy Fan in South Wales

We supply Welsh Dry Steam Coal for use in all types of steam engines.

Smokeless Briquettes: supertherm

There are a number of Ready to Burn smokeless briquettes on the market for different uses. We stock:
- Supertherm;
- Dual;
- Multiheat; and
- Taybrite.


We stock three sizes of their premium grade of Black Diamond Anthracite:
- Large Nuts;
- Small Nuts; and
- Grains

Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs northamptonshire

Kiln dried hardwood logs in bulk or handy sized nets, sustainably sourced, includes a mix of:
- Oak;
- Ash
- Birch;
- Beech;
- Hornbeam and Sycamore.

Kindling and firelighters

Dried kindling sticks and Zip firelighters make light work of establising a good fire.

Propane and Butane Calor Gas

We stock and deliver:
- Propane Gas;
- Butane Gas; and
- Patio Gas
in cylinders ranging from 3.9 Kg to 47 Kg

Canalside Services

Find us at Bridge 32 of the Grand Union Canal and use us for:
- Gas Oil (Red Diesel);
- Morris Oils and Greases; and
- Toilet Chemicals.

Road Haulage

Specialist haulier in bagged flour and animal feed distribution.

© Fred Tarry - Approved Coal and Woodfuel Merchant, Northamptonshire