We are very pleased to welcome you to A and B Milligan coal merchants. As a long established family of coal merchants you can be sure of the quality, care and trust we put into our products. We are an independant company and we keep all our fuels undercover.
Over a hundred years ago, our great-great-grandfather came down from Scotland to cart coal and from that moment on, coal has been in our blood and is our passion.
There isn’t much we don’t know about coal and solid fuel appliances of any type, which is why we can offer you a free solid fuel advisory centre. Just ring or email any question that you may have about fuels or appliances and we will be more than delighted to help. All stoves spare parts are available on request.
Over the past years we have gone from using local coal merchants to having the only completely independent coal yard in England. We also have a modern cash and carry depot incorporating a stove and wood burner show room including our vast spares and glass depot for most makes of fires.
All of our smokeless fuels are brand names and we do not blend any fuels, as other companies do. We do not believe in blending together cheaper impurities of fuel and traces of petcoke, then giving it a fancy name. This means that you can be sure that you are paying for fuels that are fully approved and tested and featured on the Heta website, and that is what you will get in the bag.
What are the benefits of our products being kept undercover?
Wet coal weights up to 15% more than dry coal, meaning that you are getting more coal in the bag and you’re not paying for water.
If wet coal is burned, it can create sulphuric acid which can cause dangerous corrosion to your stove and can rot flue liners.
Dry coal is easier to light.
Dry coal can get up to optimum burning temperature quicker meaning that less coal is used; this means that it is more cost effective for you.
You don’t need to worry about wet, dirty bags making a mess.
Dry coal is cleaner to handle
Milligan coal merchants are a dedicated family business with an excellent reputation and a long heritage of knowing coal. This means that you, our customer, can trust us to keep your families home fires burning this winter with the best quality fuels and advice that you need.