Winter Fuels

Coal supply and packing has always been the backbone of G. Owen & Sons.  With the origins of the company stretching back to the 1950’s, it then operated solely as a solid fuel merchant.  However, through recent decades, the company has used the packaging experienced gained when bagging coal and expanded those skills to encompass the packaging of a variety of other materials.

G. Owen & Sons has not however abandoned its past, and the sale of coal still forms the nucleus of the companies activities.

G. Owen & Sons purchase solid fuel in bulk form and pack into plastic sacks of various sizes and weights.  We also still provide traditional “open top” sacks for delivery to local households for domestic use.

The solid fuel sold by G.Owen & Sons comes in various shapes and sizes. Our bituminous (non-smokeless) fuel, is generally coal which burns with a flame and would traditionally be used for an open fire. 

Alternatively we supply smokeless fuel for open fires or for closed appliances. Smokeless coal for an open fire is generally a manufactured product formed into a regular “ovoid” shape. However, the fuel for a closed appliance, such as a Rayburn stove or Parkray fireplace, can be manufactured or a naturally smokeless fuel called Anthracite.

G. Owen & Sons supply solid fuel to both the wholesale and retail market place, and so although our only retail outlet is at our premises in Newtown, our fuel can be purchased through various outlets throughout England and Wales. The Lion logo shown on this site, is an identifiable symbol of quality and is reproduced on all our bags.

Our pre-packed coal (plastic bags) is packaged in bags of different colours, making individual fuels identifiable by bag colour. If a customer does not know the name of a particular fuel, it can usually be identified by the colour of the bag.

G. Owen & Sons also purchase coal on behalf of our customers and pack into the customers own plastic bags, ensuring that our customer has the full benefit of merchandising their own product brand, whilst ensuring a quality fuel product is maintained.

It remains the companies policy to ensure that a quality solid fuel is purchased, and that the product is packed to a high specification, resulting in a product of which G. Owen & Sons can be proud. It is also our belief that, whilst it is our intention to reach as many outlets as possible, we will not compromise our “family business” background and the personal touch that comes with dealing with such a company.

Bituminous doubles (not smokeless), suitable for open appliances. 

Bituminous doubles (not smokeless), suitable for open appliances. 

Smokeless ovoid, suitable for open and closed appliances. 

Smokeless large anthracite, suitable for closed appliances. 

Smokeless small anthracite, suitable for closed appliances. 

Bituminous singles (not smokeless), suitable for open appliances, packed in fully sealed 2kg bags

Bituminous doubles (not smokeless), suitable for open appliances. 

Bituminous treble/doubles mix (not smokeless), suitable for open appliances. 

Bituminous trebles (not smokeless), suitable for open appliances. 

Smokeless ovoid, suitable for open and closed appliances. 

Smokeless ovoid, suitable for open and closed appliances. 

Smokeless ovoid, suitable for closed appliances. 

Smokeless ovoid, suitable for open and closed appliances.