UK Government BAN sale of house coal by February 2021, phasing out loose coal by 2023 – NOW WHAT?

Fischer Fire Place

What does this UK Government Ban on mean to Home Owners.

Coal – another damaging fossil fuel. One which releases harmful carbon in to our atmosphere when it is burned. We’ve been telling you that the world is waking up to climate change, and the UK government are doing all they can to help.

It has now become official that the UK government has BANNED the sale of bags of house coal starting from February 2021, and plan to phase out deliveries of loose coal altogether by 2023. This is another big step towards becoming carbon neutral by 2050, another law set out by the UK government. Many home owners will be affted by this UK Government Ban.

But with many rural homes relying on coal fires as their primary source of heating, how can Fischer help you?

The Fischer Ceramic Fireplace

Our fireplaces come with an electronic glow effect module, giving you the look of an authentic log or gas fire but without all the nasty side effects. No more pollution or bringing in coal from the garden, you can be warm and comfortable without moving a muscle.

Our authentic fire display works instantly with the simple press of a button on our wireless remote control, giving you the effect of a real fire without the unnecessary pollution.

In addition, they are all made to order in Germany, containing our patented chammotte clay core and decorated with hand crafted ceramic tiles on the outside. The fireplaces themselves are available in a number of different colours, with several different tile patterns also available, and they are sure to stand out in any property.

This UK Govenment Ban may also impact those who rely on coal to heat their water, you could simply install one of our Aquafficient hot water systems.

UK Government Ban


The Aquafficient by Fischer is a modern, efficient and reliable way to heat your water. Using a single 2.8kW heating element and patented thermal storage technology, the Aquafficient provides instant hot water, as and when you need it, without the need for huge amounts of water storage. No yearly maintenance is required, taking away the stress of finding a plumber to check over your system and also eliminating the cost of doing so.

There is also no requirement for any extra valves or fixings, or even a water discharge pipe, meaning the installation of the Aquafficient is stress free and mess free, even in smaller or more difficult to access areas of your home.

Fischer Aquafficient

Manufactured specially for Fischer Future Heat, the Aquafficient uses a natural salt-based thermal storage material to store its heat. Working in a similar way to a combi boiler, minus the expensive maintenance and running costs, there is absolutely ZERO water storage within the unit itself. The chance of a leak is almost non-existent.

You simply heat the battery once to get started and hot water is available in less than an hour. The thermal storage material stores heat, not energy, and as cold water runs through the highly efficient and robust heat exchanger, it becomes hot within seconds and subsequent warm water is fed to your appliances in less than a minute.

Our Aquafficient can store four times more energy than a domestic water cylinder in a unit half the physical size.

Not only does the Aquafficient give you a much more efficient solution when it comes to heating the water, it also saves huge amounts of physical space.

The Future is Electric, and Fischer helps you get there.