If you are using chafing dishes then you will need chafing fuel to keep your dishes warm. These tins provide two hours worth of burn time, which is suitable for short servings of food. The fuel is from non-toxic ethanol, and burns at a high temperature for safe and economical use. The fuel is entirely smokeless and odourless and produces no harmful emissions.
Do you need to order chafing fuel?
All of our chafing dishes are hired without chafing fuel. Please order separately if you need it.
- Chafing fuel is available in 2 hour and 6 hour burn times
- Multipacks of fuel are available
- Standard rectangular chafing dishes need two pots of fuel per dish
- Non-standard sizes will have differing requirements. Please check when ordering
How does the sale of chafing fuel work?
As an event hire company, consumables are treated a little bit differently than our other products. We have two kinds of consumable products at Expo Hire; the rules about them are as follows.
As gas bottles can be refilled both by the customer and ourselves, these are not treated as sold consumables. The hire price shown for these items are for the gas bottles themselves, which can then be refilled as and when a customer requires. All LPG bottles returned to us have to be replaced as per our gas safety agreements and therefore we cannot refund any customers for unused gas.
Water bottles are sold rather than hired and are delivered full and sealed. As these can be recycled we do pick up the empty bottles to help that process. Likewise, as chafing fuel pots cannot be refilled these are sold rather than hired.
What do I need to know about delivery of chafing fuel
Working out delivery costs is easy with Expo Hire; simply use our carriage calculator to find which of our branches is near to you. Tap your postcode in and it will confirm not only whether we cover that postcode or not, but also which of our 11 branches is closest to you and the cost for delivery from that branch, as well as the list of possible extra charges.
Once you have filled your basket and confirmed your delivery dates and postcode in the checkout, we will show you an itemised cost for delivery so you know exactly what you’re paying for before you place your order.
Want to know when your delivery is coming? You can track your driver using our real time maps on the day of delivery and collection. Simply enter your postcode and order number into our order tracking page and find out when our driver will be with you. You can also use the link we send you by automated text.
|Burn Time ||2 Hours |
|Quantity in Pack ||12|
- What is the price including VAT?
This item is subject to 20% VAT and therefore you will pay £16.80 each for a standard 3 day hire at checkout.
As primarily a business-to-business supplier we advertise our prices ex-VAT as most businesses will be able to reclaim the VAT amount.
- Do you offer discounts for if the item is hired for less than 3 Days?
No. We recommend a minimum hire period of 3 days to provide enough time for set-up and break-down of your event, and to make sure that problems such as traffic or adverse weather conditions do not impact on your event. If you want to hire for a shorter period than this then we cannot offer a discount.
- Do you offer discounts for Long Term Hire?
Yes, after the standard hire perion of 3 Days you will be charged £2.80 per extra day up to day 7, £2.10 per extra day up to day 28 and £1.40 per extra day after that.
|Days Hire ||Cost (ex-VAT) |
|1 ||£14.00 |
|2 ||£14.00 |
|3 ||£14.00 |
|5 ||£19.60 |
|7 ||£25.20 |
|14 ||£39.90 |
|21 ||£54.60 |
- How much security deposit do you charge?
Nothing! Unlike most of our competitors, rather than charging a large deposit, we provide a FREE 'minor deposit waiver' scheme to cover minor damage and loss. Excessive or negligent damage and loss will be invoiced at 10 times the standard hire price of the relevant items. Please read our terms and conditions for full details.
- How much do you charge for delivery?
There is a minimum charge of £20.00 for a distance up to 10 miles each way.
After that we charge £1.00 per mile each way and an additional £20.00 for each journey on a weekend or bank holiday.
We calculate the distance using driving directions from our local base to your event postcode, so it is important that you provide the correct delivery address at checkout.
You can use our Carriage Calculator to get a full quote.
- Can I choose a specified Time Slot?
We make deliveries anytime between 8am and 8pm, however we can offer early (8am - 1pm) or late (12 noon - 6pm) slots for an additional cost calculated at checkout.
We can not guarantee more specific times unless you pay for a dedicated driver. This is individually priced on request and are subject to availability.
- Can I collect from you warehouse rather than pay for delivery?
No. To ensure that your products arrive safely and correctly we offer a delivery and collection service only.
- Do you have a showroom where I can view the products before ordering?
No. As we are an online-only you can view all of our products on our website. To keep our prices as low as posssible our warehouses are not open to the public.
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