Logs Direct Blog

Our guide to firewood, stoves, coal, peat & everything biomass

  • Logs Direct Seasonal Products - Your Spring and Summer Made Simple

    With a warmer than average winter this year and as spring and summer roll around, now is a great chance to stock up on the seasonal products that will allow you to make the most of the improving weather. Whether for professional or personal use, our products can help make your spring and summer a success. Read on for our top choices and recommendations for the coming months!   BBQ and Charcoal Products At Logs Direct, we offer high-quality BBQ and charcoal products to help make your summer celebrations a success. If you don't have your own barbeque...
  • The Government's Clean Air Strategy 2019 Proposes New Air Pollution Regulations For Stove Industry

    In recent years, the government has increased efforts to lower air pollution. With the announcement of the Clean Air Strategy 2019, the government is introducing new prevention methods. An important part of the strategy is the lower particulate matter (PM), which have been identified as a leading cause of air pollution. PM is known to be found in wood-burning stoves and open fires. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has laid out a clear plan of what needs to be achieved What is Particulate Matter? PM 2.5 particles are smaller than sand grains and can infiltrate the lungs and pass...
  • Party BBQ – As Seen on TV!

    Fans of Phillip Schofield (and who isn’t?) may have recently seen the ITV one-off special How to Spend it Well: House and Garden. If you have, it’s a safe bet you were impressed by the party-size instant barbecues featured on the show. Phillip spoke very highly of them after his ‘road test’. And why not? These instant barbecues can feed up to 10 people each – and they’re ready to cook in just 20 minutes. We’re so satisfied with the value they provide that we offer these barbecues in packs of six – because once you’ve barbecued with...
  • Restoring Rusland’s Red Squirrels

    By Bob Cartwright, Trustee Westmorland Red Squirrels If you go down to the woods today, you might be in for a big surprise. Did you know, for example, that landowners are becoming reluctant to plant new woodlands? Often this is because of the damage caused by pests, particularly the non-native grey squirrel. The risks to the long term supply of UK-grown timber, in all its forms, is plain to see, as is the risk to Britain’s woodland landscape. But did you realise that where coordinated woodland management exists, it levels the playing field for our much loved native...
  • Logs Direct Steps Up for the Reds

    Local wood and coal fuel specialist Logs Direct has handed over a cheque for £818.51 to the South Lakes red squirrel conservation organisation, Westmorland Red Squirrels Logs Direct is a Gold Supporter of the wildlife group, which helps to protect and conserve a healthy population of red squirrels in South Lakeland.  It began to raise money for red squirrel protection in 2015 and continues to raise awareness of the need for red squirrel conservation work at all the exhibitions that it attends. Logs Direct has this year created special magnet cards which explain its ethos of providing high...
  • Smokeless Fuel – Alternatives to Coal

    Smokeless fuel is on the rise. It’s not just the growth of smokefree zones across the UK – smokeless fuel is also recommended over coal for chimeneas, stoves, etc. Why? Because it doesn’t give off as much smoke, so deposits don’t build up in the flue nearly so quickly – if at all. That means less time spent cleaning it, less risk of fire in the flue from creosote build-up, and less chance of smoke billowing back into the room. For stove users, then, this can be a significant benefit. And the rise of smokefree zones contributes, of...
  • Bed Your Plants in Better with Topsoil

    With the thundersnow and other bad weather still fresh in our memory, it’s looking like gardeners have a much shorter time to transfer their sensitive plants from pot to flowerbed before the summer heat sets in in earnest.   Your plants may need an extra level of loving care. It’s time for them to transfer from compost to nutritious, nourishing topsoil.   (You may also want to refresh your topsoil if you’ve been having trouble with and other plants growing as they should.) Benefits of Topsoil While compost is more nutrient-heavy, weight for weight, it dries...
  • Pizza Ovens for Restaurants

    The only thing better than pizza is a wood fired pizza- a hint of smoky flavouring that gives it that authentic taste.   To do this, your pizza oven needs the right wood. Since the quality of the pizza lies on the quality of the fire, Logs Direct will provide you with the best logs perfect for this purpose. With our Softwood logs you can have a quick lit, hot fire to efficiently and easily get the oven going and quickly achieve a hot oven. The Hardwood logs provide a steady and long-lasting burn time.   Both our Hardwood logs...
  • Wood or Coal for the Winter Months?

    With the nights as cold as they are, it’s a common question to hear discussed. To get the best results from your fire in the winter months, do you burn wood or coal? Burning Wood Do you prefer burning seasoned or kiln-dried wood? The great thing about using logs in your fire is that you can vary the woods you use. Softwoods burn faster and hotter, while hardwoods give out as much  heat but burn for a lot longer. Mixing the two allows you to get the right balance between temperature and need to continue feeding the fire. It’s...
  • Logs Direct at the Guild of Master Sweeps’ Trade Expo

    Every year, the Guild of Master Sweeps holds a major trade expo. It’s one of the earliest stops on the year’s trade expo calendar for many companies, ourselves included. It’s also a fantastic place to find out more about setting fires, keeping flues clean, and new gadgets to make it all easier. As one of the companies who came together to create the Woodsure Ready to Burn mark we’re proud to be part of this Expo. It gives us a great way to spread the word and help many more fire lovers to burn cleaner and better. Not to...

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