Logs Direct Blog

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

  • Getting into the Practice of Burning the Right Wood

    British wood fuel specialist and supplier, Logs Direct, is warning British homeowners not to give in to the temptation to burn the wrong wood, just because they feel nothing else is available during UK lockdown. Woodburner owners are to be placed under new buying restrictions from May 1, 2021 anyway and Logs Direct says that practice makes perfect when it comes to ethical wood usage, so now is the time to start. The wood expert is reminding wood stove and pizza oven owners that it always has the right wood available for order and delivery and that shopping at www.logsdirect.co.uk...
  • The Wood Supplier Keeping Calm, Carrying on and Urging Woodburning Good Practice

    Some of the coldest temperatures in recent winters, heavy snowfalls in parts of the UK and the latest UK lockdown, predicted to last at least until Easter, have not been enough to erode the resilience of one of the UK’s leading suppliers of ready to burn wood, which has kept woodburning customers warm all winter and throughout Covid-19. The team in the log yard at Logs Direct, close to Lancaster, always rise to the challenge of ensuring Britain’s homeowners have kiln dried wood, ready to use in their homes, so they can keep warm and carry on burning wood in...
  • Make PM2.5 Compliance a Priority This Winter - What the Law Expects of Retailers

    The actions recommended by Defra’s Clean Air Strategy will now become legally binding in England as from May 1, 2021, with legislation having been passed by parliament in November 2020.  Scotland and Wales are currently determining their own strategies. Winter 2020 will, therefore, be the last season in which English retailers will be able to sell wood and coal in the way in which they have done in the past.  It is also an opportunity for them to fully understand the changes, as they will soon find themselves on the front-line, explaining these new retail regulations to customers. The new...
  • Esse Stoves from Logs Direct - a unique heating and cooking experience

    Esse Stoves from Logs Direct - a unique heating and cooking experience The portable Esse Garden Cooking Stove turns the traditional woodburning stove into a combination of both patio heater and cooking device. The culinary experience with this stove can either be one which sees the amateur chef cooking their food in pans or casserole dishes with the hotplate down, or grilling a range of food when the hotplate is lifted up. Again, the device is ideally suited to burn Logs Direct’s kiln-dried wood, so is a perfect addition to the product range. Logs Direct’s sales director, Stephen Talbot, says...
  • How Will the Wood Burner Ban Affect Me?

    ollowing on from the Clean Air Strategy 2019, the government has released details of how it will be counteracting the negative pollutant effects that result from the UK’s emissions of PM2.5. These tiny particles are known to cause very serious health problems when breathed in and, as a result, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are seeking ways to reduce them.
  • Bright Spark Burnie is On a Firework Safety Mission!

    Lancaster-based business, Logs Direct, is striving to keep children around Lancashire and Cumbria safe on and around Halloween and Bonfire Night, through a dynamic new bright spark within its team – Burnie the Burner Firestarter. Burnie is a pupil-friendly little chap inspired by Logs Direct’s unique Burner Firestarter -a simple-to-use, light first time firelighter for which it has sole UK rights. Having discovered the Burner Firestarter, a Danish Hygge-living style product, Logs Direct’s Halton-based team decided to create a superstar hero who would always work to make life easier and safer. After various sketches on the drawing board, adorable little...
  • Logs Direct Launch New Warma Hotblock Briquettes

    At Logs Direct, we supply a variety of Woodsure ready to burn products that are ethically sourced from FSC approved forests. Over the years, we’ve expanded into industries like the gardening and restaurant sectors, developing products for a broad range of customers. We have continued to improve our product offering by introducing the new Warma Hotblock briquettes. As an alternative to logs, hotblocks can be used in open stoves, wood burners, firepits and chimeneas. What are hotblocks? Created in the UK, hotblocks are made from recycled pallet wood and other forms of wood waste. They provide an eco-friendly solution for...
  • Transform Your Campfire, Backyard and More with Evening Lite Swedish Fire Logs

    The campfire that you create can completely set the tone of your evening, wherever you might be. Enjoy a campsite or cooking with a fire that gives off a lot of smoke makes the process more stressful than relaxing. This is why choosing the perfect wood that will burn slowly and with minimal smoke should be a priority when planning your next excursion or cosy evening outdoors. That's where Swedish fire logs come in. What is a Swedish Fire Log? Swedish Fire Logs or Swedish Torches, have long been understood to be a simple yet unique cooking, heat and light solution...
  • Log Fest 2019 - A Logs Direct Open Day for the Family

    We will be holding our annual event, ‘Log Fest’, again this year on Saturday the 29th of June – a free day out for the whole family as well as an opportunity to see the inner workings of Logs Direct. Whether you already are fascinated with understanding timber and would like to know more, or would just like a unique day out with the kids, Log Fest will be as fun as it will be insightful. What is in store? Running from 10am to 4pm, the day will showcase the various daily processes that take place at Logs Direct –...
  • 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, you need...

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