Logs Direct Blog

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

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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