Monthly Archives: October 2016

  • Dual purpose wood stove: heats your home and cooks your food

    Wood stoves are growing in popularity.  Many of us are constantly reviewing our lifestyles to see how we can reduce our outgoings and revert to more traditional and natural methods of running our house.  A wood stove can help both reduce our outgoings and return to a more ancestral way of life. Your wood burning heat stove is primarily designed to heat a room.  Although not specifically designed to cook on, if the surface is large and flat enough to hold a pan, it can be used to heat food. A wood cooking stove is designed...
  • Your guide to the right fuel choice for autumn

    What is the best fuel for autumn? Coal, logs or peat? Are you currently deciding the optimum fuel choice to get you through Autumn? Autumn isn’t as severe and cold as winter. Yet, you’ll still need a reliable, powerful fuel source to keep you warm until winter hits. We have discussed the relative merits of different solid fuels before on the blog. Nonetheless, we feel it’s time to provide some season specific guidance. Here we’ll look at three major biomass fuel options — logs, coal and peat — specifically in relation to Autumn. We’ll elucidate the various merits...
  • Bracketts — The new stove fuel alternative made from bracken

    31/10/2016 UPDATE: We have now introduced a 150kg bulk deal for £97.50.  This deal saves £6.99 over the regular price and includes free Nationwide delivery. 28/10/2016 UPDATE: Now available Nationwide with free delivery in our online store for £6.99 per 10kg bag. Starting on Monday 24th October 2016, Logs direct are the first Northern retailer to start stocking Brackettes. What are Brackettes, you may be asking? Introducing 'Bracketts' — the new sustainable alternative biomass fuel source... Brackenburn brackettes, made from bracken, are a great wood fuel alternative Brackettes are the new briquette super fuel, which have recently...
  • The health benefits of a log fireplace

    We have, in many previous articles, highlighted that real log fireplaces are cost-effective, efficient and charming.  In addition to their charisma, log fireplaces can also help you look after your health and personal well-being. Log fireplaces have several significant  associated health benefits.  In fact, a log fireplace can help you whether you suffer from health problems and need something that will alleviate your symptoms. Or you simply want to care for and improve your body, mind and spirit. In this blog entry, we’ll talk about three of the many ways that log fireplaces can help you stay healthy and happy. 1...
  • Five tips to help you prepare for Autumn and beyond

    If you are lucky enough to have a real coal or log fire in your living room — or elsewhere in your home — you would expect us to remind to stock up on supplies of our outstanding kiln dried hardwood logs, our softwood, or our superb value smokeless fuel and coal. And now we have done so.  So today we are going to run through five tips which should get you primed for the cool — and then even colder — seasons ahead. 1. Lag pipes where necessary Lag pipes where necessary It seems we've had...
  • Four tips for fireplace safety

    As we discussed our previous blog entry on which room to install your fireplace, installing a log fireplace or wood burner can drastically improve any room in your home. For example, adding a stove to your living room or kitchen can make the space more convivial and cosy, while putting one in the bedroom can add a frisson of romance. As suppliers of top-quality firewood logs, Logs Direct firmly believe that wood-burning fireplaces are a near-essential furnishing for every home. However, we also understand that any source of open flame can be hazardous if it is not...
  • Where should you install your wood stove?

    As suppliers of high-quality firewood, we  like to think of ourselves as experts on the subject of log fireplaces and wood burning stoves. After all, our top-notch firewood logs wouldn’t be very useful without a stove to burn them in. If you’re considering investing in a fireplace or log burner, so that you can start using logs as a fuel source, you will need to think about one very important question: which room should you install your fireplace in? Before you can decide on the style of fireplace you want or which species of wood you want to burn in it...

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