Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • What Is Wet Wood?

    In our continued efforts to raise awareness of the benefits of ‘Ready to Burn’ wood, it’s worth considering what makes ‘wet wood’ an undesirable alternative. Wood sold under Woodsure’s ‘Ready to Burn’ label is wood that has been specifically kiln-dried and fully seasoned to reduce the amount of harmful emissions when it’s burned. This firewood generally has 20% less moisture than what would be considered ‘wet wood’ The Wastefulness of Wet Wood One of the reasons why there’s been an effort to move away from wet wood in recent years is because of the fact it’s a much less...
  • We’re Doing Our Part: Save the Red Squirrel

    Logs Direct is proud to support Red Squirrels Northern England, a local charity working to protect Britain’s much-loved red squirrel. Squirrels Under Threat As many of our readership will already know, the red squirrel is under threat, driven out from much of its traditional habitat by the grey squirrel. The situation has been getting steadily worse since the grey squirrel was first introduced to this country. Conservation Efforts Red Squirrels Northern England is a wide-scale conservation charity working to provide red squirrels with a safer habitat across the North of England. As well as donations, they accept and encourage...
  • Cold Weather, Hot Fires

    For those of us who enjoy the authentic warmth of an open fire, there’s no finer time than winter. There’s something truly seasonal and satisfying in being able to come in from the cold and warm up in front of a roaring flame. However, recent weather warnings show that it might be more important than usual to ensure that you keep your home toasty warm this winter. Fending Off the La Niña Cold This year the Met Office have warned that a full La Niña winter is coming. These weather events occur when there’s an extended period of abnormally...
  • Why Wet Wood Doesn’t Work

    In recent weeks, you may have seen people talking about making sure your firewood is below 20% moisture. If you don’t already know what that means, this can seem a little confusing, especially if the wood looks and feels dry to the touch and an expert is telling you it’s not. What 20% Moisture Actually Means It’s possible for a log to be over 100% on this scale – which happens when the log is so soaked that if you separated the water and the wood, the water would way more than the log. So a log isn’t...

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