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  • 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...
  • Your multi-fuel stove doesn't need to produce smoke

    If you live in a built-up area, you may believe that you can’t use coal due to smoke control regulations. While you can't use old-fashioned coal, you can use smokeless coal.  Furthermore. there are steps you can take to ensure that you do not produce too much smoke when you burn coal. We’ve listed these steps in today’s blog entry, in order to help you reduce smoke from your stove or fireplace. By following these steps, you can ensure that your stove produces minimal quantities of smoke and can be used in  built-up areas. 1. Don’t overload coal Don't overload the...
  • Combining logs and coal

    You probably think of firewood logs and coal as completely separate fuels. However, it is possible to burn them together. That’s right: you can burn coal and logs in your fireplace simultaneously. But why might you opt to combine these two fuels? The best of both worlds Coal and logs combined — the best of both worlds Burning coal and wood simultaneously allows you to get the best of both worlds. Coal lasts longer and produces more heat than logs, but logs have a more pleasant aroma and look far better in your wood burner. By using the two fuels...
  • How much coal should you buy for winter?

    We stand poised on the threshold between autumn and winter, which means now is the perfect time to stock up on coal. In many respects, home coal is the ultimate winter fuel: it burns hotter than other fuels and you need less of it to maintain your home’s temperature for long periods. The cost of coal is also lower than you might expect, meaning that it is a surprisingly cost-efficient fuel. But how much should you stock up on before winter begins? To answer this question, you need to take several factors into consideration. 1. How much fuel will you...
  • Are you looking for a new type of fuel?

    Are you tired of using conventional fireplace logs or house coal? If so, it might be time to try a new type of solid fuel. You might want to sample a more efficient fuel option, or simply opt for one that burns with a different aroma. Whatever you’re looking for, at Logs Direct, we can provide it. However, you may not know what your options are. That’s why we’ve created a list of lesser-known solid fuels that you may wish to try. You’re certain to find something to suit your needs in today’s blog entry. 1. Anthracite As our regular...
  • 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 of each...
  • What does Brexit mean for your home heating bills?

    What will Brexit mean for your home heating bills? Britain has recently voted to leave the EU. Regardless of whether you agree with this decision, it’s bound to have an effect on energy prices. Let us not be coy about it: UK energy prices will most probably be higher for the UK because of this decision. Until the EU referendum, being part of a large trading bloc like the European Union put the United Kingdom in a stronger position with our international trading partners.  Our position as part of the EU allowed us to leverage lower wholesale prices for gas...
  • Three surprising ways to dispose of barbecue charcoal

    Lumpwood charcoal is primarily used as an efficient and easy-to-use fuel for barbecues and other pieces of outdoor cooking apparatus. In fact, the charcoal we sell here at Logs Direct is a genuinely market leading outdoor fuel. Charcoal isn’t just a fuel —it is a versatile substance with many other uses.  Accordingly, we’ve decided to provide you with a compendium of charcoal’s more unusual functions and how you can dispose of any leftover charcoal in a beneficial way. You’ll be delighted by how useful this simple solid fuel can be. Supplementing your compost or garden mulch Lumpwood charcoal is made from partially...
  • Irish Peat - Have you got the luck of the Irish?

    If you’re new to the world of natural heating sources, you may not be aware that peat can be used to create a fabulous fire. It’s virtually smokeless, and has a very unique, earthy smell when you burn it. Don’t head out to your garden and shovel barrow loads of soil into your burner though – peat isn't just normal soil. It’s been processed to give you the very best results. The Irish call it “black gold”, so why not give this little known fuel a go in your fire? Peat is really just decomposed vegetation, which has become a...
  • Spring storage of wood fuel

    With spring just around the corner, you might think that it’s time to put away the winter fuel and turn off the fire or wood-burner until the winter months. Keep your wood dry and off the wet ground in spring However, Met Office records show that between 1981 to 2010, the average temperatures for spring in the UK were  between 7 and 13⁰C, meaning that a little extra help with heating the home is welcome. As you’ll be aware, any heating sources such as logs, coal or wood pellets need to be stored effectively to work as they should. Storage of wood...

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