Firewood

  • St. Valentines’ Day Logs

    On a wintry day, there are few settings as romantic as curling up together in front of a blazing fire. Woodburners and open fireplaces are both very popular for this. Of course, if you really want to take advantage, make sure you’ve chosen the right logs. Nobody wants a fire faux pas during their romantic time together! Most wood you can buy from roadside vendors and the like is ‘wet’ wood. It might feel dry to the touch, but there’s so much moisture locked in there! This creates heavy smoke, which won’t help the mood. Instead, make sure your firewood...
  • Keep the Christmas Fires Burning

      “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by the choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos” - The Christmas Song, Mel Torme When you think of Christmas, part of the mental picture is a roaring fire. Some people enjoy drinking mulled wine around their fireplace, or roasting chestnuts as in the song. Others simply gather around a source of warmth, light, and love in their home. Whatever the case, your Christmas fire is an essential part of the holiday. Here at Logs Direct, we want to make it easy for...
  • Are woodburners really to blame for the London smog?

    As air pollution levels exceeded those of Beijing in London of late, fingers were pointed at the number of woodburners in use in the capital. The demand for woodburning stoves has tripled in the last five years as Londoners are experiment with going partially off-grid to combat rising fuel prices. However, with 175,000 woodburning stoves being installed across the country every year, are they really to blame for the level of air pollution in London? Unseasoned logs: bad for the environment, bad for health Wet wood uses energy to burn. Don't do it! The problem it seems is not with...
  • How to store kiln dried firewood

    We have written many articles on the benefits of using kiln dried logs (kiln dried logs will save you money, The Difference Between Seasoned And Kiln Dried Logs).  In these articles, we describe kiln dried logs and their many benefits.  You're sold, you want to buy them, there is just one stumbling block: storage.  You are still hesitant to invest in kiln dried logs as you’re not sure how to store them?   And you're right, storing logs can be tricky.  They are bulky and difficult to handle.  In many ways, coal and smokeless fuel has the storage advantage.   However, all is not...
  • A focus on burning Alder as firewood

    Opinions often vary on the use of Alder as a firewood.  We are positive, however, that it’s a quick-burning, fragrant wood.  It also makes for great kindling. However, before considering whether to add some Alder logs to your firewood stack, you might want to consider the properties of the tree and what that means for Alder as a solid fuel. About the alder tree A member of the birch family, there are different species of alder found around the globe. The black alder is native to Europe, with the larger red alder being found in North America. Alders are typically...
  • Is Ash a good firewood to burn on your woodburner?

    You might burn a fair few logs in your wood burner or stove, but how much do you know about the trees they come from? In this post (which will hopefully turn into a short series), we aim to get you better acquainted with the humble ash tree. The common ash (Fraxinus excelsior) is found across Europe, from Turkey to the Arctic Circle. The third most common tree in the British Isles, ash trees can live to 400 years old - even older if coppiced - and reach a height of 35m. How to identify an ash The Ash is...
  • Tips to make a romantic log fire

    There’s something intrinsically romantic about curling up with your significant other by a roaring log fireplace. If you’re in a relationship, a real log fireplace is a great way to help keep the flame of romance alive. However, installing a log fireplace is only the first step. There are several ways you can make your fireplace even more romantic. And we’d like to discuss them in today’s blog entry. If you and your significant other want to ensure that your fireplace can create a loving, intimate atmosphere, these tips will help. 1. Choose the right type of firewood logs We...
  • Kiln dried logs will save you money

    Do you want to save money on your fuel bill without giving up firewood logs? High-efficiency fuels such as anthracite and wood pellets can help you reduce the amount of cash you have to spend to keep your home warm, but they don’t have the same timeless appeal as genuine firewood logs. If you want to heat your home with a roaring log fire at a reduced cost, you should consider switching to kiln dried logs. Undeniable aesthetic appeal Kiln dried logs have the same undeniable aesthetic appeal as logs which have been dried using more traditional methods. They are...
  • 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...

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