Logs

  • 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 for...
  • Winter Warmers are Here

    It’s still early October as we write this, and we may still be in autumn – but all over Facebook and other social media, our friends and relations are posting to note that the heating in their home is going on, or being set for longer – or that the first fire of the winter has been lit in their fireplace or their stove. As the days are getting colder, autumn is getting ready to pass – perhaps earlier than we might want it to. But for fire lovers, that brings with it a cheering thought; it’s time to stack...
  • Are You Ready for Bonfire Night?

    While the fireworks are a big part of everyone’s Guy Fawkes celebrations, without that big bonfire on which to hurl the Guys, the event’s missing something. A big community bonfire will often see some discarded furniture and other things to bulk it up, but to make sure that fire burns hot and properly, you’re going to need seasoned, prepared firewood.     We recommend some of our softwood logs be added to the build to give it an initial heat and get the burn started, though depending on how long your celebrations run, you may want to be sure that...
  • Beans mean fuel: brand new coffee logs

    We're excited about a new product we're stocking, bio-bean coffee logs. These new eco logs, from the award winning bio-bean clean technology company, burn hotter and longer than wood and they're clean too. What better use for the grounds from the 55 million cups of coffee we drink a day than to turn them into an incredible biofuel? The Science Museum called coffee logs an 'outstanding' use of what otherwise goes to landfill, or the incinerator. Bean to stove When Arthur Kay came up with the idea for bio-bean in 2013, he was still a student. Since then the company...
  • 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...
  • The difference between seasoned and kiln dried logs

    When buying firewood logs, it's always important to ensure that the wood you buy has been properly dried: a lower moisture content means that your firewood will burn consistently well with little smoke, and won't blacken the glass of your stove door. There are plenty of different options out there: two you will no doubt have come across are "kiln dried logs" and "seasoned logs". But what's the difference between the two? Both are means of drying out firewood, reducing its moisture content to make it suitable for all types of stove and fire. Generally, you'll find that the moisture...
  • Eco logs: their benefits vs. traditional firewood

    An increasing number of our customers ask us about Eco Logs, specifically, Blazers Eco Logs. But what exactly are Eco Logs and what are their benefits (and shortcomings) over traditional logs? As you may or may not be aware, Eco Logs are an eminently practical alternative to old-fashioned firewood logs. They are made from sawdust, wood-shavings (and other offcuts/ waste from the timber industry) that have been heated and mechanically-compressed to form a briquette of highly-concentrated calorie-dense fuel. They contain no artificial chemicals or additives — they are a pure organic biomass — and can therefore be used in household fireplaces...
  • 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...
  • Build your own log store

    There are a wide variety of options open to owners of wood burning stoves when it comes to choosing fuel. Logs Direct can provide kiln dried logs that are ready to be thrown on the fire and will produce the maximum possible amount of heat along with the least smoke. A cheaper option is to buy unseasoned logs. These contain moisture and will need to be stored outside for six to 12 months in order to dry them out and make them ready to burn. This is where a log store comes in. You can build your own log store...
  • Protect wood from the elements with a log store

    If you've invested in top quality logs for your wood burner or chiminea, the last thing you want is for your newly purchased wood to get damp. As anyone who has attempted a beach fire knows, moisture can make it much harder to light your logs, and by keeping them dry you can ensure they both burn cleanly and give off the maximum amount of heat possible. The best designed log stores not only protect fuel from the elements, but also allow air to circulate, lessening the likelihood of damp developing and keeping the logs as dry as possible, whilst...

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