Firewood

  • Making your wood-burning stove more energy efficient

    Wood-burning stoves are a useful addition to many homes and have risen dramatically in popularity during the last decade. Not only do they look attractive and increase the retail value of your property, they also provide a cheap and efficient way of heating your whole house. Here are a few tips to ensure your wood-burner is as energy efficient as possible, enabling you to get the most heat for your money and cut down on your energy bills. Check the seals Use the paper test to test your woodstove seals every 3 months. The seals on...
  • Storing your logs this winter

    It’s always cheaper to buy your fuel in bulk, whether it’s coal, peat or firewood logs. If you’re running a stove, then there is no doubt you’ll get through a lot of whatever it is you’re burning. The question is, where do you store it? Keeping logs or other fuel in the house can quickly get cluttered and messy. But leave it outside and let it get wet and it won’t burn, rendering any monitory saving worthless. A log store is the perfect compromise. It offers shelter for your fuel, meaning it will burn effectively without having to bring all...
  • What is the best fuel to heat my home?

    Choosing the right fuel or right amount of fuel can often be a challenge especially to people new to solid fuel burning. There is often so much of a choice and picking the correct fuel for yourself can be a real struggle. So here at Logs Direct we have decided to write a blog about it to hopefully make things clearer. First of all it is important to consider where you live. A percentage of Great Britain is affected by smoke control rules. This is generally inner city areas, and this can have a significant effect on what...
  • 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...
  • Try Something New: Alder as Firewood

    One of our most popular woods over the past year has been alder, a lovely, red-tinted, fruity smelling species that has long been overlooked. It seems like now alder's time has come, as more and more people are making special requests for the unique properties it has. So what are those unique properties? Fast Lighting Although it is a hardwood, the loose open grains in alder ensures that it will catch fire and burn quite quickly, ideal for heating your home in a hurry. This means that even on an open fire, you can be sure to get a good...

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