Logs Direct Blog

  • Timothy Hay Five-a-day Luxury Rabbit & Guinea Pig Food Pet Competition!

    To mark the arrival of Log’s Direct’s new guinea pig, rabbit and small herbivore product, Nature’s Own Timothy Hay Five-A-Day Hay Luxury Rabbit & Guinea Pig Food, we are offering pet owners the opportunity to win a pack of this luxury, highly nutritious hay for their small cuddly friend. We have a pack of hay on stand-by for one lucky winner in each of the following postcode areas: PR; FY; LA, BB and lower CA postcodes covering the Central Lakes and Ravenglass areas. Additionally, we have a pack available for one of our online shoppers in another...
  • The natural, Eco friendly way to light your fire

    For years now everyone has struck a match, leaned into their fire or BBQ and lit one of those small and smelly firelighters which, eventually with a little help, burst into life and give a minute or so of burning. The best known of which are the petrol chemical based ones that come in small flat boxes, and when opened omit such a smell that it leaves your living room smelling like your local petrol forecourt. Well times have changed, and just like the computer replaced the type writer, so to these awful traditional white firelighters have been replaced with their...
  • How to run environmentally friendly wood burning stoves

    An estimated one million households in the UK now have a wood burning stove installed at home. Until fairly recently, they were a practical choice for heating the home in rural areas that weren't connected to the main gas supply. Homes in rural areas also tended to have easy access to firewood supplies if they lived near woodland. Environmentally Friendly Wood Burning Stoves are a great way to heat your home It's now the case that homes in more urban areas are also turning to environmentally friendly wood burning stoves. Not only are they a lovely way...
  • 'Woody Awards' for wood-fired restaurants and caterers

    Today marks the launch of the new Logs Direct ‘Woody Awards’ – striking and stylish wooden awards that are set to reward eateries around Britain that cook pizza, meat, fish and other dishes with a roaring wood-fired oven. Woody Awards are all about discovering wood fired cooking heroes The Logs Direct Woody Awards are all about discovering food heroes who cook with wood and who delight diners with their wood-fired culinary creations. We have 12 awards up for grabs – one per month – and will be awarding our May Woody, with a bit of razzmattazz...
  • How to find the right barbecue charcoal for your barbeque

    With summer now just around the corner, many of us have already got one eye on our first barbecue of the year. As one of the UK’s leading firewood suppliers and coal merchants, Logs Direct are best placed to help you find the right type of barbecue charcoal. Here at Logs Direct, we have years of experience in selling fuel. As lovers of the great British barbecue ourselves, we’re passionate about helping you find quality charcoal. We've identified four of our best selling charcoal types to help you buy the right type and get your barbecue season off...
  • Homegrown firewood or imported firewood?

    The question of whether to source UK homegrown firewood, or imported wood, is one talked about on an almost daily basis in the winter fuels business. Should we use exclusively home-grown timber or, should some wood be sourced from overseas? Log pile in Latvia The answer is, in fact simple: It is impossible to sustainably fuel the UK’s growing wood fuel and biomass demand on exclusively home grown timber. From inception, Logs Direct have supported local estates, both in Lancashire and Cumbria. We made the decision to buy from smaller estates who were more open to...
  • A source for top class quality decorative logs

    Sourcing good quality decorative logs is a well kept secret in the UK. A growing number of people love using decorative logs to enhance their homes and fireplaces.  They are a fabulous decorative feature, but most if us would never think about where to buy good quality decorative logs? A decorative log nook, or wall feature, is the ideal way to store logs in or near your fireplace through the summer months — it seasons the firewood even further, adds a lovely aroma and, when done well, looks fabulous next to your fireplace or stove. Decorative Logs in...
  • Homemade Wood Chip for Our Biomass Boiler

    Well our brand new boiler is running well and the mountain of waste wood we've built up is slowly going down! Still, I think this may take a few years before we really make a dint on it. It's been collecting for quite some time. In one respect it's great as we don't have to buy and feed stock in, but the down side is we have to break up all our old pallets and chip them. The idea of a chipper is to create wood chips or flakes that are suitable as fuel to be used in the...
  • 2 Products to Improve Your Flower Beds

      The evenings are getting lighter and when the weekends arrive there's a real smell of spring in the air. What a perfect time for you to look at ways to improve your flower beds. Mushroom Compost Mushroom compost is perfect to reinvigorate a flower bed and bulk it up again, and it's also ideal to mix in with soil when you are creating or topping up your veg patch, as well as helping with drainage. Traditionally, mushroom compost has been made with well-rotted stable manure, but mushroom compost nowadays is generally made using composted straw. Either of these...
  • A Day in the Lake District: Removing Tree Guards

    We've recently had a gorgeous day up in the Lake District as part of our efforts to improve local woodland. The temperature was just above freezing and the mountains had a lovely covering of snow. Summer or winter, it's hard to beat the Lake District for the best of English beauty. Our trip was to work in a wood that we planted 5 years ago. The ground was previously planted with oak, ash, holly and silver birch, and when these were planted we fitted each with a Tubex tree guard for protection. These tree guards have played a large...

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