Logs Direct Blog

  • Logs Direct Named Biomass Suppliers for Renewable Heat Incentive

    As another chilly week goes by in our little yard, we are proud to have achieved yet another accreditation. Logs Direct can now be found on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL), which is excellent news for all of our customers who want to get in on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), as well as for all of our customers who enjoy knowing that their firewood is environmentally and responsibly sourced. The Renewable Heat Incentive is the government's way of rewarding households which generate energy from biomass fuels, such as Logs Direct's very own virgin naturally seasoned and virgin forced...
  • Logs Direct New Boiler

    With winter really starting to take force and everyone's fires burning long into the night, we're doing our bit to meet the rising demand for our fuel. This means we've added a new boiler to the log yard, and we now have it up and running to help us produce even more kiln dried logs and kindling. The boiler itself is a great device, and helps us stay green by getting its power from all our own wood waste. All those damaged pallets that can't be re-used and waste wood from the bagging lines that can't be put in a...
  • Why Use Kiln Dried Firewood?

    Why should you burn kiln dried wood to heat your home instead of normal seasoned wood? There is so much that you can burn on an open fire so why should you choose one particular product over another? Why, for example, should you burn kiln dried wood as your product of choice? Kiln dried firewood has an extremely low moisture content and as such it reaches its optimum temperature very quickly, which is ideal if you’re just coming in from work and need to get some heat into your house very quickly. Kiln dried hardwood is also extremely...
  • Firewood Seasoning Guide

    Save Money and Increase Convenience by Buying Bulk Unseasoned Wood. It’s a fact well-known to the bargain-hunter; buying in bulk is virtually guaranteed to save money. Delivery costs, packaging and administration are all reduced for the seller, and so they in turn pass that saving on to their customers. Less well-known to the buyer of firewood is that by buying your bulk wood unseasoned you can save even more. It is not difficult to learn how to season firewood. All that it entails is providing the right kind of environment for your firewood to dry before use. First...
  • The Environmental Case for Wood Fuels

    During the current climate, adopting ecologically and economically sound measures in the home should be at the forefront of everybody's mind. One of the proven ways to effectively and efficiently heat your house, while simultaneously saving on cost and doing your bit to reduce the global carbon emissions and climate change, is to use one of the wide varieties of wood fuels available. It has been well established that burning wood fuel in the form of wood burner logs is a far more environmentally friendly process than burning other available fossils fuels such as oil, coal and gas which...
  • The Benefits of Kiln Dried Logs for Heating Your Home

    Households that rely on solid fuel to heat their homes will be well aware of the costs involved in stocking up on coal or wood logs. Getting an efficient stove and lined chimney is just the start - you'll soon realise, via trial and error, that different fuels yields different results in terms of heat output. When winter sets in, you'll be looking to maximise the heat from your fuel and cost will be an important factor. The temptation is to get your hands on wood, any type of wood, the cheaper the better, to throw onto your...
  • Use Wood Logs to Heat Your Home

    As gas and oil prices rise through the roof there has never been a better time to look at heating your home using wood logs as fuel. New developments in wood stove technology has helped increase burning efficiency and control plus there are many wood stoves designed these days that will sit comfortable in any living room environment. From traditional country cottage styles to sleek uber-modern works of art they bring a real warmth to your home and, if fitted with boilers, use the generated energy to heat radiators in other rooms. Nothing beats the colour and...
  • Wooden Mushrooms

    Rather than waste the spare cut-offs that come from cutting our logs down to size, we thought of a much more imaginative use for them. Made fresh from lumps of tree wood, these little guys are a great piece of ornamentation and talking point for any garden, flower planter or mantelpiece. If you want a little more colour in an area you could even paint them, and wood mushrooms look great in any colour, so no need to be realistic about it. Use them to contrast your display of flowers, or brighten up the bare edges of a bright green...
  • The Aughton Pudding Festival 2013

    You'd have to be a giant pudding not to use Logs Direct to get your home fuels, which makes us sponsoring this upcoming local event particularly appropriate. We're lending our name to the Aughton Pudding Festival, which takes place this bank holiday Monday (26 August) and will include the unveiling of a tasty Christmas pudding weighing in at around a ton. It includes a secret ingredient known only to a local family - even Heston Blumenthal tried, unsuccessfully, to find out what it is! The festival takes place just down the road from Logs Direct in the Lancashire...
  • The Benefits of Wood Pellets for Your Home

    Across the world, the fight is on to reduce carbon emissions and switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Wind farms, hydroelectric power plants and solar power have all received plenty of press coverage and there are government initiatives galore to encourage people to install solar panels and windmills onto their roofs. However, people seem to have forgotten that one of the traditional solid fuels is renewable if managed and used correctly; wood. Wood pellets are a carbon neutral, 100% renewable source of energy, with no additives and a very low ash production. In particular, the wood pellets we...

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