Logs Direct Blog

  • Sure Fire Tips for Fuel Economy

    When every pound in the week’s budget is important, getting the most out of everything is something people are really focusing on in this post-Christmas period. One sure fire way to save money is making sure you’re generating the most heat as possible from your fuel. If you’re burning high quality kiln dried hardwood logs then you’re already heading in the right direction, but here’re some tips to get the maximum heat for your spend. We’ve already said it once but the first step to fuel economy is burning high quality hardwood logs with 20% moisture content at most...
  • Logs Direct's New Gift Vouchers for Firewood

    Here at Logs Direct, we love to hear back from our customers and value any feedback you send us. It was great to hear people’s responses to the previous news update – some of the stories people told us about unwanted presents really had us laughing. It was also lovely to hear the feedback about our “unusual gift vouchers”. When we came up with the idea for gift vouchers, we envisaged all kinds of uses for them, and some of our customers certainly seem to have agreed with us, with words such as “revolutionary”, “brilliant” and “unique” being used...
  • Keep Your Winter Warm with Logs Direct

    Everything this year so far suggests that we’re going to have a chilly Christmas in 2012 in the UK. With the temperature set to drop this month, especially during the evenings and other hours of darkness, it’s getting more and more important to make sure you’re prepared to face the chill. Here at Logs Direct, we always like to make sure we stock up with seasoned hardwood logs throughout November and December so that during the hectic time around Christmas and New Year it’s one less thing to worry about. The seasoned wood is really thematic around this time...
  • Top Five Tips for Choosing a Coal Burning Stove from Logs Direct

    Here at Logs Direct, we may specialise in selling coal and other fuel, but we also have a keen knowledge of the appliances which use that fuel, and trust us when we say that there are a lot of them. With these pieces of expert advice, you should be well on your way to choosing the stove that’s right for you. What’s the Use? Probably the most important thing to consider is whether you plan on using the stove to heat just the one room, or if it’s going to supplement the heating of the whole house. If...
  • Things to Consider When Looking for a Wood-Burning Stove

    With so many different models and designs of wood burning stove on the market, it can be difficult to choose one which is right for your needs. Here at Logs Direct we are industry experts in all things to do with solid fuels and our knowledge doesn’t stop with the fuels themselves- we’ve also got a great understanding of the appliances which our customers burn our fuels in. Here are a few of our hints and tips for selecting a wood-burning stove which you should be aware of. Think about what you want to use the stove for ...
  • Logs Direct Approved by the Coal Merchants Federation

    Logs Direct can today announce that they have officially become part of the Approved Coal Merchants Scheme, run by the Coal Merchants Federation of Great Britain (CMF). To be accepted as part of this prestigious British scheme, Logs Direct have committed to follow the Coal Trade Code. This means that the family-owned company must comply with certain rules in order to remain part of the scheme. For example, they must supply good quality coal and smokeless fuel correctly described, and properly investigate all consumer complaints. Logs Direct sell a variety of fuels and are specialists in kiln dried...
  • Storing Your Kiln Dried Firewood

    Kiln dried wood is undoubtedly the best choice of fuel for your fireplace or wood burner - it dries the wood from the inside out, removing more moisture than any other process. Because of this, kiln dried wood is up to 20% drier than other woods and so produces more heat for your fire, more efficiently and at a lower cost! The good news is that as a result of this it's also less vulnerable than other dried wood when exposed to rain, however it's still important to store the wood properly in order to maximise its shelf life. The...
  • Logs Direct Launch New Air Dried Silver Birch Crates

    Logs Direct have added to their extensive range of firewood with a new air dried silver birch crate. The logs are ready to be used straight away with a moisture content of around 15 - 20%. The logs have been dried in the old fashioned way, by leaving them out in the open over a period of time. This drying process produces logs that have been properly seasoned with a moisture content of less than 20%. In fact most of the wood measures around 15%, making it perfect for using right away. Stephen Talbot, Company Spokesman said “Silver...
  • The Benefits of Kiln Dried Firewood

    The process of kiln-drying wood is undertaken to reduce the moisture content of the fuel to make it more suitable for burning. Unseasoned wood is actually a very poor fuel- the moisture content of an unseasoned log means that a great deal of the energy which is released during combustion is simply wasted in evaporating the moisture content of the log. This wasted energy could be utilised in heating your home or stove but instead it all simply goes up the chimney. Seasoned logs, like those available from leading UK manufacturer and supplier Logs Direct, have a much lower...

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