Logs Direct Blog

  • Pizza Log Sales Prove Red-Hot For Wood-Fuel Supplier

    Lancashire-based wood and solid-fuel supplier, Logs Direct, is celebrating the success of its brand-new pizza oven log, Piccante, following its launch in November 2017. The compressed, virgin-beech pizza log was launched at the European Pizza and Pasta Show, staged at Olympia in London, where it instantly caught the eye of restaurateurs with wood-fired pizza ovens. The product benefits – being completely food-safe and HACCP and carbon tax-compliant – have attracted chefs wanting to do everything possible to comply with food and environmental regulations. ‘Piccante’ logs are free from additives, glues and adhesives.  These Italian-made eco-logs create neither...
  • Keep the Christmas Fires Burning

      “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire Jack Frost nipping at your nose Yuletide carols being sung by the choir And folks dressed up like Eskimos” - The Christmas Song, Mel Torme When you think of Christmas, part of the mental picture is a roaring fire. Some people enjoy drinking mulled wine around their fireplace, or roasting chestnuts as in the song. Others simply gather around a source of warmth, light, and love in their home. Whatever the case, your Christmas fire is an essential part of the holiday. Here at Logs Direct, we want to make...
  • ‘Piccante’ Set To Become A ‘Gigante’ In The Pizza Trade

    Specialist wood and charcoal supplier to the restaurant trade, launched their new product ‘Piccante’ at the European Pizza and Pasta Show in November 2017 set to be a ‘gigante’ in the pizza world. Logs Direct has already taken giant steps since it diversified four years ago from its core trade of supplying fuel for wood-burning stoves, to a position in which it now provides logs for pizza oven chefs.  Now, it is launching an own-brand product with a quirky twist in the name, using the Italian word for hot in the culinary sense, rather than that referring to calorific...
  • 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...
  • Logs Direct Help Steer Air Quality Policy

    Logs Direct as solid fuel specialists have contributed to a Government consultation process focused on the increasing environmental issue of smog, which is badly affecting London and also becoming an issue in other cities. Logs Direct’s sales director and wood expert, Stephen Talbot, attended meetings with minister Thérèse Coffey, to help guide the thinking and discuss the real crux of the issue – the burning of unsuitable and wet wood in woodburners and other appliances, sales of which have rocketed in recent years. The result has been the creation of a solution that should ensure that homeowners only...
  • 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...
  • Why Aren’t You Burning Peat Briquettes?

    Peat briquettes are becoming more and more popular with fire lovers up and down the country as an alternative to logs and coal – it gives very little smoke and has a unique aroma when burned that many have fallen for. Just as important – it’s very easy to store (we ship it in bales) and is clean and easy to handle; there’s no soot or waste residue. Peat briquettes burn extremely hot, and as a result we recommend only using one briquette at a time – but the upside is that those briquettes hold a lot of...
  • The Benefits of a Smokehouse

    Over the past couple of decades, Britain’s fallen in love with wood-fired pizzas and discovered the extra flavour a wood-smoked barbecue can impart. The result is that smoking food is no longer something only restaurants and the most dedicated of fishermen do. Instead, it’s something anyone with room to set up a smoker has thought about doing. And why not? Smoked Food at Home A full-scale smokehouse or even a smaller smoking chamber can be home-built. It’s an impressive DIY project, but it’s not out of the question. You’ll want it lined with tin or aluminium sheeting to keep...
  • The Beauty of Norwegian Wood

    The Beauty of Norwegian Wood Norwegian Wood is a non-fiction book by Scandinavian novelist Lars Mytting. The English translation earned the British Book Industry Awards’ Non-Fiction Book of the Year title for 2016 – and more than half a million copies have been sold in all languages. Norway’s Love of Wood For the Norwegians, your home’s woodstove is almost a sacred thing; it’s a source of heat and light in an emergency even today, but it began as the central point of the home; much of household culture there developed around it. Second most sacred is the woodpile –...
  • How to Light the Perfect Fire

    How to Light the Perfect Fire   Getting the perfect fire going in your fireplace or stove can take a little time, especially if you’re not yet used to lighting fires or feel out of practice. We recommend that you practice often, with plenty of roaring fires! However, most of all, we thought we’d offer a few tips. Assemble your Tools To light your fire, you’ll want a long match or taper (and possibly even some spares!), eight pieces of wood kindling, three small kiln dried hardwood logs and one wood wool firelighter. These will...

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