Logs Direct Blog

  • Thank You for Coming to Logfest!

    Thank You for Coming to Logfest! We held Logfest on the 22nd July to raise money for one of our favourite charities – Nurture Lakeland, who are looking to build a dedicated conservation area for the much-loved Red Squirrel. We’ve been working with Nurture Lakeland for some time now – we offer any customer who orders over the phone the opportunity to donate and a promise that we’ll match that donation – because we believe in their cause. Charity Begins at Home Logfest was a great success and we’d like to take a moment to personally thank everybody who...
  • Have You Found the Best Bedding for your Horse?

    Keeping your horse comfortable isn’t something anybody wants to skimp on. Like any beloved pet or service animal, we want to keep our family friends in the best state possible – and making sure your horse or horses have the best bedding available is important for that. So what’s the right way to go about this? Wood and Water Our solution uses wood pellets – made by heating the wood to dry it out much further than usual, then pressurising that wood into a pellet. No glues or additives are used; the pressure is enough. You add a...
  • Why Use Kiln Dried Logs?

    As the joy of a log fire in the winter is rediscovered by more and more of the UK year on year, it’s important to help newcomers to the log fire lifestyle understand how to make the most of it. We’re often asked why people would kiln dry logs before burning them, and it’s always asked by people who’ve ever never experienced a fire built with kiln dried logs or who don’t know that they have. What Makes Kiln Drying Effective? Each log, when cut, has a different level of internal moisture content. Logs with more moisture burn...
  • Do you know what charcoal is best for your barbecue?

    Now that summer is safely under the way, it’s time to seize the day and plan for your barbecue. That said, a British summer is always hard to plan around. The weather could turn for the worse at any minute. Lumpwood When it comes to charcoal, you have numerous options available for you. For the barbecue enthusiast that wants a more traditional edge to their outdoor cooking, lumpwood charcoal is your answer. This is a fast-lighting, hot and clean solution, though it burns up quicker than the alternative. Briquettes Briquettes are the best solution for the professional BBQ user.  They’re...
  • Don’t Miss Out on Logs Direct’s Log Fest

    On Saturday the 22nd July, Logs Direct will play host to Log Fest, a fun day out for all the family – and you’re all invited! With children’s’ entertainment laid on, music being performed and tours of our log yard and our production facility (including the chance to see kiln-drying logs), this is a great opportunity for a day out like no other. Your children will be eager beavers to see how firewood is made – and to help save the red squirrel.   Save the Squirrel Yes, that’s right – this event is in support of...
  • Authentic London Pizza Aficonados Win Thanks To Wood

    A pizzeria that opened just three months ago has become a Logs Direct Woody Award winner, scooping one of the only awards in the restaurant sector that rewards chefs who cook with wood. The Rust Bucket Pizza Co, in Love Lane in Woolwich, is run by pizzaiolo and owner, Vito Marino – a committed foodie who says his passion stems from his heritage and the fact that his family has always created fresh and authentic Neapolitan dishes. The Neapolitan-style pizza he now produces in his eatery, which opened its doors in February, is made using high-quality and organic...
  • Patio heating options this spring and summer

    As the nights draw out and the weather becomes warmer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the fresh air on your patio. On chilly evenings, it’s nice to have a form of heating to add ambiance and warmth to your outside space. So, what are your options? Chimineas The Chiminea is the most popular form of outdoor heating. A very popular source of patio heating is the chiminea. A chiminea is simply a pear-shaped oven with a chimney that sits on a metal-legged stand. A door is fitted in the front of the chiminea into which...
  • Three fuels for spring

    Across Britain, the first delicate clusters of blossom have appeared on the trees and the bitter chill of the winter months has begun to abate. March has arrived and so has spring. It is the season of renewal and rebirth in which animals come out of hibernation and formerly-skeletal trees return to life. It is also the time of year when the weather loses its harshness and becomes warmer and more pleasant. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t need any fuel during this season. The weather may be comparatively clement in spring, but you can’t abandon your fireplace and fuel...
  • National Homebuilding and renovating show 2017

    What a show! It was great to see so many familiar (and new) faces at the National Homebuilding and renovating show once again. The show attracted the largest ever gathering of discerning buyers over the four days it was on. All looking for good quality well created products for anybody interested in recreating anything from the garden to the kitchen. A good number of customers we saw on the stand said we never knew you sold so many product lines?  Here’s a rundown of the stand-outs: Coffee logs – this amazing new solid biofuel made from your recycled...
  • Mushroom compost or topsoil

    Now that spring is almost upon us and the days are becoming brighter and warmer, you probably want to spend more time out in your garden. You may even wish to invest your time and energy into cultivating it. In order to do that, you will need either compost or topsoil. Luckily, we sell both here at Logs Direct. In addition to our many solid fuel options, we also supply our customers with mushroom compost (recently championed by Monty Don in the 2017 episode 2 of Gardener's World)  and excellent topsoil. We even offer bark mulch, which can be used to...

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