Logs Direct Blog

  • Bracketts — The new stove fuel alternative made from bracken

    31/10/2016 UPDATE: We have now introduced a 150kg bulk deal for £97.50.  This deal saves £6.99 over the regular price and includes free Nationwide delivery. 28/10/2016 UPDATE: Now available Nationwide with free delivery in our online store for £6.99 per 10kg bag. Starting on Monday 24th October 2016, Logs direct are the first Northern retailer to start stocking Brackettes. What are Brackettes, you may be asking? Introducing 'Bracketts' — the new sustainable alternative biomass fuel source... Brackenburn brackettes, made from bracken, are a great wood fuel alternative Brackettes are the new briquette super fuel, which have recently...
  • The health benefits of a log fireplace

    We have, in many previous articles, highlighted that real log fireplaces are cost-effective, efficient and charming.  In addition to their charisma, log fireplaces can also help you look after your health and personal well-being. Log fireplaces have several significant  associated health benefits.  In fact, a log fireplace can help you whether you suffer from health problems and need something that will alleviate your symptoms. Or you simply want to care for and improve your body, mind and spirit. In this blog entry, we’ll talk about three of the many ways that log fireplaces can help you stay healthy and happy. 1...
  • Five tips to help you prepare for Autumn and beyond

    If you are lucky enough to have a real coal or log fire in your living room — or elsewhere in your home — you would expect us to remind to stock up on supplies of our outstanding kiln dried hardwood logs, our softwood, or our superb value smokeless fuel and coal. And now we have done so.  So today we are going to run through five tips which should get you primed for the cool — and then even colder — seasons ahead. 1. Lag pipes where necessary Lag pipes where necessary It seems we've had...
  • Four tips for fireplace safety

    As we discussed our previous blog entry on which room to install your fireplace, installing a log fireplace or wood burner can drastically improve any room in your home. For example, adding a stove to your living room or kitchen can make the space more convivial and cosy, while putting one in the bedroom can add a frisson of romance. As suppliers of top-quality firewood logs, Logs Direct firmly believe that wood-burning fireplaces are a near-essential furnishing for every home. However, we also understand that any source of open flame can be hazardous if it is not...
  • Where should you install your wood stove?

    As suppliers of high-quality firewood, we  like to think of ourselves as experts on the subject of log fireplaces and wood burning stoves. After all, our top-notch firewood logs wouldn’t be very useful without a stove to burn them in. If you’re considering investing in a fireplace or log burner, so that you can start using logs as a fuel source, you will need to think about one very important question: which room should you install your fireplace in? Before you can decide on the style of fireplace you want or which species of wood you want to burn in it...
  • The difference between seasoned and kiln dried logs

    When buying firewood logs, it's always important to ensure that the wood you buy has been properly dried: a lower moisture content means that your firewood will burn consistently well with little smoke, and won't blacken the glass of your stove door. There are plenty of different options out there: two you will no doubt have come across are "kiln dried logs" and "seasoned logs". But what's the difference between the two? Both are means of drying out firewood, reducing its moisture content to make it suitable for all types of stove and fire. Generally, you'll find that the moisture...
  • Why we should all embrace the Danish concept of Hygge

    Autumn is almost upon us. The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.  When the evenings draw in, we turn to warming stews and casseroles; we shut out the damper, chillier air of late September and October. With our thoughts turning to comforting things in the darker months ahead, the Danish concept of ‘Hygge’ is suddenly seeing a surge of interest in the UK. Hygge – pronounced ‘Hoo-ga’ – is roughly translated as ‘cosiness’.  It’s a uniquely Danish idea. Hygge means creating a warm and inviting atmosphere and enjoying the good, simple things in life with the people who matter the...
  • What does Brexit mean for your home heating bills?

    What will Brexit mean for your home heating bills? Britain has recently voted to leave the EU. Regardless of whether you agree with this decision, it’s bound to have an effect on energy prices. Let us not be coy about it: UK energy prices will most probably be higher for the UK because of this decision. Until the EU referendum, being part of a large trading bloc like the European Union put the United Kingdom in a stronger position with our international trading partners.  Our position as part of the EU allowed us to leverage...
  • Woody Winner Has Its Roots In Sicily!

    Our Logs Direct Woody Award winner for July is the street food and mobile event caterer, Sicilia Roots, from Kingston-upon-Thames! Visitors to Kingston or Enfield markets may have experienced the wonderful taste sensations that pizzaiolo, Enzo Gravante, has been generating for 25 years, as he recreates some of Sicily’s food traditions in his wood-fired oven. Like all Woody winners, Sicilia Roots scooped its Woody by thrilling customers and generating rave reviews. Comments included: “It’s the best pizza I have ever had!  I can’t even walk past without having this amazing, delicious pizza” and “Fantastic, brilliant, outstanding, amazing pizzas...
  • Eco logs: their benefits vs. traditional firewood

    An increasing number of our customers ask us about Eco Logs, specifically, Blazers Eco Logs. But what exactly are Eco Logs and what are their benefits (and shortcomings) over traditional logs? As you may or may not be aware, Eco Logs are an eminently practical alternative to old-fashioned firewood logs. They are made from sawdust, wood-shavings (and other offcuts/ waste from the timber industry) that have been heated and mechanically-compressed to form a briquette of highly-concentrated calorie-dense fuel. They contain no artificial chemicals or additives — they are a pure organic biomass — and can...

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