sustainability

  • Addressing compost concerns with Yorganics

    Using compost as part of your gardening or grounds keeping is a great and environmentally friendly solution, but not all composts are the same. Composts vary in terms of where they come from and how they are made. The history behind peat compost Yorganics is a great alternative to peat based compost Peat compost was championed by producers in the 1950s.  Peat is relatively light and therefore far cheaper to transport than heavy loam-based mediums.  With increasing environmental concerns over diminishing pristine peatlands — and compost being by far and away the principal use — peat-free compost...
  • Brackenburn Brackettes - the new superfuel?

    If you're an avid fan of Countryfile, you'll have seen their recent report on Brackenburn Brackettes, a new fuel made from 100% bracken. Burning at temperatures hotter than oak, Brackettes are ultra-eco logs with a wealth of benefits for the countryside and your wood burning stove. A valuable fuel source Now available online in 10Kg bags in our store Bracken fern is Britain's most common fern. It is also a highly invasive species, spreading through underground rhizomes and shading out the habitat for rarer plants. Fresh green bracken also contains a potentially compound called ptaquiloside. This compound...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How to run environmentally friendly wood burning stoves

    An estimated one million households in the UK now have a wood burning stove installed at home. Until fairly recently, they were a practical choice for heating the home in rural areas that weren't connected to the main gas supply. Homes in rural areas also tended to have easy access to firewood supplies if they lived near woodland. Environmentally Friendly Wood Burning Stoves are a great way to heat your home It's now the case that homes in more urban areas are also turning to environmentally friendly wood burning stoves. Not only are they a lovely way...
  • Homegrown firewood or imported firewood?

    The question of whether to source UK homegrown firewood, or imported wood, is one talked about on an almost daily basis in the winter fuels business. Should we use exclusively home-grown timber or, should some wood be sourced from overseas? Log pile in Latvia The answer is, in fact simple: It is impossible to sustainably fuel the UK’s growing wood fuel and biomass demand on exclusively home grown timber. From inception, Logs Direct have supported local estates, both in Lancashire and Cumbria. We made the decision to buy from smaller estates who were more open to...

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