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  • Are woodburners really to blame for the London smog?

    As air pollution levels exceeded those of Beijing in London of late, fingers were pointed at the number of woodburners in use in the capital. The demand for woodburning stoves has tripled in the last five years as Londoners are experiment with going partially off-grid to combat rising fuel prices. However, with 175,000 woodburning stoves being installed across the country every year, are they really to blame for the level of air pollution in London? Unseasoned logs: bad for the environment, bad for health Wet wood uses energy to burn. Don't do it! The problem it...
  • Combining logs and coal

    You probably think of firewood logs and coal as completely separate fuels. However, it is possible to burn them together. That’s right: you can burn coal and logs in your fireplace simultaneously. But why might you opt to combine these two fuels? The best of both worlds Coal and logs combined — the best of both worlds Burning coal and wood simultaneously allows you to get the best of both worlds. Coal lasts longer and produces more heat than logs, but logs have a more pleasant aroma and look far better in your wood burner. By using...
  • Quality counts: why Logs Direct firewood is the best

    At Logs Direct, we only sell firewood of the highest quality. All our firewood is the right age for burning, has been dried for an appropriate length of time and has been stored correctly. But does this quality control make a difference? We believe that it does. We want to ensure that your firewood burns well and produces the clean, long-lasting fire you deserve. We’re proud of our firewood, which is why we’d like to give you some insight into the importance of each small factor that contributes to its overall quality. Age of firewood felled too young...
  • Kiln dried logs will save you money

    Do you want to save money on your fuel bill without giving up firewood logs? High-efficiency fuels such as anthracite and wood pellets can help you reduce the amount of cash you have to spend to keep your home warm, but they don’t have the same timeless appeal as genuine firewood logs. If you want to heat your home with a roaring log fire at a reduced cost, you should consider switching to kiln dried logs. Undeniable aesthetic appeal Kiln dried logs have the same undeniable aesthetic appeal as logs which have been dried using more traditional methods. They...
  • Storing your logs this winter

    It’s always cheaper to buy your fuel in bulk, whether it’s coal, peat or firewood logs. If you’re running a stove, then there is no doubt you’ll get through a lot of whatever it is you’re burning. The question is, where do you store it? Keeping logs or other fuel in the house can quickly get cluttered and messy. But leave it outside and let it get wet and it won’t burn, rendering any monitory saving worthless. A log store is the perfect compromise. It offers shelter for your fuel, meaning it will burn effectively without having to bring all...
  • Your guide to the right fuel choice for autumn

    What is the best fuel for autumn? Coal, logs or peat? Are you currently deciding the optimum fuel choice to get you through Autumn? Autumn isn’t as severe and cold as winter. Yet, you’ll still need a reliable, powerful fuel source to keep you warm until winter hits. We have discussed the relative merits of different solid fuels before on the blog. Nonetheless, we feel it’s time to provide some season specific guidance. Here we’ll look at three major biomass fuel options — logs, coal and peat — specifically in relation to Autumn. We’ll elucidate the various merits...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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