Wood Burning Stoves

  • Making your wood-burning stove more energy efficient

    Wood-burning stoves are a useful addition to many homes and have risen dramatically in popularity during the last decade. Not only do they look attractive and increase the retail value of your property, they also provide a cheap and efficient way of heating your whole house. Here are a few tips to ensure your wood-burner is as energy efficient as possible, enabling you to get the most heat for your money and cut down on your energy bills. Check the seals Use the paper test to test your woodstove seals every 3 months. The seals on...
  • A focus on burning Alder as firewood

    Opinions often vary on the use of Alder as a firewood.  We are positive, however, that it’s a quick-burning, fragrant wood.  It also makes for great kindling. However, before considering whether to add some Alder logs to your firewood stack, you might want to consider the properties of the tree and what that means for Alder as a solid fuel. About the alder tree A member of the birch family, there are different species of alder found around the globe. The black alder is native to Europe, with the larger red alder being found in North America. Alders are...
  • Are you looking for a new type of fuel?

    Are you tired of using conventional fireplace logs or house coal? If so, it might be time to try a new type of solid fuel. You might want to sample a more efficient fuel option, or simply opt for one that burns with a different aroma. Whatever you’re looking for, at Logs Direct, we can provide it. However, you may not know what your options are. That’s why we’ve created a list of lesser-known solid fuels that you may wish to try. You’re certain to find something to suit your needs in today’s blog entry. 1. Anthracite As our...
  • Dual purpose wood stove: heats your home and cooks your food

    Wood stoves are growing in popularity.  Many of us are constantly reviewing our lifestyles to see how we can reduce our outgoings and revert to more traditional and natural methods of running our house.  A wood stove can help both reduce our outgoings and return to a more ancestral way of life. Your wood burning heat stove is primarily designed to heat a room.  Although not specifically designed to cook on, if the surface is large and flat enough to hold a pan, it can be used to heat food. A wood cooking stove is designed...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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