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Guide to Choosing Wood

Choosing the right wood for your needs can sometimes seem confusing, so here is a handy guide to choosing and storing your wood to keep your fires burning bright all winter long.

How do you produce Kiln Dried Logs?

Kiln dried logs are just what they say, quality hardwood logs that have been 'baked' in a kiln this ensures the lowest possible moisture content so they burn hotter and are ready to use immediately. They are more expensive than air dried logs, but as the moisture content is lower it minimises the build-up of tar in your chimney.

What Firewood do I need for a Wood Burning Stove?

Kiln dried logs mean a clean burn with no build up on stove glass or in chimney and more efficient burning too. 

What Firewood do I need for an Open Fire?

The size of the logs you need completely depends on the size of your fireplace both kiln dried and air dried logs are available in a variety of sizes from 20 to 40cm.

What Firewood do I need for a Pizza Oven?

Wood fired pizza ovens need to be hot - pizzas should cook in minutes to get that crisp wood fired taste. Dry logs are important and our kiln dried logs are perfect - These are available in a barrow bag if space is limited as they can be wheeled on a wheelbarrow to your wood-store; a Bulk Bag (which is a builders dumpy bag) or a loose load. These logs are also great firewood for a chimenea or fire-pit.

How Much Firewood Will I Need?

This is a really popular question and is really difficult to answer as it depends on a lot of factors; what you are using to burn wood in and how often you are going to be using your wood burner, open fire or other appliance- the manufacturers guidelines should give you an idea of how much wood you are likely to use - or give us a call on 01273 492 752 and we can advise you.

Remember to buy wood by volume (like we sell it) rather than weight as wet or damp wood weighs more!

How do I store Firewood?

You'll need sufficient space for the load, stored undercover and with plenty of airflow. And don't forget your kindling 

Our Logs are available for collection or delivery Please contact us on 01273 492 752 for details.

More information can be found on the Forest Commission website where they have produced a guide to using wood as a fuel

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