Choosing Firewood

Everyone’s fire is different.

It can take a while to get to know your fire and how it will work for you. So we’ve made a Keep it Simple option for when you don’t have time to think about it too much and just need to get your logs in. These are clean, easy to use and reliable kiln-dried hardwood logs which will fit in the vast majority of woodburners and fireplaces.

For the more experienced fire owner, there are lots of factors to consider when choosing logs which we explore here. We offer a range of seasoned hardwood and softwood in different length options to suit the size of your woodburner or fire grate.  Mixes, like the Woodburner Pro and the Winter Warmer allow you to choose the combinations that suit you best and to vary with the seasons and your preferences. More info on what’s in the mix, and how they work, are at the links.

Should I buy softwood or hardwood?

The heavier and denser the wood, the longer it will burn. Hardwoods tend to be denser than softwoods and will therefore burn longer. Softwoods, on the other hand, burn hotter and more easily so are great for getting the fire started or blazing again if the fire died down.

Briquettes?

Our wood briquettes are made from 100% compressed sawdust. Absolutely no glues or additives used. They have a very low moisture content and are very dense. Consequently they catch fire very easily and throw out lots of heat. They are also good value for money compared to other fuels (a combination of kin-dried logs and briquettes is Steve’s favourite fuel at home!).

Our Handy Fuel Comparison Chart

We have compiled a comparison chart to give you an idea of how the different fuels compare. ‘Ease of Use’ refers to how easy it is to light the logs and get them quickly burning away.

Compare different fuels - seasoned or kiln-dried logs, hardwood, softwood, briquettes

You can browse our firewood here: