Wednesday, 12 October 2016

What Makes Our Heat Logs So Economical?

Our economical Heat Logs are ideal as winter fuel if you are looking for an inexpensive way to achieve a real fire which not only creates a wonderful cosy atmosphere but is also very effective at heating your home.

But what exactly makes them so economical?

Source materials

Our Big Flame Heat Logs are made by recycling the by-products of other wood manufacturing processes, typically sawdust generated by cutting wood to make furniture or other items. The source materials are therefore considerably cheaper than, for instance, solid hardwood logs, and this saving is reflected in the price. (It also happens to make them environmentally friendly, since no trees were cut down specifically to make them.)

Economy of scale

The scale of our operation means we can keep costs down, which is passed on to our customers.

Long burn

Because of the way our Heat Logs are made – by tightly compressing the raw materials together – each log burns for a very long time. In fact, they give a longer burn than regular wood logs, and will still be throwing out heat two hours after you've lit one. At £4.75 for a pack of 12, that's just 40 pence per log – so it could cost you just 80 pence to heat your living room for a whole evening.

High heat output

Out Heat Logs don't just look pretty while they are burning – they provide a high heat output too, estimated to be double the heat you get from regular firewood logs. So it is quite feasible to use them to heat an average sized room and turn off any other heat sources, such as radiators, so you could even save some money on the central heating.

And you don't have to wait too long to start feeling the heat. The logs have a very low moisture content and they are designed with a hollow centre that helps draw air through and around the log, so these logs are easy to light and reach their top temperature very quickly. This means there is less need to use another form of heating while the fire gets going.

Free delivery

One other very important factor for London customers is that we offer free delivery for orders of £60 or more (that's just 13 packs of Heat Logs) inside the M25. (We also deliver free to many areas outside the M25, for orders over £100.) This makes our Heat Logs even more economical.

What's the catch?

If you're thinking there must be some downside with choosing Heat Logs over firewood logs – there isn't. Our logs are extremely versatile and can be used in fireplaces, woodburners or wood fuel stoves, or even in a chimenea. They have great burning qualities; they burn evenly without spitting or sparks and don't leave much ash.

Economical Heat Logs London – Buy Big Flame Heat Logs here.

Monday, 7 March 2016

Seasoned Hardwood Logs – The Advantages of Home Delivery

Taking advantage of our home delivery service for Seasoned Hardwood Logs or other winter fuel makes it so much easier to have a regular fire over the winter months. Having logs that have been cut to a convenient size, properly seasoned and of a consistent quality, ready to hand, means you can get a warming fire going quickly whenever you need to heat your home, or simply create a romantic or relaxing atmosphere for the evening. But there are a number of other advantages to getting your firewood delivered...

A Godsend for the Carless

Many Londoners have made a decision not have a car as they can easily get anywhere they need using London transport or by cycling. For travel to work, school and social events this is not a problem – but when it comes to transporting heavy or bulky supplies it can become one. So if you want a roaring fire or if you have a woodburning stove in your London home, a delivery service is more than useful – it’s essential!

Less Lifting and Carrying

Even if you have a car, getting a home delivery means you don’t have to carry bags of logs between the shop and car, and then between car and home. We deliver to your doorstep (or to the main door of a building in the case of apartment buildings), so all you have to do is carry them inside or to your usual place of storage. As well as saving you effort, it could save you several trips in the car, which means less money paid out for petrol, and more time to yourself.

Fewer Trips in Cold Weather

If it’s cold enough to want a fire going then you probably would rather not be turning out in all weathers to fetch firewood. Arranging a winter fuel home delivery means you can stay indoors and keep warm – a luxury for anyone, but especially important for our elderly or housebound customers.

Small Net Bags

Our seasoned hardwood logs are supplied in small net bags, approximately 10kg in weight. This makes them a lot easier to move and store compared to larger bags or pallet loads.

Morning and Afternoon Delivery Slots

When you place an order with us we will let you know which day we will deliver, and whether this will be a morning (8am to 12.30pm), afternoon (12.30pm to 5.30pm) or (sometimes) an evening timeslot (after 5.30pm).

If you are able to plan ahead for your fuel needs you may be able to limit the number of deliveries to just one or two over the winter period – which means less inconvenience to you and fewer road miles for your fuel.

Free Home Delivery

If you live within the M25 and your order is at least £60 in value, we can offer free home delivery, which equates to a very modest quantity (13 bags) of Seasoned Hardwood Logs. This is approximately a month’s supply if you plan to use your fire every evening (1 bag should last for approximately 2 evenings).

If you live outside the M25 the minimum order value for free delivery is a little higher at £100 – which is still only 21 bags of Seasoned Hardwood Logs, or 18 bags of our Premium Kiln Dry Hardwood Logs.

We deliver to all areas of London and to many other parts of England and Wales as well. You can easily check if we can deliver to you by using our postcode checker, which is on every page of our site. Just enter your postcode and we’ll let you know whether we can deliver to your area. And, when you place an order, we will check your postcode at the start of the ordering process, just to make sure.

Not Just Logs

As well as our seasoned logs we deliver the full range of our winter fuel products including kiln dry logs, heat logs and kindling wood, as well as solid fuels such as charcoal briquettes, smokeless coal, and paraffin (for paraffin heaters). We can also bring along handy fire lighting accessories such as big matches, firelighters and chimney cleaners.

To order, just visit our site, head to the Winter Fuel section and select Logs and Wood to see our firewood products. Just enter the quantities you need and click “Buy Now” for the products you want. Before you check out, your order summary will show whether your order reaches the minimum value for free delivery. We accept Visa or Mastercard credit cards as payment.

Seasoned Hardwood Logs Home Delivery – Order your winter fuel supplies today.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

How to Choose Winter Hardwood Logs

If you are one of our regular winter fuel customers you will already know about the qualities of our winter hardwood logs. However, we know that as the popularity of an open fire and woodburning stoves are increasing, there will be new owners looking around for the right type of fuel to help keep them warm over the winter. Thankfully (for our heating bills) this winter has been on the warm side for most of us so far – but in true British tradition we can expect some proper winter conditions sometime between now and March 2016. So it's a good idea to arrange a winter fuel home delivery for your fireplace or woodburning stove now, while stocks are plentiful and delivery isn't being hampered by severe weather.

With so many varieties of winter hardwood logs available it can be a bit confusing wondering which ones to buy, especially if you haven't bought them before. So here we outline some of the key qualities that may be important to you and which of our range of winter fuel products are most likely to meet your needs.

Easy to light

For many, the most daunting prospect of a real log fire is getting it lit quickly – partly so you can get on with the rest of your day and partly so that the fire starts warming up the room as fast as possible. While the idea of using real wood logs is appealing, in practice the moisture content can make them difficult to light – unless they have been treated (or seasoned) correctly in advance.

We offer two types of logs that have been treated in this way: Seasoned Hardwood Logs which contain approximately 40% moisture, and Kiln Dry Logs which have around 20% moisture.

Correct storage is also a factor here – there's no point buying kiln dried or seasoned logs and then leaving them outside in the rain! Ideally, store them indoors (e.g. in a shed or garage) but if you do need to store them outdoors make sure they are under cover and are brought indoors a few days before you want to burn them.

High heat

If you are depending on your fire or stove to keep you warm, then your logs need to be more than just good looking – they need to give out plenty of heat too. If this is important to you then choose our Big Flame Heat Logs which give around double the heat output of firewood logs. Within our firewood range, choose our Kiln Dry Hardwood Logs, for the highest heat output.

Long burn

A long lasting log means less time spent topping up and tending your fire, and it can also be more economical in the long run too. Hardwood logs last much longer than softwood logs, so both our top products (Kiln Dry and Seasoned) are made from hardwood species to give a long lasting burn. For an even longer burn, choose our Heat Logs.

Environmental sustainability

Although burning trees may not intuitively feel like an eco-friendly thing to be doing, in fact using wood for heat can be far less damaging to overall CO2 levels than burning coal, gas or oil (either directly or indirectly via electricity from coal or gas-fired power stations). It takes millions of years to make oil, coal and gas, but just a few years to grow a tree. So, as long as the trees you burn for fuel are constantly being replaced with new trees, you won't be contributing to the CO2 problem.

Our Kiln Dry Logs are 100% FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) sourced – ensuring that any trees cut down are replaced in a sustainable, managed way.

Alternatively, our Wood Fuel Briquettes and Big Flame Heat Logs are made entirely from recycled wood or other wood waste, which would otherwise go to landfill, which means no trees have been specifically cut down to make them.

In addition, all our logs and wood briquettes use British wood and are manufactured within the UK, minimising the carbon footprint of the production process.

Authentic looking fire

If you want logs which looked like you may possibly have chopped them up yourself, then choose either our Seasoned Hardwood Logs or Kiln Dry Hardwood Logs. To enhance the effect, take them out of their plastic netting and put into a log basket or other container next to your fire, ready for use.

If you want to combine high heat efficiency with an authentic log look, get your fire going with our Heat Logs, and then top off with either our Kiln Dry or Seasoned logs.


When it comes to choosing fuel logs on the basis of value for money, you need to weigh up the upfront cost per kilogram versus the amount of heating you get. By far the most cost-efficient choice in terms of heat provided, are our Heat Logs, made from recycled wood waste. However, if you want to use real logs, our Kiln Dry Hardwood Logs offer superior heat output and burn time, so many of our customers opt for these logs as an economical choice.

No sparks

If you are buying winter hardwood logs for a woodburning stove then you don't have to worry about sparks so much as the door of the stove will prevent any sparks escaping into the room. But if you are planning to use an open fireplace then minimising sparks becomes a more important safety issue (although using a good fireguard and making sure your fire isn't left unattended is always advised). If this is a priority for you, then you may prefer our Wood Fuel Briquettes, which can be used in a wide range of fires including fire pits, chimeneas and stoves, as well as open hearth fires.

Still not sure?

We are happy to supply mixed orders so you can try a few bags of each of our products, to allow you to compare how they work for you and your particular fire needs.

Winter Hardwood Logs – Click here for our complete winter fuel range, all available with free delivery.