5 Ways to Use Firewood During the Summer

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If you think that ordering kiln dried logs is the preserve of the cooler months, think again!  In fact, firewood plays an increasingly prominent role in helping us to bring the indoors out during the summer.

An increasing number of our customers choose to buy firewood in the summer and for some very good reasons.

Here are 5 ways to use kiln dried logs in the summer:

Woodfired Pizza Ovens

Woodfired pizza ovens are growing in popularity and make a great alternative to a barbeque.  These wood-fired ovens cook at very high temperatures, around 400 degrees, unlike domestic ovens that just can’t get that hot. They’re not just great for pizzas either.  If you sweep out the embers and let it cool a little the oven makes the perfect environment for slow roasting.  Kiln dried wood provides a clean burn with a high heat, ideally suited to creating the perfect pizza.


Perfect for camping, glamping or other garden adventures, let’s be honest, campfires are great fun at any age and will keep you warm on a chilly evening. Perhaps even accompanied by a traditional sing-song! Importantly, using quality kiln dried logs rather than foraging for sticks to fuel your campfire will ensure that you can enjoy this traditional summer pastime without being drowned in a thick cloud of smoke!

Fire Pits

Fire pits make a stylish feature to any back garden and come in a variety of sizes and materials.  Some are incorporated into a patio or garden table or many people favour to purchase them simply as a stand-alone, cast iron feature than can be easily ported to different locations in your garden.  Either way, they are perfect for toasting marshmallows and for providing some extra heat to sit outdoors even after the sun has set.  Kiln dried logs burn easily and produce very little smoke, whilst minimising any errant ‘spitting’ of hot embers, making them the right choice to fuel a fire pit.


A wonderful way to bring a warm and cosy ambience to your patio, a chiminea will allow you to enjoy sitting outside for longer on fine summer’s evening.  Unlike a fire pit, the fire in a chiminea is contained.  It is enclosed in a bow that has sides all the way up to the chimney, hence the name, ‘Chiminea’.  The smoke is then forced out of the chiminea which helps prevent your patio from getting overly smoky – though using kiln dried wood will also serve to reduce smoke.

Woodburning Stoves and Open Fires

Unfortunately, not every day of the Great British summer is a warm one!  It’s always useful to have a few kiln dried logs on hand in readiness to fire up your wood-burning stove or open fire on that unexpectedly chilly evening!

We are the UK’s leading firewood supplier and deliver premium kiln dried logs to homes and businesses.  We also sell a range of firepits and other essential items such as firelighters and kindling. Order today and we’ll deliver our premium quality fuels direct to your door.


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