Kiln Dried Logs
Kiln Dried Logs
Kiln Dried Logs
Why You Should Use Kiln Dried Logs
Freshly cut wood contains a lot of moisture. Cut a branch from a living tree and about 70% of its mass will be water. This makes it unsuitable for use as firewood until it has been subjected to a lengthy period of ‘seasoning’ during which time the moisture levels gradually reduce. This is not an exact science however and seasoning can be seriously affected by the inconsistencies of the weather and how the logs are stored and transported. Firewood sold as ‘seasoned’ often has moisture levels much higher than 20%. It can be difficult to light and produces a lot of smoke and soot that will damage your fireplace and chimney over time.
This is where kiln dried firewood offers a huge advantage. Rather than drying slowly outdoors, the wood is placed in specialised kilns that rapidly accelerate the drying process with a combination of heat and convection. The moisture content is scientifically measured and reduced to below 20%, which is considered the ideal threshold for burning in fireplaces and wood burning stoves. The logs that the kiln drying process produce are consistent in their quality through the year and can be used immediately, with no further drying required. Kiln dried logs are proven to be easier to light, produce more heat with less smoke, and ensure that your fireplace or stove operates safely and as efficiently as possible. If you have only ever used logs sold by supermarkets and petrol stations as ‘seasoned’ then kiln dried logs will be a revelation.
Why Buy from Firewood Centre
We are proud to be certified by Woodsure, which is the UK’s only wood fuel quality assurance scheme. This certification gives our customers the peace of mind that our kiln fried logs and kindling are not only of the highest quality but have been sourced from ethical and sustainable UK woodlands. All the firewood we sell is what is known as hardwood that comes from slow growing species of trees that produce a very dense wood. This makes it ideal for firewood as it contains a lot of energy that is released as heat during burning.
Oak is probably the most sought-after firewood. It burns very hot but also for a very long time. For this reason, oak is the preferred wood for use in pizza ovens and our customers include many top UK restaurants.
Ash is another hardwood with similar properties to oak and is a popular fuel for both log burners and fireplaces. It has slightly less density than oak, but it burns long and slow with a steady consistent heat.
If you would like to try a variety of woods, then our mixed hardwood bundles would be ideal. Choose between our premium mix of Alder and Birch hardwood or go for our superior mix of Ash and Oak. In both cases you get the highest quality logs with some of the lowest moisture levels possible.
We offer a variety of consignment sizes to suit all requirements and our firewood is always neatly and efficiently packed either in net bags or on pallets for larger orders. We offer significant discounts on all our products when you buy in bulk and delivery is free to any mainland UK address. Our helpful and experienced drivers can deliver directly to your door or wood store.
At the Firewood Centre we are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality wood products. Our many years of experience and Woodsure certification ensure that you get the best quality firewood with the lowest moisture content and the best environmental credentials.