|Wood burning Stoves - Essential
Where Can I Buy Wood?
|Is woodburning eco-friendly
Is it safe to buy on the Internet
Is my home suitable for a stove
How big does the stove need to be
Woodburning, Multi-fuel. What's the difference
Which Fuel is best
Can I burn coal
I live in a smoke control area, what's defra?
What is EN13240 & Does it affect me
Where can I buy wood
Which type of wood is best
Cast Iron or Steel - Which is best
Why should my chimney be lined
What is "Airwash"
What is "Cleanburn"
What is HETAS and how does it affect me
What size of flue do I need
I have not got a chimney
What clearances do I need around the stove
Do I need a hearth
Who should fit it, can I fit it myself
Do I need to inform the Local Council
|For bulk purchases the best way of
finding a supplier of wood logs, is the website www.logpile.co.uk. This will tell you who
sells wood in your area.
The term "seasoned" should be treated with some caution. Some stove manufacturers recommend that "seasoned" logs are kept for a further 12 months, protected from the rain but open to a steady air-flow, before they are ready to be burned.
We understand that in France, where they really know about wood burning, it is a legal requirement that wood is seasoned for a minimum of three years before it is sold.
An excellent alternative to seasoned wood, is Kiln Dried Hardwood. These are first seasoned in the usual way, then they are dried further in a kiln, ensuring a really low moisture content. These are usually sold by Stove Showrooms, either in individual sacks sufficient for two or three days burning, or by the pallet - enough for a year at least.
An alternative to natural logs are Manufactured Logs. These are usually made from Hardwood waste, compressed into dense, heavy and very dry briquettes which burn very well and last longer than natural hardwood. Again, your local Stove Specialist should be able to supply these.
See the Hetas Advice Sheet on Wood Fuel