Log for Sale in Hitchin, St Albans and Hertfordshire

Logs for Sale

Logs

We sell fully seasoned hardwood logs by the cubic metre delivered locally for free. For more details on areas we deliver to and prices please get in touch

Why hardwoods?

Hardwood species such as Oak, Ash and Beech are more dense than softwoods like conifer and have a higher calorific value. This means that they burn hotter and for longer. If you buy wood by volume you will receive more kilowatt hours (kWh) of heat from a cubic metre (m3 ) of hardwood than softwood.

What difference does seasoning make?

Any water in the timber has to boil away before the wood will burn, and this will reduce the net energy released as useful heat (as opposed to steam up the chimney). If you can get them to light at all, logs that aren’t dry will result in a fire that smoulders and creates lots of tars and smoke. These tars can be corrosive, potentially damaging the lining of the flue and increasing the danger of a chimney fire. Wet logs will tend to blacken glass in stoves even if the stove is designed to keep the glass clean. Well seasoned logs can have approximately twice the calorific value of green (unseasoned) logs. Radial cracks and bark that comes off easily suggests well-seasoned wood. We use a moisture reader to check when they are ready – our target is 20%.

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