Wood logs are currently sold in various measurements, by varied sizes of a small bag or bulk bag, by the trailer load, crate load or by truck, by weight or simply per log, this is confusing to the end-user who wants to understand how much their new wood burning stove is costing to run and what unit of wood they should.order.
With log deliveries, it's hard to calculate what's loosely poured onto a truck, bag or tipped on your driveway, you should aim to understand what m3 capacity the delivery is when the logs are stacked. The easiest way to understand the measurement of wood logs delivered from different suppliers is to stack the wood into a log store where the cubic capacity of the log store is known. We advise that you make each section of your log store to accept 1m3. For instance, a section of wood store constructed at 1.2m wide x 1.2m high x 700mm deep (to allow for 2 rows of logs) will give 1m3 of stacked wood.
The government backed 'ready to burn' scheme was set up with the intention of ensuring any wood sold as fuel is dry enough to be 'ready to burn'. The scheme highlighted serious issues with log supplies in the UK and the moisture content of the fuel that is critical to guarantee high efficiency and low smoke emissions. The problem is that the scheme in 2023 currently promotes the sales of foreign kiln dried wood from corporate companies (including coal manufacturers) that is unsustainably sourced from clear felling forests and dried using fossil fuels! The scheme seems to demonise locally sourced fuel where the end user dries the wood themselves with a properly designed drying log store. There is no requirement for a good log store and there are no standards for what a log store should be! As usual, the UK government has been ill-advised, allowing the scheme to be corrupted, abused and mismanaged by organisations that only see profit as the main goal.
You can still buy wet wood from your local supplier; they must specify that it is wet on the invoice. Get your logs delivered in spring, giving you time to dry the wood naturally. For the best results, the wood should be stacked into one of our solar drying log store designs. that have dried our logs in Essex in one summer season for all tree species without fail since we designed it in 2004.
We go to great efforts to ensure an ethical supply of good wood logs for our customers, in turn, we do not sell our hardwood logs to those who intend to use the fuel on open fires or outside fire pits. This practice of burning wood inefficiently is a waste of the precious energy, creates too many smoke particles and defeats our environmental policies.
If you miss spring deliveries for local wood, kiln dried logs are the only viable choice to ensure the wood is dry enough to burn. We supply small bags of sustainably sourced kiln dried logs directly from our showroom in Battlesbridge or delivered in bulk on a pallet.
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