Wood-based heating and fuel products provider in the UK? Heating homes with firewood has a long tradition. As wood burning technologies advance, so too advances how wood fuels are produced, with the availability of even more efficient and reliable wood fuels possible in the future. Our heat logs are an ideal example of such technological development. With firewood, it has always been challenging to verify the wood’s quality, quantity, and consistency. That problem is now a thing of the past. Our heat logs come packaged in a constant weight, and we use quality packaging. The heat logs are made from dried materials, with a moisture content of less than 10%. They burn hotter and cleaner than kiln-dried firewood. Our heat logs have a high density, making them burn slower and last longer. They are also easy to transport, require less storage space, and are always delivered dry and ready to use. To satisfy the varied needs of our customers, we also provide natural firelighters and kindling sticks.
What Is the Best Firewood? Being supremely energy-dense and hot-burning, oak is considered to be the best firewood for pizza ovens and outdoor cooking. Thanks to their beautiful flames and aesthetically pleasing look, birch logs are considered to be the best firewood for open fires, fire pits, and campfires.
How to Start a Fire With Wet Wood? You shouldn’t burn wet wood under any circumstances. When wet wood is burned, it releases hundreds of toxic compounds and fine particulate matter, which the World Health Organization considers the most damaging pollutant to human health. How to Light a Wood Fire? To start a wood fire using the top-down fire lighting method: Place a layer of firewood at the bottom of your wood-burning appliance or fire ring. Stack your kindling on top of the firewood in a grid or pyramid shape. Place one or two firelighters on top of your kindling and set fire to them using a lighter. How to Tell Hardwood From Softwood Firewood? Hardwood trees are slow-growing trees that have a seasonal life cycle and typically have broad and flat leaves, which they lose during the autumn. Softwoods, on the other hand, are usually fast-growing, evergreen trees that don’t produce flowers, have needle-like leaves, and have their seeds enclosed in cones.
The UK energy crisis saw the prices of gas and electric heat reach record highs. More new log burners were installed in 2021 than in any other year in recent history. And most wood fuel suppliers, Lekto included, found it a lot more difficult to keep enough product in stock rather than actually selling the product. Due to the high price of petrol and electricity, the process of turning that raw material into Ready to Burn firewood and briquettes also became more expensive. And yet we managed to keep the prices roughly where they were before the energy crisis. As recently as February of this year, a kilowatt-hour of wood heat from Lekto cost as little as 10p/kWh. Note that this calculation was made during the most expensive part of the heating season and without including any discounts.
When camping in undeveloped sites, it’s always recommended to check with the agency that administers the land you’re on. In many cases, you will only be allowed to start fires in certain parts of the land. In some cases, you may need to get a camping permit. And sometimes you might discover that you cannot start a fire on the site at all. Once you get your okay from the relevant agency, it’s important to find the right site. Avoid brushy territory or areas with low-hanging branches as fly-away embers can quickly ignite a wildfire. Once you’ve found the approximate area you want to camp at, locate an existing fire ring instead of building a new one and clean it before leaving. See extra info at lektowoodfuels.co.uk.
How to Use a Log Moisture Meter? Here’s how to use a wood moisture meter for firewood: Take off the protective cover from your moisture meter to bare the two electrical pins. Push the meter’s electrical pins firmly into the log. Press the measure button and wait for the measurement readings to appear. If the reading is below 20%, then your firewood is safe to use. If it’s over 20%, then it cannot be burned and needs to be seasoned longer. Optional: If you want to be absolutely sure that you are not getting a false reading, measure the moisture content of your log in three separate places. Consider the middle of the three values as an accurate representation of the moisture levels.
Gathering around your town’s biggest bonfire on Guy Fawkes Night as a child. Cooking up a lovely campfire breakfast as a teenager. Or sitting in front of the chiminea at a garden party with your closest friends as an adult. If you’re like most people in Britain, chances are these are some of your fondest memories. Let’s just face it. The UK is a nation of pyromaniacs. And with the days getting warmer, chances are you will be building an outdoor fire soon. And to make sure you don’t run afoul of the law as you do so, we wrote this article.