Wood Weight vs Volume – How are they different?

Many of our customers ask us for a tonne of logs, and put simply, it is extremely hard to achieve! Why is that? Well, every log has a different weight depending on species and its dimensions. So, to achieve regularity for our customers we choose to offer a volume-based delivery service.

We offer delivery services in either 1m3 or Merchant Bag sizes. Our 1m3 offer is roughly the size of an IBC crate, and our Merchant Bags are roughly 2/3 volume of this.

What are Kiln Dried Logs?

The process involved in kiln drying sees firewood being put in a contained kiln to remove moisture from the log. Out logs go through a rigorous process of heating and cooling to efficiently remove the moisture all the way through the log. The process takes between 4-5 days to complete and it ensures that moisture is removed from the whole log.

When the firewood is removed from the kiln, moisture content can be as low as 0%, but as it meets the atmosphere during delivery or in your outdoor store, it can pick up moisture. But due to the rigorous process Llanover Logs goes through to achieve low moisture content, logs will be delivered to you <20% moisture levels. This is in line with regulations for efficient burn requirements.

Why should I choose Kiln Dried Logs over Seasoned Logs?

Kiln Dried logs have had much of its moisture content removed from it, and so it allows it to have a larger proportion of burnable carbon available. This means a hotter burn that lasts longer, and they will cause less damage to your stove and flue.

In comparison to a seasoned log, kiln dried logs can produce up to 30% more heat per kilogram!

Why is Kiln Dried Logs more expensive than seasoned Logs?

The process involved in kiln drying logs means that there is a cost involved in the drying process. Whereas kiln drying can be done in 4-5 days, seasoned logs need about 2-3 years to achieve the same results! You will always get a better burn time and heat output with Kiln Dried logs, which in the longer term will mean less maintenance and a more economic return for you.

What wood is best for burning stoves – Hardwood or Softwood?

A rule of thumb is that hardwoods are produced from slow-growing deciduous trees and softwoods are grown in faster evergreen trees. Therefore, logs produced from hardwoods have a greater density than their softwood counterparts. So, what does that mean for you? Put simply, a hardwood log will be heavier than a same size softwood log, meaning that you will have a longer burn time and more hat output! It means you have to fill up your stove up less with hardwood than you would with softwood!

When should I buy my logs?

We aim to get your order processed as soon as it comes through to us, and we will get in contact with you to offer you delivery date and time. Unless specified, we will aim to get your order out within 7 days of your order.

Please be advised that during the autumn and winter months we will be experiencing high demand so we recommend booking 2 weeks in advance for a set delivery time.

How many logs should I buy?

It is a very difficult to answer this question as there a lot of factors that can affect the usage you require.

We have complied a guide to help, but the actual size you require may vary depending on your stove size, winter conditions, room size and the efficiency of your burner.

Small to Medium Size Burner – Used 3-4 hours for weekend use only – 1 x Merchant Bag for the winter

Medium to Large Size Burner – Used 3-4 hours for 2 night per week – 2x Merchant Bag for the winter

Small to Medium Size Burner – Used 3-4 hours daily for 3 nights a week – 1 x 1m3 for the winter

Medium to Large Size Burner – Used 6-8 hours daily for 5-6 days a week – 4-5m x1m3 for the winter

How to store the logs?

To make the most of your kiln dried logs we recommend storing your logs in a ventilated area away from the elements. Log stores are a great way to do this, but make sure that your logs are out of direct exposure to the elements. Our kiln dried logs are ready to use straight away, so they can be stored in a garage, shed or indoors as well!

What size are your logs?

With many log burners having different size openings, we have taken the decision to supply on average a 8inch-10inch log.

This will fit most standard log burners and have been cut to fit even the smallest of openings. Please contact us if you have limited space in your burner as this will need further processing to ensure it fits your stove.

Our logs are cut using a state-of-the-art machinery to ensure our logs remain constant for our customers.

Should you require larger or smaller logs then please get in touch as we offer bespoke packages to customers.

I’m looking for larger logs for my burner, can you supply?

Yes, we offer bespoke packages for customers needing larger logs for their wood burners. This does require a 2-week leading time as the logs need longer time in the kiln to dry efficiently.

Do you offer firewood that can be used for bespoke outdoor cooking needs?

Yes, we can provide orders for customers looking for bespoke outdoor cooking needs. This includes using specialised hardwood species (stock dependent). Please contact us with your requirements and we will be able to assist as much as possible.

Please note during busy autumn and winter months our stock levels may be low and may not be able to provide one species order. During this time, it is recommended to contact us 2 months prior to requirements.

What is Woodsure Ready to Burn Certification?

The ‘Ready to Burn’ initiative is for wood log producers, having a distinct certification category for dry firewood logs where they are able to demonstrate through an independently tested audit and fuel testing that the firewood they sell as ‘Ready to Burn’ is:

  • Labelled as ‘Ready to Burn’
  • Is less than 20% moisture content
  • There is point of sale information, labelling and support
  • Where appropriate provides retailers with information on how to effectively store and keep the firewood in good condition

What is the Grown in Britain Certification?

We have reached a critical point for the future of our planet and we are all aware of the current climate crisis. Trees, woods and forests are vital for the on-going success of our environment and our overall health and well-being; so we need to protect, improve and expand them across the length and breadth of Britain.

Through Grown in Britain, it’s possible to ensure our woodlands and forests have a sustainable future, and to support the many varied and positive benefits they present, such as:

  • Reducing imports – the UK is second only to China for importing timber
  • Creating more jobs and boosting the economy – managed woodlands produce more valuable raw materials that add value to the supply chain
  • Long term environmental benefits – thriving woodlands provide cleaner air, reduced flooding and enhanced wildlife habitats.

The Certification means that firewood that is sold by Llanover Logs is purchased from woodlands that have a clear sustainable management plan, promote diversity and long term benefits to nature, as well as reducing importation of wood from abroad.

What is the Biomass Suppliers List?

The Biomass Suppliers List (BSL) is a list of Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) eligible woodfuels. Fuel types registered on the BSL include: logs; woodchip; wood pellets; and wood briquettes.

The aim of the BSL is to provide RHI participants with a simple way to demonstrate that their fuel complies with the RHI Sustainability Criteria for woodfuel.

The RHI Sustainability Criteria focuses on two elements: sustainability and legality.

To register their fuel on the BSL, biomass suppliers must demonstrate that their woodfuel is at least 60% less carbon intensive than the average EU fossil fuel equivalent and that it meets the UK Timber Standard for Heat and Electricity’s definition of legal and sustainable woodfuel. Find us under Hendre Glyn Biomass Ltd which is our parent company here

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