Helpful Advice and Tips for Buying Seasoned Logs

It’s that special time of year again; the twinkly lights are going up and those recognisable smells of winter are in the air.

It’s the right time of year to get comfy, warm and snuggled up in front of your fire, which means it’s also time to start thinking about your seasoned fire logs.

If you’re looking to buy seasoned fire logs in Canterbury or the surrounding areas, we’ve got some great tips for you to make sure you fire is the best it can be.

What are seasoned logs used for?

Seasoned fire logs are typically used with traditional wood burning fires in a person’s living room but can also be used with other appliances such as wood burning stoves or simply on bonfires. Seasoned logs bring an incredible amount of warmth and cosiness to a home and are a favourite source of heat and energy for many homeowners.

How can you tell if a log is seasoned?

If you’re looking to buy seasoned logs in Canterbury and Kent, you’ll want to know that they are right for burning.

Seasoned logs aren’t just any old logs and cannot simply be taken from trees and chucked into a fireplace. Before a log is ready for the stove or fireplace it must first be dried out. Unseasoned wood, or green wood as they are often called, are logs that are still wet or damp inside. There is a great deal of sap and moisture that comes from a tree when it is freshly cut and this must be taken care of before they can be sold on to seasoned log users like you.

If a log is not properly dried before it is put onto a fire, it can cause huge amounts of unpleasant smoke and will not properly combust, leaving you with a home that is smelly and cold.

Softwood vs. Hardwood

You might be wondering which type is best, softwood or hardwood. Well, the truth is that it depends on your needs. Hardwood creates a longer slower burn, where as softwood is best for quick, short fires. If you’re looking for seasoned logs in Kent and are unsure about which type to choose then speak to a wood specialist who can help you make the right decision for your fire.

How should seasoned logs be stored?

If you are planning on purchasing more than a few days’ worth of seasoned logs for your fire, it’s important to store it several feet from your home and above six inches off the ground. This will help to keep wood dry and minimise the chances of any kind of bug infestation.

Split wood should be stored bark side up to help shed any rain that might touch it.

Seasoned logs in Canterbury and the surrounding areas can be bought pre-dried and ready for use with your fire, meaning that you can enjoy the benefits of a real wood fire without the hassle of drying or splitting the logs yourself.

Why not check out our own seasoned logs? All ready and available for you to collect. Alternatively we can deliver to post code areas CT1, CT2, CT3 and CT4.

Prices currently stand at..

  • £40 Bulk Bag for Conifer Logs
  • £35 Bulk Bag for Mixed Logs
  • £45 Bulk Bag of Hardwood Logs
  • £60 for Hard Wood

Contact us today for further information on using and buying seasoned logs in canterbury.