We sell seasoned hardwood logs in different quantities.
We can deliver seasoned hard wood logs in a range of quantities within a 20 mile radius of Ilkley. Please call to arrange.
When choosing wood for burning, there are two significant factors which have an effect on the calorific value (CV) or the amount of available of heat per unit (volume) of fuel:
1. Moisture Content
2. Wood Density
1. The Moisture Content of wood has by far the greatest effect on CV. 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). Logs that are not 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 increase 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 CV of green logs.
2. Wood Density – the general difference is that hard woods (deciduous broad leafed tree species) tend to be denser than soft woods (evergreen, coniferous) this means that a tonne of hard wood logs will occupy a smaller space that a tonne of softwood logs. Denser wood tends to burn for a longer period of time meaning fewer top ups are required to keep a stove burning for a given length of time.