While it may tempt you to stock up on the cheapest available wood to use as fuel throughout the winter, this might not be the economical option you expected. Cheap, unseasoned logs have a much higher moisture content than kiln-dried logs, which usually means you need up to three times as many logs to produce the same amount of heat. This ends up being more expensive than buying quality firewood in the first place, and it could damage your flue, and soot up and tar your chimney.
Based in Ewhurst, LJN Firewood produces its own kiln-dried logs with a guaranteed moisture content of less than 20%. This makes them the most efficient and reliable source of firewood that domestic households and local businesses in Cranleigh, Dorking, Leatherhead, Guildford and the surrounding areas can buy.
We produce our own barn kiln-dried firewood at our Ewhurst yard using biomass kiln driers. We supply logs in a range of hardwoods, including Oak, Ash, Beech, Hornbeam, Cherry and Birch. All of these woods produce a sizeable amount of heat and for a good length of time.
If you are looking to fuel a feature fireplace, a wood-burning stove, a log burner or even a campfire, there are several benefits to using kiln-dried logs over unseasoned firewood.
Some of these benefits include:
If you are interested in learning more about our kiln drying process, please visit the appropriate page of our website.
At LJN Firewood, we recommend storing your kiln-dried hardwood logs in a suitably aerated location which provides shelter from the rain. The best way to keep your firewood dry during the damp winter months is to build a log store or a woodshed with a roof, and with several open sides, outside your Cranleigh, Guildford, Dorking or Leatherhead home. This allows for much better air circulation and ensures moisture doesn’t penetrate the logs.
In addition to deliveries, our company offers a professional stacking service for homeowners and businesses in the area.
If you decide to stack and store yourself, we suggest using old pallets or similar accessories to create a raised base on which to store kiln-dried logs. Keeping logs off the ground ensures firewood isn’t sitting in pools of water. This leads to rotting and makes it harder to reduce the amount of moisture content.
LJN Firewood is a proud member of the Woodsure Ltd Ready to Burn scheme. Woodsure Ltd is an appointed DEFRA certificated body which administers the scheme in line with the Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) 2020. The relationship between wood fuel and air quality is one that stove owners across the country need to be aware of because burning low quality fuel has a detrimental impact on the environment.
Your stove is only as good as the fuel you burn inside it. We strongly advise that you only buy wood fuel from accredited Ready to Burn Scheme members like LJN Firewood.