Firewood in Leatherhead
The Importance of Using Seasoned or Kiln-Dried Logs

If you have a wood-burning appliance, it is important you know how to get the most out of it. On a basic level, this means using the best type of firewood. With vast experience in log sales, and the production and delivery of kiln-dried logs and seasoned logs, LJN Firewood supplies customers in the Leatherhead area with efficient, high-quality fuel.

Below, we explain why it is important to burn hardwood logs with a low moisture content. Seasoning and kiln-drying are both methods used to dry logs before sale.

Ideal Moisture Content

When logs contain a lot of moisture, they produce less heat, more smoke and more harmful emissions. This is bad for your pocket and the environment. In line with this, the lower the moisture content, the hotter and more efficiently your logs will burn, producing more heat with fewer logs.

Ideally, you want logs to have a moisture content below 20%. For reliable log sales in Leatherhead and the surrounding areas, call LJN Firewood. We produce kiln-dried logs with a guaranteed moisture content less than 20%. In addition, we aim for less than 20% moisture in all our seasoned logs.


Since May 2021, all hardwood logs sold for use in domestic heating appliances must have a moisture content below 20%. This applies to wood sold in volumes less than 2 cubic metres. Logs for burning should also not exceed 30cm in diameter.

Wood sold in volumes less than 2 cubic metres must have ‘Ready to Burn’ certification. LJN Firewood is proud to be a member of the Woodsure Ltd Ready to Burn scheme, giving you further confidence in our log sales.

Wet and Dry Logs

Wet, green or unseasoned logs are those which have been cut from live trees and have not been put through a drying process. On the other hand, dry logs have had moisture removed. Our company uses two different methods to effectively remove moisture from wood before selling it to customers in Leatherhead and the surrounding areas.

One of these methods in kiln drying. We place various hardwood logs in a biomass kiln drier to remove excess moisture. Our hardwood logs include:

  • Beech

  • Oak

  • Hornbeam

  • Birch

In addition to kiln-dried logs, we produced seasoned logs. This involves leaving logs to dry naturally in the air, which can take anything from 6 months to a few years depending on the type of wood. Some of our customers in the Leatherhead area prefer to buy logs seasoned in this traditional way.

Please call 07734 703 854 or 01483 267 739 for high-quality firewood and kiln-dried logs in Leatherhead and the surrounding areas.