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Advice on what logs to buy

Advice on what logs to buy

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Advice from the Laird of Champfleurie.

I have been using woodburning stoves as a main source of heating since the 1970's so I suppose one might say I have served my apprenticeship and become an expert in the subject.

In all my years and the many different types of stoves I have discovered it is most important to get to know your stove and it's optimum settings.

This is achieved very much by trial and error and allowing for changes in the weather conditions. (See sections on How to get the best from our logs and How to get the best from your Woodburning Stove).

Never buy logs by weight always by volume and always buy Woodsure Approved Logs. Unseasoned green logs can be over 60% moisture content and weigh 3 times heavier than the exact same volume of dry seasoned Woodsure approved logs so you could end up paying a lot more for less and then discover they won’t burn.

As a Woodsure Approved supplier we only supply your firewood logs when the moisture content is below 20%.

We put an enormous effort into making sure our logs are properly seasoned, dry and ready to burn in wood-burning stoves, log-burning central heating systems and open fires.

Burning only Woodsure Approved logs properly will ensure your chimney will keep much cleaner than using logs above 20% moisture content. (See section on How to get the best from burning our logs).

One fundamental rule however is always allow enough air for the wood to burn properly especially when closing it down at night. Never shut off the air completely. A good guide that the air vents in your stove are set correctly is when the flame is wisping and not roaring or nearly out.

We have been heating Champfleurie House, a 22 room Scottish Baronial Mansion, with wood fuel for over 32 years now with anything up to 7 wood burning stoves working at any one time and there is no doubt in my mind the best results come from mixing our Champfleurie Briquettes with our logs. About two thirds log and one third briquette. This way you will get a much hotter fire that will burn more effectively, giving out more heat and burn for longer.

The perception that hardwoods burn better than softwoods is nonsense, both have the same calorific value relative to weight and moisture content.

The supply of hardwood logs is not always sustainable in Scotland. They come mainly from tree surgery activities where re-planting cannot be guaranteed or from farms and estates where re-planting is likely to with faster growing species.

Always Buy Woodsure Approved Logs.
As a Woodsure Approved supplier we only supply your firewood logs when the moisture content is below 20%.
We put an enormous effort into making sure our logs are properly seasoned, dry and ready to burn in wood-burning stoves, log-burning central heating systems and open fires.

We find mixing our Pine and Larch (softwood) logs with the our briquettes give the best results and overnight the briquettes help the stove stay lit virtually all night. Our briquettes are produced from a mixture of Pine and Larch wood and are much denser and heavier than even our hardwood logs.

The reason the briquettes work well with the logs is a much higher heat can be achieved much quicker so the hot stove and the chimney work more efficiently, produce more heat and burn for much longer.

To achieve the above ratio order a single 10kg Champfleurie Briquettes to each Small Bag of logs or a 10 x 10 kg pack for every Giant Bag of Logs. You can buy them both cheaper by selecting the Lairds Choice.

Both our softwood and our hardwood logs are Woodsure Approved which means we will not sell you logs unless they are under 20% moisture. You can store them in a logstore as long as it is protected from the wind and rain to prevent them getting damp, You can also store the logs inside, in a garage, or in a shed.

Remember - The ultimate aim is a wisping flame.

If you require any advice on any aspect of burning wood fuel please do not hesitate to contact us on sales@champfleurieestate.co.uk or by calling us on 01506 847999.

 

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