Based at our distribution centre in Padworth, near Reading Berkshire (just off junction 12 of the M4), we offer a call and collect service or free delivery on minimum orders of £40 to the RG postcode area including the following main towns and surrounding places:
- Burghfield Common
- Hartley Wintney
- Lower Earley
- Stratfield Mortimer
- Waltham St. Lawrence
Here’s why our regular customers love our service:
- Helpful advice by phone and online
- Great value for money
- Knowledgeable staff
- Scheduled deliveries by friendly drivers
Contact us for more details on firewood logs and free delivery.
If you have an RG postcode, we guarantee free delivery on your logs order !
If you are outside the RG postcode area, please contact us first; we may still be able to provide a free delivery service.
Our Firewood Source
Our firewood logs are sourced from a local estate’s managed woodland, and can be cut and split to your requirements. The current season’s firewood comprises mainly of Ash, Alder, Beech, Birch, Oak and Sycamore.
Our firewood logs can be delivered in different quantities, depending on your needs:
- Grab bag / Nets: Handy bags to store and handle the firewood.
- Loads: Loose loads come in half or full load and can be a more cost effective way of heating.
Hardwood: Seasoned Hardwood Logs are the perfect logs for woodburners, multi fuel stoves and open fires. They can also be used for BBQs, chimineas, fire pits and other wood burning appliances. Seasoned Hardwood Logs burn efficiently and can be used either on their own or with household coal or smokeless fuels. They provide excellent heat output for superb warmth and give that quintessential ambiance and scent that only a log fire delivers.
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Softwood: Seasoned Softwood Logs are good to use on traditional open fires where they can be used either on their own, with coal or one of the other smokeless fuels to give a longer lasting fire and provide that “real fire warmth and glow”.
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Kiln Dried: Our Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs are great for wood burning stoves, multi-fuel stoves and open fires. They can also be used for BBQs, chimineas, fire pits and other wood burning appliances. These kiln dried hardwood logs can be used either on their own or with other solid fuel. As they are kiln dried, with under 20% average moisture content, the logs burn for longer at a higher temperature.
A Little Seasoning?
The key to a good fire is well seasoned wood. Seasoning only happens with time and dry, airy conditions.
The water content of freshly cut logs can be as high as 50% in the case of Oak, but is typically 35-40%. Ash is usually as low as 25-30%, which is why it is the only wood which can be burnt green. Well-seasoned firewood will have a moisture content of around 20%.
Ideally this would be a cover only to keep rain off whilst allowing ventilation in order to help with further seasoning.
Keeping a few days or a weeks’ supply, if you have the space, in the house near the fire will reduce the water content to around 15%. This is ideal for a good, warm fire.
- Start with a clean fire grate and fully opened vents
- Place a couple of firelighers on the grate
- Arrange around 10 pieces of kindling on the firelighers, building up layers
- Place a few larger logs leaning over the kindling, and one on top
- Light the firelighters
- If you have stove doors, you can leave the doors slightly open to allow air flow (don’t leave it unattended!), when the fire has taken hold, close the doors
- Add more logs as required
Having your chimney swept regularly will help keep you fire burning efficiently and safely. How often should your chimney be cleaned depends on the fuel being used, but our guidelines are:
- Smokeless Coal: At least once a year
- Wood: Once a season when in use
- Bitumous Coal: Twice a year
- Oil: Once a year
- Gas: Once a year
Looking for Coal? Our parent company, BPS, can supply and deliver a variety of Coal for fires depending on your requirements.