Environmental Benefits of Wood Burning.

From running costs to environmental impact to providing you with a further level of self-sufficiency for one of the basic requirements of living: heat, there are many reasons to invest in your very own wood burner. 

Wood burning stoves & fires can provide you with Carbon Neutral Energy.
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Wood is a renewable resource, particularly when derived from plantations and cultivated woodland. Sourcing wood locally not only reduces carbon footprint, but also brings economic benefits to your local community.

When using your wood burning stove, fire or fireplace, for optimum results, we recommend logs should be seasoned for 2 years or more to achieve a moisture content below 20%. This will not only give up to twice the output of freshly felled timber but help avoid a build up of tar in your appliance’s flue. In addition burning wood efficiently produces virtually no smoke.

Furthermore, if you can obtain hardwood logs this is better still, as they will have around twice the calorific value of softwoods.

Not only do modern wood burning stoves and fires burn much cleaner and more efficiently than older conventional stoves, but the view of the fire is just spectacular!

By upgrading to a CE certified and HETAS accredited wood burning stove or fire, you can save wood, reduce smoke and enjoy the view all winter long.

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Forestry Commission

The Forestry Commission have recommended that millions of trees are planted to cover an extra 4% of the UK in woodland, equivalent to 30,000 football pitches a year, increasing the UK’s total woodland cover to 16%.

If you use dry logs from a local source they can be one of the cheapest forms of energy. The cost per kW of useful energy is now around 4p, but wood logs can even be free if you have space to grow your own, something that can’t be said of gas or electricity.