With lots of kiln dried logs and general firewood suppliers in the North West how do you know that you are buying and burning the best quality and safest timber fuel?
During the 1800’s wood or timber was the preferred choice of fuel for heating homes and factories. Wood furnaces ran many steam generators in factories, most steam locomotives also used wood and wood was also used as fuel in stoves to keep homes warm during the cold and dark winter months.
In the 1900’s it was all about coal, coal was in abundance, especially in the North West and the North East on England, it was cheap and burned much hotter and longer than wood or any another type of readily available fuel, when the coal mines started to close in the 1970’s people had already begun to switch to gas or electric central heating which at the time was inexpensive, but now in the 21st century we have come full circle and people are staring to burning wood again to heat their home.
Gas and Electricity started out being affordable to all but in recent years has become very expensive and with many British households are already suffering from a newly-labelled condition, “fuel poverty” people are sourcing new, cheaper ways of heating their homes.
Log burners and wood burning stoves are an excellent option, after all wood, scrap wood anyway, is still cheap but what is the best type of timber fuel to use on your log burner or wood burning stove?
All timber will burn even scrap timber that you see for sale on Facebook, Gumtree and the like but it is not advisable to burn scrap wood on a domestic log burner of wood burner stove a you simply do not know it’s history.. Has it come from a commercial premises or factory and been soaked through with dangerous chemicals? Does the wood have paint on it? Breathing any paint fumes is bad but what if it is old lead paint?
Properly kiln dried logs will burn much longer and hotter than the scrap wood that you can pick up cheap off the internet making it much better value and as it is prepared and dried specially for domestic and commercial burning you know that it is say for you and your family.
The best timber for burning on a log burner or wood burning stove is Ash, Oak or Birch and kiln dried logs have less than 20% moisture content for a longer, hotter burn.
Bryn Coal have bean in the solid fuel business for almost 100 years and provide high quality fuels for log burners, wood burning stoves and chimineas. All of our superior timber fuel comes direct from Latvia and we supply the whole of the north west including Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington, Wigan, Westhoughton, Cheshire, Bolton, Rochdale, Leigh and St Helens
Unit 17, Landgate Industrial Estate Ashton in Makerfield
Wigan, Lancashire, WN4 0BW
telephone : 01942 272 126 / fax : 01942 728 566