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Moisture testing our Kiln Dry Logs

Make sure your logs are ready for burning

Kiln dry hardwood logs are the best logs for your stove as they produce less tar and have a much lower moisture content than seasoned or newly cut logs. At Homefires and fuels we spot test all of our deliveries to make sure our logs are exceptionally dry.

For burning we recommend logs are under 20% moisure and ours are usually well under this. To be sure of low moisture content, dry logs, we recommend that customers buy a moisture meter. Low moisture =dry logs = less tar and deposits in your chimnmey and liner and the environment  and a longer life for your appliance.

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Kiln Dry or Seasoned Logs?

Should I use Kiln Dried logs or Seasoned logs in my stove?

 

If you have a modern stove with or without a liner fitted,

we would always recommend Kiln dry hardwood logs. You can buy logs that are advertised as 'Seasoned' but make sure that they have been properley seasoned for two seasoned and not just chopped down and left for a few months. Logs that are not properley seasoned can have moisture content of 35-  to even 50% which is bad for your appkliance, bad for your liner and the environment.

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If in doubt, buy Kiln dried hardwood logs. These should have a moisture content of less than 20%

Our Kiln dry logs have are standard length and quality, easy to light and burn really well.

Studies have shown that buying Kiln Dry logs from a sustainable source is not only good for the environment and your appliance but pound for pound is usually no more expensive that buying cheaper logs with a higher moisture content. More water = less wood.

We deliver across Stockport, The heatons, South Manchester and East Cheshire.

Our customers love our Kiln Dry Logs

Stockport Customers love our Kiln Dry Logs

Stockport Kiln dry logs proving popular

Home fires and fuels have been supplying customers in the Stockport, South Manchester and East Cheshire areas for nearly eight years now.What is noticeable is that customers who buy from us once usually come back time and time again.As well as private houses w now regularly deliver to some of Stockports wonderful pubs, retail shops and Pizza makers.

We have put this down to a number of reasons:    

     1) We only deliver logs that have been Kiln Dried to a maximum of 18% moisture (often much lower) so you can guarentee  consistent quality

     2) We ensure that our logs/coal/briquettes are delivered at regular intervals and to a convenient place (we always cover our fuel on delivery and when we leave it)     

    3) We keep our prices competetive but will not compromise on quality and consistency.

If you would like to give us a try - please call David on 0161 426 0444 or you can order from our secure website

               

New stoves are very efficient

Following a lot of missinformation about wood burning stoves over the last few weeks customers ahould be reassured that wood burning stoves are still one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. New stoves are now 80% more efficient compared to an open fire with only 20% efficiency. At Home fires and fuels we only sell highly efficient models with full guarentees. Although new stoves are now very efficient, it is now understood that

Clean stoves

only very dry seasoned or (preferably) kiln dried logs should be used on your stove - this will greatly reduce the harmful particles being produced, keep your stove in good condition and increase the shelf life of your flue liner. In summary, burning sustainably sourced kiln dried logs from Home fires and fuels is the best way to heat your home and look after your environment 

Kiln Drid Logs -Best for stoves and the environment

Following a lot of missinformation about wood burning stoves over the last two weeks customers ahould be reassured that wood burning stoves are still one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. New stoves are now 80% plus efficient compared to an open fire with only 20% efficiency. At Home fires and fuels we only sell highly efficient models with full guarentees. Although new stoves are now very efficient, it is now understood that

only very dry seasoned or (preferably) kiln dried logs should be used on your stove - this will greatly reduce the harmful particles being produced, keep your stove in good condition and increase the shelf life of your flue liner. In summary, burning sustainably sourced kiln dried logs from Home fires and fuels is the best way to heat your home and look after your environment 

Kiln Dried Logs now available in ASH

Now you can purchase your Kiln Dried logs in either Birch or Ash

Many of our customers love Birch hardwood logs which is why this product has been our firewood of choice in the past. However, due to demand from some potential customers for an alternative, we now have our Kiln Dried Truck sacks and Bulk bags available in either Birch or Ash. Both products contain minimal moisture, are great to burn in either a stove or open fire and give off a great flame. Some people prefer the look of Birch and some the flame from Ash. Whatever your preference you now have a choice.

We now have full stocks available in Birch and will have our stocks of Ash ready for delivery from 12th September. You can place orders at any time prior to this and we will arrange a delivery date with you.

All our prices have been frozen from 2015/16 and we believe that we are very competetive on price in addition to our delivery service.

Order your logs, coal and briquettes now: either via our secure online systm or call 0161 426 0444

 

New Range of Chimeneas and Fire Pits

New Range of outdoor Chimeneas, Fire -pits and Ovens now in!

Spring is here and we have now a great new display of Chimeneas, Fire-Pits and outdoor Ovens to choose from. From a small Cast Iron Chimenea throught to a muti purpose outdoor BBQ, Pizza oven and smoker, we have just what you need for you to make the most of the lighter evenings. All our products are highest quality and we offer a match price promise so that you can be sure you are getting the best value. We will also deliver your product free of charge in the local area. Why not come and see our new range? Open Thursday and Fridau 10-4.30 and sataurday 10-4 in Spring and Summer.

Modern Stoves provide a cheaper and greener way to heat your home in Stockport, Greater Manchester

Home Fires and Fuels believe strongly in protecting the environment and all of our stoves are highly efficient. When using sustainably sourced fuels, these stoves are ‘carbon neutral’, representing one of the cleanest, efficient and most sustainable ways to heat your home.

Based in Marple, Home Fires & Fuels provide a service across the Stockport, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Derbyshire areas.

Multifuel and Woodburning Stove Manufacturers