Why Kiln Dried?
Burning wet wood is inefficient. A proportion of the heat is used to drive off the moisture which also reduces the temperature of the fire, this results in incomplete combustion of the wood. Kiln dried firewood logs burn with a higher heat output and greater efficiency than wet logs, giving better fuel efficiency and fewer problems with stoves and flues. Kiln dried hardwood firewood logs can give 3 times as much heat as the same amount of wet softwood logs
The density of softwoods is about half that of hardwoods but heat output/kg is roughly the same. Therefore it requires almost twice as many softwood logs to produce the same amount of heat as the same sized hardwood firewood logs. Softwoods also produce tars and resins that cause problems with stoves and flues.
Drying the Logs
Our premium quality firewood logs are first seasoned in open barns. To achieve maximum heat output they are then dried to below 20% moisture content using chipped waste wood as fuel.
- Collect any Quantity
- Local Delivery minimum 10 Bags
- National Delivery minimum 35 Bags
We stock large quantities of Kiln Dried bagged logs and if you purchase 10 bags we will include 1 box of fire lighters free of charge (collection only). We also supply in bulk and the pricing and discount structure is detailed below.
Canterbury Plumbing Supplies only source timber products from sustainable managed forests.
Prices correct as date of publishing (15/11/2018)