There's no secret to lighting a good fire and keeping it going, if you'd like us to show you how to light your log burner, just ask!
When delivering logs we're often asked by people with new log burners how to light a fire and how to keep a fire going so if, when we deliver your logs, you'd like some advice just ask in advance and we'll be only too pleased to help.
You won't get a good fire if you try to light the logs (seasoned or not) without some kind of help. Newspaper burns too quickly on its own. Good quality, fast-burning kindling is what we recommend.Light a better fire with our kindling
Make sure that the logs you're burning have been brought inside 24 hours before required so that they have lost as much moisture as possible. Once your kindling's alight, slowly add one log at a time; putting too many logs once will smother the flame. Don't be too hasty to close the log burner doors as the more air you get into the young flames the better.Which logs burn best?
Once the fire's alight, keep it ticking over with quality seasoned logs. Seasoned wood works just like charcoal, if you put a piece of charcoal on a bbq it will smoulder continuously as it's done its burning, that's the nature of the product. Low-grade, unseasoned (green wood or wet wood) will go out quickly. Seasoned logs are best as they just keep the fire ticking over.
Typically a firewood delivery from Holts' Logs will consist of hornbeam, ash, sycamore and beech, these are what we call white woods. White woods are what you would ideally want to start your fire with then, once the fire's established, oak logs can be added, oak is a darker wood. Our log deliveries contain a balance of these different log varieties. Oak burns slowly and sycamore burns quickly so we try to season, stack and store our timber and process it in the yard allowing customers a mixed load of firewood.Seasoned logs - air-dried for 2-4 years
Put the white wood on early evening and you'll have a wonderful fire. When you go to bed, shut the stove up, put the dark brown wood on and it will still be warm in the morning.
We've gone into customers' houses many times and lit fires for them. We've got a great success rate and many satisfied customers. If you'd like some help then please let us know so we can allow enough time in our delivery schedule to help you - let us show you how to light a wonderful fire in your log burner.
Online ordering is the fastest way to arrange a delivery of logs by us direct to your home. We're a traditional business and we're still able to take payment upon delivery. We make our regular deliveries on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays - although we're experiencing exceptional demand right now and our deliveries are typically 14/21 days after order. If you have any questions, please do phone us on 01582 767868. Thank you.