13th Jul 2020

​Kiln Dried Logs For Sale Near Me - Buying Guide For Beginners.

Kiln Dried Logs - Buying Guide For Beginners

So, you’ve got a wood stove, fire pit or you’ve just purchased a chiminea for the garden - great! Now you need logs to burn.

If you’ve stumbled across us because you’ve been searching for ‘firewood for sale near me’, you’ve landed in the right place. We’ve crafted up this handy guide so you will find out everything you need to know about buying kiln dried logs to burn at home.

We’re going to show you:

  • Why kiln dried logs are the best logs to use
  • The differences between Ash and Birch logs
  • Whether you should buy a net or a crate

What are kiln dried logs?

Kiln dried logs go through a drying process to remove excess moisture. This is done in a kiln - a type of oven that has been used for thousands of years - and the result is logs that last longer and burn more evenly.

Kiln dried hardwood have several advantages over ‘seasoned wood’ which are dried out naturally. Not only do logs that have been dried out in a kiln burn longer so you get a hotter fire that won’t extinguish quickly, but they’re also better for your wood burner or chiminea.

We have several types of kiln dried logs for sale but should you go for an Ash or Birch wood species?

Kiln Dried Logs buying guide for beginners

Ash v Birch logs for your log burner

The two main types of hardwood logs that we have for sale are Ash and Birch.

Ourkiln dried Ash logs have low sap levels and benefit from having a high output of heat combined with hardly any smoke. They generally burn for a long time (5-6 hours in most cases) and we would recommend ash logs if you’re using your fire, wood burning stove or chiminea on a regular basis.

For those of you that are occasional users and aren’t planning on firing up your stove several times per week, our high quality Birch logs for sale are the better option. Birch burns quicker which is ideal if you want to get a fire started right away and its sweet smell is very appealing too. In fact, our Birch logs have a rustic aesthetic about them so they look great when on display.

Should you buy a crate or a net?

When you have decided on what hardwood logs are best for you, it’s time to decide on whether you should buy a crate or a net.

The real difference between a crate and a net is in the number of logs you’re getting.

Our log crates start from the equivalent of 2 builders bags right through to over 5 builders bags which will keep your fire going over the long winter months. They’re delivered via lorry and you’ll need adequate space to store them at home.

We do have larger nets of hardwood logs which we can deliver (the largest being around half a pallet) but if you just need some logs for the occasional fire, our individual nets are a cost effective option for getting high quality firewood. Our smaller nets are even available for Click and Collect.

Onto our Products - Which is best for me?

Logs for sale near me in NETS - Convenience is king!

Nets are ideal if you need to move them from A to B, store in multiple locations i.e have some by the fireplace and some under the stairs or want a smaller amount of wood vs a crate. Nets are also a great option if you have a small log store because you can keep an amount in the store and an amount inside.If you don't have a driveway or our pallet trolly is unable to get the logs close to your door then nets are a wise option because you can easily transport them by hand to your desired end location. If you're buying either our 24 or 48 net options, why not go halves with a neighbour or give a net away to a friend? They're a surprisingly unusual but excellent gift during winter!

 logs for sale in nets

Summary

- Convenient

- Easy to handle

- Good for those without a driveway or access

- Double up as a great gift

- 24 nets great for a couple of fires a week throughout winter

- 48 nets great for intensive use of your log burner throughout winter

Logs for sale near me in an ECONOMY CRATE - Smart buy!

If you are planning to use the wood during weekends and evenings only, then an economy crate of firewood should be plenty for the winter season. Our economy crate is tightly packed full of premium hardwood Ash. The neat stacking ensures the equivalent volume of approximately 2 builders bags of logs. If you use your log burner mostly during evenings and weekends, this is perfect and it will see you through the winter.

Logs for sale near me in crates















- Enough to see winter through with weekly fires

- Perfect for log store or stand alone

- Tightly packed logs saving space

- Free UK delivery

Logs for sale near me in an a LARGE CRATE - Set for winter!

In case you are planning to use the log burner most nights through winter, then the recommendation will be to go for a Large crate.

When you plan to buy a large crate, then you can expect approximately 2.7m3 in loose volume. Our large crate will contain around 800kg of premium firewood. Kiln dried firewood in crates are always better than loose-filled bags because you get more logs and more bang for your buck!

logs for sale

Summary

- Set for winter with regular fires

- Perfect for log store or stand alone

- Tightly packed logs saving space

- Free UK delivery

Logs for sale near me in an a MONSTER CRATE - Keep them burning!

Ok, so you want to go big! This Monster crate includes one large crate and one economy crate, weighing in over one ton! The crates are tightly packed full of premium kiln dried hardwood Birch. The neat stacking ensures the equivalent volume of approximately 5.5 builders bags of logs. If you use your log burner intensively during evenings and weekends, this is perfect and it will see you through the winter. If you have a neighbour, you may want to buy together and share the logs between you.

Monster Crate of Logs For Sale Near Me

Summary

- Great for serial log burners

- Perfect for log store or stand alone

- Tightly packed logs saving space

- Buy together with a friend and save 

- Free UK delivery

CONCLUSION

Buying logs can be complicated. We understand you want the best wood for your home that will offer great value for money and will last or burn for a long time. Initially, kiln dried firewood wasn’t available that easily, but now it is, and people are beginning to understand its value!

One of the benefits of using kiln dried logs over seasoned firewood or unseasoned wood is that it's easy to light, burns really hot, and the most significant advantage is they burn for a long time. People prefer kiln dried logs in comparison to other kinds of logs such as seasoned logs, mainly because of these advantages

Our logs are all ready to burn and have a low moisture content.

So, if you are looking for premium logs for sale near me, you can get in touch with Logs Near Me, and buy at affordable prices!