What Not to Burn in Your Wood Burning Fireplace

It may sound like simple logic to some, but many do not realise that a wood burning fireplace is very different from an open fireplace when it comes to how fuels are burned. You may be able to throw in paper, old wood and various other things into an open […]

Why Invest in a Wood Burning Fireplace Before Winter?

Is it really worth investing in a wood burning fireplace before winter? One of the biggest mistakes that people make when purchasing fireplaces is assuming that winter is the best time to purchase their fireplace. In reality, this time can be the worst time. Because the majority of sales take […]

Avoiding Wet Wood

During winter finding a dry firewood supplier can be often tough, which is why storing your own wood is sometimes the best option.   You should avoid using wet logs wherever possible for the following reasons: The moisture in the logs decreases their ability to create heat for burning and […]

Burning Freshly Cut Wood

More complex than one might think, preparing and burning freshly cut wood is a process that involves three stages that occur simultaneously: Evaporation Water in the wood evaporates until the weight of the logs halve. After proper seasoning (drying), the weight of the logs decreases by an additional 20%. Why […]

Buring – Are You Doing It Right?

After some practise, you should get the hang of how to use your fireplace effectively and efficiently. Here are five signs that you’re doing it right: Burning should be accompanied by visible flames during the whole cycle, until the logs transform into embers. This helps to ensure that smouldering and […]

Prepping & Storing Wood

When lighting a fire in your fireplace, it is important to only use natural, chemically untreated, as well as wooden briquettes without adhesive glues. The logs should be completely dry, so ideally they should have been stored in a dry, well-ventilated place for at least one year. Storing and preparing […]

Refuelling Your Fire

As you may know, once your fire is alight and blazing, it needs to be refuelled to maintain its heat. The burning cycle of a log is the time it takes from the kindling of the stack of firewood to transform into a layer of embers. Each cycle can ensure […]

The Kindling Process

The purpose of kindling is to warm up the walls of the fireplace combustion chamber, pipes and chimney, so that the optimal conditions for roaring fire are created without unnecessarily opening the door several times. Kindling Preparation: Remove any ashes from the grate to enable maximum air flow in from […]

Burning Refuse

Burning refuse may seem like an easy and logical way of getting rid of household garbage while creating extra warmth, however burning rubbish can lead to unpredictable consequences. The contrasting materials in the dry logs and rubbish react when they burn together, however this burning does not destroy these dangerous […]

Burning With Wood – The Sustainable Choice

Vital for our continued existence is a process called photosynthesis whereby plants absorb carbon dioxide and water from the atmosphere and soil and, using the sun’s energy, decompose these compounds into carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Hydrogen and oxygen are then used for the tree to grow, and surplus oxygen is […]