All our hardwood logs come from trees which have been felled between one and two years ago. Once the trees have been felled they are transported to our outside store and then cut and bagged ready to be delivered. Whilst we do as much as we can to protect the logs once they have been cut, we have no control over the weather conditions and during the winter months they can sometimes become a little damp and the moisture content will also fluctuate depending on the time of year and the weather.
It's worth remembering that so called “seasoned logs” can vary in moisture content.
Fresh cut – 40% to 50%
Part seasoned – 25% to 35%
Fully seasoned – 20% or less
Fresh cut logs take about 6 months to dry or basically a season, hence the name “seasoned”. To dry, stack them with plenty of ventilation, ideally in the Spring.
The ‘Ready to burn’ initiative, set to be law by 2022 states that all retailers must conform to selling only ready to burn quality assured fuel. i.e. kiln dried or fully seasoned 20% or less – here at Valley we will be ready!
For those of you who want maximum efficiency and energy yield from your logs and who think ahead, we recommend that you buy seasoned logs in spring and leave to dry in a log store until ready for winter.
Here at Valley Sawmills we take every reasonable step to ensure your logs are as dry as possible and it should be remembered that well seasoned logs will provide a warming fire even if they do occasionally get a little damp on the outside - the secret is to light your fire properly...........
- Use paper or fire lighters and some kindling to start off.
- Add small split logs until the fire catches.
- Only add larger logs once the fire is established.
- Put a few logs for the next fire in a basket and place close to your fire, (not too close), to assist with the drying process.
These tips should ensure your fire will light and burn more efficiently.
If however you definitely need your firewood to be dry and under 20% moisture content, we also supply kiln dried Hardwood logs, at what we believe, is one of most competitive prices -
Order your Log Supplies
After filling in your order on this form, we will get back to you with confirmation email and date for delivery.
Deliveries are usually within a day or two and sometimes on the same day as your order.
Available in nets, bulk bags or full crates. Our Kiln Dried Logs are ideal for wood burning and multi-fuel stoves. Their low moisture content ensures that these logs burn efficiently making them a cost effective alternative to other seasoned logs. It means that we can now supply dry and ready to use logs all year round whatever the weather throws at us!
The utmost care is taken to ensure our logs are delivered to you as expected. However, brash content (bark, small pieces etc) is unavoidable and we try to keep this to a minimum. Please note that with all transit loads of logs delivered, you will always receive the equivalent of four bulk bags of logs regardless of brash content.
Bulk bagged hardwood logs from as little as £70 collected or £80 for local delivery. Transit lorry loads, approx 3 ½ bulk bags are available at £240.
New for this season we are also able to supply Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs at what we believe is one of most competitive prices available! Our Kiln Dried Logs are dried to an average of less than 20% moisture content making them ideal for wood burning and multi-fuel stoves. Their low moisture content ensures that these logs burn efficiently making them a cost effective alternative to other seasoned logs. It also means that we can now supply dry and ready to use logs all year round whatever the weather throws at us!
Bulk bagged Kiln Dried logs are available at £105 collected or £115 delivered locally. We are also able to supply a crate, (approx 2 bulk bags) of logs for £190 delivered or £180 collected
We also supply large bags of kindling at £5.50 per bag and both traditional house coal at £7.99 per 20kg bag or smokeless coal at £10.99 per 20kg bag, these can be delivered with your log orders or collected from our Holwell site