Firewood and Hardwood Logs for Sale
Bulk Bag of Logs
Jumbo Hardwood Logs
Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs
Bulk Builder Bags and Barrow Bags of Logs Size Guide
Bulk bags of logs commonly called “a ton of logs” or “a tonne of logs”compare to barrow bags is up to 4 times bigger not only because of its physical dimensions but also about the number of logs it contains.
About Firewood Logs we Deliver
Finglas Fuels distribute only top-quality firewood logs and other sorts of firewood that are environmentally friendly. Using firewood and smokeless coal is much better than burning other sorts of fuels. Firewood logs, hardwood logs, softwood logs, a ton of hardwood logs, and kiln dried logs are of the highest quality and they come from woodlands and distributors that we know. All our firewood products are well dried and have low moisture content. This fact means that firewood is more efficient when burning. It gives longer burning time and greater heat as well. We specialize in delivering firewood in net as well as large builders “ton bags”. All firewood logs are suitable for most fire appliances such as stoves, open and close fires, and BBQ when the season comes. The good question is: How much firewood you need for burning? That always depends on several factors. The most important is the kind of fireplace or other fire appliance you have at home.
Why does firewood need to be seasoned?
In the wood right after the tree is felled, there is 50 to 70 percent water. It depends on the type of plant and the season (trees felled in winter have less of it). Such wood has a low calorific value – it burns poorly, gives little heat, smokes, and the flue gases with a high water vapor content easily settle on the walls of the fireplace and in the chimney flues, reducing their service life. Heat losses are also higher because to be able to burn damp wood, you need to increase the air draft, which means an open damper.
Therefore, before use, firewood should be seasoned, i.e. left for some time to dry. For this purpose, it is best to split them on the logs. Prepared in this way, they dry faster and are immediately ready for use. By storing them under the roof for at least a year, better two years. During this time, its humidity drops to 15 to 20 percent. The calorific value of such wood is about 4 kWh per kg, while a fireplace wood with a water content of 50 to 60 percent is only about 2 kWh per kg. The logs should not lie directly on the ground so that they do not absorb moisture. Better to put them on the joists or the grate. This will ensure their insulation from the ground and good air circulation. Damp wood should not be stored in unventilated rooms, because it may infect and mold.
Which firewood type is recommended for use.
Check which firewood has a high calorific value and smells good when burning. During the heating season, 5 to 10 cubic meters of wood is used as fuel for the fireplace, depending on the size of the heated rooms, frequency of burning, and the weather. This is a lot, so when buying wood for a fireplace, consider the choice of species, place of purchase, and storage.
Firewood coniferous or deciduous species?
Coniferous wood is absolutely not recommended for burning in stoves or any fireplaces as a basic. And the reason is that has a lot of resin, which shoots during combustion, polluting the environment with hard to remove stains. Additionally, a lot of smoke and soot have created that settle on the walls of the fireplace and in the chimney. The wood of deciduous trees does not have these disadvantages, which is recommended as firewood. This wood contains less resin, burns evenly and well. Does not generate a lot of smoke, so the fireplace or stove stays clean for a long time. Hardwood (hornbeam, oak, beech) is particularly valuable because it produces the most heat during combustion. Softwood (linden, poplar) is worse. It is lighter and therefore less caloric; for example, 1 cubic meter of dry poplar wood weighs as much as 0.54 cubic meters of rake, so it takes nearly twice as much to obtain the same heat. If we buy hard, high-calorie wood, we will have to add to the fireless often. This means less fuel to heat the house and saves space for storing it.
IMPORTANT! - NEVER BURN
IMPORTANT! Wooden elements that have been impregnated, varnished, or painted with any other chemical preparation are not suitable for burning in fireplaces. In order to obtain the highest calorific value of wood, it should be seasoned for one to two years. Immediately after cutting, the wood has 50 to 70 percent of water in it, and after seasoning, its moisture content drops to 15-20 percent. Wood with a high water content gives little heat, burns poorly, and smokes poorly.
What kind of wood for the fireplace? Beech, birch or maybe ash?
Birch – burns easily, even if it has been seasoned for a short time, but it burns fairly quickly. It gives a nice, even flame that has extremely little tar. It has an average calorific value. Beechwood burns slowly and long. It has a high calorific value and gives a lot of heat. Oak – burns slowly and for a very long time. It contains tannins with a pleasant bitter smell, which are released during combustion. It is suitable for smoking dishes. It has a high calorific value and gives a lot of heat. Fruit trees – burn slowly with a steady flame. They give off a nice aroma. A fireplace tree made of apple, pear, and cherry trees is used for smoking dishes. Hornbeam – its wood is considered the best for fuel (the highest calorific value). It burns down very slowly. It does not create a splendid flame but gives a lot of heat. Ash – although wood burns a long time and gives a lot of heat, it is rarely used as a fuel. It splits poorly, so it is difficult to cut it into logs. Alder – Burns badly if not dry enough. Its wood is considered one of the best for smoking. It adds flavor to dishes and improves their color. Poplar is (including white and aspen). It has a very low calorific value and gives little heat. When wet, it does not burn at all, dry – it burns very quickly, therefore it is suitable for kindling.
Safe cutting and chopping wood for the fireplace
Cutting and chopping firewood is a dangerous activity, it is also a job where you can get injured. Chainsaws make work easier and faster, but under certain circumstances can be dangerous for the user. Therefore, it is very important to get the right protective clothing before starting work. The basic equipment should be pants with an insert that protects the body from injury. In addition, you should remember to wear safety glasses so that no piece of wood can damage your eyes and noise-absorbing hearing protectors. The outfit will be complemented by solid, closed shoes and protective gloves.