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  • Say Bye Bye to stinky lighter fluid!

    Many of you who have tried our Flamers natural firelighters may have bought them for your wood burning stove or open fire - winter burning. We've been working hard here at Certainly Wood to promote just how great Flamers are for summer burning, we're talking firepits, chimeneas, pizza ovens and of course great for BBQs!… Read More

  • New Improved Bulk Bags

    We are always looking at ways to improve our offering and with a few comments about the large 1.6m3 bulk bag sometimes tipping on the pallet and becoming unstable, we have decided to change both bulk bags. We didn’t want to change the volume so this remains unchanged, but with excess space on the pallet,… Read More

  • Inventive Musings

    I do all my best musings when I’m walking my dog; I say walk – I haven’t walked Reckless for several months now. With all the wet weather we’ve been having, we go for a slip, splosh, a wade or a waddle and I must confess to being thoroughly fed up with it. It was… Read More

  • Our great British firewood goes well with another traditional staple

    Certainly Wood are proud to be a provider of British firewood, grown on British soil and dried and seasoned to the HETAS industry standard – an industry standard we helped to develop. Over the last decade this Herefordshire family business has gone from strength to strength due to the quality of our product, kiln dried… Read More

  • The importance of reducing emissions

    On reading the latest edition of the HETAS technical bulletin I notice a strong focus not only on compliance for fitting stoves and the regulations involved with this, but also covering such topics as ventilation strategy, combustible wall construction and ‘air tightness’. All seems pretty complex stuff for fitting a stove but all pretty crucial… Read More

  • Caribbean Fruit & Vegetable Kebabs

    Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 8 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp. ground ginger 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1 squeezed orange 1 small-liquidized pineapple 1 liquidized passion fruit 1 squeezed lime 2 cloves chopped garlic 1 tbsp. Soy sauce Large strawberries Fresh pineapple chunks Tomato halves Sliced Corn on the Cob Whole mushrooms Red Onion quartered Sliced Courgette… Read More

  • Cooking on Wood: Roasted Chestnuts

    Prep: 1 minute Cook: about 5 minutes Ingredients Chestnuts Method Give the chestnuts a good rinse to wash off any remaining dirt. This will help soften the shells for alter on and reduce the charring on the surface as they roast. Cut a little X in the shell of the chestnut to let out the… Read More

  • A Guide to Wood Burning

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  • Old Clem’s Night

    Everyone’s familiar with Guy Fawkes night and all its surrounding traditions. However, there’s another fire-related saints’ day in November that’s often overlooked. Saint Clement’s Day was celebrated on 23rd November - a welcome excuse for another knees-up between Halloween and Christmas. It commemorated Pope Clement 1 – the patron saint of metalworkers and blacksmiths. Clement… Read More

  • The health of Britain's trees

    Part 1 You may have read one of my earlier blogs about Ash Dieback –Chalara fraxinea which first came to light in late 2014 at a very low level, but I am saddened to read that it is now spreading rapidly across the UK. It is now in the West Midlands, an area in which… Read More