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The History and Evolution of Firewood: From Ancient Necessity to Modern Convenience
In this blog, we'll explore the fascinating history of firewood and its importance throughout human civilization. We'll also examine how the firewood industry has evolved from a traditional cottage industry to a more professional and quality-controlled process, exemplified by techniques like Certainly Wood.
Kiln Dried Vs Seasoned Logs – Is There A Difference?

When it comes to sourcing firewood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove, you may have come across the terms "kiln dried" and "seasoned" lo...

In this blog, we will discuss why these firelighters are the best on the market. From their eco-friendly and sustainable production to their superior performance, we'll cover all the reasons why Flamers should be your go-to firelighter. 
Our thoughts on the government's First revision of the 25 Year Environment Plan which we found encouraging and in line with our efforts to be more environmentally friendly ourselves as well as encourage those burning wood for heating to adopt good practices like using Ready to Burn wood and consider upgrading an open fire or an old stove to an Eco-design wood burner.
There is no simple answer to this question, but in this blog we cover topics that answer this question: what are kiln dried logs, how they burn on different appliances, do all kiln dried logs mean quality, the difference between softwood and hardwood logs and their heat output.
With the Russian invasion of Ukraine there is now a massive energy crisis across Europe and not only have oil and gas prices risen dramatically, but so too has electricity with domestic electricity rising from around 15p to over 60p per kWh. As a consequence, kiln dried logs are now the cheapest form of domestic heating fuel with household costs 74% lower per kWh than electricity and 21% less than gas heating.

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