Fire Pit and Chiminea Q&A

What is a fire pit? Fire pits are becoming increasingly popular in the garden. They are commonly made of pre cast concrete, metal or stone. Fire pits provide warmth, entertainment and a focal point in outdoor living spaces. Fire pits are very popular in the US and are increasingly gaining interest in the UK. What…

Pizza Oven Wood Q&A

What is the best fuel for a pizza oven? The best fuel for a pizza oven is kiln dried hardwood, this is because kiln dried hardwood is very dry and offers a clean burn, with low smoke and a high heat. It’s important that the kiln dried wood is kept in a dry place before…

Why use kiln dried logs?

Living trees and fresh logs contain a large amount of water, between 40 and 65% depending on the species of tree. It is very inefficient to burn fresh or wet logs because much of the heat produced as the log burns will be required to drive off the moisture contained within the logs as steam.…

How to store firewood

All Ashby logs are designed to have low moisture content with a maximum moisture content of 20%. It’s important when you store them to protect them from the weather and any moisture. The most common way to store logs is inside a log store. Ideally this would be kept in a barn or a garage,…

Timber for Firewood Q&A

What is the best timber for firewood? When choosing firewood there are two significant factors to consider which have an effect on the calorific value (CV) or the amount of available heat per unit (volume) of fuel, these are moisture and wood density. Any water in wood has to boil away, this process uses energy…