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Choosing the best wood for your wood burning stove!

If you’re wondering what is the best type of firewood to burn, or which is the best firewood to burn for heat, here’s some useful information to help you to make the right choice.

Kiln Dried Hardwood

Our Northamptonshire produced Kiln dried firewood is a top quality product, which is the best option if you want to get maximum heat output from your stove or fireplace. Having been in the kiln it is very dry, so when burnt it uses very little of the heat produced to evaporate excess moisture in the log.

All our Kiln dried wood is hardwood and from FSC certified woodlands. We use predominantly Ash, Beech, Birch, Sycamore, Oak and Hornbeam because they all burn and dry out well. Once cut and split it is then loaded into big kilns which are heated by burning our waste wood. By blasting hot air through the logs they heat up and give out moisture quickly. This process takes about 7 days and the logs are removed from the kilns when they reach a below 18% moisture content.

We store the kiln dried firewood in one of our weather proof barns and deliver them in enclosed vans so they always arrive at customers dry and ready to burn. We always carry excessive amounts of our firewood, so we can keep our customers supplied all year round whenever they need a log delivery.

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Kiln-Dried Softwood

Our kiln-dried softwood is sourced from sustainable FSC certified forestry or from our own farm. We use predominantly Larch or Scots pine.

We then bring the softwood into the processing yard where it is put through our firewood processing kiln. We are proud to supply our customers with quality kiln-dried softwood logs the year-round.

Softwood is very easy wood to use it lights well and gives a good flame. When properly dried out it burns brightly and is often a good idea to mix it with our hardwood. Softwood is best used in a log burner because it can crackle and spit a bit more than hardwood. We would always recommend trying softwood as an economical option, it is a very popular wood fuel in the Scandinavian countries.

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Where we are

Located In Northamptonshire

Nene Valley Firewood, New Creation Farm, Furnace Lane, Nether Heyford, Northampton NN7 3LB