A wood burner is very similar to multi fuel stove in construction. The main difference is that the wood burner will have a firebrick lining a flat fuel bed and a log retainer so a bucket & spade will be required when emptying. Wood burns best in at least an inch of its own ashes.
If you want to do your bit for the environment or help reduce your carbon footprint then a wood burner is a good start. Burning wood is carbon neutral because when burned as the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere is the same as that absorbed by the tree during growth. As we all know it’s a renewable resource, especially when taken from cultivated woodland or plantations.Read more...
To get the best from your wood burner, we recommend logs should be seasoned for at least 2 years or more in a dry well ventilated place to achieve a moisture content below 20%. This will give around twice the heat output compared to freshly cut timber and help avoid a build-up of tar in your flue. If you can obtain hardwood logs this is better still, as they will have around twice the calorific value of softwoods.