Firewood Logs – Free Local Delivery
We are a family run business, supplying firewood logs and quality heating fuels to homes and commercial customers in the local area for more than 50 years.
Based at our distribution centre in Padworth, near Reading Berkshire (just off junction 12 of the M4), we offer a call and collect service or free delivery on minimum orders of £40 to the RG postcode area including the following main towns and surrounding places:
- Burghfield Common
- Hartley Wintney
- Lower Earley
- Stratfield Mortimer
- Waltham St. Lawrence
Here’s why our regular customers love our service:
- Helpful advice by phone and online
- Great value for money
- Knowledgeable staff
- Scheduled deliveries by friendly drivers
- Logs are split, seasoned and ready to burn
- We offer a stacking service for a small fee
- Fully seasoned logs
- Produce our own Kiln Dried logs
Contact us for more information about our firewood logs, coal and free delivery service.
We guarantee free delivery on orders within our delivery area, subject to a minimum order value of £40.
We deliver to the following postcodes:
- RG: We cover the complete RG postcode area
- SL: We cover part of the SL postcode – please call to check we deliver to you
- SN: We cover part of the SN postcode – please call to check we deliver to you
- OX: We cover part of the OX postcode – please call to check we deliver to you
Our Phone Number: 0118 9710201
Please Note: We do not provide a service to any postcodes outside those listed above, sorry !
Our firewood logs are sourced from a local estate’s managed woodland, and can be cut and split to your requirements. The firewood comprises mainly of Ash, Alder, Beech, Birch, Oak and Sycamore.
Our firewood logs can be delivered in different quantities, depending on your needs:
- Grab bag / Nets: Handy bags to store and handle the firewood.
- Barrow bag: Mid-size bag for delivery of a “barrow load” of firewood.
- Loads: Loose loads come in half or full load and are more cost effective.
Our firewood comes in three different varieties. We can offer advice on which firewood variety is most suitable for your needs.
Kiln Dried: We produce our Kiln Dried Firewood Logs on-site, to produce our premium firewood log. Our Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs are great for wood burning stoves, multi-fuel stoves and open fires. They can also be used for BBQs, chimineas, fire pits and other wood burning appliances. These kiln dried hardwood logs can be used either on their own or with other solid fuel. As they are kiln dried, with well under 20% average moisture content, the logs burn at a higher temperature.
Hardwood: Seasoned Hardwood Logs are the perfect logs for woodburners, multi fuel stoves and open fires. They can also be used for BBQs, chimineas, fire pits and other wood burning appliances. Seasoned Hardwood Logs burn efficiently and can be used either on their own or with household coal or smokeless fuels. They provide excellent heat output for superb warmth and give that quintessential ambiance and scent that only a log fire delivers.
Softwood: Seasoned Softwood Logs are good to use on traditional open fires where they can be used either on their own, with coal or one of the other smokeless fuels to give a fire that provides the “real fire warmth and glow”.
Seasoning Firewood Logs
The key to a good fire is well seasoned wood. Seasoning happens with time and dry, airy conditions.
The water content of freshly cut logs can be as high as 50% in the case of Oak, but is typically 35-40%. Ash is usually as low as 25-30%, which is why it is the only wood that is usually burnt green. Well-seasoned firewood will have a moisture content of around 20%, with Kiln Dried lower having a lower moisture content %.
Looking for Coal? Check out our solid fuel Coal shop – we can supply and deliver a variety of Coal for fires depending on your requirements.
It is important that delivered the logs are stored under cover to keep them dry.
Ideally this would be a cover only to keep rain off whilst allowing ventilation in order to help with further seasoning.
Keeping a few days or a weeks’ supply, if you have the space, in the house near the fire will reduce the water content to around 15%. This is ideal for a good, warm fire.
Lighting a Fire
Our Kindling and Fire Lighters make it simple to light a fire – follow these instructions:
- Start with a clean fire grate and fully opened vents
- Place a couple of firelighers on the grate
- Arrange around 10 pieces of kindling on the firelighers, building up layers
- Place a few larger logs leaning over the kindling, and one on top
- Light the firelighters
- If you have stove doors, you can leave the doors slightly open to allow air flow (don’t leave it unattended!), when the fire has taken hold, close the doors
- Add more logs as required
Having your chimney swept regularly will help keep you fire burning efficiently and safely. How often should your chimney be cleaned depends on the fuel being used, but our guidelines are:
- Smokeless Coal: At least once a year
- Wood: Once a season when in use
- Bitumous Coal: Twice a year
- Oil: Once a year
- Gas: Once a year