There is nothing more welcoming than a wood fire. Burning wood is the oldest known method of keeping warm and
cooking on and has been passed down for generations. Barn Dried Logs has been specialising in barn drying hardwood
logs for over twelve years. We are based at Kirton and have a delivery service within a 15 mile delivery radius,
or customers can collect. All our wood is sourced from local sustainable woodland, of which the wood is felled to
help maintain the healthy growth of the forests. This hardwood is then delivered to us in bulk, and we process it into split logs.
This is our newly built log drying barn in Kirton. You can get some idea of the size of the barn by seeing if
you can spot the tiny figure of Geoff in the foreground. We're hoping that the new barn will enable us to avoid
some of the end of season shortages that we've had in the past.
With lots more properly dried hardwood logs at the end of the season we hope that we won't have to disappoint anyone next year.
We cut the wood into a standard size of approximately 10" to 11" inches long. All our logs are then stored in a
Dutch barn to dry prior to being sold, so when we deliver to your door the logs are ready to burn on your open fire or log burner.
We use hardwood for our logs, Hardwood burn slower and more evenly producing more heat than a softwood log.
Wood is an excellent fuel, and by far the cheapest and most commonly available.
Wood can help supplement your heating when burned in a modern effective wood burning stove, it is clean, and
economical, and above all it is a renewable fuel. By switching to a sustainable energy source like barn dried
logs, you can reduce your carbon footprint and help to lower greenhouse gases. It's nice to know that you're
helping to save the environment while you're sitting in fron of a roaring log fire or a wood burning stove on a cold winter's night.
... that wood smoke contains almost no sulphur dioxide and very little in the way of nitrous oxides? This means acid rain is not produced as a result of burning wood. Not only that, but the carbon dioxide released when wood is burned is the same as that which is absorbed by the tree when it was growing!
... that burning wood, unlike coal, produces very little ash, with clean, dry, seasoned wood typically producing less than 1% ash residue. Being high in potash it makes a fantastic garden fertiliser.
... that logs can also be burned in a ceramic stove. These have extensive internal flues and can retain heat for up to 24 hours after the last firing. They can be around 90% efficient and some can be used in smokeless zones. Another option is a range. Ranges can be used for cooking, hot water and central heating.