Firewood

Why a fire is only as good as the logs you use

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Since we’ve already figured out above that cutting firewood on our own isn’t always good thing. We now need to figure out how to buy firewood that’s of the best quality. Demand generates supply, and the demand for firewood, even in central heating, has been, is and will continue to be. So it’s important. Firewood suppliers bring their offers on the Internet, in the media, advertise services through outdoor advertising. But you should choose your firewood supplier carefully as a family dentist. An unscrupulous seller has many opportunities to mislead of the buyer. Therefore, we buy fire logs from reputable suppliers, on the recommendation of friends or after a comparative analysis of the price/quality of several firms. You should not buy what is the cheapest offer. At the very least, […]

Stoves

What are the pros and cons of engineered wood?

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Engineered wood is now readily available from timber merchants across the UK, but what is this rather new type of wood and how is it useful? When people speak of engineered wood products (EWPs), they don’t usually know that these products have been around for generations. The first kind of engineered wood was plywood and glulaminated timber, however, today the combination vary depending on the end product. In many cases, these products are made from solid wood, veneers, chips or individual fibres. They are then reconstituted using different resins and manufacturing processes to perform better, or cost less, than the same dimension of solid wood. Let’s say you would like solid wood flooring for your dining room, but you do not want to risk the wood warping or bending, then […]

Fireplaces

When did log burners become so popular?

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Woodstoves, also known as log burners, are incredibly popular in the UK and they have been for a number of years now, however, there has been a particular boom of late. What is it that draws people in and why do some many people buy log burners? Here are a few reasons: Stylish Classy Cosy Warm Adds value to your home Characterful They’re especially great in the UK because the weather can be rather dreadful for most of the year. Even in the summer months, evenings can be rather chilly so it’s nice to be able to throw on a couple of logs and get some desirable heat in just a few seconds. That said, realistically not many people buy log burners for their heat output because most of us […]

Fireplaces

Why do people use fake wooden beams?

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You will have probably seen many ‘fake’ (wooden effect) beams in fireplace stores throughout the UK, but what’s the point in paying out a fair amount of money for a fake piece of wood when you can quite easily buy the real deal? Well, the main reason is that certain stoves do not allow you to position wooden beams to close, and by having a fake beam you don’t have to compromise on the potion. You can have this just a few inches away from the stove rather than a foot. So that’s why fireplace manufacturers decided to start 3D printing their own wooden beams, whilst others have used moulds from real beams! You still get the character, splits and knots, whilst you don’t have to worry about it setting alight! […]

Firewood

Tips for Buying Hardwood Timber Online

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When you want to buy hardwood timber, it is more convenient to do it online. Nowadays, more and more timber suppliers have created websites where they promote their businesses. Therefore, when you go online, you will find hundreds of them. All you need to do is to look for the one offering high-quality ones at the best deal. Just like when you are buying other products, you need to know how to do the selection in order to get the best one. To help you make the right purchase, here are some of the tips you need to follow when you buy hardwood timber online.