We encourage all of our customers to order their winter log supply early to avoid the winter rush. Due to an increase in demand for logs and the adverse weather conditions that a Scottish weather can bring, we recommend ordering earlier to guarantee quicker delivery times and to avoid running out during the colder months.
1. Beat The Inevitable Winter Rush
As soon as temperatures drop, the demand for seasoned logs rises. We always aim to deliver our logs within 1-4 days however, due to the increase in demand and possible adverse weather conditions , delivery times may increase. By ordering now, you can ensure quicker delivery time and have them in preparation for the colder weather.
2. Stash Your Logs Away Whilst It's Still Light And Mild
When we deliver your logs, either at the front or by the side of your property, you then need to put them away in storage such as a log store, garage or shed. This isn't made any easier if it is dark and freezing cold! It's advisable to get your logs earlier and have them put away in time for winter.
3. How Much Logs Do I Need For Winter?
There is no easy way to tell exactly how much logs you need to do you over winter. You should consider how frequently you are building a fire or if you are using your log fire as a primary source of heat for your home.
You should also consider how much firewood you go through on a typical day/night. Larger fires typically consume more logs where as small fires don't use as much but produce less heat.
4. How To Store Your Logs
Logs can be left in the open however, they will benefit from extra protection provided by cover or dedicated storage area. The most effective storage solution would be a wooden log store, these provide cover and usually feature a raised floor and a slanted roof to help protect the logs. Alternatively, a tarpaulin cover can be used covering only the top of the stack leaving the sides open for proper ventilation.
5. Choose Hardwood To Heat Your Home
Hardwood is often chosen over soft wood as it produces more heat when burned, making it an ideal fuel source for winter home heating. Secondly, hardwood burns longer than softwood, which can in turn, save you money. Hardwood also does not produce smoke when burned. For these reasons, it’s recommended that you choose hardwood to heat your home this winter.