Fire logs, wood burner wood stove and open fire logs – Beech and Ash logs sold as single double or triple loads

Whether you need fire logs, wood burner logs, wood stove logs or open fire logs, we can be delivered to Guildford, Woking, Godalming, Haslemere, Farnham, South West London, East Hampshire – Alton, Aldershot, Fleet and Farnborough and all surrounding areas. Not sure if we deliver to your area. It’s highly likely we do, so please get in touch.

Standard cut size (8″-9″ (20 to 23 cm)
Sizes cut to order up to 27″ (69cm)

About our fire logs, wood burner, wood stove and open fire beech and ash logs delivered around Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire

Fully seasoned barn dried fire logs in beech and ash have a rich, bright flame, traditionally used in wood fired ovens. Beech bark is smooth, pale green with a pale heart wood. Both these species are hardwoods and provide excellent heat output. As a rule, different woods have different properties when they burn and it’s good to mix your fuels. Seasoned logs have a moisture content well below 30%. This is important to ensure they give a satisfying fire and don’t damage the environment because they aren’t burning efficiently. Feel free to read more information on Beech wood here and more information on Ash here.

Log processing at Hogs Back Logs

Refuelling tips for fires, log stoves, log burners and chimineas

It is likely you will store seasoned logs outside, in a purpose built wood store or covered pile. This is the correct way to store your wood, however try to bring a sensible quantity of wood in from the cold ready to light your fire.  Logs need to reach ignition temperature to combust and a freezing cold log is quite a hinderance for any fire, especially before it’s really got going.  That log will absorb a lot of the heat energy from the fire, stove or burner and could even cause it to give up and die down. It’s always best to feed your fire from a store of logs for that day/evening as they warm in the room or near the fire in a log basket or small store.

Another tip is to not feed your fire too often, or if you have stove, keep the door open for too long when feeding the fire. Every time the door of the stove is opened, accumulated heat is lost from the firebox that has to be built up again to get the stove up to its proper and most efficient running temperature. Also open the door SLOWLY to allow the air pressure to adjust and minimise the chance of smoke entering the room.  Try to minimise the amount of times that the stove door is opened. Place a couple of logs on the fire and let them burn right down to hot embers before refuelling.

When adding more logs to your stove, avoid the temptation to pack it full. Mix large and small logs but give them lots of space so they have plenty of air movement within the firebox. That will maximise efficiency, give a beautiful flame and good heat.

Beech logs are quite dense and have a higher calorific value (give off more heat energy) than Ash, however, your fire will cycle from roaring to dampened down unless you spend a large amount of time tending it. Sometimes you need a less dense log to help it back up again. Our mixture of logs is therefore perfect for any open fire, log burner or chiminea.  For tips on starting your fire then please check our kindling page.

Seasoned logs in Surrey

History and uses of Beech and Ash

Beech: Beech timber is used for a variety of purposes, including fuel, furniture, cooking utensils, tool handles and sports equipment. The wood burns well and was traditionally used to smoke herring. The edible nuts, or masts, were once used to feed pigs, and in France they are still sometimes roasted and used as a coffee substitute. As a smaller shrub it is commonly used for hedging and provides and excellent habitat for a wide variety of hedgerow animals including garden birds.

Ash: People have used ash timber for years. It is one of the toughest hardwoods and absorbs shocks without splintering. It is used for making tools and sport handles, including hammers, axes, spades, hockey sticks and oars. An attractive wood, it is also used for furniture. Ash coppices well, which traditionally provided wood for firewood and charcoal.

If you would like to learn more about the science behind forests, logs and fires, then check our science link at the bottom of the home page.