Using Wood As A Fuel


Using Wood as a Fuel Source


Everything you need to know about the green credentials, the preparation, storing and how to buy wood products or logs as a fuel.


  using wood as a fuel sourceIntroducing Wood as a fuel

Outlines the environmental benefits of using wood as a Sustainable Fuel,  identifies the available different wood fuels in the UK before discussing their merits, calorific values and the storage of wood fuels.




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How to Prepare and Store logs and How and Why Build a log Store.

How and why to cut, split, and season logs and how to build and site a cheap effective log store.





How to build a solar kiln


How to and why build a log solar kiln including plans

How to fast track drying and seasoning logs with simple, easy build plans for a solar kiln.





The Natural Fuel of Choice for Stoves


The Natural Fuel of Choice for Stoves

DJ Davies Fuels Limited, a third generation family fuel distribution business based in Carmarthenshire, South West Wales, has been the sole and exclusive importer and distributor for RWE - Brennstoff GmbH of lignite coal briketts across the UK for more than ten years.





Volume and Weights when buying dry seasoned and green Logs- Be warned a cubic tonne builder’s bag does not hold a tonne of logs!

Simple table and pictorial diagrams showing comparisons between weight and volume and between wet and dry logs.


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Table of Weights and Volume  (M.sq., Dump bags, Trailers and Pickups) comparisons when buying logs.





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Pictogram Weight and Volume (M.sq., Dump bags, Trailers and Pickups)

Comparisons when buying logs, Species of Hard and Soft Woods, Burn Qualities, by Weight, Mass, Heat Values and  Properties as a Fuel.





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The Pitfalls in Buying Kiln Dried Firewood Abroad




Useful tips and hints on how to set, light and maintain a fire.


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How to set a Fire in an Open Fireplace or Stove

Useful hints and tips on how to lay an open or stove fire.





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How to Achieve a Welcoming, Efficient and Heathy Fire in the Home

Once the fire has been laid and lit how to keep it performing a the maximum efficiency and various ways of regulating the burn rate to suit different weather conditions and heating needs







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The Natural Fuel of Choice for Stoves