THE #1 CHOICE FOR QUALITY KILN DRIED LOGS IN SURREY
At Logworld Surrey we are experts on the subject of timber. The source of our logs; sister company Hedges and Trees, is a highly acclaimed, reputable tree surgery business. We operate the highest of standards in our drying processes and provide an outstanding log delivery service in Surrey.
You may think that one log is much the same as another. But it’s not the case. The quality and duration of your fire, and the value for money you’ll enjoy, depends on the quality of not only the log itself, but the processes involved in drying it.
We only provide high performing, efficient burning hardwoods including Oak, Beech, Sycamore, Ash, Maple, Birch, Cherry, Apple.
Our logs go through expert kiln-drying processes and are kept in specialist log-storage facilities; resulting in moisture rates of less than 20% – exactly what you need for a long-lasting and quality log fire.
At the heart of our approach with Logworld is the desire to turn locally produced arb waste (hardwoods and softwoods produced from residential tree felling or pruning) into a top quality firewood. A great deal of arb waste is tipped at centralised tipping sites around surrey. Large articulated lorries are loaded up and the arb waste is transported many miles to be converted into biomass and sold on to energy companies. We wanted to capture some of that arb waste and turn it into firewood that would be sold within the local community. So we approached some local tree surgeons, explained our aim and offered them free tipping at our yard. A lot of tree surgeons are very environmentally aware and into their recycling and ecology. They understood what we were trying to do and happily agreed, after all, if they’re working locally to our yard it makes good sense to come to us and not spend additional money and time travelling to one of the bigger tipping sites.
The wood that comes into our yard in separated into a hardwood plie and a softwood pile.
The softwood pile is left to season outside naturally for a minimum of 8 months. This is because our biomass boiler will only burn woodchip that is below 20% moisture. It’s exactly the same principle as trying to burn wet logs, it just doesn’t burn very well and if it does burn it doesn’t burn cleanly and can release deposits harmful to the atmosphere. This is completely at odds with the whole purpose of biomass boilers, which is to cut down the release of harmful deposits released from traditional electric or gas boilers. So our boiler is designed not to tolerate wet fuel, it just won’t work!. So we choose a dry sunny day to chip up the softwood. It is chipped up into a suitable size chip known as G30 chip. This simply means the average size of each bit of woodchip is no more than 30mm long. This is the correct size for our small biomass boiler, any bigger than this and the automated system that feeds the boiler will jam up. We quickly move the fresh chip into a covered area to keep it dry. Every 24 hours out boiler burns approximately 1 cubic meter of woodchip, so we need lots of softwood to keep it running!.
The hardwood is firstly cut down using electric chainsaws into suitable size sections as it comes into our yard in all shapes and sizes. It’s then split into logs, loaded into open sided crates and loaded neatly into the kiln to dry. The drying process takes around 6 days. When the logs come out they are lovely and dry. They will burn brightly with a fierce flame and release lots of heat as no energy is lost to steam. Our logs are perfect for open fires or log burners. Our bags of logs contain a real mix of different types of hardwood. The most common types of hardwood you will find in your bag are Oak, Ash, Beech, Birch, Hornbeam, Apple, Cherry, Plum, Sycamore and Maple. Some will burn slightly faster than others but we find that a natural blend of different species make for a really great fire.
All the logs are loaded manually into bags and counted. We are the only supplier (we know of!) that guarantees a specific amount of logs in our bags. So you, the customer knows exactly what quantity you are getting for your money. We then deliver locally for free to mainly residential customers and a few local pubs. Our normal delivery days are Mondays and Fridays but if you’re in a real rush please call and ask as we can usually accommodate a different day if you’re desperate!. You can call us on the morning of your delivery to find out your precise delivery time, or you can request a time in the delivery instructions as part of the payment process.
Sourcing locally produced arboricultural waste and turning into top quality kiln dried logs for the local community.
What makes a great log?
There are 2 main factors which determine the amount of heat released (calorific value) from a log:
1. Moisture content
This has by far the biggest effect on the calorific value of a log. If the moisture content is high the heat will be lost as steam instead of radiating outwards and heating the room.
2. Wood density
The higher the wood density, the more kilowatt hours of heat (kWh) produced!.
At Logworld we only supply quality, kiln dried, hard wood logs. We don’t settle for anything less than the highest standard and neither should you. Place an order today and get your next supply of kiln dried logs delivered to your door.