DEFRA have announced their decision to ban the sales of wet firewood in the UK with a moisture content greater than 20% by February 2021 when sold in amounts less than 2 cubic metes and a ban on the sale of the most polluting house coal from 2023.
All firewood suppliers will need to be environmentally conscious and only sell wood of a moisture content of less than 20%. This means that any firewood that is NOT KILN DRIED will need to be seasoned for at least TWO YEARS to get the moisture content down below 20%.
HERE AT UK LOGS DIRECT ALL OUR OR LOGS ARE LESS THAN 20% MOISTURE, KILN DRIED AND CERTIFICATED BY THE WOODSURE READY TO BURN SCHEME TO GUARANTEE LESS THAN 20% MOISTURE AND INSPECTED AND MONITORED BY THE FORESTRY COMMISSION
SO WHY EVEN TAKE THE RISK WHEN YOU CAN BUY KILN DRIED WOODSURE READY TO BURN FIRE WOOD FROM US
Unfortunately some news outlets incorrectly reported this DEFRA press release saying they were banning wood burning stoves. DEFRA did NOT say they are banning wood burning stoves, they are trying to ensure only low moisture wood is burned in stoves
Our Kiln dried logs comply with ALL regulations and we are an accredited WOODSURE READY TO BURN WOOD supplier consistently supplying quality Kiln Dried Logs.
We Are A Member Of The WOODSURE READY TO BURN LOGS SCHEME number Member WS303 and you will find us on the website here
Our KILN DRIED LOGS & PINI KAY HEAT LOGS ARE ALL CERTIFIED BY THE WOODSURE READY TO BURN SCHEME
What Is The Woodsure Ready To Burn Scheme?
Woodsure is a not-for-profit organisation, striving to raise the quality of woodfuel in the industry. The Woodsure certification scheme and its logo shows woodfuel users the suppliers and products that they can trust. The team have extensive experience in the woodfuel industry and constantly evolve to keep pace with this rapidly developing sector.
What Does Woodsure do?
The Woodsure Certification scheme comprehensively checks wood fuel producers to ensure that they produce and supply wood fuel to the correct standard. In order to avoid sub-standard fuel and the problems it causes, Woodsure Certification tests the products to EN and Önorm standards for wood fuel quality, which are the requirements that boiler manufacturers and installers specify their customers to use.
The Woodsure Ready To Burn Scheme is the UK’s only quality certification scheme that differentiates us as a responsible, trustworthy fuel supplier. They offer certification for firewood, briquettes, woodchip, hog fuel and pellets
What Does This Mean For You?
Customers purchasing from a Woodsure certified supplier can be assured that the product has been checked and tested, and have demonstrated they are able to produce and supply a quality product. The Woodsure logo enables consumers to easily identify whether fuel is of an appropriate standard for their boiler and wood burner appliances.
The Woodsure assurance means reliable wood fuel that fulfils manufacturer specifications and burns with optimum efficiency, without the risk of damage to your appliance.
Woodsure is the UK's only quality assurance certification scheme for wood fuel. Woodsure certified suppliers are your guarantee of reliable, high-quality wood fuels.
The Ready to Burn certification mark is available to wood log suppliers who can demonstrate to Woodsure their ready to burn logs have a moisture content consistently below 20% and they have been tested by Woodsure to ensure this is true.
The scheme has the backing of Defra, HETAS, the Stove Industry Alliance and Industry representatives, including large producers of pre-packed woodfuel have committed to a scheme that will clearly identify the wood that is ready to burn at the point of sale.
What Else Do We Do To Give You Peace Of Mind?
As well as Woodsure we also work alongside the Forestry Commission.The Forestry Commission is both a government department and a statutory body with a board of Commissioners. You may be aware that our products are imported from the EU and to ensure we comply with UK regulations every container of wood we import is registered with the UK Forestry Commission. They do three monthly checks at our warehouse on all of our timber & crates to ensure the product meets their standards and is in line with plant health rules & regulations