Customers often ask us what the best firewood is. It's is not as straightforward a question as one might think, as the best firewood for you might not be the best firewood for someone with a slightly different use case. Your type of appliance (open fire or modern eco-design stove) and intended use (as a major source of heating or purely decorative) combined with your personal preferences (bright flames or long-lasting heat) all combine to make choosing the best firewood a very personal choice. Never fear however, for this firewood comparison guide is designed to point you in the right direction, and if you are still stuck you can always call our knowledgeable UK based team for personal advice.
Ash has long been considered the king of firewood's. It produces a bright flame, high heat, good burn duration and consistent performance all at a compelling price. It is not for nothing that it has long been our best seller
Birch firewood burns fierce and intensely, and for a shorter duration than our other firewood's. For those with finely controllable modern stoves it provides an excellent fuel and unsurpassable value - not for nothing is it the firewood of choice for most Scandinavians! While some customers with open fires might find it burns too quickly and fiercely, it is exactly for that reason that it is a prized fuel in pizza ovens!
Hornbeam is a new firewood for us this year that we're incredibly excited about. Hornbeam, know as iron wood, is incredibly dense and burns for ages with a bright delightful flame. If you're after the ultimate performer, Hornbeam is the firewood for you, although the density makes preperation and drying challenging, hence it is our most expensive firewood!
Oak provides the ultimate long burn. Heavy, dense logs that burn for hours with a less dramatic flame than others, it is tough to compete with Oak for burn duration. A favourite for those with larger stoves and open fires, some people refuse to burn anything but Oak!