Wood-based heating and fuel products firm in the UK

Kiln dried firewood provider in the UK? Lekto Woodfuels Ltd is a family company founded with an aim to simplify the existing wood fuel market for customers. We focus on making the wood fuel purchase process less overwhelming, easier, faster, and more pleasant. We are devoted to providing our customers with the finest wood fuels available. This is accomplished by employing our knowledge of the wood fuel industry, and carefully following wood fuel industry developments, not only on a national level, but also with the rest of Europe.

How to Tell Hardwood From Softwood Firewood? Hardwood trees are slow-growing trees that have a seasonal life cycle and typically have broad and flat leaves, which they lose during the autumn. Softwoods, on the other hand, are usually fast-growing, evergreen trees that don’t produce flowers, have needle-like leaves, and have their seeds enclosed in cones.

Over two decades’ worth of firewood knowledge. At your fingertips. This firewood FAQ page contains answers to the most popular questions our customer support team receives about choosing, buying, storing, and using firewood. This FAQ page contains short answers to common firewood-related questions in plain English. How To Start A Fire With Wood? The best way to start a fire is using the top-down fire lighting method. Place your firewood at the bottom of your wood-burning stove, fire pit, or campfire site. Stack your kindling in a grid or pyramid shape on top of the firewood, leaving enough space for adequate airflow. Then place one or two firelighters on top of your kindling and use a match or lighter to set them on fire. Your firelighters will set the kindling on fire. The kindling, in turn, will set your firewood on fire.

The UK energy crisis saw the prices of gas and electric heat reach record highs. More new log burners were installed in 2021 than in any other year in recent history. And most wood fuel suppliers, Lekto included, found it a lot more difficult to keep enough product in stock rather than actually selling the product. Due to the high price of petrol and electricity, the process of turning that raw material into Ready to Burn firewood and briquettes also became more expensive. And yet we managed to keep the prices roughly where they were before the energy crisis. As recently as February of this year, a kilowatt-hour of wood heat from Lekto cost as little as 10p/kWh. Note that this calculation was made during the most expensive part of the heating season and without including any discounts.

Extinguish Your Campfire Safely: This step is the most crucial one. Even if a fire looks like it’s fully extinguished, it may still cause a forest fire once you leave the campsite. The best way to extinguish a fire is by using a bucket to pour water over it. Repeat this process until no more glowing embers are visible and you no longer hear any hissing sounds. Do not leave the site until the ashes are cook to the touch. If they are hot (or even warm), it is best to add a little bit of extra water on top of them. NB: Avoid extinguishing fires with sand or dirt as this will simply conserve the fire without extinguishing it. Clean up the Campfire: Lastly, make sure to leave the campsite in at least as clean a condition as you found it. Find more details at lektowoodfuels.co.uk/.

How Does a Log Moisture Meter Work? The vast majority of commonly available moisture meters are pin-type appliances that work by measuring the electrical resistance of the wood material. The wood moisture meter has two pins, one of which is positively charged and the other negatively charged. In the case of firewood, resistance is directly linked with moisture content, so measuring one gives us ample information to estimate the other.

Avoid Fines When Starting Fires on Someone Else’s Property: Going barbequing or camping on someone else’s property? Make sure you have express permission to start a fire from the landowner. Have permission to camp and think that’s enough? Then you may be in store for an unpleasant surprise (and a hefty fine). Why? Being allowed to camp doesn’t automatically mean being allowed to build a fire. Due to fire safety laws, many campsites cannot allow you to start a fire on them during certain months of the year. And even if they are not required to do so by law, campsite operators might not want to risk allowing visitors to start fires. Once you have permission, make sure you follow general fire safety guidelines and leave the area better than you found it.