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Which is more efficient, a log burner or an open fire?

12th January 2022

Both a wood burner and an open fire bring warmth and an atmospheric crackle of burning wood into your home during the winter months, as well as create a focal point for your room. Wood burners have become the more popular choice more recently, but can they really beat a traditional open fire?

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Christmas Around The Fire

8th November 2021

Picture this: it's Christmas evening, it's freezing cold outside and snow has just started to fall (we aren't the only ones dreaming of a white Christmas, surely?). Whether you are opening Christmas presents, watching a classic Christmas movie, eating your favourite Christmas treats, playing Christmas games or simply having that all-important post-Christmas dinner snooze, there's nothing quite like doing it all in front of a roaring fire with your loved ones by your side. 

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5 Gifts for Fire Lovers

15th October 2021

With temperatures dropping and winter fast approaching, it is inevitable that many of us across the UK will start to have our fires on a lot more over the next few months. With that being said, we don’t think it's too early to start thinking about Christmas, so we have put together a list of our top 5 gifts for a fire lover. Whether your recipient has an indoor fire or an outdoor fire, we have got you covered! 

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An important message from Wood Fuel Direct

6th October 2021

You are probably aware that the UK is experiencing a delivery driver shortage. We are working hard to ensure that there are minimum delays and communicating with you as soon as possible. However, please be aware that slight delays may occur as we approach peak heating season.

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Using your Wood-fired Oven

27th August 2021

Have you invested in a new pizza or wood-fired oven during lockdown? Now's the best time to be cooking outdoors, here are our top tips for using yours!

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Cooking on Wood Fuel

27th July 2021

With barbecue and camping season fully in swing, lots of families are planning their next camping adventure. It's important not to forget fire safety when you're out on your adventures, especially with warm weather! Here are 5 fire safety tips for when you are camping and barbecuing this summer

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5 Fire Pit Recipes to try this Summer

15th June 2021

It's the season of BBQs and alfresco cooking but you may be feeling uninspired by cooking the same old burgers and sausages again and again! We've got together 5 super easy, super tasty fire pit recipes you can try this summer

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5 Uses for your Wood Fuel Ash

22nd April 2021

Not sure what to do with your leftover ash and want to avoid throwing it in the bin? We've got 5 uses to help!

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March Giveaway! Win a Quarter Pallet of Hotties Heat Logs and a Butchers Cooking Bundle worth £310!

15th March 2021

As we approach the 29th March and the idea of seeing family and friends becomes more of a reality, we have teamed up with Herefordshire and Monmouthshire Master Butchers Neil Powell to offer you the chance to win an incredible outdoor cooking bundle - perfect for celebrating with your loved ones. 

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What are your stay at home Valentines' Day Plans?

12th February 2021

Lots of us will be staying at home this year on Valentines' Day, but that doesn't mean it will be any less romantic. We have come up with a few ideas for you to do to keep the day special!

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Can you use Briquettes in a smokeless zone?

17th December 2020

A designated smokeless zone, is an area where you are not allowed to emit chimney smoke unless you are burning fuel that is authorised, or are using an appliance that has received DEFRA exemption, such as some burners, cookers, or stoves.

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The Benefits of using Wood Fuel

17th December 2020

If you have a stove or fireplace that can burn wood fuel, there are some amazing benefits to be had if you choose wood to heat your home, over fossil fuels or gas. 

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December Giveaway - Win a Quarter Pallet of Hotties, a bag of Kindling and a box of Ignite Firelighters!

9th December 2020

Enter our December giveaway to win a Hotties bundle that will keep you warm in the New Year

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Sweeping Your Chimney & Why It's Important

21st October 2020

Guest post written by NACS and HETAS approved Chimney Sweep, Stuart Tolley from Tolley Home Services. Tolley Home Services provide Chimney Sweeping, Stove Installation & Property Services across Herefordshire.

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Al Fresco Dining & Outdoor Living

27th August 2020

There is nothing quite like al fresco dining. An excuse to make the most of your outdoor space and move your dining outside. One thing that we enjoy most about al fresco dining is how it is a feast for all the senses - being surrounded by great food, people and nature.


We have put together some ideas and tips on how you can make the most of al fresco dining in your outdoor space. 

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Fabulous Wood Fired Cooking Reads

4th May 2020

Many of you may be embracing new hobbies and passions during these difficult times and for some that new hobby may be cooking over fire. Cooking outdoors is a great way to get outdoors and something that the whole family can enjoy. If you are new to it, you may be on the lookout for new recipes and cooking tips. To help, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite wood-fired cooking books from some of the best cooking on wood aficionados. 

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Best Wood-Fired Ovens For Your Home

1st May 2020

Over the past few weeks, we’ve had some lovely sunshine and warmer weather, so it’s only natural our attentions turn to the garden and ways we can enjoy the outside more. We’ve collated some of the best wood-fired ovens available, for those who have a garden, courtyard, want to try to build it themselves or want a small portable oven they can take on camping trips and adventures in the future.

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How to make the most of your garden

21st April 2020

With many of us staying at home during these current circumstances, more and more people are looking for ways to make the most of the garden and spend more time outdoors. The outdoors has many benefits, for mind, body and overall wellness. 

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Burning of wet wood & coal to be banned from Feb 2021

8th March 2020

At Wood Fuel Direct, we fully support the announcement from Defra, in which the government will begin phasing out the sale of wet wood and house coal for household burning from Feb 2021. With the government encouraging consumers and suppliers in that time to find cleaner alternatives, such as dry wood or manufactured solid fuels. This is a positive step forward for the industry and one we have supported for some time. 

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How to Light a Fire

23rd October 2019

With winter just around the corner, so is the sound of a roaring log fire (if you've not already had to get it going). We’ve put together a handy guide to show you how to light a fire in no time and allow you to enjoy many a cosy evening in front of the fire this winter. How to actually light your fire may seem obvious but it's a topic we get a lot of questions about, so we've put together this guide.

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