Not only are woodburners aesthetically very pleasing, they are a sustainable, effective way of heating the home. A woodburner is only as good as the wood you use, so it is important to choose the correct fuel. The government has a plan to tackle air pollutants which includes restricting the sales of wet wood in England. It has always been known that burning properly seasoned wood provides better efficiency and cleaner chimney or flue linings. Perhaps not so well known is how much of an impact insufficiently dried wood has on our air quality. To avoid falling foul of local authorities it will soon be a requirement to burn only properly seasoned or kiln dried wood. Ellpro Timber only sell firewood logs which have been certified as "Ready to Burn" Our logs are kiln dried in carefully controlled conditions, ensuring an efficent, optimal burn which drastically reduces the release of harmfull particulates into the environment.
Woodsure, the UK’s only wood fuel quality assurance scheme, has launched a Ready to Burn initiative to help homeowners look after their stoves and improve air quality.
Air quality and wood fuel has become a hot topic and stove owners are being asked to think about the impact of burning poor quality firewood has on the environment. A stove is only as good as the wood it burns and so the Ready to Burn stamp of approval will reassure those who purchase firewood with its logo that they are dry enough and immediately ready to burn.
Ellpro Timber supports Burnright. An independent, grass roots campaign – run by chimney sweeps for the wider benefit of everyone. It is an excellent resource for anyone looking for further information on the importance of choosing the right fuel and how to burn it efficiently.