• Only burn dry seasoned wood.
  • The quickest way to get instant heat from your fire is to light some dry kindling wood first, then put your logs on but do follow your stove manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Hardwood logs keep your fire going for longer than softwood.
  • Only add more logs to a lit fire when it has burnt down to embers. Piling logs into a log burning stove reduces its efficiency.
  • Keep your logs dry when stored. If they get damp during delivery then let them dry for a few days prior to burning.
  • Have a professionally fitted stove.
  • Sweep your chimney at least once a year.
  • For your safety, install a carbon monoxide detector.
  • Never burn rubbish, plastics, glossy paper, painted/treated wood or polystyrene.