Pay for wood not water – All you need to know about moisture content


The Forestry Commission report that moisture content has a greater effect on calorific value of firewood than any other variable. To burn the log must dry before it combusts. This uses up valuable energy that could go into heating your house.

Wet logs don’t burn cleanly. Wet wood contains moisture which creates smoke and particulates when burned, which reduces air quality. It will also create soot and tar which will cause damage to the chimney liner and stove.

Winstree logs have been seasoned for two years. This means that their moisture content is below 25% which reduces particulates when burnt and gives you more heat.

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For over 20 years we have been supplying firewood and coppicing woodland. We work in partnership with large wildlife and conservation charities and private woodland estates in Essex.

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Billets farm
Layer Road
Great Wigborough
07779 640801
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