Why should I use Kiln Dried Logs?


Why kiln dried logs? Why you shouldn't burn wet (green) wood?

Wet or unseasoned wood produces the following poor performance:

  • Fires that are very slow and difficult to start.

  • Fires that don't burn well.

  • Smokey fires with fewer flames, lack-lustre and dull dirty orange coloured flames.

  • Increased dense grey/blue smoke from the chimney.

  • Shorter burn times.

  • Low heat ouput.

  • Dirty glass with the effectiveness of stove's airwash system compromised.

  • Excessive and rapid creosole build-up in the flue system and chimney.

  • Unpleasant smokey smells inside and outside the house.

For the very best quality fire, always use kiln dried logs - the very best supplied by https://silvanalogs2door.com/.


Check out prices out at: prices - https://silvanalogs2door.com/firewood-logs-prices-leatherhead-surrey.

Our logs have a low moisture content, ignite easily and burn with high heat output.

  • We sell only the best quality kiln dried hardwood logs (ash and beech) with an average moisture content of 10-20%.

  • Our firewood logs are suitable for open fires and log burners, and our logs are grown in a sustainable way.

  • Our delivery service is friendly and reliable.

  • Kindling available at £5.00 per sack.


Wholesale Delivery of Logs

Wholesale Delivery of Logs, Kindling, Smokeless Fuel & Coal

Silvanalogs2door is a local family business offering a wholesale delivery service to farm shops, garages, garden centres, restaurants, pizza outlets and agricultural merchants.

Our “one-stop'“ option allows us to provide you with very competititve rates, saves you time, and gives you greater flexibility in placing orders and maintaining your stock levels.


Our minimum order is 30 bags (or 1 bulk bag). Mixed orders of logs, kindling and coal are welcome.

Kiln Dried logs in a bulk bag ( 80 x 80 x 80 cms)

Grade A, top quality beech logs with an average moisture content of 10-20%.

Kiln Dried beech logs in nets

Each net has a minimum weight of 10kg.

Grade A, top quality beech logs with an average moisture content of 10-20%.


Bags of softwood kindling from a sustainable source.

Smokeless Fuel (10kg bags) SPECIAL OFFER

From the UK, Approved (Hetas/Defra) smokeless coal briquettes

Premium House Coal (10 kg bags) SPECIAL OFFER

From Scotland, small pieces of coal for an economical fire.

Please contact us for wholesale prices.

Silvanalogs2door.com, Fetcham Park, Lower Road, Fetcham, Surrey, KT22 9HD.

Call 07803 709796

email - silvanalogs2door@gmail.com

why wood fuel? thoughts from silvanalogs2door, kent and surrey firewood supplier

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Wood an environmentally friendly fuel

Wood was the traditional fuel in the UK until the industrial revolution.  It has been replaced by coal, oil and gas over the last two hundred years.  Our increasing awareness of the environmental damage caused by fossil fuels has led to growing interest in using wood as a sustainable, renewable, low carbon alternative.

Wood is a major source of renewable heat energy, and burned efficiently, it produces virtually no smoke.  As trees grow they absorb carbon dioxide, incorporating the carbon into new growth and returning oxygen to the atmosphere.  When the wood is burned this carbon is oxidised and released as carbon dioxide.  As a result using wood from sustainably managed trees reduces net carbon dioxide production and while small amounts are released by the activities of processing and transportation, this is preferable to using fossil fuels.   This means that using wood as a method of heating can significantly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels while also lower our carbon dioxide emissions.

Our woodland areas are limited but with effective management, a substantial quantity of wood is available from forestry which is not suitable for construction and other uses.  Managing woodland improves bio-diversity and increasing the proposition of managed woodlands, supports jobs in the forestry industry.

Why is burning wood 'environmentally friendly?'

Burning wood is carbon-neutral.  When trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide and generate oxygen that is essential for our planet's survival.  Whether wood is burned or left on the forest floor, it will release the same amount of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.  Wood is therefore an environmentally friendly fuel, being a renewable energy source.


the firewood poem by Lady Celia Congreve

Beechwood fires are bright and clear

If the logs are kept a year.

Chestnuts only good they say,

If for logs 'tis laid away.

Make a fire of Elder tree,

Death within your house will be;

But ash new or ash old,

Is fit for a queen with crown of gold.


Birch and fir logs burn too fast

Blaze up bright and do not last,

It is by the Irish said

Hawthorn bakes the sweetest bread

Elm wood burns like churchyard mould

E'en the very flames are cold

But ash green or ash brown

Is fit for queen with golden crown


Poplar gives a bitter smoke

Fills your eyes and makes you choke

Apple wood will scent your room

Pear wood smells like flowers in bloom

Oaken logs, if dry and cold

Keep away the winter's cold

But ash wet or ash dry

A king shall warm his slippers by

what is the best wood to burn? answer - kiln dried logs

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Different wood types have their own qualities and properties and although there are references to burning green wood in this guide, we would say that for the most efficient and effective burn in your fire/woodburner, only very dry wood should be used.

There are of course the compressed, reclaimed 'eco' type of logs and briquettes.  These burn well and for a decent length of time because they are dense and very dry.  Having tested and trialed most of the offerings on sale, we've decided that Hotties heatlogs are by far the best.  See our prices for details on this great product.

There are over 30 types of wood you can choose from:

Alder - produces poor heat output and doesn't last well. POOR

Apple - a very good wood that burns slowly when dry, it has a small flame size, and does not produce sparking or spitting.  GOOD

Ash - Along with beech, reckoned by many to be among the best of woods for burning, it produces a speedy flame and good heat output.  It can be burnt when green, but like all woods, it burns best when dry.  VERY GOOD

Beech - Burns very much like ash, but does not burn well when green.  VERY GOOD

Birch - Produces good heat output but does burn quickly.  GOOD

Cherry - Is a slow to burn wood that produces a good heat output.  Needs to be well seasoned.  GOOD

Chestnut - A poor burning wood that produces a small flame and poor heat output.  POOR

Elm - Is slow to get going but it will be necessary to use a better burning wood to get it going. MEDIUM

Hawthorn - Is a good traditional firewood that has a slow burn with a good heat output.  VERY GOOD

Horse Chestnut - A good wood for wood stoves, but not for open fires as it tends to spit.  However, it does produce a good flame and heat output.  GOOD (for stoves)

Oak - Because of its density, oak produces a small flame and a very slow burn.  Requires a minimum of 2 year's seasoning.  GOOD

Pear - Burns well with a good heat output but needs to be seasoned well. GOOD

Poplar - A very smokey wood with a poor burn. POOR

Thorn - Excellent wood for burning.  Produces a steady flame with good heat output.  GOOD



Kiln dried logs provide you with the ultimate burn quality with maximum heat output. 

The kiln drying process in our wood fired kilns remove most of the water for you, down to below an average of 15% moisture content.

Burning kiln dried logs will ensure your stove glass is kept clean and will prevent a build up of soot or tar in your chimney or flue. And because you get so much heat output, you will actually need fewer kiln dried logs than if you were buying 'seasoned logs', providing you with greater value for money.

Kiln dried logs also provide you with a consistent, reliable product, unlike 'seasoned logs' which vary in terms of their moisture content due to the natural and varied drying process.

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Hygge - Guildford to Sevenoaks

Hygge is a Danish concept that originated in Norway where it originally meant 'well-being'.    It first appeared in Danish literature towards the end of the 18th Century and the Danes have embraced it ever since.

Hygge is about spending time with loved ones, walks by the sea, drinking cocoa, brewing a fresh coffee and slowly savouring the aromas - while eating a cinnamon bun - oh... and lighting a candle too!

And of course ... sitting by the fire.  What better way to embrace Autumn and this current trend than spending a cosy afternoon by the fire.  At silvanalogs2door we whole-heartedly embrace the concept of taking life slowly and enjoying simple pleasures.

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future. Lucius Annaeus Seneca