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Kiln Dried Hardwood
Kiln-dried logs for sale here at Kildare logs are sourced from sustainable forestry in eastern Europe we have long been an advocate of only selling Irish firewood but with the shortages in Irish hardwood stock, we decided to provide a way of buying kiln-dried firewood that was ethically sourced and properly kiln dried so you know that the wood is clean.
The kiln-dried firewood we sell are Birch, Ash, Beech, Hornbeam and Oak, these are listed in descending order of density, Birch being the least and Oak the most.
These are our least favourite as they burn fast and we feel the customer isn’t getting value for money. Though they do have some good points the bark looks very nice and stacked up beside the fire they do look the part. They also have a nice smell when being burnt and are very easily lit for a fast fire.
Ash provides great heat with a medium burn duration. They also suit well for those looking to use them in an open fire as they don’t spit. Ash firewood has long been the favourite firewood for heating Irish homes. It is a native tree that has been used down the ages in Irish culture such as the use of the but of the tree to produce hurls.
Hornbeam & Beech
Hornbeam and Beech logs provide high heat and longer burning than ash logs as they are denser, they also keep a nice flame so they are our top choice for firewood logs. Beech as a reddish tinge to its colour with a smooth dark bark were as Hornbeam is paler in colour and blackish smooth bark.
Oak is the densest choice of logs as they are slow growing tree, they also burn slow and very hot. Oak is a great choice of firewood especially if you want a slow burning time, they can though be a bit problematic if your stove has low airflow (draw) as they can be a little harder to get going.
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Irish Air Dried Hardwood
Hardwood Logs are logs harvested from deciduous trees such as Ash, Beech and Oak. These three types of timber have high calorific values, meaning they produce a lot of energy per log. As a result of this, you don’t need to fill your stove as often and more than likely find the stove will reach higher temperatures. All our firewood is dried to roughly 20% but may also be as low as around 16%.
How do we get to these levels in our climate you may ask? Well, we have some fairly unique drying regimes that are based mainly around airflow and getting heat into the logs to evaporate out the water. We do all this by harnessing the power of nature. You can read more about this on our blog search for the power of Polytunnels for drying firewood.
Starting the fire should be done with some kindling to get the wood up to temperature fast. This is the key not just for a warm room but also to keeping the stove and chimney working as they should. Hardwood burns cleanly and hot so long as it’s dry. You will find your stove windows will stay cleaner for longer and when up to temperature will self-clean the windows.
Other benefits of dry seasoned hardwood are less polluting smoke along with less tar billed up. A great plus of dry hardwood firewood also is the fact that most of the log is turned into energy resulting in very little ash left behind. We have large amounts of hardwood logs for sale in stock and ready for delivery.
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Air Dried Hardwood Products
Air Dried Irish Firewood
Three Large Bags Of Hardwood Firewood – 1.5 Cubic Meters X 3€679.99