“Making the perfect fire for your fireplace can be tricky. We are here to help you understand the fundamentals in sourcing the correct wood, the best times to purchase wood as well as the perfect storage requirements, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy your fireplace to its full extent!

Seasoned wood is dry and should be left to dry out for an extended amount of time, usually between seasons.

A low moisture content (below 15%) is best for your fireplace. 

If you want to get the most heat output, we strongly advise that you use only well-seasoned dry wood. It will boost the overall performance of your unit, you will also increase the lifespan of your fireplace and flue pipe system.


Buying your winter log supply in summer is recommended, you will avoid the seasonal rush and shortages and your wood will have enough time to dry out to the minimum moist content.


Keep your logs outside in a well-ventilated spot, not in bags, on a raised platform away from any moisture seeping up from the ground.


What happens when you use unseasoned or wet wood?
Because of the higher moisture content the following issues will occur:

Difficult to start and maintain the fire

Low heat output

Excessive smoke

Black soot on glass

Rapid build-up of creosote in flue system

Risk of chimney fires

Wet wood adds unhealthy particles to indoor air.

Damage to internal fireplace components

Rust build up