Reliable wood-based heating and fuel products company today? The UK energy crisis saw the prices of gas and electric heat reach record highs. More new log burners were installed in 2021 than in any other year in recent history. And most wood fuel suppliers, Lekto included, found it a lot more difficult to keep enough product in stock rather than actually selling the product. Due to the high price of petrol and electricity, the process of turning that raw material into Ready to Burn firewood and briquettes also became more expensive. And yet we managed to keep the prices roughly where they were before the energy crisis. As recently as February of this year, a kilowatt-hour of wood heat from Lekto cost as little as 10p/kWh. Note that this calculation was made during the most expensive part of the heating season and without including any discounts. Find extra info on Lekto Wood Fuels.
The Right Choice of Wood Fuel: When most of us think of camping, they immediately imagine the process of gathering your own tinder (twigs, dry leaves, pine needles), kindling (twigs and sticks), and firewood. However, we strongly advise against this. Burning wet or unseasoned firewood is harmful to both human health and the environment. When wet wood matter is burned, it releases a vast amount of harmful compounds, some of which are cancerogenic. Sometimes campground hosts will offer bundles of Ready to Burn firewood or kindling for sale, but in most cases you will have to bring your own. At Lekto, we offer several low moisture camping wood fuel options.
As any wood fuel expert will tell you, moisture content is the single most important determiner of firewood quality. When wet wood is burned, it does so very inefficiently. It smoulders and releases a lot of harmful smoke particles (including cancerogenic creosote). But dry the same piece of firewood to a moisture content under 20% moisture and it becomes an incredibly efficient, carbon-neutral, eco-friendly heat source.
Read it to brush up on your knowledge of outdoor fire laws and make sure you avoid paying hefty fines and making unwanted visits to the police station. Can I Be Fined For Starting a Fire on My Own Property? Yes, you can be fined upwards of £5,000 for starting a fire on your own private property. Before starting a fire, make sure you don’t live in an area where fires are prohibited or in a smoke-free area where only certain types of fires can be burned.
Why Choose Lekto? Because you deserve the best. Industry-disrupting product quality. At Lekto, we strive to create next-gen products that push boundaries and set new standards. The recipe for our success is simple. We have countless decades of collective experience. We are in full control of our entire production process. And we live by the mantra of continuous improvement. Luxury customer service experience. You matter to us. Which is why our customer support team will treat you like a VIP. Whether you’re a long-term buyer or a new client, they’ll do everything they can to provide you with unparalleled customer service.
What Is the Best Firewood? Being supremely energy-dense and hot-burning, oak is considered to be the best firewood for pizza ovens and outdoor cooking. Thanks to their beautiful flames and aesthetically pleasing look, birch logs are considered to be the best firewood for open fires, fire pits, and campfires.
Over two decades’ worth of firewood knowledge. At your fingertips. This firewood FAQ page contains answers to the most popular questions our customer support team receives about choosing, buying, storing, and using firewood. This FAQ page contains short answers to common firewood-related questions in plain English. How To Start A Fire With Wood? The best way to start a fire is using the top-down fire lighting method. Place your firewood at the bottom of your wood-burning stove, fire pit, or campfire site. Stack your kindling in a grid or pyramid shape on top of the firewood, leaving enough space for adequate airflow. Then place one or two firelighters on top of your kindling and use a match or lighter to set them on fire. Your firelighters will set the kindling on fire. The kindling, in turn, will set your firewood on fire.